Friday, February 15, 2013

Eco DIY Collection: Eduardo Alessi

Eco DIY Collection by Eduardo Alessi an Italian designer is a series of products that are made with recycled cardboard sheets. Each item comes as a flat piece, pre-cut and perforated along with a set of simple instructions  These are easy to assemble without glue into clocks, lamps, pen holders, speakers and bookmarks. Once the products are put together, they resemble 5 different endangered species of animals - owl, elephant, giraffe, rhino and deer -  raising awareness about ecological issues. Available for purchase here.

Garnet Hill: Owl Percale Bedding and Rug

How you seen the new 'Owl Percale Bedding' and 'Kids' Get-the-Message Hooked Wool Rug' by Garnet Hill? Aren't they just adorable! These are perfect to add a whimsy and playful touch in a nursery or a kid's room.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I loved this picture instantly the very first time I discovered it here and have been saving it to share it with you all today. On the day of love! :) I think the owls look so adorable. I haven't had any luck on finding any information on the photographer who took it. If you know of the source or know whose picture is this, please let me know by leaving the comment belowUpdate: This gorgeous pair of owls was captured by Steve Liptrot photography. Thanks, LemonBella.

I wish you all a beautiful day whether you celebrate it with your someone special or prefer to enjoy it by yourself.

Wendy Kendall

Wendy Kendall is a surface pattern designer based out of UK. She graduated from the University of Derby, specializing in print design and has worked as a bedding designer for many UK manufacturers. Take a look at her portfolio which has several patterns and prints that are open for licensing and commissions. She can be contacted through her website.

Last Minute Valentines

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Free Printable Valentines

Jo James and Dylan of The Cart Before The Horse is a team of my all time favorite artists whose work I have blogged previously, and you may recognize their work from our Owl Lover Calendar 2013. So, you can understand that I was naturally excited to find out that they have given away these valentines for free download on their blog. There are four lovely designs (shown 3 here) that you can simply download, print and share to spread the love this Valentine's day! Find them all here.

- More Valentine freebies here

- Free printable owl wrapping paper

- Polaroid Valentine Card and envelope here

- Owl themed Valentine treats here and here

- Printable Valentine animal boxes

Caleigh Illberun: Nesting Dolls and More

nesting dolls

small handpainted boxes

wooden box 

Caleigh Illberun aka Caleigh Ill is an illustrator and artist born in Canada currently living in the UK. Her art is full of vibrant colors, displaying intricate patterns and designs on nesting dolls and wooden boxes. Her work is inspired by wildlife primarily featuring animals like owls, foxes and birds.

Her illustrations are available on coasters and iPhone cases in her online store on etsy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Printable Valentine Puppets

An adorable idea for kids to try this Valentine's day. To put everything together you'll need the following few things:
- template
- scissors
- small brads
- sucker or popsicle sticks

Just print the animal you want, cut around the dotted lines, assemble with brads and tape a stick in the back, and you are done! To download go here.

Ingela P. Arrhenius: Mugs


These mid century inspired mugs are designed by the talented Swedish illustrator Ingela P. Arrhenius. The mug features bright colored tree, owl and birds, and measures 9 x 9cm. It's out of stock on most of the web sources, currently can be found here

I have blogged about her amazing work in the past, here.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Needle and Felt

Amy of Needle and Felt makes these needle felt animals with 100% wool sourced from her sheep or local farmers. Each little creatures is made with lots of love and labor intensive process which involves shearing, washing, dyeing, designing and needle felting, all done by the artist herself. Make sure you stop by her online store to see more of her cute creatures, there are over 30 soft sculptures.

More Valentine Printables

Printables - Jen Snow

Owl Themed Valentines - Deal Wise Mommy

Valentine Freebie - Create

Owl Mobile - Petite Lemon

Love Notes - Paper Coterie via

Valentine Jar Tags - Just Live Life Happy

Stickers and Labels - World Label