Friday, March 8, 2013

Mibo and Coq en Pate: Rucksacks

Mibo collaborated with the French design company Coq en Pate to produce this range of animal rucksacks.  These backpacks are printed on 100% organic cotton and are available in six designs - owl, giraffe  lion, fox, squirrel and monkey. These bold and bright animal graphics can also be found on shoulder bags, T-shirts and giant bibs which I adore!

To see all the products and to make a purchase go to And yes, they deliver internationally!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I hope you can find some time to relax and catch up on sleep. I'll see you back on Monday!


Thought Of The Day: It's Not About How You Look It's About How You See

"It's Not About How You Look It's About How You See" t-shirt from here.

DIY: Owl Coloring Page Clipboard

I am so tempted to make this cute clipboard for myself. It's a fun and super easy tutorial shared by Ashley Ann using coloring pages from this activity book. Simply download the owl image, color it and glue it, and you are done!

March Desktop Wallpaper

March reminds me of the cool breezes of the Spring, new green leaves, sweet smelling flowers and days filled with sunshine. I thought it'd be fitting to celebrate this change of season with this lovely spring inspired desktop wallpaper from Wanda. Download it for free from her blog.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sarah Dyer




Sarah Dyer is an illustrator from Brighton, United Kingdom. She graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration in 2001. She has written and illustrated 7 children's books and her work has been published in America, China, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. When she is not illustrating, she teaches on the Foundation Course and the Illustration BA Course part-time at Kingston and Middlesex University.

Make sure you stop by her online store for prints from her children's books and original prints including the quirky animal prints shown above.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tree by Kerri Lee: Clock

An adorable collection of handpainted animal clocks by Kerri Lee of Tree a brand based out of New York. There are six designs to choose from - owl (in pink and green), turtle, elephant, bunnyface. monkeyface and bearface (not shown). These handcrafted clocks are perfect to add a splash of color to a kid's room or to a nursery.

Natasha Lawless: Ceramics

This ceramic owl plate and mug is from 'The One Who Waits' range by Natasha Lawless a British designer based in Hackney, London.

The design was "Inspired by the rich symbolic art and culture of the Inuit people of the central Canadian Arctic and Greenland, the One Who Waits [products] showcase Natasha Lawless' ability to draw on traditional folk motifs while infusing them with her own, unique contemporary aesthetic."

You can also find cushion and pocket mirror in the same owl design and more in her online store. I am especially loving the plates (shown above). They all compliment each other, don't you think?

Cloud9: Mixteca Fabric Collection

Mixteca is the newly released fabric collection designed by Eleanor Grosch for Cloud9. The range inspired by the Mixtec region of Mexico, features bold illustrations of owls, sparrows and toucans in vivid patterns and designs. The collection is printed on organic cotton fabric and is available in two colorways - rose and azure.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I am a Bird: Wooden Jewelry

Madeleine Belanger is a 21 year old jewelry maker from British Columbia, Canada. She makes these stunning animal portrait necklaces inspired by her surrounding Canadian landscape, colors and animals. Each of the necklaces is hand painted and often features owls, deer, squirrels, raccoons and birds. She uses unique wood retrieved from wine vats that's cut, sanded and drilled by her dad. See more of her jewelry in her online store - I am a Bird.

Zoe Tilley Poster

Zoe Tilley Poster is an artist based in Scranton, PA who draws beautiful owls, moths, birds and butterflies using graphite pencil. You can buy her original drawings, prints and cards from her online store.

Toby Tiger: Gift Wrapping Paper

Cute gift wrapping paper by Toby Tiger. My favorite is the owls and sausage dogs. Available here and here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Chocolate Owl Cupcakes

I recently came across a simple tutorial by Suzie of Suzie Makes on how to make these cute and yummy looking chocolate owl cupcakes. This is a fun and easy recipe that you can bookmark to try later for a birthday party, a baby shower or any other special occasion.

For more details and step by step instructions go here. Happy Baking!


Tomotake is a Japanese brand started by Hiroko Takeshi and Masahiro Takeshi in 2005. They make the most adorable and cuddliest animal cushions that are dyed with mud and then finished with hand embroidery. 

Make sure you stop by their website (in Japanese) for mouth-watering quilting fabrics and textile in modern prints.

Lesley Barnes

Lesley Barnes is an illustrator from Scotland, UK. Her work is filled to the brim with vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and magical and mystical subject matter. The above shown pieces are from one of her such collection "The Enchanted Forest" designed by her for an exhibition at Foyles Bookshop in London celebrating the 200 year anniversary of The Grimm's Brother Fairy Tales, depicting the classic story 'Sleeping Beauty'. You can find more of her amazing work on her website and in her online store.