Friday, March 15, 2013

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

Turner Pocock is an interior design company in London that also offers an exclusive range of high quality wallpaper created in collaboration with the illustrator Catherine Cazalet and the interior designers Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock. Their wallpaper collection is divided into two themes - English sports and animals. The owlets will look great in a study or a living room, and that cricket bat and ball (shown in the last   picture) is perfect for a boy's room. Starting at £72.00 per roll.

DIY: Easter Owl Eggs

I discovered this tutorial, on how to make embossed owl eggs, while I was looking online the other day for Easter projects. The website is in Italian, so if you don't know the language you can translate it. The tutorial is so simple and comes with step by step instructions with images which makes it easy to understand and follow. For more details and to know all the materials needed for the project click here.

Freebie: Favor and Gift Boxes

Judith Drew maintains a blog where she shares printable patterns, templates and patterned papers for paper crafting, everything designed by her. The super cute owl printables include favor box, mini gift bag, templates and matching backing paper, and all of this for free! Aren't they perfect for a birthday party?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Louise McNaught: Fluorescent Mixed Media Animals

I instantly fell in love with the London-based artist Louise McNaught's work the moment I first saw it on 'This is Colossal' (website I recommend to visit and follow). She creates these mixed-media paintings of animals, owls and insects using neon paints showing the presence of nature and energy on backdrops that vary from traditional canvas to antique celestial star charts.

Visit her website to see more of her work and you can find her original works for purchase on DegreeArt.

Alljoy Designs: Laser-Cut Cards and Notebooks

Alljoy is a graphic design company based in Dublin started by Lingxiao Ji in 2009. They specialize in gorgeous laser-cut products including owl greeting cards and notebooks in assortment of colors that are available here and here.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Products by Skip Hop

Saffron Johns: Crochet and Wire Jewelry

owl necklace

bird brooch and nest necklace

duck and duckling brooches

Saffron Johns is an artist based out of Bulgaria who creates these incredible one of a kind jewelry pieces by crocheting and carefully sewing details with colored copper wire. She has an online shop called 'Other Worlds' which is fitting for her work which is delicate, amazingly intricate and has fairytale quality.

"I call my body of work Other Worlds, detailed creatures, moments in time and treasures from the worlds of imagination and dreams. I guess I have a map of Other Worlds in my mind where there really is a whole world of places and creatures to explore and my work is really about bringing these things into this world we live in!"

Make sure you visit her shop for unique jewelry and  miniature sculptures. There are over a dozen of her items that are on 20% to 40% off sale.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Betsy Olmsted: Tea Towel

Betsy Olmsted is a print and repeat designer who gained Master's degree in textile print design from Philadelphia university and is currently living in Lancaster, PA. Betsy has designed original prints for York wallcoverings, Landsend and Anona Studio. She also has her own online store where she sells these beautiful tea towels inspired by her original watercolor paintings, printed with eco-friendly dyes. She does custom works for commercial and residential clients. 

DIY: Painted Owl Magnets

Make your own painted owl magnets with this amazing tutorial by Emily. She has painted some really cute owls on the stones, don't you love that owl in glasses!

You'll need:
-White paint
-Fine-line black pen
-Self-adhesive magnet tape

For step by step instructions go here.

Kek Amsterdam: Forest Friends

Kek Amsterdam was founded in 2010 by two brothers and their sister - Evert, Bass and Barbara Cook. They specialize in creating innovative and quality wall stickers and wallpaper. I love that giant owl in the top image  from their 'Forest Friends' collection.

To know more about their products and to order click here.