Friday, August 16, 2013

Illustrations by Chinese Duo Xue Wawa

Happy Friday! It's the end of another wonderful week together. I'll wrap up with these super cute illustrations by a team of Chinese artists Yang Xue and Chen Xi also known as Xue Wawa. These two talented people have been working together for ten years mainly on children's book and expanding to editorials or advertising sectors. I find their work very detailed and inspiring. Each of the creatures has it's own unique personality and subtle expression. Like the owl with a priceless expression of surprise. 

To learn more about them and to see more of their work check out their blog and read here.

Have a great weekend! See you back on Monday.

DIY: Tissue Pom Owls

I found this amazing tutorial here (originally shared) by Little Sprout Creations that teaches you how can you make your own tissue pom owl decorations. These little guys are so cute that they can be added to any party decor or even Halloween. 

Things that you'll need for the project:
- sheets of 20″x 30″ tissue paper
- styrofoam ball
- felt scraps in black, white, and orange
- pink/orange pipe cleaners for legs

You can find step by step instructions and more images to guide you through the project here.

Printable 'Baby Owls'

Our today's freebie are these adorable 'Baby Owls' which you can download from here and use them however you like. Print them on adhesive backed paper and cut them out to use them as stickers. Each printed sheet will give you owls in 8 different colors.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tapestries by Earth Bound

Tapestries in mouth-watering colors by Earth Bound.

3 Dimensional Greeting Cards

Quill Owl, Marmalade Cat

Diva Elephant, Midnight Horse

Delightful collection of three dimensional animal greeting cards decorated with gold that has a glistening effect on being moved. Each card comes with a small gold edged blank card for you to write a special message and a small cream envelope decorated with a gold heart. Pick one or more cards from total of 8 designs that are sure to make any recipient smile, available here

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Animal Illustrations by Eric Becker

Lately I seem to gravitate towards anything with geometric patterns. These cool animal illustrations by Minneapolis artist Eric Becker formed with intricate lines that are skillfully combined with geometric patterns in bright colors are my new favorite.

Eric has an online store Kreaturlich which doesn't have anything at the moment but you can check back for any new work.


Animal Jumpers by Karma Clothing

I often come across animal prints is the kid's wear but it's so exciting to see them appear on adult clothing without looking silly. Karma Clothing's animal jumpers are cute and a fun way to keep yourself cozy in the nippy fall weather ahead. Since we all know that animal motifs never go out of fashion they are a perfect way to add flair and character to any ensemble. Rock them with skinny jeans, pencil skirt or para boots!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Shapeshifting Owl + Video

I have posted about Laura of  Le AnimalĂ© previously here. Her new 'Le Transformer owl' is inspired by The Southern White Faced Scops Owl that changes it's shape! See the video below. You'll be amazed! To learn more about this unique characteristic read here.

Burberry Animal Head Umbrellas

Have you seen these before? I came across these animal heads umbrellas by Burberry just recently. These whimsical umbrellas are from Burberry's last year's Fall/Winter collection and no longer available online. But I loved them so much and I'm sure that you would too. After all, who doesn't like some eye candy!

The umbrella's handles featured numerous animal heads including owl, ram, duck, hound and pheasant. The heads were hand made in Italy with resin, maple wood and some were even gold plated. Gorgeous!

{images from here and here}

Kaszubebe Polish Wooden Puzzles

Kaszubebe is a Polish brand that offers beautifully designed children's toys and games. These wooden puzzles are inspired by nature and folk patterns, and are made from organic natural materials so they are safe for your little one. There are two designs for the animal lovers - owl and frog, and four flower designs for those who love to play with colorful petals of tulips. Available here.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Kate Spade: Evening Belle Night Owl Handbag

Remember this bag? Kate Spade now launches this 14 karat gold plated luxurious Evening Belle Night Owl handbag in fabulous rose gold fully lined with jacquard fabric. So if you are interested to swoop one for yourself then keep your eyes peeled! It'll be available online on August 20th.

Isn't this a perfect bag for holidays?!

Tiny Kiwi: Geometric Illustrations

Tiny Kiwi is a little online store where New Zealand based artist Yolanda sells her geometric illustrations of animals and birds. The illustrations are available in four different sizes that are signed by the artist. I wish I could share all of her pieces here but please visit her store to take a closer look at her beautiful artwork.