Friday, August 23, 2013

Old Rectory: Clothing Prints Inspired by Vintage Scrapbooks

{Baby Pajamas and Long Sleeves T-shirts}

{Owl Print Pajamas Detail,via}

{Blankets and Sleeping Bags}

{Owl Print T-Shirt Detail}

Old Rectory is an Irish brand founded in 2010 by two sisters Joanna and Stephanie Sloan. They offer organic clothing and accessories for children designed in their studio in Wicklow, Ireland. 

Their latest collection with owl, birdhouse and rabbit vintage style prints "have been inspired by the sketches and boyhood scrap books of [their] grandfather." These prints are available on numerous products like blankets, pajamas, t-shirts, sleeping bags and blankets. Check out more products with cute "swallow", "garden" and "ballard" prints. They deliver internationally!

DIY: Origami Owl Gift Card Holder

Leyla Torres has been an origami artist for twenty five years and is the author of the blog called Origami Spirit. This is a great tutorial which comes with a short video to teach you how to make an origami owl gift card holder which is perfect for birthday or for Halloween invitations. 

For step by step instructions watch this video.

Free Bookplates and Bookmarks

The summer break is over and it's time to get ready for school. The team of We Love to Illustrate designed a bunch of bookplates and bookmarks to celebrate back to school season. I have shared a few here for more goodies that are ready for you to download click here.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Birds Made of Flowers and Leaves by Red Hong Yi

Owl made of white, orange and maroon chrysanthemums. Trumpet flower for the eyes. Dried leaf for beak.

Kingfisher made of gerberas, butterfly peas and purple shamrocks.

Flamingo made from pink gerberas and twigs.

Parrot made from butterfly peas and gerberas.

Dodo made from white, pink and orange chrysanthemum flowers.

Peacock made from butterfly pea flowers, bottlebrush leaves, coconut leaf sticks, alamandas / trumpet flowers.

Hornbill made of chrysanthemums, germeras and purple shamrocks.

Northern cardinal made of red gerberas and deep purple chrysanthemums with dill.

Rooster made from gerberas and leaves.

Flamingos made from pink gerberas and twigs.

Grab a cup of coffee and take your time to admire each and every one of these exotic bird by Red Hong Yi. She is known for her incredible projects like this one I blogged a few months ago. The bird series is dedicated to bird illustrations formed petal by petal into owl, flamingos, parrots and more. Such a treat!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Vintage Owl Carpet

This gorgeous vintage woolen owl carpet will look great as wall decoration. From here.

Dear Prudence: Laura Park

Scottish designer Laura Park started a brand Dear Prudence in 2010 that offers lovely stationery products inspired by nature and animals. "She has a naturalistic yet whimsical drawing style and enjoys observing animals, patterns, textiles and nature. Laura gains inspiration from her travels and growing collection of books."

Her impressive clients include The V&A, Urban outfitters, East End Prints, Random Vintage and The Yorkshire Soap Company. Visit her online store for gift tags, gift wraps, cards, jotters and recipe cards. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Owl Themed Yellow and Gray Twin Baby Shower

This owl themed twin baby shower is filled with tons of delightful details and inspirational ideas. My favorite is the gender neutral color palette of gray and bright yellow with classic elegance which is also perfect for a birthday party or bridal shower. This party has the cutest owl foods, look at those mini owl cakes, cake pops and cookies!

{via, submitted by Laila Plant of One Inspired Party}

Monday, August 19, 2013

VeraMeat: Not Your Typical Jewelry

VeraMeat is a designer jewelry boutique started in the East Village by Ukrainian born Vera Balyura and has since expanded to Brooklyn and Los Angeles. These quirky, whimsical pieces are hand-crafted in New York City from recycled silver, 14K gold, white gold and rose gold. Her cool jewelry is sported by many celebrities including Tilda Swinton, Dakota Fanning, Amy Sedaris and Khloe Kardashian. Verameat has been featured in the New York Times Styles section, Shape and Racked New York. 

Not for the faint-hearted, check out the spine, monster and vampire collection on her website.