Friday, March 7, 2014

Anna-Wili Highfield




Long Eared Owl




I leave you for the weekend with these new (to me) sculptures by Australian paper sculpture artist Anna-Wili Highfield, photographed by Petrina Tinslay. Anna-Wili, whose work I first featured here, creates these sculptures using torn paper, ink, watercolor and thread. Her sculptures are often inspired by nature depicting animals and birds, and look pretty realistic considering she uses different paper as the medium for her work.

Have a good weekend my friends. I 'll see you on Monday!

DIY: Button Owl Art

Have you been wondering what to do with all those spare buttons? With this great tutorial by Sarah you can use all those buttons to make your own owl art! It's a fun project which you can do in just a couple of hours and will make a perfect gift for a baby shower. 

Materials that you'll need:
- canvas
- buttons
- glue
- a template of an owl (or draw your own)

Free Owl Printables

Today's adorable freebie is these 8"x10" owl printables from Crystal's Craft Spot. These printables will make a great wall art to decorate your little girl's room. You can download one or all three for free!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Merry Meadow Bathroom Collection

"Merry Meadow" is a flora and fauna inspired collection of bath accessories by Kassatex featuring sleeping and wide awake owls, birds and trees in cheerful colors. It's a sweet range which is perfect to add an instant whimsy to your bathroom. There are the following fun products offered by the range - toothbrush holdertowel settissue holdertrayshower curtainsoap dishlotion dispensertumbler and waste basket.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wallpaper and Table Lamp by Nathalie Lété

Nathalie Lété Forêt Verte 

Nathalie Lété Forêt Noire

Nathalie Lété Jardin Crème

Nathalie Lété Jardin Gris

You & Me

Jeannot Lapin

Beautiful collection of wallpaper and table lamps designed by Nathalie Lété. You can find the entire range of wallpaper and order from Domestic, they ship internationally. For information on lamps check out this link.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Awake Caffeinated Chocolate

Awake Chocolate is a life saver in guise of a sweet treat for all of us caffeine addicts who are looking for a delicious pick me up on a go. On the weekend, I received a box of Awake caffeinated chocolate from a dear friend who is very much aware of my fondness for coffee and chocolate. The moment I opened the box I fell in love with the packaging design in bright blue, orange and yellow, featuring wide eyed owl on brown background.  But boy, was I in for a surprise. The moment I took the first bite into the chocolate I was in complete heaven! It's creamy, smooth and packs a bunch of caffeine, the same amount you would get from your cup of joe.

Awake Chocolate is available in two mouth-watering flavors - milk chocolate or caramel. Apart from bars, there are also pint-sized bites which are equivalent to half a cup of coffee which is perfect for afternoon or after dinner. You can order Awake Chocolate online from here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Eerie and Delightful Creatures by Jessica Joslin

Mixed media artist Jessica Joslin creates these bizarre looking creatures from bones and found objects from junk shops – light fittings, chandelier parts, decorative sconces, radiators and gas lamps. The sculptures have a dark element to them because of the usage of bones but inspite of that these creatures look very much alive, some even look as if their picture has been taken while they play, happy as a lark despite their lack of flesh. 

“I don’t think of what I’m doing as dark, necessarily,” she says. “Death is inherent in the work because of the bones, of course. But I see the work as part of the love for the living creature – and if they’re going to have a life after death, I want it to be fun.”  

Jessica gave a great interview to Bizarre Magazine here which you must read if you have more questions like - where does she get the bones from?, how she puts all the odd pieces together and much more.