Friday, March 14, 2014

Faunascape Wall Art

Happy Friday everyone! As the week's last post, I would like to share some amazing wall art that caught my attention at the very first glance because of the striking combination of the animal images and the beautiful landscapes in subdued color palettes. 

Faunascape is a series of art prints featuring animals and landscapes printed on birch plywood in different shapes and sizes. These are designed and made in Denmark, available in owl, toad, horses, rabbit, fox or racoon designs. Can be bought from Huset starting at $26 each.

Have a lovely weekend! 

DIY: Owl Pinata

There are so many wonderful diy pinata tutorials floating online, but this tutorial is easy and simple to make. Go to Hobby Craft's website for clear step by step instructions with images to guide you through the tutorial. I love the combination of plain white and vibrant colored paper used to make the owl's feathers. If you are organizing a party for kids then this will be a great fun project and they'll love to help you make this, too!

Printable Quiet Book

Don't we all love the idea of a quiet book filled with fun activities? The Walkers shared template for the pages so you can make your own quiet book. Each page has an activity which will keep your little one busy in church, in the car etc. The pages include alphabets, cloud shapes, animals shapes to match, dinosaurs puzzles, owl pages and more. Get your template pages from here now!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Golly Bard

Great Horned Owl

Woodpeckers in the Forest

Barn Owl

Songbirds Gathering

Vulture and Shrew

Snowy Owl

Golly Bard also known as Holly Ward Bimba is a Virginia based artist who makes these beautiful watercolor illustrations inspired by animals, insects and plants. She says, "I'm slightly obsessed with natural history, anatomy, things in jars, garden maps, miniatures of the mughal dynasty, weather systems, fashion, portraits, wallpaper, calligraphy, and patterns." Her work has been featured on Southern Living, Martha Stewart, Western Living and Real Simple, and several other blogs.

I am obsessed with her owls. I love the colors and the intricate patterns, I could stare at these for hours. To know about her new work, you can follow her blog.

Forest Friends by Prestigious Textiles

Forest Friends fabric collection by Prestigious Textiles featuring owl, fox, hedgehog, crocodile, tortoise and teddy bear in pastel and primary color palette is perfect for any child's room. You can mix and match the animals with stripes, flowers and hexagonal patterns to create a whimsical world for your little one to play and relax. 

You can order the fabric you want, and get roman blinds and curtains custom made from here. Yes, they ship world wide. If you are in UK then check out this website.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aprill Aprill

Aprill Aprill aka Johanna Gartmyr is a Swedish illustrator who creates ceramic plates with black and white motifs of owls, birds and objects with intricate design. The owl and the cat plates are my favorite of them all. Is there something that caught your fancy?

You can find all the plates at her online store in three different sizes. Feel free to contact her for information on international shipping.

Patchwork Owl Party Ware by Ginger Ray

Ginger Ray is a brand based out of Cape Town that specializes in designing party ware for baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Their new range called "Patchwork Owl" features sweet owls on buntings in soft shades of pinks and blues. It has everything that you'll for your next party - paper straws, paper plates, paper napkins, paper cups, table confetti, cupcake sleeves and toppers and cake bunting. The range is elegant as well as cute which makes it suitable for both kids' and grown up's parties. Available here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cool Playground

What kid wouldn't like to play in this cool playground! Monstrum is a design firm specializing in making playgrounds for kids. They created this amazing playground for Kristinebergs Slottspark in Stockholm in collaboration with NivĂ„ landskapsarkitektur.

The playground is covered with all sorts of wonderful structures of mushrooms, beetles, ants and flowers but it's the 5 meters tall pair of owls that is the real king and queen of the playground. The two owls connect with a tunnel and consist of the large slide area with large and small slides for kids of all ages. There are different levels, stairs and ladders that make the inside of the owls. The feature the kids will love the most is the light in the eyes of the owls that glow in the dark! Want more fun? Simply press a button to activate the chimes on the queen owl. This sounds fun! Doesn't it?

Thanks, Ruth O'Brien.

You can see more owl themed buildings blogged in the past here.

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Anna Grape

Anna Grape is an illustrator and a graphic designer based in NorrtÀlje, Sweden. She creates these fun, quirky illustrations of animals giving each one a unique personality such as a nerdy owl with glasses and a brave pug pilot.

She has illustrated for magazines, packaging, event posters, and created logotypes and mascots for companies. If you have some idea in mind, she'll be happy to create a custom illustration for you. She can be contacted from her website.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sasha Unisex Tattoos

I love these unique geometric style tattoos by Sasha Unisex a tattoo artist from St.Petersburg, Russia. She paints these beautiful tattoos in vibrant watercolors before inking them onto the skin. Unlike most tattoos, her tattoos are not outlined and are shaded in a way that they give a three dimensional effect. Her subjects vary from owls, bears, rabbits, giraffes to landscapes in bold ink colors - blues, purples, blues, and greens.

To get an update on her new work, you can join her on Instagram or on Facebook.