Friday, March 21, 2014

DIY: Plastic Bottle Owl Vases

Grab those bottles out of the recycle bin because I have found a great tutorial that you are going to love! With this tutorial you can turn any empty plastic bottle into these cute owls that can be used as a candle holder, as a planter, as a pencil holder, to hold utensils in the kitchen, toothbrushes in the bathroom or any thing else that you can think of. Fun, right?

I wish you all a lovely weekend. I'll see you back on Monday with many more owl-some posts. Till then, if you like, you can join me on Facebook.

Dolomite Bottle Vase

The first time I had set my eyes on these bottles was a few years ago, I don't remember where did I see them but I had admired them very much. Just a couple of days ago, while browsing through a website Linen Chest I accidentally came across the source of these bottles. The internet is a funny place - you have no idea what would you find next. 

These are made by Dolomite and come in three sizes - small, medium and large. You can click on the size to go to the website where it's available to purchase.

Free Owl Printables

You can download these adorable "Owl Always Love You" 8x10 printables for free from Jessica's blog. There are four different colors from which you can choose to match with any room decor. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vintage Owl Pitcher

This beautiful ceramic owl pitcher will make a unique addition to your collection or a great gift for someone who loves quirky stuff. It measures 8" tall x 4 1/2" wide and marked "70214 for B. Altman & Co. made in Italy" on the bottom. Find it here.

Javiera Donoso Romo: Paper Mache Creations

My newly found interest in paper mache has lead me to this very talented artist Javiera Donoso Romo. She is from Santiago, Chile and creates these adorable animals with paper mache, paint and jars.

She begins by drawing on paper which helps her determine the form, shape and size of her pieces. To make them look as close to her drawn illustrations she uses jars, styrofoam which is then covered with layers of paper pulp. After waiting for her pieces to dry, she begins to paint them with watercolors and seals them with varnish. I like the use of vibrant colors and the sheer simplicity in her work. She has recently made paper mache masks which I love! Check them out here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bright Owls by Paperchase

Sometimes I feel I have become obsessed with Paperchase stationery and gift items. I have to confess, I stalk their website several times a week for new owl themed products. And every time I've visited their website, I've found tons of merchandise which is too cute to resist buying. Do you feel the same way? 

These bright owls and folk inspired owl designs (which I just discovered) adorn a wide range of items from coin purse, mugs, iPhone case, umbrella, tote bags, journals, lunch boxes, water bottle and much more! They now ship to the US along with the 16 other countries. Find out more information on shipping and delivery  to your country from here.

Emma Gale

Images removed on request of the artist.

I have always admired Emma Gale's gorgeous artwork. Her brightly colored mixed media artwork are perfect to bring life to any corner of the house. I hope someday I can bring Regina and Mr.Finch home.

To view more of her artwork and to find out the details on how you can buy her one-of-a-kind work go to her website.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pillows by Dominika Kowalska

Dominika Kowalska from Sopot, Poland hand crafts these gorgeous pillows inspired by birds and owls in North America and Eurasia.

She has an online store called Patrz Work where she currently has the following birds to sell - Boreal Owl, Ural Owl, Goldcrest, Sparrows, European Robin and Great Spotted Woodpecker. 

Free iPhone and iPad Wallpaper

Is it time to update the wallpaper on your favorite gadgets? By simply changing the background wallpaper on your phone you can give it an entirely new and fun look! Wee Society shared these charming designs - owl, gorilla, lion, raccoon, and 'Wee Alphas' for iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and iPad/iPad mini. Choose the one you want from here for yourself and don't forget to share it with your friends.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Anna Pugh

A Word to the Wise

The Bliss of Grass

Sticks and Stones

Bugs Do Pilates


Small Holding

Anna Pugh is a painter based out of Sussex. Her primary subject matter is often nature, animals and plants bursting at the seams with vibrant colors making her work a visual treat and popular amongst the collectors all over the world. So far, she has painted 200 pictures that are in private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.

To view more of her work go to Lucy B Cambell website.

Pouf NOL Bean Bags

Pouf NOL by Oskar Perek are the cutest bean bags I have seen in a long time. When I first saw the bag it looked like a baby owl squeezing the eyes, sporting a tuft of hair on the head. It's made of stain-resistant fabric which is easy to clean and is available in 26 colors to match with any decor. All the color options and shipping information can be found here (you may need to translate the website, it's in Polish).