Friday, May 23, 2014

Mika Lovre

Mika Lovre is a painter and print maker born in Livno. She graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia specializing in painting. Birds, owls, parrots, sparrows are the main subject matter in her work that often appear in black, red, blue and yellow colors. I love the texture in her work and the use of rough lines forming bird shapes. She has participated in solo exhibitions and over 60 group exhibitions at home and abroad.

You can see more of her work on her website and if you like, you can follow her on Facebook where she posts updates about her new work.

Owl Stacking Mugs

These owl mugs in bright colors by World Market are just perfect for enjoying your favorite beverage or serving ice cream to kids. The set of six owl mugs come with a chrome rack for easy, space saving display until the next use. Available here.

DIY: Iron-on Owl Shirt

Pull out your plain, basic scoop neck t-shirt and dress it up for summer with the help of this great tutorial. The tutorial by Country Living teaches you with step by step instructions how you can make a simple iron-on owl t-shirt for yourself or for a friend who loves handmade presents. Go ahead and download the template for the owl image for free!

List of things that you'll need for the project:
- t-shirt
- owl image (download the template)
- transfer sheet
- board cloth
- paper-backed fusible web
- scissors

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Cards by Stephanie Cole

These are some of the cards from the brand new card collection by Stephanie Cole the UK designer-maker, presently residing in Helsinki, Finland. Her designs are hand painted, then printed in the UK using 100% recycled card stock and kraft envelopes. There are 20 lovely designs in her online store that can be bought individually or as a set of 3. 

Wood'd: Cutting Board and Other Products




magazine rack in floreal

ipad sleeve, ipad vertical case, headphones wrap, iphone case

Wood’d was founded in 2012 by two brothers, Andrea and Stefano Aschieri. It's a new brand of accessories and objects entirely made by hand with the finest wood and leather in their studio in Italy. Their one-of-a-kind gadget cases, intricate laser cut cutting boards and magazine racks with contemporary lines come in several styles.

To see the entire range of their products and for any kind of a product related question please go to their website.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Owl Teapot and More by Sweet Like Bonabelle

Daniella Finch is a young 21 years old illustrator who recently graduated from De Montfort University,UK. As a final project at the university she created a collection called "Misfit Kingdom" inspired by 50's animal tea party featuring owl, duck and other creatures, and patterns. 

She has a little store on Etsy - Sweet Like Bonabelle - where she sells functional ceramic pieces including owl teapot, plates, tea cups, milk jug, sugar pot adorned with her cute original hand-drawn illustrations.

Les Petits Bohêmes - The Owl

I recently discovered this gorgeous French store that offers vintage and unique things to decorate little ones' rooms. Like me, if you too love retro and vintage style then you must make a stop at Les Petits Bohèmes. You'll find the most stunning collection of paper mache masks, embroidered animal head wall decorations and more. My favorite is the owl wings and mask wall hanging (which can be used as a costume), it's hand embroidered and embellished with pearls, wool and lace. 

The owl has already found a home but such a wonderful creation deserved to be featured and shared with you all here. Her online store has many more amazing products that you'll love, like this bear rug.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tofutree Art & Design

The beautiful tea towels are by Tofutree Art & Design a group of young artists and designers graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts and School of Architecture design, University of Auckland. 

They create a wide range of bright and beautiful products like cushions, bags, stationery, decals, tea towels and more. Just grab any one of these towels to add a splash of colors in your kitchen, instantly! The designs shown are: owl, fox, colorful huia and colorful fantail.

Food Illustrations by Anna Keville Joyce

An owl made of dry pasta, leeks, rice and grains, and clouds made with pieces of cauliflower.

This piece made in the honor of her pet. The bird's body is made from peeled carrot and and potato skins for feathers.The branch is made of green onions.

Birds on a wire made with strips of eggplant, small grains to join cooked pasta together.

A flamingo made of rice, radishes and crushed Fruit Loops.

A woodpecker made of coffee beans and seeds.

Anna Keville Joyce is a food illustrator and stylist currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When she lost her pet bird named Budgie she created a beautiful series of edible plate illustrations called A Tribute to Budgie. The birds illustrations are made up of 100% food elements and were shot by photographer Agustín Nieto. 

'It's my tangible expression of mourning, a mediation and part of my healing process. I believe that all experiences, even grief, can take shape and create something new and beautiful.'

Food styling is the artist's passion and she enjoys using raw food as an artistic medium in her pieces because it's so dynamic. Sunflower seeds, egg yolks and the fleshy parts of fruits and vegetables are some of the most 'expressive' edible elements she has worked with. Visit her website to learn more about her work and to see her portfolio. 


Monday, May 19, 2014

Charley Harper Decorative Tiles by Motawi

{"Family Owlbum","Tree to Tree", "Upside Downside", "Hare"}

Motawi Tileworks partnered with Charley Harper Studio that is currently run by Charley's son Brett to create this collection of hand-crafted decorative tiles. The new series of decorative tiles is based on Charley Harper's world renowned whimsical work that was also blogged  more than a few times here in the past.

{"October", "Ladybug", "Gregarious Grosbeaks", "Cardinal"}

Charley Harper's mid-century inspired minimal graphic style and Motawi's years of expertise in tile-making technique produced stunning tiles that are sure to be cherished for many years. Each tile is handmade at Motawi's Ann Arbor, Michigan studio, and comes with a signature of the tilemaker and a notch for easy hanging. Starting at $33 a pop these tiles are a steal! You can find the designs shown in the post and more here.