Friday, August 14, 2015

DaintyMeBoutique: Enamel Jewelry

DaintyMeBoutique crafts rings, necklaces and earrings in clever designs. Their quirky and unique stacking rings feature all sorts of adorable animals that are painted in enamel on brass. I adore how on wearing the ring the animal appears to be hugging the finger. The owl ring that comes in a set of three rings will make a perfect statement piece that's go with any outfit.

Bruno Laurent: Amazing Illustrations

"Owl Night Long"


"French Rabbit"

"Sheep Monday"


Bruno Laurent is a 2D/3D artist and an illustrator from Paris, France. His simple yet inspiring characters seem to be straight  from a comic book.

He has worked as an illustrator for Carousel Art Gallery And Warner Bros, France and as a visual developer for Studio 4.21 and Passion Picture NY. You can see more of his amazing work at Behance.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Collection: Owl Matchbox

I am fascinated by matchboxes because of the wonderful illustrations on them. A few months ago, I gave into the temptation to start my own matchbox collection. Now I have a few matchboxes seating on a shelf in my kitchen that gives me joy every time I look at it. I have to be honest, I have no owl matchbox in the stack yet. But I did hit a mother load on Pinterest of matchboxes with delightful artwork.

The top image is a collage made with some of the owl matchboxes shared on Pinterest by different sources. To learn more about the individual matchbox you can go here. The bottom image displays vintage illustrations in vibrant colors with geometric style. I love them all! Do you collect matchboxes? If you have an owl matchbox, please share the image in the comment. I'll be happy to share with all.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Year Old's Sketches Turned Into Beautiful Paintings

The Great Owl

The Elephant King

The Moon Bear

The Reindeer

The Bookworm's Dream

The Red Boat

The Forest

Ruth Oosterman is a self-taught Canadian artist who collaborates with her two year old daughter Eve in creating some unique and vibrant paintings. What started as an experiment now has bloomed into a great bonding experience between the two. Her daughter draws rough and abstract sketches with ink pen which are later given form by Ruth using watercolors.

It's interesting to read what was Ruth's inspiration in completing each of the sketches. For example: "I found this collaboration to be a little more difficult as I sat there for a ridiculous amount of time staring at her sketch without any inspiration. Finally, right before her nap, she started to sing the "Owl song" by one of her favourite children's bands, The Wiggles, which was all the inspiration I needed to start painting."- she shares on her website.

Ruth's work can be found at exhibitions and private collections world wide. She constantly strives to inspire and raise awareness amongst her audience on poverty, human trafficking and other significant world issues. She also tries to spread positivity and joy through her lighter pieces. You can check out her online store for originals and prints that are available to purchase.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Prêt à Portea

The Berkeley London designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea celebrates the launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum by taking two of the designer's most iconic pieces, the armadillo shoes and butterfly hat, and turning them into edible delights.

But this is not all. There is a matching Moschino “yellow M” branded sponge cake handbag, Jimmy Choo monochrome chic Cayla zebra print bag chocolate moelleux, Charlotte Olympia ‘Sarah’ knee high dark chocolate biscuit boot and Dolce and Gabbana’s whimsical night owl with blackcurrant bavarois and star anis pannacotta. 

Those of us who didn't hear of this place until now. It's a sweet haven inspired by the trendy themes and colors of the fashion world. The menu of the mouth-watering delicacies is changed every six months to follow the current season's fashion. So, if you desire to indulge into a unique experience of a fashion world then you wouldn't want to miss this afternoon tea. Find more details about the event and reservation here.

Images via here and here.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Needlepoint Loafers By Paige

Paige Andrews is an owner and the chief designer at By Paige a brand dedicated to creating all things with needlepoint. There are needlepoint shoes, needlepoint belts, needlepoint caps, bags, headcovers and eyeglass cases. Each needlepoint item is hand-stitched in several petit point stitches, as many as 20 petit point stitches per inch resulting in a beautiful and intricate design in an array of brilliant colors. 

Her products have a fresh and new take on a classic craft of needlepoint. The loafers come in many designs, I particularly like the owl and fox. These shoes will look great with jeans and are perfect for a day out to a ranch!

They welcome custom orders, so if you want your shoes with a design you have in mind then you can contact them through their website for details.