Friday, April 29, 2016

Graffiti That Glow!

Blackpool (Winters Garden) 

Hi friends, I shall wrap up for the weekend with these amazing graffiti artwork by the Swiss artist Fabian Florin also known as Bane. He paints large scale graffiti and murals with incredible detail. He often makes use of bold colors in his work and splash of color that turns into eye catching fluorescent like glow by night.

You can view more of his work here. He updates Instagram with his new work, if you like you can join him.

Blackpool (warm up)

Another view of Blackpool (warm up).

Schule in Athen

Untitled in Germany.

Ride the Wall

Untitled somewhere in Limassol.

Kids are the Future.


Another view of Lachenschulhaus.

Painted for Ayia Napa Street Art Festival.

Landi Jam in Egg

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Volpine Quirky Illustrated Scarves

These quirky illustrated and luxurious scarves are by Volpine a brand based in London. The scarves are in silk and illustrated by hand by Maria Sole Cortese who is also the founder of Volpine.

"Her unique style of illustration is inspired by a love of the slightly macabre, quirky and otherworldly coupled with a passion for victorian encaustic pattern."

The collection features four striking designs on an encaustic Victorian tile pattern printed with the brightest inks, enhancing the details of the illustration. Choose from owl, narwhal, sea horse and beetle from their online store here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Torn Paper Animal Sculptures by Anna-Wili Highfield





Red Tailed Black Cockatoos



Here are some more intriguing sculptures by Australian artist Anna-Wili Highfield. She creates the most beautiful birds and animals using pieces of paper that seem so real! The biodegradable paper animals are constructed with archival paper, then handpainted before they are sewn together to make an animal shape. The hand torn edges of paper give a raw yet elegant feel to the sculptures.

She has made sculptures for companies such as Hermes, the World Wildlife Fund and Anthropologie. Her work is are held in private collections around the world and have featured in numerous publications.

You can find more amazing work by her here and here that I featured earlier.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quirky Pendulum Clocks by Michelle Allen

I can't get  enough of Michelle Allen's quirky products. If you have been reading my blog regularly then you must have seen her cool products such as soap spitters and mugs featured in the past. 

Her passion is to "put the fun back in function!" by producing products that can be used everyday. Her collection of funky, whimsical pendulum wall clocks are nothing less than a piece of art that would bring smile every time you look at time. The clocks in vibrant colors and fun shapes are sure to be loved by both kids and adults. Each clock is individually casted in polyresin and finished by hand painting. These clocks have swinging flower, bird, star, rainbow, fish or house for pendulum. Perfect to add color and cheer in any room!

1. 'Pretty Wise' owl
2. Forest friends birdhouse
3. Mermaid Cat
4. Crazy legs flamingo
5. Kimi Kitty
6. Bear hug
7. 'Buttercup' unicorn
8. "Flew the coop" chicken

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ittala's New Products From Taika Series

Taika 'Magic' in Finnish is an enchanting series from Ittala designed by London based illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi. In the past, I have featured several pieces from the whimsical Taika collection including dinnerware, glassware and cushions. 

The popular demand had made the collection grow adding tin metal storage boxes, tea towels and paper napkins. The tin boxes are my favorite of them all. They are perfect to be used in kitchen to store coffee, sugar, tea or to hold pens on your desk. The tin containers come in round and rectangular shapes. Klaus Haapaniemi's forest theme showcasing owl and peacock illustrations adorn the products from the range in bold red and blue. Available here.