Friday, November 30, 2018

Bohemian Inspired Fabric Collection by Bethan Janine

Boho Meadows is a wonderful fabric collection designed by UK based fabric designer Bethan Janine for Dashwood studio. The fabric is an eclectic mix of colorful animals, florals and patterns inspired by bohemian southwest vibe. The color scheme of mustard yellow, navy, turquoise, coral, and grey makes the collection ideal for quilting, apparel, home decor and other craft projects.

The collection comes in fat quarters, 1/2 metre of the double border print, and four square panels featuring a fox, owl, squirrel and rabbit. Each animal panel is approx. 19.5" square, a perfect sizes to make pillows and wall art. The fabric collection is available on Etsy.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Retro Styled Greeting Cards by Petra Boase


UK based designer Petra Boase started her own brand in 1999 which is now a collaboration between her and her husband. The couple designs a variety of products inspired by children's book illustrations, vintage fabric patterns, ephemera and comic books. The above shown cards are from the quirky pet ranges that feature their signature illustrations in contemporary style. The cards are printed with an interesting risograph printing method in fluorescent colors that add a touch of celebration.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Whimsical Surface Designs and Illustrations by Anne Passchier

Anne Passchier is an illustrator and a surface designer originally from The Netherlands, presently living in Cleveland, Ohio. Her work is filled with whimsical characters, bright colors and patterns. She uses geometric shapes along side hand-drawn illustrations that makes her work unique.

She has worked with American Greetings, Caterpillar Books, I Am A Bookworm, Macmillan, Mudpuppy, Studio Press Books, Tighe Publishing, Usborne Publishing, Yoyo Books and more. She has participated in several shows in the US and has won awards for her work. She is one of the Print & Pattern Designers of Hire Directory and is represented by The Bright Agency.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Non-Boring Lunch Boxes and Storage Solutions for Kids by 3 Sprouts

3 Sprouts is a brand that specializes in making modern and playful products for kids. The brand was founded by friends in 2007 focused towards creating well-designed lunch boxes, water bottles, ice packs, sandwich bags, bento boxes, hangers, hanging wall organizers, diaper caddy, play mats, storage bins, book racks, and stroller organizers.

The "Litterless Lunch" collection is made with high quality materials free from PBPA, PVC and Phthalate which makes them safe to store food. The storage and other organizational products featuring appliqued owl, bear, llama, whale, dinosaur, hen, sheep, bulldog, crocodile and many other designs will be perfect to decorate your child's room. You can find the entire range of their products on their website and here.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Functional Ceramics That Double as Beautiful Sculptures

owl candle holders

flamingo candle holders

owl egg cup

king cheetah box

owl box

hoopoe bowl

owl bowl

chameleon plate

parrot plate

owl vase

angola pitta jug

Welcome back friends! I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving. How would you like to start off this week with these beautiful ceramic pieces by Betty Ntshingila.

Ardmore Ceramic studio was founded in 1985 by Zimbabwean-born ceramic artist Fée Halsted. It was started on Ardmore Farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal. The studio works with the local talent who are given training to sharpen their skills and materials to work with. Last but not the least, Fée Halsted makes sure there is no stone left unturned in finding appreciators and collectors for the work.

While I was browsing their online collection, I instantly got gravitated towards the collection of the sculptor Betty Ntshingila who worked in collaboration with local painters on the ceramics. It's the deep, bold colors and the three dimensional element of the pieces that make everyday use items so artistic. The owl candle holders, cheetah box, parrot plate and hoopoe bowl are heirloom ceramics that will be cherished by one for ever.

"Her caring and nurturing instincts are reflected in her work and her maternal traits are seen in her choice of subject matter."