Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Snuggable Unique Dolls by Billoo Boutique















Bushra Mirza is an artist and a doll maker from Vancouver. She enjoyed working with fabric ever since she was a little child, watching her mother and sister sew inspired her to explore her creativity. She would collect left over fabric around the house and make outfits for her dolls. Her childhood paved the way to what later in her life became so special in form of a brand Billoo Boutique.

Billoo Boutique offers heirloom dolls and toys handmade using natural cotton and lambswool. I love the unique shapes of her forest friends who are hand-embroidered by the artist to add details. Your little ones will love to snuggle and cuddle with the whimsical creatures. You can view more of her dolls on Instagram.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Stylish Nightwear and Socks for Animal Lovers












 

One of the perks of working from home is you get to work in your pajamas! When I saw these animal print pajamas I knew I had to share them here. Fat Face is brand started by two guys who were looking to start something of their own so they didn't have to work and they could continue enjoying life on the slopes in the French Alps. This great story resulted in a brand that specializes in making women knitwear and pajamas with fun designs. 

The range of their socks, lounge pants and pajamas assure comfort and fit so you really could wear them all day long! The night owls, bunnies, hedgehogs, robin bird, penguins, squirrel, cat and dog are some of the motifs are so adorable that you would never want to leave your home.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Breathtakingly Intricate Papercut Landscapes







 
 





Happy Friday! I would like to wrap up for the weekend with the beautiful work of Annie Howe an illustrator and a papercut artist from Baltimore, Maryland.

She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fiber. After graduating she worked as a creator of large-scale puppetry and shadow puppets in the Baltimore art community for many years. Her love for storytelling shifted from three dimensional objects to intricate papercut artwork. She creates elaborate stories by hand cutting patterns on plain paper. Her work is inspired by woodland creatures surrounded with clouds, trees, mushrooms, and words. The lace-like pieces appear light and delicate. You can take a closer look at her work on Instagram.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Woodland Creatures Hand-Painted on Ceramics by James Ward













Jimbob Art was founded in 2009 by James Ward an illustrator based in UK. He illustrates silly woodland animals in his quirky style that adorn ceramic plates, platters, stackable coffee cups, beer tankards and more. The anthropomorphic characters are so playful and comical depicted in monochromatic design with a splash of bright colors that bring these animals to life. Owl in neck tie, piglet in a party hat, sloth playing ukelele "can describe so much about human emotions and personalities with the juxtaposition of the animal’s expression against his clothing, an item or text' from his profile.

Initially he hand-painted every single ceramic with fine architect's pens, now he is also printing with digital lithograph which makes the ceramic dishwasher safe and durable. His products are can be found all around the world including well-known stockists such as Liberty and London.

Besides making whimsical products for his brand he works regularly in collaborations and commercial commissions. His clients include UNIQLO, White Stuff, Hyundai department stores, Harper Collins, Folded Wing, Channel 4 and Amnesty International. His work has been featured in press and number of magazines - the Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Country Living and the Portland Mercury are few to name.

You can find ceramics and art prints in his online store - Jimbob Art.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Driftwood Sculptures by Vincent Richel


 








Vincent Richel is an artist and a sculptor based out of Rangeley, Maine who creates amazing sculptures using driftwood. He collects the driftwood from the Western Mountains of Maine lakes, cleans it, never treats and then sculpts with them. His sculptures are inspired by natural elements and animals often depicting them in their natural environment. Every piece of driftwood is naturally weathered and shaped over time giving the sculptures timeless charm and uniqueness. Through his work he gives tribute to the cycle of life. 

“The pieces come together to create sculptures that evoke a feeling of having drifted naturally; like the flow of water creating a drift in a lake.”