Thursday, July 20, 2017

Doodles With Optical Illusion and Hundreds of Intricate Images

A Cambodia born artist Visoth Kakvei who presently lives in Maine draws highly detailed, jaw-dropping optical illusion filled doodles in his sketchbook. Using pens and markers he generally draws his doodles freehand taking hours for a single piece to finish, then digitally enhances them which makes his subject appear alive. Every artwork is a fine composition of hundreds of tiny images.

He captions his owl work on Instagram as follow: "Fighting for the night. Once he's freed, the world will turn dark forever." His mastery over the work of doodling has gained him a huge fan following on Instagram, the last I checked he had close to 1 million followers. If you like, you can join him on Instagram where he posts pictures of his new work as well as mesmerizing videos of him in action.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scion's Beautiful Patterns on Wallpaper and Fabric

For sometime, I have been meaning to prepare a post on British brand Scion's Noukku collection of beautiful wallpapers. Now I feel glad that I didn't post about their wall coverings before because they recently launched a fabric collection called Pepino that compliments each other.

Pepino is available in nine cheerful designs in total of 43 colors options. The playful motifs is a wonderful mix of owls, cranes, birds, and flowers. The zesty color palette of fabrics is suitable for drapes, cushions and to be used for upholstery. Inspired by Scandinavian designs, the fabric collection is perfect to add a burst of color to any corner of your house. 

Hannah Bowen the Scion’s designer shares how the designs came to be: “I created them using paper-cut collage to give them a slick, contemporary look. I played with the idea of tessellating shapes, and motifs that would fit together to form simple, cheerful prints.” 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Quirky Bags by Loungefly

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you must have seen the featured posts in the past on the quirky, cool merchandise by Loungefly. Their new collection of bags is all about the adorable designs including Alice, Minnie, sugar skull, grey cat, and of course owls (and many more)! The fun motifs are available on wallets, backpacks, coin purse and cosmetic bags. 

The owl backpack, crossbody and wallet feature appliqued wide open eyed owl with feather detailing. Perfect for everyday use! Find the bags shown above and more here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Enamel Pin Series on Endangered Animals

Welcome back to the brand new week on My Owl Barn. Let's start with the beautiful work by Natelle Quek of Natelle Draws Stuff. Natelle is an animal lover and an illustrator based in Florida who makes cool stuff like patches, stickers and pins. The enamel pins are based on her original designs that seem like a wonderful combination of two images. For example the owl image is perfectly merged with floral patterns covering the body.

Pins are made in hard enamel with gold metal finish and glitter accents. She has an ongoing series of enamel pins featuring endangered species, 20% of its profit is donated to World Wildlife Fund. You can find her pins from the series and more on Instagram. Her account has a  huge following with over 70 thousand fans of her work.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Beasts Collection by Burberry

Hi friends! It's Friday already! It seems like time is flying by so fast, half of the year has gone by. Thank you for visiting my blog and encouraging me with your comments. Without you all it would have not been possible to have come this far. So, thank you! Moving on to the post. I stumbled across Beasts Collection by Burberry while browsing the internet and I have to say it's pretty rad! 

Beasts is the newest bag collection by Burberry that features mythical creatures in an eclectic mix of colors, textures and embellishments. The collection is inspired by heraldic animals and birds found in medieval English manuscripts. You'll find different variety of styles in the collection from crossbody, to shoulder bag, wallet to coin purse that look like animals or has stitched animal motif detail. They don't come cheap but will certainly make heads turn with their unique designs.

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll see you on Monday :)