Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fantastic Embroidered Bird Brooches by Paulina Bartnik



I have featured Paulina Bartnik's wonderful embroidered brooches previously on the blog, here.

I came across some of her latest on Instagram bird brooches that are absolutely exquisite! Each of her hand-stitched brooches are either in a portrait or a whole form. The detail in her work is mind-boggling! The intricate features that the artist stitches bring the birds to life. It's the clever combination of colors of thread and some raised parts of the bird that gives three dimensional effect to each of her bird. It can take anywhere from four days to a month to finish one bird depending on the detail.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wise Owl Collection by Now Designs

Here are some of the cutest owl products by Now Designs a brand started in San Francisco in 1967. They specialize in kitchenware, textile and homeware in eye-catching designs, fresh colors and unique patterns.

"At Now Designs, designers draw from their extensive backgrounds in commercial design, and the results are outstanding. Colors are intentional. Patterns flow. Lines have purpose. Designs are refined." 

I have hand-picked owl themed products to share with you all here. The above shown items are ceramic canisters, tote bag, oven mitts, mugs, trivet, doormat and apron. You can find many more fun and elegant designs here.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Illustrated Ceramics by Susannah Tisue


Susannah Tisue is a ceramist and an illustrator based in Cincinnati. She founded the brand called SKT Ceramics in 2006 when she was doing her artist residency at Greenwich House Pottery, Manhattan.

For 6 years she showcased her work at the Brooklyn Flea, further developing her line of hand crafted pottery which now has a world wide followers. Each piece is handmade by the artist and either screen-printed or hand-painted with artist's original illustration including an adorable creature from the animal kingdom or a natural object.

The ceramics are dipped in her signature celadon glaze that's altered by a pocket of oxygen in the gas firing, creating beautiful a-one-of-a-kind color effect.Her designs are available on wide range of products from dishes, mugs, vases, bowls to tea towels in her online store SKT Ceramics. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Detailed Paper Cut Sculptures

I would like to wrap up for the weekend with the amazing work of Fideli Sundqvist a prop designer and paper artist from Sweden. She makes paper sculpture of animals and everything else like seafood plateaus, handbags, food and make-up palettes full of detailed craftsmanship in striking colors.

She has received awards from a renowned Swedish design competition “Kolla!”. She has worked with several big domestic and international clients one of them being Louis Vuitton. She has also published a book titled "I love paper" that has been translated into five languages and became an inspiration for many worldwide.

I hope you enjoyed visiting the blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Incredible Tattoo Art With Lines and Geometry

Tattoo artist Nouvelle Rita from Lisbon, Portugal has been working with ink since 2013. She has a unique style of tattooing using lines and geometry. Her tattoos have a primary object that's recognized right away when you look at it and on looking closer you start finding so many details that you didn't notice before.

Her pieces are mostly done with line-work, with volume and shading added onto to it through the variation in thickness and direction of lines. She loves to make organic objects, especially animals. She travels all around the world taking bookings to make tattoos for fans of her work. You can find where is she going next through the announcements she makes on Instagram where you can also find more of her wonderful work.