Monday, March 27, 2017

Reused Fabric Art by Louise Saxton

Louise Saxton is an Australian mixed media artist currently living and working in Melbourne, Victoria. For the past 15 years she has been creating textile artwork using recycled materials including business envelopes, vintage wallpapers, old needlework, book illustrations and even domestic porcelain. She creates, sort of "paintings", of birds with painstaking labor of layering and pinning the materials she collected on a translucent canvas of bridal tulle. There is no stitching involved.

Her work is inspired by historical paintings by artists from the 16th – 20th century. Through her work the artist is reinterpreting works of many natural history artists, from the famous 19th century bird painters, John James Audubon to Lilian Medland to the prolific 20th century Australian bird painters. The birds shown above are from the Sanctuary Collection a tribute to natural-history paintings drawn from Museum and Library collections around the world. 

The artist is participating among other contemporary Victorian artists at the exhibition 'From the Bower: patterns of collecting' by Warrnambool Art Gallery until 12th June, 2017. For more details and other information go here.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mrs. Mighetto's Beautiful Artwork

Mrs Mighetto is a team of Malin Mighetto & Anna Sylvan who founded the brand in 2014, based in Stockholm Sweden. They specialize in making prints and posters from original watercolor paintings full of unique characters with magical personalities. The prints are limited edition, once sold they are gone forever! The collection is sold in about 150 stores in more than 20 countries.

They have worked in collaboration with an Australian home decor brand Jimmy Cricket and DockATot. You can find the retailer of their products where you are on this page. To view the prints from past collections and to learn about their characters, you can follow them on Instagram.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Giesswein Women Slippers in Fun Designs

Giesswein women slippers are perfect to kick off in style while your feet enjoy the comfort and the coziness. For more than 50 years the family owned business has been making slippers with all natural materials that you can wear all year round. The slippers feature whimsical hand-embroidered and appliqu├ęd designs like owl, fox, cardinal and more.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Glassware Collection with Charley Harper's Elegant Illustrations

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The range of stunning glassware by Fishs Eddy exclusively designed for the brand by Todd Oldham who rediscovered illustrations of American Modernist Charley Harper. The owl, birds and ecosystems were originally drawn for school biology text books in the 1950's are now a part of a beautiful hand-blown glassware collection. The pitchers and glasses become instantly timeless with Charley Harper's elegant graphics that can be cherished for a life time.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Products with Owls and Llamas by Paperchase

In the past I have posted about many fun and quirky collections on the blog by Paperchase that were primarily focused on owls. While recently browsing their website, I came across many designs that I think kind of beautifully coordinate together. The above shown are some of the new products by Paperchase featuring owls, llamas, dots, floral and cactus designs that can be mixed and matched for everyday use. The adorable motifs are available on lunch bags, stainless steel flasks, insulated cups, mugs, nesting boxes and dish trays.