August 27, 2009

Night Owl Paper Goods + Not Too Pink + Shannon Fricke

Hello! Lots of goodness to share today - let's get started....

Night Owl Paper Goods

"Modern Yet Folksy", is how Alan Henderson and Jennifer Tatham describe their line of letterpress cards and eco-chic wooden goodies. By the look of their retailers list - Modern Yet Folksy must be a style of choice; Night Owl Paper Goods are everywhere!

I've picked out these cute little numbers to share with you today - all are printed onto paper thin Eco-friendly sustainably harvested yellow birch wood - and printed in the designs and colours Alan and Jennifer find inspiring -

"The duo finds inspiration in the versatile works of Swedish and American folk artists. British haberdashers, as well as the cute critters and colossal colors that Mother Nature provides daily."

Oh, and they also sell blank wooden cards and postcards too! check it out!

(images from Night Owl Paper Goods)

visit Alan and Jennifer's website and store

Not Too Pink

Can you imagine how noisy these trees would be first thing in the morning? A whole neighborhood of birds getting about their days, shooing baby birds from perches and calling playing birds in for supper?

Corinne Dean from Not Too Pink is the illustrator behind these works and she sees art in the same way - Corinne likes to imagine a story behind them, creating a narrative for the pieces that she enjoys. Creative from as early as she can remember, Corinne produces a variety of work, from originals and prints to softies and badges.

I was really drawn to this series of birdhouses in trees - “These are stories I do not know the beginning or end to. I am attracted to this one scene, of houses huddled together or growing on trees or these red doors, and this is what makes me want to find out the rest of the story.”


(images and quote from Corinne Dean with thanks to Velocity)

visit Corinne's store
read Corinne's live journal

There are so many amazing blogs to share that I sometimes find it hard to choose! I really must update my 'Daily Reads' list as it is much much longer than that now! Shannon Fricke is one of those daily reads that isn't included on my blog (yet!).

Any one who is familiar with anything related to Australia and design will be well familiar with the work of Shannon Fricke. An uber-stylist, author and contributor at Inside Out Magazine Shannon has an effortless sense of style that is inspiring and uncomplicated.

"For me, home is the heart centre - the place from which my day begins and ends. I believe that if you decorate your home in a way that truly reflects your individuality and the things that you love - then that space can make you feel whole from the inside out."

(images and quote from Shannon Fricke)

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Wow this week has flown by! I hope you have a lovely day!

See you tomorrow for O! xxoo

1 comment:

My Owl Barn said...

I fell in love with your blog and the idea at the very first sight :)