I was enjoying a meandering stroll the other day through thee lovely Beacon Hill Park, when I came across a gorgeous peacock in full glory. He was a spectacular sight, and stunningly beautiful... needless to say, I was quite flattered! What magnificent birds-de-plume...
(top) Tailfeathers by Aaron Logan
(left) Peacock Feather, acrylic inks and technical drawing pen on illustration board for Natural History Illustrations Gallery
(right) Peacock close-up by David Cote
Handmade card from Vancouver based Flaunt cards
Atelier LZC, handmade silk screen print
Urban Outfitters, jewel tone peacock pillow with ribbon detail
Darrell Underschultz, Peacock acrylic on canvas
Mwah Creations based in Vancouver, print card of pen sketch by Tanis Alexis Laird
John Derian, round 16 inch platter
Publisher Textiles, Peacock printed canvas
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Lavish Collection, Prince of Tales Mug
Jonathon Adler, Peacock pillow
Florence Broadhurst, Exotic Bird fine art
Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Totally unique, totally unmistakably extraordinary.
You either love it or loathe it...
eccentric designs by Rasa Baradinskiene for RASA DeSIGN
(left) The Hand Bag (high five!)
Flora (for Contraforma)
Mama (cuddle friendly)
Remade (Granny would be impressed)
Friday, April 27, 2007
Topoware is the brainchild of Canadian industrial designer Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino and Karola Torkos of Germany. They create tableware that incorporates the philosophy and geography of landscape in the designs... the result is a dining experience that is graphically *and* topographically fulfilling!
China Set - bowls, salad plates, and dinner plates lined with questions to label your culinary experience: "Are you hungry, very hungry or done? Are you modest or greedy? Do you have a mom/dad or child portion?" Tablecloth- defining your personal space at the dinner table, this hand-sewn tablecloth draws a subtle pattern around a person Placemats - made of layered wood, defining what comes first and where cutlery and tableware should be placed.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Unique works of art and design by Canadian talent Tara Murray. She is a graduate from the University of Calgary and recently obtained her masters degree in Industrial Design. I love how her work exudes a sense of sustainability, nostalgia and humour...
Doily Chair- recycled walnut chair frame adorned with linen doily
The Canadian Plaid Tea Cozy - a rural icon of the Great White North, a black & red lumberjack tea cozy appropriate even for traditional hightea in Victoria
Take Note - handbag storage and display made of an oiled walnut plane and reused architectural plotter paper tubes