Saturday, June 30, 2012

Not much time left...

Remember to enter Eline's giveaway if you haven't already!

Winner will be announced on Monday.


I've seen some amazing things with feathers recently and I thought I'd share them with you.

First up, a beautiful belt, I know I'f be wearing this very often if I had one!

I love the look of hair feathers and would love to try some this summer.

This boutonniere is so beautiful!

Possibly the coolest nail art I've ever seen.

My stamp collection is still growing! I wouldn't mind adding this one to it.

This asymmetrical dress is so simple, yet so stunning. And that color is perfect!

Though made from clay, these feathers look so delicate. I love everything about this necklace!

Have you found any nice feathery items lately?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Lovely Movies: Le Petit Nicolas

I saw the sweetest film yesterday! If you're familiar with either French or children's books, you may have heard of the Le Petit Nicolas books. Well, it has been made into a wonderful movie!

It may be a children's movie, but it is definitely very entertaining for adults as well. It has such a special vibe and a lovely quirky sense of humor. Also, the set and the way of filming are fantastic!

I couldn't find a trailer with English subtitles, but I did find the entire movie on YouTube, you can watch it here.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Catherine Reese makes so many lovely vases, cups and plates! I just love all her colorful drawings on her beautifully simple pottery.

The bird vases have been in my favorites for ages, but I recently fell in love with this succulent planter too.

I also love that most items are multifunctional. Those cups and vases would make some beautiful penholders too!

Go the the shop to see her bowls, plates and even necklaces.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sponsor Call: July

If you're interested in sponsoring this blog next month check out this page for all details on different ad-sizes as well as the price-list.

There are still spots left so your ad could be up in my sidebar this July. Contact me if you've made your choice or would like some more info on giveaways/reviews instead.

Pretty Paper Art

Though I usually post about paintings, I love other types of art as well. Collages and paper art for instance. And I just found a wonderful Etsy shop called tinyfawn with the cutest paper creatures.

All creatures look so simple, yet so lifelike and sometimes the layers of paper are so clever and intricate that they look like shadows and give the illusion of being 3D.

But my favorite thing about it has to be that all animals ooze personality.

Check out tinyfawn's Etsy for loads of other birds and forest creatures.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Owl Things Considered

Here's one of the amazing gifts I got for my birthday this year. It's a beautiful jewelry stand with a fantastic owl! I love it's Amelie-like colors and appeal. It makes me smile every time I see it!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Circle Songs #5

"But when the truth is told, we're all dreamers you know..."

Red Wine Lips - Lisa Mitchell
{source: 1 - 2 - 3}

This song has such a strange effect on me, it always makes me feel like I'm outdoors on a summer's day just after sunrise. No other song has ever made me feel a warm breeze on my arms. It's strange, but good strange.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

!CLOSED! Giveaway Time! -> Eline S. Earrings

Recently Eline did an interview here on Blue Eyed Night Owl and now she's back with a giveaway! Up for grabs are these perfectly quirky bicycle earrings!

 As you may or may not know, we Dutch folks do everything by bicycle, so it only makes sense to give these away on the blog.

Anyway, enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Sign up with either facebook or your email address.

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Winner will be announced on the 2nd of July. Good luck!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lovely Movies: Whip It

It seems every movie Ellen Page does is amazing. And I love how she can nail anything from quirky art house characters to really intense roles like Hard Candy. Anyway, the latest movie I saw was Whip It.

Once again, here's a trailer I recommend you only watch the first minute of:

It's actually Drew Barrymore's debut in directing and she did a fantastic job! It's a fun movie with a great cast and a not too obvious ending, which always earns some bonus points. I expected it to be a nice movie, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pretty Paintings: Kat Cameron

Today I bring you the amazing digital art of Kat Cameron. It's so beautiful and delicate and sometimes just a tad bit dark. I love it!
And of course she scores extra points for making a stellar owl!

In each of her works she really seems to think about color. To me, it's even one of the things that stand out most. The color somehow really sets the tone and atmosphere for the story behind the image.

And often I wish I knew the story behind the girl in each piece. They just seem so interesting and full of life and even history.

 Kat Cameron not only has a beautiful shop on Etsy, but she also has an Envelop store with pillow cases and totes.

And for all you fashionistas out there, she can even draw you a custom What I Wore portrait. Isn't that amazing?!

And on top of all that, she runs an awesome blog! I'm definitely keeping my eye on this girl, I sense great things coming.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Drumroll please!

I'm so excited as I'll be announcing the winner of the wassupbrothers giveaway! And if you entered, I bet you are too! Well, let's not digress and get to the good part right away...

Madeline from the Virgin Rose!
Congrats! I'll be in touch with you shortly.

In case you didn't win, but are thinking about adopting one of Olga's lovely creatures, be sure to visit her shop again. There are still so many animals you could order for yourself or someone special. Here's a glimpse of some of the animals still waiting for a home:


Anyway, thank you all for joining, more giveaways coming soon!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Circle Songs #4

"'Cause this moment keeps on moving. We were never meant to hold on..."
Adrift - Jack Johnson
{pictures: 1 - 2 - 3}

 Jack Johnson's music never gets old to me. In fact, I often find myself drawn to another song or another lyric I somehow didn't notice before.

Bird of a Feather

My dad and I have quite a few things in common, but our love for books and bookstores is perhaps even the biggest similarity. So on Father's Day I gave him one. And wrapped it beautifully! If I may say so myself, and I think I may.

Where I'm from Father's Day is called Vaderdag, and us being very fond of Star Wars as well, this seemed to be the perfect card.

Did you do anything special or give any gifts to your old man?

Sunday, June 17, 2012


It's about time I brought my wishlist back on this blog, I've seen so many lovely things lately! Very high on my list is the amazing jewelry from Every Bear Jewel on Etsy.

I am smitten with the rings Setsuko makes! The animal rings are so clever and so pretty, not to even mention all different colors they come in depending on the gem stone.

And I'm always excited to see designers make beautiful almost fairy-like plants, they can have such a magical vibe. You can probably guess I really love all the leaf rings as well. Even the smallest and simplest one is absolute perfection!

The entire shop is filled with lovely pieces, from more elaborate rings for special occasions, to amazing humbler ones you could wear every single day. I know I would.

Also, see Setsuko's flickr account for many other design projects or her other Etsy for feather earrings.


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