If you couldn’t already tell we here at Boys With Banjos adore Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Patricia of Memi The Rainbow shares our affinity for the beloved children’s book, and has created a stamp set that pays homage to that beautiful tale. Packaged in a darling little wooden box, the collection features the lamb, fox, stars, planets and, of course, the Little Prince himself in bow-tie and button down attire. We are dying to get our hands on a set, but in the meantime, get a closer look at the adorable stamps below.
A few months ago, I got my hands on a vintage edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince from 1943. Enclosed was his beautiful, heart-warming story, along with those colorful drawings of the Little Prince and the narrator’s journey. It’s a book that I, like many, frequent whenever I need a boost of inspiration or a day brightener. Since the classic children’s book is so beloved and, frankly, it feels a bit selfish to keep such a lovely piece of work all to myself, I thought I’d share a few pages with you, dear readers. Lose yourself in a selection of darling illustrations from The Little Prince after the jump.
Last week, we featured some amazing Little Prince-inspired tattoos, and now here’s a magical brooch depicting the narrator’s misunderstood elephant inside a boa illustration. Created by Lithuanian textile artist Linas Monika, the brooch is composed of thin plastic (we suspect shrink plastic) and a single felt-wool heart that have been married via a black chain. Along with channeling Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved children’s book, Monika’s other brooches take on a whimsical vibe, featuring rainbow-hued animals decked out in cutesy prints and accessories. Check her Etsy shop sometime soon when she returns from vacation, but in the meantime you can view her illustrated brooches below.
If you’re anything like us, then you adore the idea of children’s book illustrations being transformed into tattoos, which is why we’ll be exploring our grade school faves in ink-form every week in our new “Tattoos Inspired By…” series. First up is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. The French novella, which was first published in 1943, spews important life lessons like acting and viewing matters with the heart, and teaches us to embrace our child-like imaginations, which tend to disappear with age. Alongside anecdotes of foxes, boas and roses that boast these messages, lies adorable, simplistic illustrations doodled by the author, that have taken on an iconic role over the decades. Swoon over a collection of magical Little Prince tattoos after the jump.
If some one loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars. He can say to himself, ‘Somewhere, my flower is there . . .’ But if the sheep eats the flower, in one moment all his stars will be darkened . . . And you think that is not important!
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince