Before you doze off to a sweet slumber, slip on a feline-inspired sleep mask by Julia Wine. These charming cat-motif pieces simply have us dreaming of catching some Z’s right about now.
Ukraine-based artist Julia Ivashchenko—who goes by the name of her Etsy shop, Julia Wine—is the designer behind the mask. Currently living in the city of Kiev with her husband and three year old son, both named Victor, Wine has dedicated a studio in their apartment where she creates one-of-a-kind items including handmade accessories, jewelry, toys, and home décor, to sell on her online shop. The eye mask styles have become one of her most popular pieces, adored by cat-lovers across the globe.
Each eye mask is composed with three layers: an inner surface made with smooth tissue (that’s comfy on the eyes), a middle layer lined with fleece, and an exterior with a fun fabric such as patterns filled with stars, florals, or polka dots. Many are also finished with lace or crystal embellishments and evoke an animal-inspired theme.
“I like to get away from reality and plunge into the world of childhood, colors, and fantasies," she says on her website. "Sure, the job is not always easy, but the best part is that I feel free and love what I do."