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est. 2007
  1. Birdy pick of the week

    Montreal-based artist and designer Marc Simard used recycled, off-cut and scrap materials such as leather, wood and fabric to make beautifully designed bags, wallets, satchels and iPhone cases. His bird bags, in particular, demonstrate a wonderful graphic simplicity while paying careful attention to detail.

    Take, for instance, the leather sparrow bag (bottom row, US$195), which uses ten different leathers to create a depth of colour and sense of texture in the bird’s wings. The strap is removable so it can be used as a very sweet little clutch. Although I do quite like the look of a wee bird strapped across your body.

    Mid-century artist Charley Harper’s minimalist birds were the inspiration behind Simard’s red-winged blackbird bag (top row, US$130), which can also be detached and used as a clutch.

    Both bags are available on Simard’s Etsy shop, Broundoor.

    • http://twitter.com/thejenbug Jenny Brent

      They’re lovely! x

      • Anonymous

        Hi Jenny – they’re very sweet, aren’t they? xx

    • http://www.matouenpeluche.typepad.com Matou

      How lovely is this sweet handbag! Thank you!

    • Kate

      Beautiful!

    • Gemma Jones

      Oh! Amazing and hilarious! I can only imagine what they would look like after I OVER STUFF one! Fat birdy! <3