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.