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est. 2007
  1. Birdy of the Week: British Bird Cushions

    Blue tit Cushion by Chris Andrews, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Blue tit cushion, from an original screenprint by Chris Andrews, £59, from The Shop Floor Project.

    I’m quite taken with the The Shop Floor Project’s annual British artist cushion collection, particularly the vintage-inspired bird prints by Bedfordshire artist Chris Andrews. Reminiscent of 1940s school-book illustrations, the three designs, including a blue tit, goldfinch and greenfinch, have been printed onto linen twill fabric cushions. They are £59 each and available from The Shop Floor Project.

    Chris Andrews British Bird cushions from The Shop Floor Project, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Goldfinch cushion, left, £59, and Greenfinch cushion, right, £59, from The Shop Floor Project.

    If you love Andrews’ take on birds, you might also like his collection of limited edition screenprints. Available from his online shop, you can take your pick from a flock of rather handsome British birds, from kingfishers and puffins to goldfinches and chaffinches.

    Each limited edition, signed and numbered print is £65.

    Tell me: which bird takes your fancy? And do you like to put a bird on your soft furnishings?