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Category Archive: Best of British

Revealed: The 2014 Liberty Print Cracker

Don’t worry, I’m not about to roll out my annual Christmas Cracker round-up just yet (and yes, I know you’re awaiting it with bated breath), but I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at Liberty‘s hero print cracker for 2014. Liberty can always be relied upon to have the most covetable selection of crackers, […]

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Birdy of the Week: British Bird Cushions

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 […]

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Birdy Pick of the Week: Scotland Decides

As most of you know, this here wee blog hatched in London in the summer of 2007. It first took flight from the kitchen table in our flat on Kingsland Road in Haggerston, East London. I wasn’t very impressed with Kingsland Road when we first arrived. But I grew more fond of it over the […]

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Wee Find: Orla Kiely X Clarks AW14

British designer Orla Kiely’s second collection of shoes for Clarks has just arrived, and they’re the perfect combination of retro 60s styling with big-time comfort. If you fancy getting your hands, er feet, on a pair or two, you had better move fast. These wee beauties aren’t going to hang around for long, with their […]

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Wee Find: Alphabet Bags Travel Pouches

‘Hooray for Sunshine’ beach bag by Alphabet Bags from Not on the High Street. Have you seen this season’s beautifully apt new bag designs from Alphabet Bags? If the weather reports are to be believed, the UK is gearing up for a week of glorious summer sunshine (fingers crossed), while I’m basking in Sydney’s most […]

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The 20 best Christmas Crackers for 2012

If you’re not already starting to feel just a wee bit festive, now’s the time to don a paper crown, blow a plastic whistle and read a bad Dad joke, because it’s time for Wee Birdy’s annual Christmas Cracker Awards! Since 2007, every November I spend weeks scrutinizing hundreds of brightly wrapped specimens to make […]

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