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Category Archive: Birdies

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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Birdy of the Week: Donna Wilson for John Lewis

Hurrah for UK designer Donna Wilson and her gorgeous and affordable new babies and childrenswear range for John Lewis. As a long-time admirer of Donna’s handmade aesthetic and her wonderfully whimsical creatures and characters, I’m thrilled to see her expand her reach beyond the design niche and straight into one of the UK’s biggest department […]

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Birdy of the Week: Inaluxe Print

‘The Birds of Australia’ print by Inaluxe, $39. How glorious is this ‘Birds of Australia‘ print by Australian designers Inaluxe? Based in the Grampians in Australia, Inaluxe is a small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. You’re probably already familiar with their bright and bold, retro-inspired art, as they’ve worked with high […]

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Words for the Week: Fine Birds

I’m making some free downloadable and printable posters with inspirational quotations as my gift to you. This week’s words come from Aesop, “It’s not only fine feathers that make fine birds”. Hope you like it! To print it out, just click the image above and save to your computer to download and print on to […]

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Birdy of the week: Obliging Bird Clip

Obliging Bird Clip, £18 from Anthropologie. Goshballs, you’ve gotta take your hat off to Anthropologie. Someone there has been mining the work of mid-century Danish designers (why hello Kay Bojesen, Hans Bolling, Kristian Vedel and J.V. Orel) and their modernist wooden animal creations. Not a bad move, considering that Scandinavian mid-century modern design is hotter […]

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