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Category Archive: Birdies

Birdy of the Week: House Birds

Yellow Modern Wood Bird ‘Yellow Warbler’ by Studioliscious. This week’s birdy pick comes all the way from Canada, where Etsy sellers Studioliscious create ‘house birds’ inspired by the designs of mid-century illustrator Charley Harper. Each bird is cut from high-grade Baltic Birch plywood, and the design is then applied using an image transfer method. This […]

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Birdy pick: Birdberry earrings

I’m coveting this pair of ‘birdberry’ earrings by Marc Alary for J.Crew, featuring one of my all-time favourite colour combinations: cherry red and sky blue. Inspired by the National Geographic magazines of his childhood, animals are a recurring theme throughout Alary’s fanciful jewellery creations. This pair of dyed white jade earrings features semiprecious glass bead […]

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Birdy of the Week: Seedling Bird Glider

After a cheap and cheerful activity for kids? Keep small hands and minds occupied with Seedling’s Fly High Bird Glider kit, AU$7.95 from Lark. First, colour in the bird, put it together, then head to the park and watch it soar. New Zealand-based Seedling makes the best DIY kits for kids, with gorgeous designs, eco-awareness […]

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Birdy of the Week: Charley Harper in Oz

Charley Harper ‘Gregarious Grosbeaks’ print from Ten Things. Australians all, let us rejoice, for we can now buy Charley Harper prints! Of course, we could always buy genuine prints from overseas, but that meant paying ridiculous amounts in shipping costs. Trust me. I tried to purchase Harper prints from the States two years ago and […]

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Birdy of the Week: Atelier Areti Bird Lights

This week’s birdy pick comes from European design collective Atelier Areti. Their enchanting ‘Alouette’ lighting collection includes bird-themed ceiling lamps, standing lamps and desk lamps. The powder-coated metal lights feature on-trend brass joints and are available in white or black. I love the graphic lines and clever cone-shaped illuminating tails. The lights are handmade in […]

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Birdy of the Week: Tropical Bird

Tropical Bird by Matter & Matter. Tropical Bird is one clever wee bird. Designed by South Korean design studio Matter & Matter, it’s essentially a vessel that once filled with coloured pencils or pens, mimics the feathers of a bird. If you’re a bit of a bird nerd, you could try imitating different kinds of […]

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