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Category Archive: Birdies

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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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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