Paper Aviary at St James’s Market – Paper Birds Exhibition

Today we want to show you interesting project combining creative pavilion and beautiful paper birds by Estudio Guardabosques. “We are very happy to have been invited to exhibit our paper bird at St James London, in the United Kingdom. It’s a collaboration with the very talented DN&CO that took care of the whole project, and it features more than 100 birds that we specially designed for the occasion, stylized with iconic fashion patterns made by them. The Paper Aviary takes inspiration from Charles II’s exotic birdcage, which housed his collection of tropical birds during the 1600’s in the heart of St James’s Park. The exhibition nods to the style and craft heritage of St James’s. Each handcrafted bird displays plumage and patterns inspired by the fashion houses and craftsmen of the area. Houndstooth, checks and polka dots are taken from the fabric patterns of brands such as John Smedley, Turnbull & Asser and Aquascutum animating each paper bird. Enriching the experience further the exhibition features a curated soundtrack of birdsong. The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge from Feb 15th – May 2017.”

Bird Inspired Quetzal Chair by Marc Venot

French designer Marc Venot, has created an armchair named Quetzal, that was inspired by the bird of the same name. Designed for Spanish furniture manufacturer Missana, the chair has 14 overlapping bicolor pillows that resemble the feathers of the Quetzal, which are bright and colorful. “14 overlapped bicolor pillows manage to create an amazing visual impact and provide the product with the unique feature of being able to change the main color of the armchair in the blink of an eye.”

Hope Bird Collection by Jaime Hayon

Design-Apart, which delivers custom Italian design to the masses, is launching a series of limited edition objects produced in collaboration with top artists and designers around the world. Jaime Hayon was the first designer to be chosen and his collection, Hope Bird, was created with the help of Italian ceramics manufacturer Bosa. The collection is made up of 15 ceramic birds that while being identical in shape and size, are each hand-painted with a unique design. The golden and black painted birds represent hope and an optimistic approach to the future. Each bird stands 2 feet 4 inches tall and only one bird in each design is available starting December 12th.

Feather Art by Chris Maynard

By applying various techniques spanning the disciplines of art, design and craft American artist Chris Maynard carefully sculpts mini dioramas of the the flighted creatures. Maynard uses small eye surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels, and magnifiers to arrange the cutouts of feathers that have been used with permission from private aviaries and zoos. “Feathers are structural wonders, serving many functions. They also suggest important universal themes. Feathers are my medium. They are an ultimate achievement of nature and a pinnacle of wonder. After feathers perform their functions on birds, they are molted yearly but keep their beauty and complexity. I want to show feathers in a different light, off the bird. I enjoy highlighting aspects of a feather’s form, pattern or color. If I am successful, I hope to convey some intimate sense of the bird that grew the feathers… feathers are one of life’s perfect wonders; with this in mind, the three dimensional forms, colors, and shapes are preserved as they were on the birds they came from.”

Vintage Camper Birdhouse

In our previous posts we’ve shown you some interesting houses for beloved pets such as vintage houses for cats or dog mansions. And now it’s time for birds. You can invite birds to your garden with this Vintage Camper Birdhouse. It was inspired by the Shasta campers of the 1950s. “The color scheme is yellow gold over corrugated aluminum siding with a thin black stripe. The aluminum door is both a design accent and a deterrent to squirrels, while the curved awning is just pure style. Features a slide out bottom for easy cleaning, durable and stable marine grade plywood construction, brass fasteners and one and one half inch entry hole.” If you’re interested – you can buy it here.

Ceramic Birdhouse APA from Luis Porem

This beautiful birdhouse called APA was invented and created by Portuguese designer Luis Porem. Luis has designed a ceramic birdhouse, which can serve as a temporary nest for very small birds. Design of the house allow to hang it in many different ways – attached to a wall, on a long support pole, hanging from above or on a table top of other surface. The form is a simple cone, avaliable colours – different.