Geometric Birds Formed From Bright Folded Paper

Istanbul-based paper artist Tayfun Tinmaz left a career in modeling to begin producing paper art designs, a practice of geometric-inspired works he collects under the name Paperpan. To produce each piece he first individually folds several dozen colorful triangles. Next, he fits these discrete parts together like a puzzle, forming tropical birds such as parrots, toucans, cockatoos, and more.

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.”

Exceptional Steampunk Sculptures by Igor Verniy

From heaps of scrap metal, old bike chains, and silverware, Russian metal artist and steampunk sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, butterflies, and other unusual creations. Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts enabling each piece to be posed in several lifelike positions. “The 22-year-old master Igor Verniy graduated from Moscow State University, he is an engineer in the field of metal, a specialist in the evolution of stars and astrophysics. Igor Verniy writes on his page: “In the 21st century there are still fans of old school ideas. These are people who are nostalgic for rusty metal, gears, and the smell of motor oil.” Igor is one of those True Metal fans.

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.”

Living Typography

“These days, it is hard to imagine just how common house sparrows used to be. Sparrows were everywhere, the ultimate groupie to humankind. It seemed that they were untouchable. Study proves that there is a sharp decline in the number of house sparrows. The driving force is the lack of nesting and breeding spaces. With high-rises and malls coming up everywhere, the birds have been displaced. So, an idea called “Living Typography” was developed. Hollow wooden 3D alphabets that could also act as a bird’s nest were created. Appropriate alphabets were sent to a friends and family. They could keep it outside their house as their nameplate or house number. This nameplate/House number also acted as nests for birds amidst concrete jungle of the city.” Project was created by Nishant Jethi from Mumbai, India. Take a look!

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.

“Songbirds” – Steampunk Sculptures
by Mullanium

Today we want to show you cute steampunk sculptures. In 1991 artist Jim Mullan got collection of old original decoys and they were a studio decoration for many years. In 2006 birds from this collection became the basis of new collection “Songbirds” containing small and big fun steampunk birds. “Each bird is hand made in our Florida studio using old carvings as our models. The unusual relics we use such as croquet balls, binoculars and old toys give each inspiring bird their own personality. These sculptures give life to the once forgotten pieces of yesterday.” At the moment Jim Mullan and his wife Tori produce these steampunk sculptures under the brand Mullanium. Have fun!