Posts Tagged ‘bird’

Keep in Peck bird wall hooks

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Bird wall hooksBird design quirky wall fixtures and fittings

We love browsing the Apartment section of ModCloth, as they tend to sell some quirky home products. Even though they’re based in the US, they do ship to the UK, which is a definite bonus.

Our latest find is this set of Keep in Peck bird design wall hooks. The five silver woodpeckers are made from sturdy metal and rock along a white bough.

You can hang coats, scarves or towels from the woodpeckers beaks, or loop items through their cut out wings. It’s a fun and functional storage option for a hall, porch, kitchen or bathroom. The hooks come with all the fixtures and fittings you need to hang the piece securely on the wall.

The Keep in Peck wall hooks cost $44.99 per set.

New Owlet wallpaper from Turner Pocock Cazalet

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Contemporary owl design wallpaperQuirky contemporary and modern owl wallpaper

Turner Pocock Cazalet (whose funky zebra and tennis wallpapers we’ve featured previously) have added a gorgeous new wallpaper design to their collection.

The Owlet wallpaper features a lovely owl design that was inspired by Catherine Cazalet’s love of owls. The contemporary style wallpaper is produced in a sketch-type manner, reflecting the fact that it is hand-drawn, with owls perched on circular swirls of vine leaves.

The wallpaper colour is Hague blue on warm white and the design works as well in adult spaces as adorning the walls of children’s rooms.

The Owlet wallpaper is sold in 10m rolls and costs £72 per roll (including VAT). It can be purchased from Turner Pocock Cazalet in the UK or The Wallpaper Collective in the US.

Carved marble bird tealight holder

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Stylish modern tea light candle holder

Marble candle holder

Every home needs at least one tealight or candle holder (even if you don’t light the candles), so here’s an elegant carved tealight holder to tempt you from the new range at John Lewis.

Made from smooth marble, in the shape of a bird, it would be a lovely item to use to create a centrepiece or add atmospheric light to a room in the evening.

Even when not in use we can see it working equally well perched on a mantlepiece or sitting on a shelf in a room of your home.

The carved marble bird tealight holder is reasonably priced at £15.

Animal inspired cushions from ContemporaryLab

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

ContemporaryLab have some great new animal inspired cushions in stock, all designed by Katie & The Wolf.

Modern fox design cushion

Martha cushion

The Martha cushion features a striking fox design. It’s made from digitally printed silk and screen printed organic cotton and the back of the cushion is nicely finished off with button details.

Perch bird cushion designed by Katie and the Wolf

Perch cushion

As the name suggests, the Perch cushion features a brightly coloured turquoise bird perched on a leafy bush. The back of the cushion is plain (the same bluey grey shade as the bush), with two contrasting buttons.

Contemporary bird cushion by Katie and the Wolf

Gather cushion

Birds also feature on the Gather cushion, but in a rather different design. Definitely more modern and contemporary in style, the monotone colours of the bird and black background of the cushion contrast with the bright colours below.

All of the cushions by Katie & The Wolf are priced at £54 each and can be purchased from ContemporaryLab. The site sells lots of unique and unusual pieces of furniture, lighting, textiles and kitchenware by award-winning new designers, so is well worth a browse.

Bargain alert: Contemporary bird cushion

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Summer sale home offers from Primrose and Plum

Bargain bird cushion

Yes, it’s birds again….but we love the look of this contemporary bird cushion.

Based on folk designs, but with a modern twist, the cushion features an array of colourful birds in red, orange, blue, grey and green. The 45cm square cover is made from a cotton and linen mix and it has a feather pad inside.

Originally priced at £25, the bird cushion is now a bit of a bargain at only £15 from Primrose and Plum.

You’ll need to hurry though, as there’s only one left….

More sale bargains can be found in their Summer Offers section.

Quirky bird salad bowl and servers set

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Bird trend modern salad bowl set

Serve salad in style

Isn’t this salad bowl fab? I’ve been waiting for it to come back in stock, as it’s so unusual and will make serving salad (or anything else) so much more fun.

The white salad bowl is a nice shape and is made from durable plastic, so you can use it for outdoor entertaining or picnics too.

It’s the salad servers – a spoon and fork – which really bring the piece to life. Produced in a fresh green colour, the servers have two little birds (sparrows, apparently) on the end of their handles, which sit perfectly on the side of the bowl, as if they’re peeking over the edge.

The bird salad bowl and servers set is £29.95 from Rockett St George and will certainly liven up my dining table!

Owl egg cups by Hannah Turner

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Hannah Turner owl owlie egg cup

Owl egg cup

Wiltshire ceramicist, Hannah Turner, has launched a new range of owl egg cups, which follow on from the success of her quirky owl collection.

Available in a choice of three colours – blue, pink or yellow – the 3D effect of the egg cups makes the wise old owls look as if they’re almost about to take off!

The owl egg cups are 7cm in height and can be purchased direct from Hannah Turner for £29.99 each.

Bird box tea towel from Soulful Toaster

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Bird trend kitchen dishes tea towel from Soulful Toaster

Birdy tea towel

There’s a seemingly neverending trend for birdy themes in interior design and homeware products, but as we’re still discovering more quirky products and unusual designs, it doesn’t seem done to death quite yet.

It’s a while since we last featured the shop Soulful Toaster, but here’s a cool blackbird tea towel that they’re currently selling.

The bird box teatowel features a graphic image of three blackbirds standing on a mass of three dimensional boxes and is different from some of the other bird trend pieces we’ve featured before.

The design has been screen printed onto the cotton teatowel, and they’re all printed in East London.

The bird box teatowel costs £9.50 from Soulful Toaster.

Upcycled glassware by Who’s? Glass

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Vintage recycled milk bottle vases by Who's? Glass Lars Persson glassmaker bird vaseAbsolut vodka glass jugUpcycled glassware from Lars Persson

Would you believe that the green glass bird vase above started off life as a Perrier bottle? It’s true and all of the items shown have been upcycled from discarded glassware.

North Devon-based glass company, Who’s? Glass, specialise in transforming domestic glass waste into contemporary products. All the bottles they use are collected locally and are heated and shaped by hand. They’re a great example of effective homeware upcycling and produce some innovative products.

If you’re fond of retro pieces, then the 1970s milk bottle vases will raise a smile (£24.95). The delightfully quirky Perry Perrier water bird vase is fantastic and a limited edition of only 100, all of which are unique and individual (£19.95 each).

If vodka is your favourite tipple, then the cocktail pitcher or jug made from an old Abolut vodka bottle is a must (£24.95). Gin drinkers are catered for too, with the slimline Gordon’s Gin vase or straw holder (£22.50).

All of these creative glassware creations are made by Who’s? Glass and can be purchased from their online store.

Get a bird nesting box

Monday, March 8th, 2010


Spring seems to be sprung at long last, bulbs are popping up in the garden and it’s time to give a thought to the birds.

We’ve been having a lot of interest in our bird box recently, with two blue tits spotted checking it out this week – we’re hopeful that they may consider nesting in it this year. If you want to do your bit for nesting birds, it’s not too late to get a bird box up in your garden.

This blue tit box from Dig Your Home is made from sturdy FSC-accredited wood and finished off with a nice copper roof. As well as attracting blue tits, it’s perfect for other small birds, including coal tits. It’s only £12, with no postage charge, from Dig Your Home.

They have various other bird boxes availabe too, including ones specially designed for great tits and wrens.

In addition, if you spend over £20, you can get 10% off by using the promotional code “DYHMD2010″.  The discount offer is available on all orders until 14/3/10.

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