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Birds, Birds, Birds

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Birds, Birds, Birds
Birds, Birds, Birds

For the latest Good Things, Present & Correct celebrates birds in all forms of art and design

Everyone loves birds. They look pretty, they sing a fine tune and they can fly without carbon emissions. Some even talk whilst others go wonderfully with some stuffing. This week we pay homage to our feathered friends. Also, if you're tired of traffic noises, why not tune into Birdsong FM? For tweeting 24/7.

There are many brilliant photographic studies of birds to be found online, but with their pastel plumage and soft palettes, the collection by Luke Stephenson has become one of the better known. Leila Jeffreys' parrots and cockatoos are also worth a look.

Siberian Bullfinch #1
Siberian Bullfinch #1 © Copyright 2014 Luke Stephenson Photography
Neville, Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo
Neville, Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo © Copyright 2014 Leila Jeffreys
Java Sparrow #3
Java Sparrow #3 © Copyright 2014 Luke Stephenson Photography.
Jarra, Cockatiel
Jarra, Cockatiel © Copyright 2014 Leila Jeffreys

If we have learnt one thing from Claude and Francois Xavier Lalanne, it's that you can never have too many flamingo tables or duck shaped beds. Since the 1960s, they have been producing furniture shaped as various flora and fauna, inspired by their belief that "the supreme art is the art of the living."
Bird Table and Bird Chair
Bird Table and Bird Chair By Claude & Francois-Xaiver Lalanne
Bird Rocking Chair, 1974
Bird Rocking Chair, 1974 By Claude & Francois-Xaiver Lalanne
Bird Bed
Bird Bed By Claude & Francois-Xaiver Lalanne

A favourite part of our own collection are these beautifully painted avian flash cards, dating from 1962.
Bird Flashcards, 1962
Bird Flashcards, 1962 Courtesy of Present & Correct
Bird Flashcards, 1962
Bird Flashcards, 1962 Courtesy of Present & Correct
Bird Flashcards, 1962
Bird Flashcards, 1962 Courtesy of Present & Correct


Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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