Bird Houses of a Different Sort by artist Emmet Duggan

Bird Houses of a Different Sort by artist Emmet Duggan
Home, 24” x 36”, oil on panel, 2020

Bird Houses by Emmet Duggan

We’re no stranger to birds in art, being enormous fans of the work of artist David Tomb and the graphic design of Charley Harper and we love bird houses. But we’d not yet seen anything like the paintings of Emmet Dugan which depict birds in houses quite a bit differently. (more…)

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Stunning Limited Edition Single Malts For Bird Lovers

Italian whisky traders Lion’s Whisky and Whisky Antique teamed up with Jens Drewitz of Sansibar to create a new label called Antique Lions of Spirits (ALOS). The first series, The Birds, are six single malts with drop dead gorgeous labels and packaging.

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Ceramicist Stephen Bowers Serves Up Parrots on Plates With His Camouflage Series

stephen bowers camouflage bird plates

The focus of ceramicist Stephen Bowers’ Jamais Vu, a recent exhibition at Lauraine Diggins gallery, was be a remarkable dining set. Richly adorned serving, dinner and entrée plates, each displaying an Australian parrot are highlighted against a complex layering of background patterns to result in the breathtaking Camouflage Series tableware. (more…)

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Like Audubon On Acid: Surreal Nature Artist Tiffany Bozic

Surreal Nature Artist Tiffany Bozic
above:a detail from one of her most recent paintings, Triangle of Love, inspired by the spotted owls that nested this past summer in front of her house.

If James Audubon dropped acid his prior to working, his detailed renderings might have looked a little like those by surreal nature artist Tiffany Bozic. (more…)

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Modernist Items for the Home from Illustrator Charley Harper

Charley Harper home decor

Charley Harper was an American original. For more than six decades he painted colorful and graphic illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike, from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, until he passed away in 2007, at the age of 84. His work style has a Mid-century Modern meets Art Deco vibe to it and an aesthetic that is timeless. These items make great gifts for bird, animal and art lovers. (more…)

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Burn Wood, Baby, Burn. The Incredible Pyrographic Art of Julie Bender.

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When I first came across these, I found it so hard to believe they were actually wood burnings. The intricate rendering of texture, the detail and the overall appearance seems as though it’d be virtually impossible to create with a pyrographic tool. Julie Bender has shown me otherwise. (more…)

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