Darwin-inspired bird spotting

April 6, 2009

I went to the Natural History Museum yesterday to see the Darwin Big Idea exhibition, which was of course fascinating – I thoroughly recommend a visit before it ends on 19th April 09. It’s inspired me to go on the hunt for wildlife furnishings today and I’ve just come across Wesley Barrell’s charming new collection of bird and fish cushions:

Fish cushion, £65, Wesley Barrell

Fish cushion, £65, Wesley Barrell


bird-cage-cushion

Bird Cage Cushion, £60, Wesley Barrell

 

And how gorgeous are these bird wallpapers from The Little Greene:

Gt Ormond St parchment, The Little Greene

Gt Ormond St parchment, The Little Greene


Gt Ormand St parchment detail

Gt Ormand St parchment detail

I also bought a Bird House Painting Kit yesterday in the Natural History Museum shop, but  I’m slightly concerned that with my artistic skills I’ll scare away the birds in my garden, as opposed to encouraging them…hmmm…

Bird House Painting Kit, £9.79, NHM

Bird House Painting Kit, £9.79, NHM

I’m going to paint it and put it up in my garden this Easter weekend, so I’ll let you know if I get any ‘big ideas’ whilst bird spotting. In the meantime, as I’m sure you’re not holding your breath, check out the garden ideas section of the Ideal Home website and our top garden tips in the latest issue of the magazineEmily 

 

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