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Latin for Bird Lovers

20160301-075744.jpg New book titles are arriving at the shops each week. Books about design, art, food, life and yes, birds. Birds have played a very big role at both shops since they opened, with a section devoted to them, always. There are lotttts of us fans out there. Latin for Bird Lovers explores over 3000 bird names, with beautiful illustrations to follow them up. The perfect gift for any bird lover in your life. I think it makes a swell coffee table addition as you can refer back to it time and again plus you can read snippets here and there. We are always more than happy to write an inscription in a book for you, do a fab wrap on it, as well as ship it out.

A lovely first day of March to all!
From rainy but oh so green Seattle,



Birds & Eggs by Laura Zindel

20121128-055812.jpg I adore this card. “Put a little bird house in your soul.” What a great sentiment. It is kind of how I felt when I rounded the corner on one of my buying trips and spotted the stunning work of Laura Zindel.

20121128-060156.jpg I was surrounded by her birds. Her pencil drawings are silkscreened and printed as enamel transfers, creating her tabletop line.



20121128-060729.jpg We have had a bird section since we first opened 14 years ago, so I knew they had found a good home. The simplicity of her work is what really caught my eye.

20121128-061015.jpg They almost have a feel of old English engravings. I really like to see beautiful images on every day objects, like plates and bowls, so they can be enjoyed each and every day.


20121128-061309.jpg All of her work is produced entirely from her studio in Brattelboro, Vermont, which is a converted barn on her property next to her 1778 farmhouse. Which made me love it all even more.