Curious Trends

11/11/2012

Parrots and parakeets in fashion and home accessories


Parrots, parakeets and brightly feathered birds are popping up all over the place, from desktop wallpaper to vintage style wall coverings. Tropcial bird inspired greens, blues, reds, yellows and pinks are increasingly being used for home accessories and items of furniture too.


Examples recently spotted include Pols Potten’s kitsch Christmas ornaments:

Retro style parakeet furniture by Lucy Turner (table above top and cocktail sideboard below):


Exotic bird wallpaper by Louise Body:


Parrot taxidermy and curiosities:



This curious trend was last spotted in the mid to late 1970s, when parrots were a popular theme for fashion fabrics and kitsch household ornaments. See examples below:

1970s fabric:
Late 1970s t-shirt motif:


Decorative ceramic parrots:
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