November 2014

Plumed Piranha

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 21, 2014

in CRAFT,DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

Plumed Piranha

Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud 3This Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud uniquely combines a well preserved taxidermic pirahna with beautiful moulted bird plumage!

“…carefully arranging the plumage to reflect the original patterning along the fish…Salaud has created the quintessential frankenfish!” – www.designboom.com

Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien SalaudNo doubt, this is the quintessential Frankenfish – Artfully strange and mystical in the same breath! For more information about this artist and to see more of his feather art, press this link.

“…In the artist’s own words, each of his works offers “a different point of view regarding what an animal can be (that of the Cartesian or the geneticist, the predator or the prey, the sorcerer or the mystic)”. – www.palaisdetokyo.com/en/julien-salaud

Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud 2

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 14, 2014

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,FLORAL,HOLIDAY

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, Here are 24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces! We especially love the rich colors and textures autumn brings. This fall is the perfect time to be inspired by the warm golden hues of natural feathers. Using an assortment of Rooster, Guinea, TurkeyPheasant , Feather Ornaments and Wreaths, these centerpieces are sure the make a statement at this years dinner table. Come see as at The Feather Place so we can help you incorporate feathers into your holiday decor!

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

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Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion

Featuring Plumed designs from fashion powerhouses like McQueen, Gucci, Prada, Dries Van Noten and more, the Bowes Museum will be the only place to see these Birds of Paradise.

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show. WATCH the full report from ITV.com.

Installation view of "Birds of Paradise - Plumes & Feathers in Fashion" at MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

It will also demonstrate that thanks to design houses such as Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten feathers are firmly back on the fashion agenda and once again featuring strongly on the catwalk.– JOANNA HASHAGEN

Thierry Mugler, Haute Couture Collection Spring Summer 1997

Whereas in the past, feathers were generally appreciated for their value and refinement, contemporary designers now see them as an expression of freedom and spirituality.– BOWES MUSEUM’S KEEPER OF TEXTILES, JOANNA HASHAGEN

Rochas by Olivier Theskens, Fall-Winter 2004-2005

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion - Roger VivierFeeling inspired and need to get your hands on some feathers…? Come visit us at The Feather Place Los Angeles and NYC ; let us help you realize your feathered fashion dreams!