The Friday Five: Bird Feeders at Amara

A few years ago, I wrote a post about modern bird feeders. This post has caught the attention of several readers, but most recently, Amara contacted me with info about their current bird feeder stock. I was surprised to see so many modern feeders in one place. Since I’m already itching for spring to arrive, it seems like a post about bird feeders is highly appropriate.

I’ll start with this bird feeder that Amara kindly sent me (see it on Instagram). Since I shared it on Instgram, I picked up bird seed (I can’t even remember what kind), and I hung it up on a tree in my backyard. The lady who helped me buy the bird seed said it would take a few days for birds to realize it’s there. While I haven’t seen so many birds flock to it quite yet, I’m hopeful they will. How could they not? Look how pretty it is!

garden-trading-bird-nut-feeder-1-jpgGarden Trading Bird Feeder, $28

I absolutely love the design of this second feeder. Talk about modern! I’m not quite sure where birds perch to eat the seed, but I love the donut shape, and the hook and cord seem very strudy.

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Eva Solo Bird Feeder, $59 (on sale)

This bird feeder is by the same brand as the previous one, but its design is quite different. It’s a mini feeder with a larger hole. I do like the simplicity of this design.

mini-bird-feeders Eva Solo mini bird feeder, $63

The next two bird feeders are by the same manufacturer, but they’re different shapes. I like the mix of white and wood on these classic feeders. There’s not much room for more than one bird though, is there?

haven-white-birdhouse-24x20cmD&M Haven White Bird House, $92

haven-white-birdhouse-17x15cmD&M Have White Bird House, $87

As I learned, Amara’s curation is amazing. The company carries designers such as Alessi (my fave!), Fornasetti, Jonathan Adler, and Orla Kiely. It ships world wide, and you can choose your preferred currency option as you shop online. I’ve listed the above items with the Canadian prices, and delivery is free to Canada for orders above $200.

Thanks again to Amara for sending along the feeder! I hope it makes the birds happy! All opinions are my own.

Fashion: Cornelia James

If you’ve been following any of the¬†“what Kate wore” updates, then you will¬†have heard already¬†about Cornelia James.

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This UK glovemaker has been making the Queen’s¬†gloves for decades and has received the Royal Warrant – a¬†recognition of excellence. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing¬†the bow-tied Imogen style gloves in New York City this week, and just for fun, I thought I’d gather together a collection of their white gloves for a royal blog post. Oh, the fun!

Imogen-day-glovesImogen pure wool gloves

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Beatrice pure wool gloves

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Rose cotton gloves

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Annabel cotton gloves

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Scarlet cotton gloves

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Genevieve cotton gloves

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Tatiana duchess satin gloves

Trifti-Cornelia-Jameshttp://www.corneliajames.com/Trifti ski glove

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Zum See ski mitten

Any favourites?

Design: The White Company

I love it when people send me photos of white things. The two photos below are of The White Company¬†– a beautiful UK-based store that has everything from linens to kids’ toys to clothing. Michelle sent me the first photo ages¬†ago (around Christmas time last year, I believe), and my brother-in-law Jeff sent me the second one from St. Pancras Station in London¬†a couple of months ago.

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Thanks to Michelle and Jeff for snapping these storefront photos. I’ll have to make sure to see them in person one day soon!

 

White Out: Around the World

Our White Out series continues today with a look at what white goodness our readers have spotted from around the world.

In New York City, Jeff sculpted a family of simple white mushrooms.

sculptures and photo by Jeff G.

In London, Lindsay snapped a photo of The White Company store (I’ll take one of everything please!).

photo by Lindsay W.

In Toronto Sarah recently bought a couple of Le Creuset trivets that have such a pretty design. It looks like cast iron to me but this French Trivet is actually silicone.

Sarah M.’s new white Le Creuset trivet

And to round of today’s series, Daniela snapped a photo of this fountain sculpture during her visit of Nuit Blanche in Toronto earlier this fall. The sculpture, titled Viva La Dada, Baby!, is a tribute to Marcel Duchamp created by Jolie Fejer and Viliam Hrubovcak. It was part of the Dada Reboot! exhibit curated by Thom Sokoloski. Duchamp’s now-famous (in 1917 it was quite controversial) urinal, the Fountain is considered by some as one of the most important works of 20th century art.

toilet fountain installed for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2012; Distillery District; photo by Daniela D.

I continue to be impressed by all the white our readers are finding in their surroundings. Please continue to send your submissions for White Out to me at whitecabana [at] gmail [dot] com.