Guest Post: Feather Your Nest

Julie, the design blogger behind, talks about birds!

Birds seem to be everywhere these days – in both fashion and home décor. I’ve swooned over bird necklaces and earrings at Workshop and Flock, not to mention those adorable stuffed owls by Tracy Lam and Hilary Cosgrove.

Stuffed Owls by Hilary Cosgrove


My husband and I recently bought our first house after three years of condo living and my nesting instinct has kicked in – literally.  I have twice as much space as I used to and I’ve been looking to add some feathered creatures to the mix.

In the spirit of Flock, here are some of my favourite birds in home fashion…

Thomas Paul’s Maize print

Here’s another way to incorporate Thomas Paul’s flock:

steal the style!

Mags & Fags on Elgin Street used to carry three different cards with these motifs and I still regret not buying and framing them.

Bird clothes pins from

A very creative bride used them to hang her seating plan – love it!

Dwell Studio’s Peacock Citrine Duvet Set

Although based in NY, Dwell’s talented founder and creative director Christiane Lemieux is 100% Canadian.

Just lovely!

In case you can’t get enough peacock, Allem Studio makes a beautiful plumed pillow.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a little DIY, it doesn’t get much cuter than these bird cage lanterns.

Try some birdie DIY!

Perfect to brighten up a room!

The full instructions can be found at:

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Fall on the doorstep!

the weather outside may be a bit chilly, but things sure are heating up inside our shops! believe it or not, this is the stack of boxes that was delivered to flock this morning – all full of great fall goodies!  i have so many favourites that i couldn’t even begin to think of listing them all here – wordpress just doesn’t give me that much space! (-;

the beginning of the season is a great time to shop!  i know it’s no secret that some of our designers make only one-of-a-kind pieces and others send us only a size run of a particular item, so come in now!  try a bunch of stuff on and you will leave with the perfect dress, jacket or skirt, sure to be your ultimate basic for fall!  i just bought the greatest little annie 50 dress in black and purple lace!  woo hoo!

and…special treat! tomorrow, by popular demand (and the result of a whole lot of good natured badgering by yours truly), Julie Barnes of will be our guest blogger!  the word on the street is that she’ll be talking about bird prints (inspired by flock maybe?) in clothes and interior decor…you won’t want to miss it!