5 Reasons to Put a Bird on It!

It remains to be seen whether the hilarious Put at Bird on It! skit from IFC's Portlandia that satirizes the indie design and DIY world's obsession with animals (birds in particular), will keep the trend going strong or drive it to extinction. Given that birds have a long history as a decorative motif — no matter how sick of them we may get at times — my guess is they'll be around for awhile.

In honor of my trip to Portland, Oregon last weekend and with no particular rhyme or reason, here are a few of my favorite birds in decor that exist a bit outside the same-old-same-old.

SHOWN ABOVE:

1. Rehabilitated dinnerware by Sarah Cihat

2. Green Jay painting by Josie Morway

3. Alessi Lilly Bird Soy Sauce Container

4. Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson Dinnerware, Peacock Teapot

5. Bird Vase by Gleena Ceramics

MORE BIRDS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:

Bird Motif: 5 Inspired Things for the Home!

Flights of Fancy: Bird Themed Decor