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98 Avian Advances

From Bird-Inspired Fashion to Birdhouse Creativity

— November 15, 2009 — Art & Design
Since Icarus, birds have been inspiring humans to great heights. Bird architecture is always interesting, and bird-inspired home decor is often whimsical and fun.

Check out these bird-ovations. My favorites include the birdhouse designed to stick out of a penthouse window and the waterfowl sink. They’re birdalicious.

Implications - The concept of flight is fascinating because it suggests freedom to escape at a whim. This is an especially attractive aspect for consumers living in today's chaotic society filled with mutli-tasking, tight schedules and video conferences from home. Thus, birds and wings are influencing all industries, from fashion to automotive and art and design in hopes of emulating the same free spirit.
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Reincarnation Pods
Reincarnation Pods
'Never Die Bird Feeder' is Made From Bird Food & Human Ashes
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97
Penguin Poo Pursuits
Penguin Poo Pursuits
Scientists Find Lost Birds By Tracking Their Feces
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96
Mighty Avian Ads
Mighty Avian Ads
Vitakraft Birdseed is Superfood for the Flying Set
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95
Faux Bird Games
Faux Bird Games
This X's and O's Set Sets Your Guests Atwitter
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94
Broadband-Racing Birds
Broadband-Racing Birds
South African Pigeon Takes Down Internet in Data Delivery Dash
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93
Bird-Inspired Thrones
Bird-Inspired Thrones
Perch On The San Damas Chair
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92
Bird Foot Sculptures
Bird Foot Sculptures
Handmade Animal Bronzes
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91
Avian Safety Innovations
Avian Safety Innovations
Anti-Collision Devices for Birds Prevent In-Flight Fatalities
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90
Giant Public Turkey Stuffing
Giant Public Turkey Stuffing
The 55 Ft Bird Basting Hoax
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89
Bird Feet Ornament
Bird Feet Ornament
Rare Device Design
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88
Cigar Box Paintings
Cigar Box Paintings
Ed Musante's Birds
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87
Potty-Trained Parrots
Potty-Trained Parrots
Owners Teach Their Bird to Poo in the Loo
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86
TV Bird Houses
TV Bird Houses
Theft Deterring Avian Lure Looks Like a Hidden Video Camera
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85
Furniture Design for Nature Lovers
Furniture Design for Nature Lovers
Birdy Chair Chirps Love Me
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84
Bird Dance-Offs
Bird Dance-Offs
World's First Avian Dance Competition
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83
Animal Apartments
Animal Apartments
Neil Oxlee's Man-Made Tree Lures Butterflies, Bats & Birds
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82
Fowl Poop Facials
Fowl Poop Facials
Bird Poo Proves to be Therapeutic for Your Face (UPDATE)
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81
Birds-Eye Music Videos
Birds-Eye Music Videos
‘Mad World' Music Video Gets Inventive on a Budget
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80
Twitter Toys
Twitter Toys
Application Logo Becomes Ollie the Twitterific Bird Vinyl Toy
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79
Robotic Birds
Robotic Birds
The RoboSwift 'Eyes in Diguise' is a Micro Aerial Vehicle
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78
Bird-Vertising
Bird-Vertising
Friskies Bird Seed Ad
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77
Round-the-World Green Flights
Round-the-World Green Flights
Solar-Cell Hy-Bird
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76
Animal Beaches
Animal Beaches
Maleo Birds Get Exclusive Place To Heat Their Eggs
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75
Birds & Bees Jewelery
Birds & Bees Jewelery
$20,000 Enamel Ring
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74
Viral Snowball Effect
Viral Snowball Effect
Backstreet Boy Bird
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73
Rotting Bird Art
Rotting Bird Art
Kelly McCallum's Show at the New York Gallery Will Gross You Out
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72
Jailbirds as Cover Models
Jailbirds as Cover Models
Keifer Sutherland in ‘Men's Vogue'
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71
Bird Backpacks
Bird Backpacks
The Pak O Bird Puts Your Feathered Friend in the Lap of Luxury
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70
Beijing Olympic Furniture
Beijing Olympic Furniture
Bird's Nest Inspired X Lounger
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69
Nature-Inspired Songwriting
Nature-Inspired Songwriting
Jarbas Agnelli Uses Birds on a Wire as Musical Notes
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68
Pig Out On A Big Bird
Pig Out On A Big Bird
Bacon Wrapped Turkey For Thanksgiving
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67
Basketball Playing Birds
Basketball Playing Birds
AJ the Parrot Is The Squaking New Darling of YouTube
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66
Moonwalking Birds
Moonwalking Birds
TeeFury Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson
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65
Designer Living for Birds
Designer Living for Birds
The Eva Solo Bird Box
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Birds As Slaves
Birds As Slaves
Vending Machine Trains Crows To Make You Rich
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63
The WurlyBird
The WurlyBird
An Amusement Park Ride For Your Living Room
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62
Glass Bird Cages
Glass Bird Cages
Esque Studio Design
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61
Futuristic Aviation Havens
Futuristic Aviation Havens
Wara Urwasi Designs New Structure for Bali Bird Park
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60
Avian Couture
Avian Couture
Apparel for Birds
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Bullet-Proof Bird Houses
Bullet-Proof Bird Houses
The Architect's Bird Feeder
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58
Wearable Bird Feeders
Wearable Bird Feeders
The Double Feeder Hummingbird Hat Attracts Attention, Protects Your Dome
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57
Naturally Eco Urban Decor
Naturally Eco Urban Decor
Emilie Cazin Birdhouse for City-Dwelling Nature Lovers
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Bird Rings
Bird Rings
Jewelry with Exotic Feathers
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55
Dead Raven Wear
Dead Raven Wear
Roksanda Ilincic's Spring 2010 Collection Takes from the Birds
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54
Birdcage Lanterns
Birdcage Lanterns
70 Glowing Gold Jaulas de Lux Dangle on the Maubeuge Waterfront
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Fowl Fashiontography
Fowl Fashiontography
Raquel Zimmerman Flies Like a Bird For Vogue Nippon
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Billbirdhouse
Billbirdhouse
Billboards Recycled into Birdhouses
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Death By Pigeon Poop
Death By Pigeon Poop
Birdie Diapers Might Not Be Far Off
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Pet Bird Diapers
Pet Bird Diapers
FlightSuits With "Poop Pouch"
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Beekeeper Couture
Beekeeper Couture
Mismatched Apiculture Fashion Fit for the Birds and the Bees
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Naughty Wildlife
Naughty Wildlife
Scandalous Birds & Bees Print Ad Pushes the Limits
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Bird-Headed Models
Bird-Headed Models
Diet Butcher Slim Skin Shows Fowl Fashionistas
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Ethereal Insect Platters
Ethereal Insect Platters
Copper Spiral & Vibrant Fused Glass Butterfly Feeders Also Attract Birds
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Birth Control Pill For Pigeons
Birth Control Pill For Pigeons
Hollywood Birds on OvoControl P
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Bird-Brained Headbands
Bird-Brained Headbands
Anastasia Chatzka's Kooky Fashions Fly High
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Bird-Inspired Wine Decanters
Bird-Inspired Wine Decanters
Riedel's Swan and Paloma
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Backpack Bird Cages
Backpack Bird Cages
The PetPocket
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Charming Architecture Inpired by Birds
Charming Architecture Inpired by Birds
Quetzacoatl Nest
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Birdlike Loungers
Birdlike Loungers
Nature-Inspired 'Indulgence' Seating by Lukasz Opalinski
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39
Coffee Table Art Books
Coffee Table Art Books
Gary Fernandez Draws Women, Future Landscapes & Birds
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Robo-Spy Birds
Robo-Spy Birds
The Pentagon Develops the Revolutionary Hummingbot
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Solar Birdhouses
Solar Birdhouses
Glowing Perch by OOOMS Attracts Insects for Birds at Night
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Feathered Fashion Comebacks
Feathered Fashion Comebacks
Look Like a Goth Birdbird With Hats by Fiori e Fiamme
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Fashionable Wigs and Birds
Fashionable Wigs and Birds
The Surreal World of Alex Prager Brings Back 60s Quirkiness
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Caged Dresses
Caged Dresses
The Birdcage Dress is a Fully Functional Wearable Brass Bird Cage
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Edible Bird's Nests
Edible Bird's Nests
Swiftlet Spit is Eco-Destructive Asian Aphrodisiac
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Flip The Bird Shoes
Flip The Bird Shoes
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Bird-Inspired Cars
Bird-Inspired Cars
Malaysian Concept Vehicle Pecks Its Way into Eco-Friendly Territory
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Architectural Bird Feeders
Architectural Bird Feeders
Stunning Metal Sculptures by Joe Papendick
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Aviary Lighting
Aviary Lighting
The Birdhouse Lamp Infuses Any Room With Tweet Outdoor Elegance
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Bird-Brained Headwear
Bird-Brained Headwear
'The Birds' Faux Crow Headpieces Channel Hitchcock Classic
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Bird-Inspired Lighting
Bird-Inspired Lighting
Japan's Yukio Hashimoto Designs the 'Moonbird' Table Lamp
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Fly Like A Bird
Fly Like A Bird
NASA's Latest Flight Project
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Bird-Flipping Lookbooks
Bird-Flipping Lookbooks
Arielle de Pinto 2010 Jewelry Collection Gives a One-Fingered Salute
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Avian Apartments
Avian Apartments
'Super Kingdom' Birdhouse Exhibit
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Flying Shelves
Flying Shelves
The 'Snow Bird' by Marisko Studios Gives Your Walls Some Flare
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Bird Nest Furnishings
Bird Nest Furnishings
Eclectic Designs by Christopher Guy Channel Luxury Animal Abodes
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Butterfly-Inspired Cars
Butterfly-Inspired Cars
The Nissan Teana Birdwing Concept
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Big Bird Dresses
Big Bird Dresses
Paris Hilton Beirut Party Dress Was a Neon Yellow Feathered Frock
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Birdcage Lighting
Birdcage Lighting
Roost Hatches Some Bright Home Decor Ideas
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Caged Bird Clothing Collections
Caged Bird Clothing Collections
Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2010 Compares Models to Birds
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Surrealistic Fashion Birds
Surrealistic Fashion Birds
Gaby Herbstein's Aves Del Paraiso
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Quirky Solar Balcony Lights
Quirky Solar Balcony Lights
Bird-Legged Glowing Globes Are Eco-Friendly Eccentricity
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Birdcage Skirts
Birdcage Skirts
New Wave 'I Put a Spell on You' Editorial Showcases Cage Couture in Black & White
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Waterfowl Sinks
Waterfowl Sinks
The Swan Vessel Sink by Amin Designs is Birdyful
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Landing Without a Parachute
Landing Without a Parachute
Bird Man Suits
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Birdcage Chairs
Birdcage Chairs
'Nest Armchairs' From Autoban Design Studio
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Animal Hybrid Advertising
Animal Hybrid Advertising
Photoshopped Bird-Dogs Promote Witty Molen
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Origami Bird Hats
Origami Bird Hats
Suzaan Heyns Creates Edgy Designs for Spring/Summer 2010
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Avian Aquariums
Avian Aquariums
Fish Bird Tanks
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Architecture Nestled in Nature
Architecture Nestled in Nature
Tokyo's 'Dancing Trees, Singing Birds'
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Bird's Nest Updos
Bird's Nest Updos
Asiris Creative Shows 'Strong Passion' in Fashion Photography
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6
Bird Fashion
Bird Fashion
When Nature Influences Style
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Gothic Avian Fashion
Gothic Avian Fashion
Alexander McQueen's Bird-Inspired Campaign
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Hummingbird Fashion
Hummingbird Fashion
The Protege Collection
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Junkyard Animal Sculptures
Junkyard Animal Sculptures
‘Yardbirds' Are Scrappy Eco-Critters Created from Recyclabl
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Avian Fashion
Avian Fashion
Bird-Inspired Designs
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Bird-Eating Spiders
Bird-Eating Spiders
Australia's Giant Golden Orb Weaver
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