Nov 11, 2012

House Bird for the Father

When we still lived in Tapiola, there was an apartment we used to walk by very often. Through the window we always admired an Eames House Bird the owners had placed sitting on top of the fireplace. So it was quite fitting that for the very first Father's Day, Pekka received a House Bird of his own as a present (in addition to the traditional underwear and pajama pants, of course).  
Eames House Bird
Actually, the House Bird is not really an Eames design, but originally a work of American folk art from 1910 that the Eames found in their travels and installed in their Pacific Palisades living room. This beautiful black bird fits like a glow also to the top of our fireplace!
Beak up!
On top of the fireplace next to the House Bird is a teak ice bucket by Danish designer Jens Quistgaard from 1958. It was found from a Swedish internet auction a few years ago. It is beautiful as well, but was just too big for our previous apartment. Again, one more reason to be happy for the new home!
Staring to the horizon

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