One of my favorite Australian designers, Rachel from Bird, has just re-launched her website and it’s a spitting image of their cozy little storefront. If you’ve read through the pages of Style, Naturally, you would have immediately recognized her signature prints. Promise me that if you’re in Australia, you’ll take a beeline Bird-style to Surry Hills. Even if you are not in the shopping mood, you’ll at least stare in wide-eyed wonder of the store’s magical landscape of whimsical hand-printed organic cotton clothes, linens, notions and other novelties. When I was there back in June of last year I was certain a Beatrix Potter character would have nosed its way through the store - or some nymph or naiad would stretch its tiny limbs on one of the many printed notecards. Bird is definitely more than a store - it’s a state of mind that will let your flights of fancy soar.
For a video of the shopping day, click here.