Resplendent Trogon Bird

These beautiful hand-drawn birds were taken from two books by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby; Beautiful Birds in Far-off Lands and Birds of Gay Plumage. Read More →

Helen Abson

Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

In the early twentieth century in the United States, the peacock feather was a fashion fad.  It appeared in hatpins, belt buckles, fob charms, collar and cuff pins, shirtwaist sets and the eye of the peacock feather was copied onto the new spring ribbons.  I call this colour swatch peacock feather.Read More →