Gotta put a bird on it

Put a Bird on it by Caroline McGrath Put a Bird on it by Caroline McGrath in red

Unless you've been hiding in your nest for the past few years, you'll have noticed that our feathered friends have become a rather enduringly popular motif in the interiors world. Adorning everything from tea cosies to tote bags, it's been such an epidemic that they've even featured in their own spoof video, courtesy of our stateside friends (put a bird on it). But like all good trends, the design gurus have gone and done a Madonna, and have been feverishly working to reinvent the clichéd critters into something sharp and fresh. Step forward aptly-named Peter and Paul: the newest kids on the scene, these simplistic, streamlined little fellows look adorable perched atop food packets or when used as neighbour-envy-inducing clothes pegs. Still not convinced by the bird thing? Check out <a href=" Maxine Greer's Flock, a series of pure white paper sparrows designed to track and honour the decline of the species with hauntingly beautiful little models. Paperchase also have their own unique, David Attenborough-esque twist on it all too with their latest offering – white ceramic origami penguins (currently in-store only). You read it here first, people. Peter & Paul Bird Clips in red, black or white, £9.95 per pair, Caroline McGrath.

Look out for the December issue of Heart Home magazine, where there are more birds including Maxine Greer's Flock and Paperchase's penguin feature in our Christmas Decorating shoot