I keep seeing swans showing up more and more in design lately and I have a feeling that my beloved owl is about to be dethroned by these giant white monsters. I know this might sound a little harsh but a few years ago I lived in a charming tourist town with a river that ran through the centre of town. In that river lived many swans and although I started out being enchanted and charmed by them, I soon came to understand that they are not cute and cuddly but rather mean and vicious. Attacks on dogs (including my own who thought this was a big feathery playmate), hissing at children and spitting at people...seriously! I am quite confident that I won't be donning any giant pieces of swan artwork any time soon but here's a peek at what I've been seeing showing up in interiors.
This one may actually tempt me...via
This is a photo of the annual "Parade of the Swans" from Stratford, Ontario (my former home). Each spring the town and loads of tourists would show up to watch the swans being paraded from their indoor winter facility back to the river. It's quite the ceremony with huge crowds and pipers playing their bagpipes as the swans waddle back to their summertime water. I will admit they are quite cute on this march. It's only when they're comfortably ensconced in their river home that they unleash their nasty.