Desk Storage and Other Things

desk storage from april and the bear

Browsing around the interweb the other day I came across this site called April and the Bear (great name I thought) and went in to investigate. Turns out it’s an Irish online retailer with a really good eye for interesting and unusual stuff.

chicken feet candle holder

Now I know you like a weekend wander round a new shop so here you are. And it’s perfect for anyone who might be thinking of buying presents at this time of year… no I can’t think why either.

tape measure vase and green bottle vase

I’m particularly keen on the chicken feet. I have no idea why. I am not a particular fan of the chicken and I’m probably slightly afraid of their clawy feet but there’s something about the way they’re standing which appeals. It’s a bit like Barry the Flamingo who moved in last week. He’s got good feet too.

barry the flamingo

Mind you Enid Cat was not impressed…


Still never mind her, go and check this site out for yourselves. It’s the last day of November – before the madness really starts.

Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. I love the pink flamingo! I couldn’t find it on that website though. Where did you get it from please?

      1. Thank you! I love DZD but had forgotten all about it. I see Barry has a friend available for purchase too … now the question is which one I like more. A tricky choice. Maybe I will just buy both and they can keep one another company.

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