Flying Martha Ornithopter

 

I’ve admired Haptic Lab for years, but after having the chance to meet Emily Fischer a few weeks ago and see her latest creation in person I might be classified as a fangirl. The Flying Martha Ornithopter is a flying machine that uses a flapping wing motion to fly, just like a real bird. The simple mechanical toy powered by a rubber band is named after the last passenger pigeon, Martha, who died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. To make Martha take flight, simply wind up the bird and gently release like a paper airplane. (She also makes a charming companion when displayed in your home.)

 

 

 

 

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April Favorites

1/ Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House That Lars Built
My friend Brittany created this incredible book for the color lovers of the world. Inside you’ll find 40 projects using nothing but the creative power of paper! I’m hooked.

2/ Case Study Table Top Mushroom Planter with Plinth
I love Case Study’s modern ceramic planters! This is the latest I’ve added to my collection, an interesting mushroom shape in their new mustard hue. In case you missed it we’re giving one away, too!

3/ The Simplicity Collection from Aera
This little home fragrance machine helps keep my home smelling pet-free, and their latest collection – citrus, lavender, white tea, sandalwood, cherry blossom, and vanilla – are the perfect scents for this transitional time of year.

4/ Saya Designs Taro Hair Stick
I’ve been using this gorgeous hair stick constantly in lieu of hair elastics. It helps keep my hair from breaking off and the dark, reddish rosewood paired with golden tamarind is just beautiful.

5/ Eastside Design Co. Enamel Pins
Are you an enamel pin junky, too? These little guys from a college friend’s shop are my latest additions.

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