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"Swedish Self-Assembly Trinkets" by Rory Phillips

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"Swedish Self-Assembly Trinkets" by Rory Phillips

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Bower Bird was a postcard project celebrating the art of collecting, curating, and personal artifacts. Each of the 90 contributing artists created a limited edition series of postcards with subjects ranging from historical memorabilia, house plants, fossils and bones, national park attire, ancient books, and more. These objects may not have monetary value, but a rich history of our lives, interests, and personal influences- the collection is a modern day cabinet of curiosities. 


Rory Phillips
"Swedish Self-Assembly Trinkets"

Limited Edition Postcard: 
6.25" x 4.75" in. 
2 Color handpulled (by me) screenprint
French Paper 100# cover True White Speckletone & Poptone Lemon Drop 

About this collection:

"This is a sampling of my extensive collection of Svenska Byggäsmycken or Swedish Self-Assembly Trinkets. Every piece of flat-packed Scandinavian furniture comes with one of these authentic cultural items. I've been collecting them for years and storing them lovingly in the traditional way—in odd drawers, boxes and bins. I have provided the Swedish names and their English equivalent, however I'm afraid some of the lovely emotion, charm and depth of meaning is lost in the translation."


Purchasing Limited Edition Works:

The postcards will be poly bagged and shipped in a rigid flat mailer. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 14 days of purchase, while international shipping may vary. We fill all orders on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have questions about your order, are purchase multiple pieces, or would like to inquire about special request, please send us a note to We would be happy to help!

Thank you for your support. 

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