Ever wondered why pink flamingos are so popular in fashion, interior design, and art? Known as the hot pink queen of kitsch, the plastic flamingo was created by a sculptor back in 1957. His name was Don Featherstone, and he ended up winning an Ig Nobel Art Prize for his creation of what was originally meant to be a three-dimensional lawn ornament. Reportedly, Featherstone based his design flamingo photos he saw in National Geographic. Somehow this sculptor had captured the visual style of an era: the pink flamingo soon became a symbol of Americana. The quintessential yard décor piece that went from eccentric and kitschy to being recognized as a nostalgic piece of art.
I´ve always felt drawn to the playful, retro look that flamingos add to any type of design piece, and that’s why this one-piece by Bikinima called my attention. Check out the caption below the image for details about the rest of the pieces I am wearing.