Design we love: chandelier feathers

At Symbolist, an intriguing and always mysterious second-hand store at 1080 Queen Street West, there is a big basket filled with these charming metal feathers. They cost a mere $3.00 each, and while they once apparently graced a chandelier (and some chandelier it must have been!), they can serve now as a poetic reminder of the writing people did before a) straight pens, b) fountain pens, c) typewriters, d) laptops and e) Smartphones and other handheld texting devices.