Nesthetics designer Romulus Bowerbird remains closed-beaked about this year’s prognostication pad, saying only in a recently-issued statement that he is excited about the new design and feels confident that his work will meet the expectations of Park citizens.
But this morning, gossip web site headsNtales posted what it claims are accurate details of the 2016 pad. The so-called “blueprint” shows a two-tiered, free-form pad that is far greener than the one produced by Bowerbird last year.
It would not be surprising if Bowerbird succumbed to public pressure and added more green to this year’s pad, experts say. Last year, his decision to add blue and other colours to the design sparked controversy and, according to some observers, made many participants in the celebration “uncomfortable.”
Bowerbird’s comments during live coverage of the ceremonies were also controversial, particularly when he said that he thought green was overused, though he did not dislike the colour per se, because some of his best friends are green.
Those close to the designer, however, believe that if he does add more green to the pad this year, it will not be due to outside pressure. Instead, they think it would be a nod to his mate, who is green.
“Romulus is quite taken with her and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he designed the pad as a tribute to her,” says one friend.