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  • Wrap Modern Birdhouse in Vintage Orange
    Wrap Modern Birdhouse in Vintage Orange
    Burd- Haus
  • Mid Century Modern Birdhouse
    Mid Century Modern Birdhouse
    Burd- Haus
  • Modern Trapezoid Birdhouse
    Modern Trapezoid Birdhouse
    Burd- Haus
  • Case Study: Modern Birdhouse With Attached Pool
    Case Study: Modern Birdhouse With Attached Pool
    Burd- Haus

  • Tamar Mogendorff

  • Tamar Mogendorff

  • J Schatz

  • J Schatz

  • Boutique Cascades

  • Boutique Cascades

  • Studio Ditte

  • Studio Ditte


  • I was a very early bird this morning, up with the dawn chorus, tweeting and twirping, and gathering info on my favourite designer bird houses around the world.

    Some of you will remember the Bird Textiles cuckoo clock, a limited edition range of clocks we released a couple of years ago, inspired by both the classic German cuckoo clock and the humble bird house. I love a good bird house.  So, here’s a few treats to tickle your fancy....plus a  special treat for those of you who don’t have a spot for a bird house.

    First up, Nathan Danials amazing Burd-Haus.  Nathan says his goal is to ‘create modern shelters for our fine, feathered friends’.  His is a contemporary, tongue-in-cheek take on the humble bird house, using classic modernist shapes and fresh aesthetics. With names like ‘Mid Century Modern Birdhouse in Matte Black’ and ‘Case Study: Modern Birdhouse with Attached Pool’, these little gems get 10/10 from us. He describes the aforementioned as ‘the second addition of the modern case study series for the upper middle class modernist birds. A fully functional, water-tight pool is accessible from a side entrance of the house. There are two chill-out spots pool-side that hover above the water surface and act as a perch for the main house.’ Love it.


    Second, Tamar Mogendorff. Well known for her fantastical creatures, swans, bears, mushrooms, and of course her bird houses.....all hand sewn from fabric and thread in her Brooklyn, New York studio. I first spotted these gems a few years ago, but they are still a firm favourite. More of an indoor pretty kind of birdhouse than an outdoor practical variety but divine all the same.

    Third up, the Egg Bird Houses by J Svhatz, also in New York. Available in eight retro colours, you may wish to give birds a home, and a place to hatch their young, with these colourful and durable handcrafted ceramic Egg Bird Houses. Simple, sexy, stylish. Definitely suit your uber chic kinda bird.

    Fourth up, these 100%  recycled cardboard birdhouses from the guys at Boutique Cascades. Catering for our more grass roots earthy homegrown Bird varieties, at an amazing $8.50 each (!) they are an absolute bargain.  Made from NorShield cardboard which renders it water-repellent, thus protecting it against bad weather and extending its life, these little birdhouses are more sturdy than they look. Easy to assemble, no need for glue or twine, and we love that the kids get to colour them in. Chuck it in the compost at the end of the season.

    And finally, for those of you without a spot for a bird house, why not have a whole wall of them with this super cool wallpaper from Studio Ditte in the Netherlands. Available to purchase from The Collection in Paris.

    Have a great week. :)


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    References: http://design-milk.com/
    http://papernstitch.com/shop/burd-haus-by-nathan-danials
    http://www.tmogy.com/
    http://decor8blog.com/
    http://www.jschatz.com
    http://www.inhabitots.com
    http://boutique.cascades.com
    http://www.studioditte.nl/home
    http://www.thecollection.fr/v1/