Birds, Bats and Bees

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  • timber: Rolf Sachs
    timber: Rolf Sachs
  • folded paper: Michael Young
    folded paper: Michael Young
  • catalogues: Marcus Tremonto
    catalogues: Marcus Tremonto
  • paperstring: Tomoko Azumi
    paperstring: Tomoko Azumi

  • As you know, we’re a sucker for funky lookin bird houses. This little selection caught our eye.

    Back in 2008, around 20 international artists and designers came together to create habitats for threatened British species from recycled materials for a charity auction in London. The brief was set by environmental organisation, Adventure Ecology and auction house, Phillips de Pury & Company, as an attempt to upcycle the auction house’s waste in a creative way.

    The paper, plastic and wood discarded in the process of packing, moving and installing art works and exhibitions was up-cycled to create habitats for the rapidly declining numbers of bird, bat and bee species in urban areas.

    Not sure how practical they are, but we love anyway. :)

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    References: http://www.dezeen.com/