In case you haven’t noticed, we love making IKEA items even cooler. So when I decided I needed a birdhouse for our yard, it occurred to me that the wooden Knuff magazine file might be the perfect solution. Keep reading to check out the stylish, modern birdhouse that I came up with.
The birds in your yard will be thrilled to move into this hip little haven! Here’s what you’ll need for this project…. Continue Reading
With spring in full force (and summer only a month away — YAY!), it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!
One of my favorite things about spring is watching the world come alive, from new buds on the trees to a flurry of avian activity in our yard. Celebrate the season and gives all those birds something to really talk about with one of these unique houses or feeders!
If I were a pet owner…buddy, my guys would be living in style. Mod dog houses, pet beds, Eames dot collars, you name it. After all, they’d have to go in my house, which doesn’t contain a lick of traditional nor country.
But, I’m not a pet owner. I have quite strong allergies to most any creature, and so, my only option is to share the modernism with the little guys who live outside my house. Continue Reading
Anyone interested in design and architecture can appreciate the brilliant combination of modern materials and contemporary lifestyle patterns inhabitated in the classic mid-century modern ranch home. But rare is the lucky individual that'll every live in an Eichler or an iconic Case Study House. Heck, most of us will never even live in California.
So bring some modernism to your house, whatever its era, by creating a home for your native avian population by building a mid-century birdhouse. Continue Reading
You may never get to live in an actual Case Study house, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look at one every day. “At Modern Birdhouses…, they’ve released a series inspired by architects of the Case Study Houses Program–specifically J.R. Davidson, Richard Neutra, and Ralph Rapson. They’re made of SmartWood oiled teak, with floating aluminum roofs in three signature modern silhouettes, and they ship preassembled, so you don’t have to be as gifted as Misters Davidson, Neutra, and Rapson.”
“Never mind some bread and nuts, if you really want to treat the birds in your garden, get them the ultimate in stylish living – scaled replicas of great architectural homes for birds.
That's what German design company Raumhochrosen is now offering. There's a range of homes including 60s gems like the Gunter Wratzfeld's House Watzenegg in Dornbirn (1963) and Rudolf Wäger's Dice House in Götzis (1965) through to more contemporary designs like the Futterhaus SU-SI (1998) and the Futterhaus Haus R. Continue Reading