The birdhouse gets a modern update
It's official: Bird décor is cool. But for every silhouetted sparrow we appliqué onto a throw pillow, we also try to offer the same stylistic courtesy to our actual feathered friends.
Below, the coolest ways to make a birdhouse a home:
While Nathan Danial's Burd-Haus creations take their cue from the Bauhaus movement, each tiny structure--made from reclaimed wood and recycled materials--is actually a very specific architectural study. We love this Frank Lloyd Wright-esque creation ($149) and this Danish modern "chalet" ($69), though our favorite might be the birdhouse with an attached pool ($225), designed for upper-middle-class birds.
New York-based clay studio J Schatz makes many stunning ceramics, but we're currently obsessed with its gorgeously glazed bird feeders and homes. The Egg House ($135) gives wrens and chickadees a place to nest and hatch their young, while these peppy feeders ($125) bring the hummingbirds a-flocking.
More of a DIY type? Make your own ornithological abode with the help of a handy kit. We like that this paintable Box for the Birds ($32) slides into place sans nails or glue. But we're also dying to build the sleek Bird House Finland ($69). After all, Scandinavians design everything better.