filed under: clay, design, home accessories
multi-disciplinary designers gavin christman and kate knapp of the uk company green and blue have created a sculpturally pleasing birdhouse made of slipcast ceramic. they call it the birdball because it follows the rounded shape of natural nests. this functional house is well suited for titmice and other small birds, with an opening large enough for them to get in and and keep predators out. the response to this product was so positive that they added a squirrel-proof peanut feeder along the same lines to the collection:
i really wish they could have created an opening on the bottom for regular cleaning (instead of having to do it using a skinny coathanger), but i can appreciate how that would have messed with the design lines. that said, i think it is simple and gorgeous and i can imagine a heavily forested yard with these hanging around all the tree boughs.