ceramic birdball house from green and blue

posted by the scholar on January 21st, 2008
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:

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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.

the houses are available in terracotta or white wall mount or hanging form, the feeder in white only, and you can find them on the green and blue website or at hen and hammock.


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2 Responses to “ceramic birdball house from green and blue”

  1. Bri Says:

    Sorry, I’ve been out of touch for a while, Gigi.
    These birdhouses are great! I love both styles. They are so simple and elegant. I hear ya on the cleaning aspect. Not having had birdhouses before, do you need to clean them often? I love the look.

  2. the scholar Says:

    bri! don’t worry about being out of touch – we will have more free time someday to freely flit about and converse with each other.

    i love the look too – so simple. and you do need to clean them out after the season is over, because they won’t come back to live in a dirty house the next year.

    now that mention this i guess i’d best get to cleaning MY house. 😉

    nice to see you!

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