A roof for you, a home for your furry friends


If you’ve ever wanted to wake up to the chirping of birds, the Birdhouse Tiles are the best way to go about it. Not just a roof above your head, these tiles provide roofs above the heads of birds too. Integrating a birdhouse into the ceramic tile, the Birdhouse tiles can be used alongside regular ones, letting you put as many birdhouses you want on your roof.

Designed in consultation with Vogelbescherming Nederland (a Dutch organization that is concerned with protecting avian life), the Birdhouse helps support and house local birds, letting them flourish instead of dying out or migrating. Inside the Birdhouse, underneath the roof tile, a carefully designed nesting basket made of wood and bird screen is attached. This nesting basket ensures good ventilation, prevents the birds from moving to other empty spots underneath your roof and makes it really easy to clean the nest after a breeding period.

By installing one or more of these Birdhouse roof tiles, you give birds a safe haven to nest and raise their chicks. Instead of crawling under the roof tiles to build a nest and becoming pests rather than pets, the birds can now linger in their own cozy terracotta row houses!

Designer: Klaas Kuiken

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A Perfect Place to Perch


With lovely spring colors and a unique vertical design, the Piou birdhouse make for an interesting outdoor decoration as well as a comfortable home for your feathered friends. Each is skillfully made from ceramic and plastic and features two distinct color options, green and orange, to vibrantly accent your outdoor space.

Designer: Martin Chapuy





Not Strictly For the Birds

XD Design’s Tweet Birdhouse and Hoot Bird-feeder go claw-in-claw to create a happy environment for feathered friends! Minimalistic and easy to maintain, they’re an ideal addition to any bird-lover’s garden. Mount either from any branch or housing exterior- then, simply unscrew the bottom of the house for quick annual cleaning and add seed to the feeder from the top to keep em’ coming back for more.

Designer: XD Design

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Live Stream Of A Bird Feeder That Looks Like A Cafe

Live Stream Of A Bird Feeder That Looks Like A Cafe
This is a bird feeder that looks like a cafe. You can watch a live stream of birds getting their grub on HERE. Photographer Magne Klann came up with the idea, model maker Lars Aurtrade brought it to life, and Norwegian broadcaster NRK is producing the live stream. Pretty stinking adorable if you ask me. […]
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Death Star Birdhouse

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That’s no moon! Take that Star Wars Angry Birds- how about something better like Star Wars REAL birds?! Hang up this Death Star Birdhouse from it’s wire hanger in your yard and plan your revenge against those Rebel bird forces. This ceramic birdhouse is modeled after the twice exploded battle planet space station super weapon of destruction from the original (best) Star Wars trilogy.
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Birds fly in the hole on the side and a drainage hole in the bottom keeps it dry (and free from Tie Fighter mosquitoes). Hang it up and watch all the geekiest birds in the universe make their home in your backyard Death Star. (via)

Death Star Birdhouse

MakerBot’s contest winners print a better birdhouse


Like The Longines Symphonette before it, Thingiverse's army of 3D printing enthusiasts don't rest, so when MakerBot put them to the task of building a better home for wayward birds, they naturally jumped into action. Not to put too fine a point on it, but while we're still a ways from indoor plumbing and the like, the American Craftsman Bungalow is surely the sort of thing any upwardly mobile winged friend would want to call home. The first place winner gets (fittingly) an Eggbot, some PLA filament, display space at the MakerBot NY store and the admiration of birds everywhere. And if Hitchcock has taught us anything, it's that you want those buggers on your side. You can download the schematics for all of the winners in the source link below, complete with the standard whistles and bells.

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Death Star Birdhouse: That’s No Nest

We’ve seen birdhouses that look like R2-D2 and C-3PO, but if your feathered friends lean towards the Dark Side – and are suckers for official Star Wars merch – forget about the droid nests and get this instead. It’s an officially licensed Death Star ceramic bird nest. Now that’s what I’m Tarkin about.

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It doesn’t have a superlaser, but at least it doesn’t have vulnerable reactor cores either.

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You can order the Death Star birdhouse from the Fowndry for about $39 (USD).

[via Bit Rebels]


Google Maps Icons IRL Are Birdhouses

Taiwanese artist Shu-Chun Hsiao created these IRL Google Maps icons and stuck them around random locations. Not only are they cool pieces of street art, they double as birdhouses. Hsiao explains that birds have the closest thing to a real Google Maps experience because they can fly over and area, swoop down (or zoom in), and arrive at their destination. I don’t know about all that, but I do know that the next time I go out to get pancakes after getting really stoned and see one of these Google Maps icons I’m gonna be super freaked out and start yelling, “I can’t tell what’s real and what’s not any more!”


Google Maps Icons IRL Are Really Birdhouses

If you live in the area where Taiwanese artist Shu-Chun Hsiao set up his latest project, then you might be wondering why various locations have real and physical Google’s Maps icons plastered prominently on their walls or doors.

Wait a while, smell the flowers, and watch the birds, and you’ll have your answer.

Google BirdhouseThese Google Maps icons aren’t just pieces of pop art based on the search giant’s popular maps application. They’re actually birdhouses that I’m sure birds of the right size will find a pleasure to live in.

Hsiao explains: “The project is aiming to put numbers of birdhouses all over the city for bird to accommodate. The iconic symbol will become a navigating landmark for the flying birds. Birds, have the most real experience of Google map. Birds can fly through the city, through streets. A birdhouse becomes their destination as Google Map(s) does.”

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I’d like to have one for my house, please and thank you very much.

What do you think about Hsiao’s project?

[via Freshome via Laughing Squid]