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Mother Pigeon’s Outstallation
Mother Pigeon's rapture with New York City's indigenous wildlife has led to a course of activism, through art and public installations. The artist, known to her human companions as Tina Piña Trachtenburg will debut a gregarious Flash Flock, designed...
DESIGN
Umut Yamac’s Perch Light
Architect and designer Umut Yamac’s Perch Light is an intriguing, playful piece of design. The stylized bird-shaped light sits still on its perch until you pass it, or a draft sets it in motion: then the bird gracefully swings, dipping back and...
TRAVEL
Birdbnb
Airbnb, a service just five years young, has rapidly become the largest lodging brand in the hotel industry and somehow, it's managed to fly under the radar for so many in the traveling world. The hugely successful, highly unconventional brand hosts...
DESIGN
Motion Box-Set
We first wrote about London-based artist Von's "Animal Series" when he exhibited at Brooklyn's Espeis Gallery back in 2007. Since then, his delicately rendered and abstracted monochrome images of various animals from the series have appeared on the...
CULTURE
Macaulay Library
The din of a tropical Australian dawn chorus, the jazzy tune of an indri lemur, the cacaphony of an underwater walrus—these are among the 150,000 audio recordings recently digitized and made publicly available as part of the Cornell Lab of...
DESIGN
Bird Bingo
London's Magma Books gives new meaning to bird calling with a handsomely illustrated bingo set featuring 64 of the world's most exotic feathered friends. Tapping RCA grad Christine Berrie to bring Bird Bingo to life, Magma's take on the classic...
TRAVEL
Babylonstoren
Located about 40 miles outside Cape Town in the renowned wine region of Franschhoek, the lush 500-acre Babylonstoren feels more like a utopia than a farm. Originally cultivated by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, today the former estate...
CULTURE
Anyone and No One
Currently at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, "Anyone and No One" is an exhibition that tests the limits of scale and complexity. The three pieces that compose the show are situated in both of Paul Kasmin's two Chelsea locations—a first for the gallery...
TECH
Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector
While navigating the endless maze at the 2012 NY International Gift Fair, we came across this playful take on a home essential, the smoke detector. The Chick-a-Dee is, simply put, a smoke detector shaped like a bird; it brings a bit of life to...
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For the Birds
Painter Jeff Canham and woodworker Luke Bartels stumbled upon the idea to make birdhouses while sharing a studio space together in San Francisco. Now on view at local boutique The Curiosity Shoppe, their show "For the Birds" shows the mix of complimentary...
TECH
Wingscapes BirdCam
Keep tabs on backyard bird feeders with Wingscapes BirdCam, a motion-activated digital camera enjoyed by the serious birders at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and amateurs alike. While designed specifically for bird watching (though it may mostly...
DESIGN
Geo Birdhouse by Kelly Lamb
by Laura Neilson The birdhouse, most often found outside country cabins and other rurally-situated homes, just got updated for the city. L.A.-based designer Kelly Lamb's new geo birdhouse is a sleek new abode for any urban wren, finch or warbler...
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PetPocket Bird Carrier
Forget toting dogs, iguanas or other pets, nothing will impress the in-crowd like bringing a bird to class or work. And now you can—on your back—in the PetPocket Bird Carrier. The PetPocket is a transportable birdcage, complete with a...
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