Formal Falconry. Tiroler Goldschmied’s Exclusive Diamond-studded Hawk Hoods in Abu Dhabi.

Diamond-studded Hawk Hoods

My friend Jaci is traveling in the Middle East and taking fabulous pictures, a few of which included photos of Faloncry. This reminded me of an Italian Jewelry company I had read about that makes outrageously diamond studded, gold threaded, leather and crocodile falcon hoods for Abu Dhabi. (more…)

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Architect Craig Steely Partners With Jeepney Projects To Design A Philippine Eagle Reserve Ecolodge With Modern Ecopods.

above: the proposed Philippine Eagle Reserve Ecolodge 
Mindanao, PhilippinesArchitect Craig Steely has partnered with Jeepney Projects Worldwide to conceive of and design an Ecolodge in…

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The Bird Apartment – Collective Housing For 78 Birds and One Human.

Nendo Bird Apartment

The Nendo Bird Apartment is a an unusual treehouse designed by Japanese design firm Nendo for the Ando Momofuku Center, a facility devoted to promoting and increasing access to nature activities. The facility is located in a forest in Komoro City in Japan’s mountainous Nagano Prefecture. Nendo’s treehouse is designed to be collective housing for many birds and one person. (more…)

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Neoshed Birdhouses and Bird Feeders For Modern Architecture Lovers.

Neoshed birdhouses hero IHIH

Neoshed, who makes prefab garden sheds in various sizes also makes handcrafted birdhouses and bird feeders based on those very sheds. If they sound familiar, I wrote about them in 2008, but at that time the birdhouses and bird feeders were still in the prototype phase. (more…)

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Product Pick of the Week: The Barcelona Bird Pavilion by Monique Engelund.

Barcelona Bird Pavilion by Monique Engelund

Designer Monique Engelund designed this stunning birdhouse and feeder for Menu, inspired by the famous 1929 Barcelona Pavilion, designed by the legendary German architect Mies van der Rohe. (more…)

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Fowl Footwear by Shoe Designer Kobi Levi.

Shoe Designer Kobi Levi

Freelance footwear designer Kobi Levi turns shoes into art for the feet. My favorites of his many impressive designs are his interpretations of birds into fine leather footwear for women. The high-heeled shoes are imaginative and yet, attractive. Each piece is hand-made in his studio. (more…)

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