Urban Concrete Cuckoo Clocks and Brutalist Birdhouses.

Cuckoo Blocks by Guido Zimmermann

If It’s Hip, It’s Here has long been a fan of modern cuckoo clocks as is evident by previous posts beginning with our first way back in 2007, then one on Italy’s Diamantini and Domeniconi Cuckoo Clocks and finally the beautiful handmade Pedro Mealha Cuckoo Clocks. Now we bring you sculptural concrete Cuckoo Blocks by artist Guido Zimmermann. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Modernist Metal Birdhouses & Birdfeeders By Joe Papendick

Joe Papendeck modern metal Bird houses

Metal sculptor Joseph Papendick creates beautiful outdoor birdhouses and bird feeders. The collections I’m sharing with you here are his modernist and cubist designs. Made of steel and treated with primer and 2 coats of bright and beautiful enamel colors, they are available in the colors shown or any color combinations you’d like. Read more

Neoshed: Hip Housing for Unfeathered and Feathered Folk

Neoshed prefab sheds and birdhouses

Neoshed makes architecturally stunning prefab sheds for use as an office or pool house or whatever you’d like. Equally attractive are their birdhouses and bird feeders. Read more