A Birdhouse “for Rich Birds”

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Oli-Bird is a recent creation by the Finnish designer Nikolo Kerimov. Exploring what “luxury” could possibly mean to animals, the critical design is a birdhouse sarcastically targeted at “rich birds.” The birdhouse’s metallic roof gleams over the glass jar structure and polished wooden entrance and perch, elements strapped together with cognac-colored leather. For people, the item signifies wealth more than the average man-made nest. Yet, the design begs the question, would a bird even use it, encouraging us to think about what gives finery value. Photography by Lassi Häkkinen

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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