The Affinity House for Sparrows is a sloping, sculptural design by Ryan Bruxvoort. Made of 65 strips of wood, the gently curved birdhouse was precision-cut from just two solid boards of maple. Along the top and bottom, the pieces are horizontal. On the sides, however, they are a solid teardrop shape. Together, the varied cuts of timber form a complex and attractive home for small birds.

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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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