Designed by Pedro Mealha, this Cuckoo’s House delivers the nostalgic charm of a cuckoo clock without the persistent noise. In the modernized version, the bird’s sound is activated by a light sensor, so that the clock doesn’t chirp throughout the night. Additionally, there are two volume settings and an off switch, for when one has company or wants to take siesta. When the bird is programmed to sing, its beak opens and its wings flap. Available on Etsy, the Cuckoo’s House is made of acrylic and responsibly-sourced plywood and and finished with with an Oak stain, shellac, and beeswax.

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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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