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Birdy pick of the week

Byrdhouses  

I came across  Chris Eckersley’s beautifully designed ‘byrdhouses’ when he was exhibiting, along with Ella Doran and Sharon Elphick, at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. His collection of geometric steel nesting boxes are zinc-coated to prevent rust and powder-coated in a delightfully vivid palette of pastels and bright oranges. All metalwork is handmade by metal craftsman Billy Jefferson.

He was originally inspired by the quirky birdhouse set created for The Byrds when they appeared on Amercian TV in 1965. (Which makes them doubly-awesome in my books.) Check out the clip below of Mr Tambourine Man… ahhhh.

  • http://www.britishbeautyblogger.blogspot.com britishbeautyblogger

    Did you ever check out Alice Eden jewellery? (It’s okay, I’m not her PR!!!)…just that she does the most beautiful bird pieces….BBBX

  • http://www.weebirdy.com Top Bird @ Wee Birdy

    Hi BBB – thanks for the heads-up on Alice Eden, I shall look her up. xx

  • http://makedostyle.blogspot.com Make Do Style

    The petit garcon wants the light blue one with the black roof.

  • http://carolinedulko.blogspot.com Caroline

    I am in love with you blog :) just gorgeous! x