Posts tagged birds
4:07 pm - Fri, Mar 15, 2013
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It’s wine o’clock somewhere, which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find. 
Today, it’s corks made into a bird house.
For other items in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series, check out the archive here.

It’s wine o’clock somewhere, which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find. 

Today, it’s corks made into a bird house.

For other items in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series, check out the archive here.

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2:47 pm - Mon, Feb 11, 2013
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London-based sculptor Barbara Franc creates one-of-a-kind animal sculptures using materials salvaged from discarded objects, such as old food tins, watch parts, and other scrap metal.

In her artist’s statement, Franc says:

I have always been fascinated by the shapes and sculptural forms of animals, they present a never-ending source of inspiration to me. I try to capture a feeling of their movement and presence in my sculpture. For this I use wire and other materials in a way that suggests drawing in three dimensions. This allows me greater freedom to add changes whenever I want during the construction to keep the feeling fluid and to reflect the diversity of movement and form. I increasingly use recycled and discarded materials as I enjoy the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting.

Spotted on Colossal. Find more on Franc’s Web site here.

2:38 pm - Tue, Jan 29, 2013
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Another DIY / repurposing idea that’s for the birds: 
Why not turn an old paint can or coffee can into a birdfeeder?
(Of course, it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the examples pictured!)
For a brief tutorial, see this Lowe’s Creative Ideas post.

Another DIY / repurposing idea that’s for the birds:

Why not turn an old paint can or coffee can into a birdfeeder?

(Of course, it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the examples pictured!)

For a brief tutorial, see this Lowe’s Creative Ideas post.

2:12 pm
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DIY / repurposing idea du jour:
Old boot screwed onto a tree or a fence = new bird house. 
For additional bird house, feeder, and other bird-related posts, browse through this subset of the Unconsumption archive.
[Photo spotted on Facebook here, thanks to friend Jim Mitchem. Source apparently is Livesay Photography. (Kudos to photographers who add watermarks to their photos!)] 

DIY / repurposing idea du jour:

Old boot screwed onto a tree or a fence = new bird house. 

For additional bird house, feeder, and other bird-related posts, browse through this subset of the Unconsumption archive.

[Photo spotted on Facebook here, thanks to friend Jim Mitchem. Source apparently is Livesay Photography. (Kudos to photographers who add watermarks to their photos!)] 

8:31 pm - Mon, Jan 14, 2013
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InDezign’s TweeTin instantly transforms your old coffee tins into a perfect nesting sanctuary for our feathered friends. Simply clean out your old tins, screw through the bottom to affix them to a vertical surface like a wall or tree, clip on the TweeTin cover and… voila!
Composed of flexible, recycled plastics, there are a number of sizes and each is easily to clean so they can be reused year-to-year during nesting season.

More: TweeTin - Birdhouse by InDezign » Yanko Design

InDezign’s TweeTin instantly transforms your old coffee tins into a perfect nesting sanctuary for our feathered friends. Simply clean out your old tins, screw through the bottom to affix them to a vertical surface like a wall or tree, clip on the TweeTin cover and… voila!

Composed of flexible, recycled plastics, there are a number of sizes and each is easily to clean so they can be reused year-to-year during nesting season.

More: TweeTin - Birdhouse by InDezign » Yanko Design

4:22 pm - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
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Two things Tuesday: Milk cartons
Got milk (cartons)?
Turn an empty milk or juice carton into a bird feeder or a bird house.

Photos: Top: Kaboose.com. Bottom: Youthworks Practice.

Two things Tuesday: Milk cartons

Got milk (cartons)?

Turn an empty milk or juice carton into a bird feeder or a bird house.

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Photos: Top: Kaboose.com. Bottom: Youthworks Practice.

12:48 pm - Thu, Jul 26, 2012
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fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

Fuck your old window frame on top of book stacks coffee table.

Ah, I recall seeing this “old window frame on top of book stacks coffee table” photo on Apartment Therapy. Apartment Therapy also featured this close-up photo of one of the table’s “legs”:

Something like this could work well in some households, e.g., those without kids or large dogs!
P.S. If the sight of over-styled settings amuses you, and you haven’t seen the Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table Tumblr, then check it out.
Related: This post — on how to tell if you’re living an “over-propped” life (referring to a New York Times article) — shared recently on the Unconsumption Facebook page.

fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

Fuck your old window frame on top of book stacks coffee table.

Ah, I recall seeing this “old window frame on top of book stacks coffee table” photo on Apartment Therapy. Apartment Therapy also featured this close-up photo of one of the table’s “legs”:

Something like this could work well in some households, e.g., those without kids or large dogs!

P.S. If the sight of over-styled settings amuses you, and you haven’t seen the Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table Tumblr, then check it out.

Related: This post — on how to tell if you’re living an “over-propped” life (referring to a New York Times article) — shared recently on the Unconsumption Facebook page.

3:18 pm - Sat, Feb 18, 2012
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In his mixed media sculptures of animals and insects artist Sean Avery creates fur and feathers using meticulously layered fragments of broken CDs.

(via Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs | Colossal)
See also: Earlier Unconsumption posts about unwanted CDs made into art here.

In his mixed media sculptures of animals and insects artist Sean Avery creates fur and feathers using meticulously layered fragments of broken CDs.

(via Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs | Colossal)

See also: Earlier Unconsumption posts about unwanted CDs made into art here.

10:18 am - Wed, Feb 15, 2012
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Brian Carlisle, whose bird houses we featured back in September (here), combines traffic light lenses with muffin pans to make bird feeders.
More on his site: GadgetSponge.com.
Related: Earlier Unconsumption bird-related posts here, and other uses for traffic lights here and muffin pans here.

Brian Carlisle, whose bird houses we featured back in September (here), combines traffic light lenses with muffin pans to make bird feeders.

More on his site: GadgetSponge.com.

Related: Earlier Unconsumption bird-related posts here, and other uses for traffic lights here and muffin pans here.

5:40 pm - Mon, Feb 13, 2012
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Another creative new use for old hubcaps …
Repurposed as bird feeders.
(1960s Ford Falcon hubcap-turned-feeder via StarlingInk on Etsy; spotted on Pinterest, via TreasureAgain.)
Related: Earlier Unconsumption posts on hubcap repurposing here, and other bird-related items here. 

Another creative new use for old hubcaps …

Repurposed as bird feeders.

(1960s Ford Falcon hubcap-turned-feeder via StarlingInk on Etsy; spotted on Pinterest, via TreasureAgain.)

Related: Earlier Unconsumption posts on hubcap repurposing here, and other bird-related items here

9:17 am - Sun, Feb 5, 2012
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Today’s tutorial: Turn old tea cups and saucers into bird feeders.
For the how-to / details — using caulk to attach cups and saucers to staircase posts (spindles) — visit the Something Wonderful blog.
(Spotted on Pinterest here.)

Today’s tutorial: Turn old tea cups and saucers into bird feeders.

For the how-to / details — using caulk to attach cups and saucers to staircase posts (spindles) — visit the Something Wonderful blog.

(Spotted on Pinterest here.)

2:42 pm - Tue, Jan 31, 2012
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Chicago-based artist Dolan Geiman puts salvaged materials to good use in his “rescued wood constructions” and other mixed-media assemblages. Even his paint is recycled, obtained via the city of Chicago’s paint exchange program. Visit Dolan’s Web site and/or Etsy shop to check out some of his other artwork.

Chicago-based artist Dolan Geiman puts salvaged materials to good use in his “rescued wood constructions” and other mixed-media assemblages. Even his paint is recycled, obtained via the city of Chicago’s paint exchange program. Visit Dolan’s Web site and/or Etsy shop to check out some of his other artwork.

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