According to family lore, when I was young my grandmother once asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.


“I want to be a bird on a wire,” I told her, deadpan.  


I’m not sure why I said this (I certainly wasn’t listening to a lot of Leonard Cohen at the time) but things have obviously turned out a bit differently.  


If my bird on a wire dreams had ever come to fruition, you'd probably find my wire in close proximity to the unique bird feeders featured below. During the spring and summer months, these home accessories that are part garden décor/part avian buffet become pretty ubiquitous. By hanging the below seed dispensaries you’ll ensure that you stand out from the flock. 


Audubon Soda Bottle Bird Feeder @ Design Within Reach ($15)














Perch! Birdfeeder @ Branch Home ($88)















Rubicon Edu-Kitting Kids Recycled Bird Feeder Kit @ Song Bird Garden ($39.99)














EarthCraft Birdhouses @ GreenBird (12.99)














Kikkerland Foldable Bird House @ Kikkerland ($4)





















SUCK UK Bungee Bird Feeder @ SUCK UK(£7.50)



















EcoTough Classic Bird Feeder @ Wild Birds Unlimited ($71.99)




















Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

The seedy underbelly
Springtime is prime feeding time if you’re in the habit of distributing seeds to your winged neighbors.