For the Birds

Jeff Canham and Luke Bartels' cheeky mini cityscape for feathered friends

Painter Jeff Canham and woodworker Luke Bartels stumbled upon the idea to make birdhouses while sharing a studio space together in San Francisco. Now on view at local boutique The Curiosity Shoppe, their show “For the Birds” shows the mix of complimentary skills born of this friendship, a collection of birdhouses cleverly trimmed to mimic “seedy” urban counterparts. Well-known for signage and design work for …

Wingscapes BirdCam

Keep tabs on backyard bird feeders with Wingscapes BirdCam, a motion-activated digital camera enjoyed by the serious birders at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and amateurs alike. While designed specifically for bird watching (though it may mostly come in handy for identifying bullying birds driving away the robins or neighborhood cats prowling amidst the seed), the camera's time lapse mode also has the capability to …

Geo Birdhouse by Kelly Lamb

by Laura Neilson The birdhouse, most often found outside country cabins and other rurally-situated homes, just got updated for the city. L.A.-based designer Kelly Lamb's new geo birdhouse is a sleek new abode for any urban wren, finch or warbler. Developed throughout the mid-1900s, geodesic domes are most commonly associated with the architect R. Buckminster Fuller, who hoped to popularize them enough to offer a …