Geo-Birdhouse

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Geo-Birdhouse

March 17, 2010
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March 17, 2010
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Midcentury architect/visionary R. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic shapes have turned up everywhere, from sports arenas to hippie communes, but the great man never got around to designing a birdhouse. So L.A.-based multimedia artist and designer Kelly Lamb has now filled that gap. “Birds and Buckminster — it just clicked for me,” says Lamb of her Fuller-inspired Geo-Birdhouse. “The shape is so easy to nest in!” In a nod to Fuller’s psychedelic ’60s popularity, Lamb dangles her white ceramic birdhouses from a neon-pink string. “The contrast against the natural environment is so beautiful,” she says. The houses have a trapdoor for spring-cleaning, and Lamb reports they’ll attract a variety of small warblers, finches and sparrows. “I love the playfulness of small birds,” she says. “Watching them interact with the geodesic sphere is really cool!” areaware.com