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Reinhard Hunger Creates Quirky Birdfeeders From Random Found Objects
Posted By Ana Lisa On March 13, 2012 @ 5:11 pm In Art,Design,DIY,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
If you think about it, birds don't really care about how birdhouses look, as long as they provide enough food and a good shelter. With this in mind, German photographer Reinhard Hunger decided to make some rather randomly-styled crafty birdhouses with what he could source around his house. The idea was to repurpose different used objects that could provide non-migratory birds like bullfinches a cozy home during the increasingly cold European winters.
A retro boom box  could hold lots of seeds and can be hang from its handle on a tree branch or hook. Hunger’s grandmother’s chandelier  was decorated with some old Christmas tree branches and could feed up to 6 birds at a time. A few sliced coconuts and some cotton string topped by a wig make a bizarre yet biodegradable addition to the collection.
In a more elegant manner, a brass cake stand can also provide some food and shelter to our cute feathered creatures. If this year’s winter got a bit too long and cold, why not give your local birds an exotic Caribbean break ? Jokes aside, these ingenious, perhaps sometimes tacky examples, are an inspiration on reusing our old stuff in exchange for some beautiful songs.
Photos © Reinhard Hunger
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 boom box: http://inhabitat.com/mr-simo-repurposes-vintage-suitcases-into-sick-boom-boxes/
 chandelier: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-recycled-pet-bottle-chandelier-brightens-up-the-london-design-festival/
 Caribbean break: http://www.caribbeanbreak.com/
 Bransch: http://blog.bransch.net/?p=3280#more-3280
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