Photo by Steve Henke
Loll Designs birdhouses
Leave it to Loll to update the summer birdhouse. The Duluth-based furniture company already modernized the classic Adirondack chair and put their own spin on a tree swing, so birdhouses must have been a no-brainer. Their answer to avian living shares the same clean lines as the rest of their goods, and the colorful, feather-friendly homes have that same durable heft—these babies wont, er, fly away in a storm. The weather-resistant cubes, cubbies, and A-frames are made out of recycled milk jugs—part of the company’s eco-initiative that you can feel good about buying into. Go ahead, grab some binoculars and tell your neighbors you’ve got your very own backyard airbnb.
Paint, Sunburst, by Benjamin Moore, settergrenacehardware.com; Loll designs cube birdhouse ($79) and Pitch birdhouse ($79), both available at Room & Board, 7010 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-927-8835, roomandboard.com; Arbor house with thermally modified maple front ($94), available through Loll Designs, lolldesigns.com