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Design

An Owl-Shaped Cabin Invites You to Sleep off the Grid in Bordeaux, France

July 7, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

A cluster of three hollow wooden owls peer out from the end of a dock in Bordeaux, France, connected from within to form a two-story cabin. The Watchers was designed and built by Zebra3, a local contemporary art production company. The design was inspired by the small owls that nest on the ground in the surrounding marsh, with shingles to match their feathery heads.

“The idea of ​​birds came to me very quickly,” said Candice Petrillo, Zebra3’s key designer on the project. “After the last extension of the commercial zone, I saw migrants swirling around in the sky, looking for the old dried wetland. The nod of animal eye and the curve of the object are a tribute to the sculptors François Pompon and François-Xavier Lalanne.”

The structure is a part of a series of unique buildings scattered throughout the region, cabins that invite guests to spend the night for free in order to encourage hiking and exploration. The project, Les Refuges Périurbains is a collaboration between Zebra3 and Bruit du Frigo. You can see more of the area’s cabins on Les Refuges Périurbains’ website, including this lakeside home shaped like a cloud. (via Inhabitant)

 

 



Photography

An Owl Flying Straight into a Camera Looks like a Hovering Spaceship

November 4, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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British photographer Russell Savory captured this amazing shot earlier this summer of an owl flying directly toward his camera. With its wings pulled back, it looks like a hovering two-eyed spaceship. Though don’t let the perspective fool you, Savory was shooting from a distance with a 600mm telephoto lens.

 

 



Design

Owl Prints from Lumadessa

November 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Some wonderful owl prints by Josh Brill over at Lumadessa. Available as giclees in three sizes and 5% of the proceeds are donated to charity. (via omg posters)