Inspired by Wabi-Sabi

Our boxes embrace a simple aesthetic, the materials we use are humble and sustainable. We work around the beauty of simple details and our design origins are based on a way of understanding and living that appreciates nature and materials that age and weather. Our flat packed designs are specially designed to support the needs of some of our vulnerable urban wildlife: birds, bats and bees.

A swift watch, with banging & fledging

July 27, 2015

We were very privileged to see a fledgling leave the nest for the first time whilst swift watching with Edward and Mandy Meyer of Swift Conservation on Marta Strand's terrace in last week. We had been invited to see behaviour called 'banging' - gangs of swifts race past the nest, briefly pausing at the nest hole, sometimes clinging briefly to the bricks before moving on.

Why the Bat flies by Night

July 13, 2015

Bat City Duped 

A BUSH rat called Oyot was a great friend of Emiong, the bat; they always fed together, but the bat was jealous of the bush rat. When the bat cooked the food it was always very good, and the bush rat said, "How is it that when you make the soup it is so tasty?"

The bat replied, "I always boil myself in the water, and my flesh is so sweet, that the soup is good."