For The Birds: Birdhouses for the Down and Out

The adorable Curiosity Shoppe is not likely news to you. An online (and off) retailer based in San Francisco's Mission District, they carry a selection of quirky housewares, books, and unusual objects that include talking paintings, "Put it there Pal" coasters, and ties that offer "how to" instruction.

The Curiosity Shoppe has recently teamed up with artists, Luke Bartels and Jeff Canham, to offer a neighborhood of wooden bird houses. This particular neighborhood is on the seedy part of town of course, and includes a bail bond office, a foreclosed home, a strip club, a liquor store and a pawn shop. These bird houses measure only 5-7" square and vary in height to about 11" tall. I am a sucker for all of the building detailing which includes newsstands, street lighting, dumpsters, payphones and surveillance cameras.

You can own one of these bird houses for your yard for a not so down and out price of $675.

(Images: Curiosity Shoppe)

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