Pencil Sharpeners Get Second Act as Birdhouses

Pencil Sharpeners Get Second Act as Birdhouses
Design

The Nest Project creates city-ready homes for birds, with pencil shavings serving as nest materials

Jeb Brack
  • 7 september 2015

Amid the noise of city life, some sounds are harder to hear, such as the chirping of birds. Without their natural habitat, songbirds leave urban areas for greener pastures, woods, and parks. Fieldwork Facility, a UK-based design firm, hopes to change that through The Nest Project, an initiative to bring birds back to cities by encouraging people to work in pencil for a single week.

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