A Signal Advance

I’m a great admirer of the ‘Çöp (M)adam‘ project for a number of reasons, not least the way they recycle waste into highly desirable, designer objects giving stuff that would otherwise end up in some landfill a new lease of life.

So, inspired by their example let me proudly present for your delectation and approval my latest concept. Actually it isn’t a concept any more, it’s become a ‘thing’ – several ‘things’ in fact!

It is a truly signal advance in expert seed feeders for small birds – in fact it represents exactly what it says on the package and it’s proving very popular with the locals! And, you can’t buy these at Ikea!

bird seed feeder

semi-plan view

don’t talk with your mouth full!


. . like I said, a signal advance in bird feeders with expert protection and fresh breath guaranteed! (Disclaimer: all photos of customers were taken in low light with our intrepid paparazzi concealed behind the kitchen window)

Alan Fenn, Okçular Köyü – I know, I really need to get out more!

20 thoughts on “A Signal Advance

  1. Shucks, guys – you always say the nicest things about us! Great bird feeder, though to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten close enough to a bird to smell its’ breath:-)

    1. . . nice to hear from you Tara – any chance of a place on the team based on my inordinate skill with the recycled plastic? Oh, of course, silly me! I’m excluded because I’ve had paid work at some point! 🙂

  2. Alan, There we were, making warm and fuzzy goos and gaas about your customers and then, when we saw the label on your new invention, we burst out laughing. Honestly, our hats are off to you – what a great idea and again, your customer service is impeccable.

    1. . . we’ve found the same – the odd few ‘commercial’ items are used little whilst the stuff I’ve knocked up out of scrap/bits and bobs are mobbed within no time at all. There’s a lesson there I guess!

    1. Thank you T! Just had a clip around the ear from J who says ‘. . it’s pure plagiarism!’ as the original idea was hers – well, she would say that, wouldn’t she?

    1. Pat! What a delight to hear from you on the blog. The only thing that changes is the number of grey cells wandering off on their own! Do keep the comments coming! 🙂

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