July 28, 2014
The New York Times Features Our Birdhouse
“Modernist Birds Can Roost Here,” states the title of the small article in Thursday, June 12th’s issue of the New York Times.
We’ve crafted a limited run of handcrafted birdhouses for your avian friends with discernable taste. This sturdy, two-piece house is made from hand-sanded birch and black walnut and finished with a waterborne protectant, the same kind used on wooden boats. The precise lasercut pattern on the front panel camouflages the entrance while providing a modern take on the appearance of a nest.
Even though it was a very limited run of birdhouses, we were happy to be featured in the Times’ Home section. And of course, with the existence of the phrase “Put a bird on it!”, the article wouldn’t have been complete without writer Linda Lee asking our co-owner Joe Mansfield a question about Portlandia:
“Grovemade’s wood iPhone case has already appeared in the cult TV series ‘Portlandia.’ If that show were to do a full-bore Grovemade parody, what product would be required? ‘I guess they’d have us make a high-end bike-polo stick,’ Mr. Mansfield said. ‘It’s all the rage in Portland.’"
Written by Mary Yajko. She is a copywriter and member of Team Grove originally from upstate New York. She enjoys opened minds, uncontrollable fits of laughter, and large amounts of french fries with ketchup.