‘Two little birds’

is an indoor playhouse for kids of preschool and early school age. It is made from birch plywood and water hyacinth rope.

‘Two little birds’ is a room inside a room – a space where kids can create their own realm in the same room where their parents hang out. My experience as a parent shows me that kids up to a certain age love spending time in the same place as grown ups: intimacy of their own room is not such an attractive option yet. However, while the kids drag the whole repertoire of their toys to a common living room, it soon turns into a mess. ‘Two little birds’ allows for a happy balance between different desires inside a family!

‘Two little birds’ offers shelves to store the toys, a bench to sit on, and a different perspective on the room – a heightened cubicle that because of that feels more isolated and ‘special’. At the same time, it has the potential for kids’ imagination as ample as a common cardboard box: it can be a boat, a house, a treehouse, a castle, or a hen house. Parents, on the other hand, have an object which is visually more pleasing than the original cardboard box. Water hyacinth weaving creates a soft, pleasant feel of the object, while also creating semi-transparent micro ambient.