How A Giant Manhattan Building Learned To Stop Murdering Birds

From Amy Kraft (The Week, 9 April 2015), renovations designed to make the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City a better building and habitat led to a significant decrease in direct bird collisions and deaths.

As far as bird deaths go, [Dr. Susan] Elbin, [NYC Audubon’s director of conservation and science], said that her data shows a 90 percent decrease in collisions with the Javits Center as a result of the renovations.

How A Giant Manhattan Building Learned To Stop Murdering Birds

Bike Valet: For Elegant Indoor Bicycle Storage

Bike Valet - Grey

If you need something to help store your bicycle inside your apartment/other cramped room/space, consider the Bike Valet for its simplicity and elegance. It also comes in six colors: black (coming soon), navy, red, white, green, and grey.

It’s somewhat pricey at $160, but its handmade from Reclamation Art + Furniture. The price might go drop in the future if designer Steven Tiller decides to scale production of the bicycle rack further. Hint: that might mean mass production (i.e., not artisan) and not made in the United States.

See Bike Valet for more photos.

[photo via Stephanie Birch/Bike Valet]