Most smoke detectors are your standard round shape. But does something that’s such a prominent fixture in your home really have to be so boring? No. The Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector designed by Louise van der Veld is a smoke detector shaped like a bird on a perch. Like a coal miner’s canary, this bird does a “chick-a-dee-dee” call at the first sign of trouble before emitting a louder more sustained 85db sound if smoke is detected.
The bird measures 7″ x 7″ x 4.75″ and is available in either black or white for $79. It comes perched on a branch which serves as a mount or you can affix it to the ceiling directly.
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides)