From Nest to Toolbox

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If you live in North America, the Pileatus Claw Hammer might look familiar… and not because you saw it in your dad’s garage growing up! Rather, it takes avian inspiration from your own backyard and is inspired by the bird of the same name – the pileated woodpecker known for the colorful crest that adorns the top of its head.

The hammer adopts a similar form with a sleek, swept-back style that looks both aerodynamic and tough as nails. With a single white side and flaming red details on the claw, even the colors mimic the shading of the feathers. It’s an unusual inspiration of biomimicry but stunning nonetheless!

Designer: Shivangi Vasudeva

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