Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Little house in the big woods

Here is a true story:  This morning, my very funny (very clever) comedian friend Steve Macone sent me an email with the words "free cabin porn."  Dubious of a computer virus, I promptly deleted this email and informed Steve that his account had been hacked. "Are you serious," he asked me.  "Did you read the link?"  I should have known, since Steve often ribs me for fantasizing about living in an L.L. Bean catalog, all snowshoes, puffy vests, and golden retriever puppies.

Indeed, this email link was not spam, but in fact has become my new favorite website. 

I give you: cabin porn, a big picture blog curated by the folks over at Beaver Brook.


[photo by kaxnas]


[Photo by Linda Edwards]


[Ranger's cabin, Indian Henry Meados, Mt. Rainier National Park - photo by Eric Nagle]






[photo by Vasin Valery]


[photo by Eddy Wong]


[photo by Brian Dow]




Thursday, January 26, 2012

Well-worn wood for the home

Love the look of incorporating a naturally-distressed wood wall or piece of furniture into the home -- gives it that lived-in, rustic homey look I crave.




Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Find: artwork on etsy


Absolutely swooning over this abstract seascape by Vermont-based artist Amber Alexander, which I found on etsy.  Here's her complete shop, which ranges from paintings of whimsical animals, people, and nature, to landscapes like the one above.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Favorite items on etsy -- paper

[lion screenprint -- $20 -- NewDuds on etsy]


[tentacles -- $30 -- NewDuds on etsy]


[two whales -- $22 -- twoems on etsy]


[hot air baloon -- $22 -- thebigharumph on etsy]


[a cetacean study -- sold]


[map of Massachusetts -- sold]




Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tumblr to love: Cape Cod Collegiate

Another sweetly curated, New England prep-themed Tumblr that I can't get enough of: Cape Cod Collegiate.

Check it out.




























Frame worthy?

Thinking of blowing this up and getting it framed.  Thoughts?  Anyone have any tips on doing this?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dreaming of a winter wonderland

We woke up to a "light dusting" in Boston today, which will no doubt be melted by noon.  I've heard the phrase "snow drought" thrown about as of late.  I shiver at the thought!  While I wait patiently by the door in my duck boots, here's what I've been dreaming of...

[found via capecodcollegiate]


[found via cabinfodder]








And we have reader photos!  My lovely friend Elyse Andrews, who blogs over at www.elyseandrews.com and with her husband, Upstatement co-founder Mike Swartz, at www.elyseandmike.com, sent me these gorgeous winter photos that I wanted to share with you all.

 [Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire]


[Crested Butte, Colorado]
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