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Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Simple Life


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Well guys, I am on a sort-of vacation in Maine – that is to say that I am working but from one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s the kind of work week when you have no idea what day of the week it is. Thus, I don’t really have much in terms of links for you this week, because I’m staring out at lobster boats rather than staring out at the internet. However, being up here always makes me want to simplify and opens my eyes to the beauty of simple vernacular architecture. For example, this little dock shack in Port Clyde:

It’s a little hard to see, but the dock was built around a lovely rock that now sticks right up through it.

Then from the side, the simple adornment of a fishing net adds even more charm to the weathered siding and bright white trim. I dream of having blogging to you from  little shack like this.

Speaking of dreaming, my friend Kitty Sheehan posted a photo from The Dartbrook Lodge today that also had me drooling over its rustic simplicity:

The lodge is located in the Adirondacks about 4.5 hours from New York City.

For some reason, this had me thinking about A-frame houses, and wondering if you could rent them. Turns out, you can, all over the place. For example, this place in the Hocking Hills of Ohio, called Old Man’s Caves Chalets. This actually looks like a super-fun place, especially since there aren’t that many destinations in southeast Ohio:

Where are you headed for a little getaway this summer? Are you roughing it with a tent or in a rustic cabin or have you saved for a more luxurious trip? Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. Ari Z says:

    June 18th, 2012 at 1:18 pm (#)

    The bright white against the siding really pops. It keeps the dock from looking too weathered and warn.

  2. Jennifer says:

    June 19th, 2012 at 5:22 am (#)

    Go somewhere? Not a chance. We suffer through Maine winters to be able to “staycation” here!

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