A summer breeze…

June 26, 2015

a great view and a tall cool one. The only thing missing is a place to relax and take it all in. That’s exactly what Thomas Lee thought when he set out “planking” together what would come to be an icon of Summer while weekending in the Adirondacks in 1905. Many incarnations of this classic design have evolved over the last one hundred plus years, but none compare tho the elegant simplicity of the original. The Westport Chair…inviting you to kick off those flip-flops and sit a spell.

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photos via Gardenista and Remodelista.

 

 

 

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Sweet and Simple

June 22, 2015

Pound cake. Does it get any better? Well, maybe it does…like this version using brown sugar found on Food 52. Add some berries to complement it’s moist texture and caramelized flavor and you’ve got dessert covered. Sorry, Sara Lee.

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The recipe found here, http://food52.com/recipes/36103-brown-sugar-pound-cake ,was adapted from one found right on the package of Domino Sugar. While it calls for dark brown sugar, I also made this using light brown sugar and found the result to be even better. You might want to make two , one to snack on during the day and one for later.

 

 

 

Into the Woods

June 17, 2015

Or, maybe the edge of a lake. With a little planning , and these plans, you’re almost there. While it might be too late for a summer get-a-way this season, you can always start scouting locations for next years weekend destination. The “Trapper” model, by Form and Forest, is just 738 square feet of simplequietmodern vacation perfection.

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Renderings: http://www.formandforest.com/default.aspx

 

Size Matters

June 14, 2015

What do you get when you combine artist Lars Zech, a felled tree, a chainsaw and total immersion into the process? This bleached oak bowl of epic proportion.

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For more of this artists work:http://www.larszech.com/10.0.htmlphoto via:http://www.marchsf.com/store/lars-zech-bowl-sculptures/dp/5490

 

or, just right. From the “drink” stool with it’s 9″ seat and 22″ height to the “dining stool” with it’s 15″ seat and 18″ height, you are sure to find one that is just perfect for you. Based on the three legged milking stool, and executed using classic woodworking techniques in oxidized walnut, these Shaker inspired pieces by Jonah Meyer of Sawkille Co. are surely the definition of simplequietfarmhousemodern.

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photos: http://www.sawkille.com/