A Woodsy Cabin on a Swedish Isle

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Created by architect Max Holst and developer Strömma Projekt AB, this small home can be found on Vindö, an island in the Stockholm archipelago. The house stands on black concrete plinths and is positioned beside a gorge. From the gorge, pine trees and hardwoods reach up, grown to eye level. The rare view can be appreciated from the sheltered terrace, which connects the natural wooden interior to the black painted exterior and the surrounding environment. In order to embed the construction in the natural world, the architect used many locally sourced materials, such as timber for the exposed rafters and opened up the interior with large windows. Light and woodsy, the cabin offers many opportunities for the homeowners to take in the surrounding trees and granite outcrops.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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