A quick book review on "Woodland Style".....from Storey Publishing (By Marlene Hurley Marshall)
|The book's cover is even partially made from a thin laminate piece of wood- pretty darn cool.|
Inside you'll also find the VERY fun, hobbit-like, woven-shelters of sculptor Patrick Dougherty (I featured one of his installations in VT in my videos series on youtube- posted below), A CT "Tree-House" Home, and even recipes for pickling fiddle head ferns (which I have to try, they're ALL over my Vermont property)! Its the woodland seats, beds, shelves, and stone-built decorations that I like the most though- and there's a very healthy array of them within. I can't forget to mention the chapter on Axel Erlandson, an American Farmer and one time "Tree Circus" head, who patiently trained and grafted trees and limbs to grow in sculptural directions- LIVING chairs? trees in knots!? This guy was unbelievable.
"Woodland Style" is one of those books where with each successive viewing, I kept finding more and more fun, bizarre, and rather unique ideas- ones I felt that I might later want to incorporate into some of my builds in one way or another. Its not a "Tiny House" book, but while featuring a good variety of hand built items and homes, its not a far stretch from the mindset of many in the genre. And yeah, granted, a few of the ideas are a little ridiculous and out there, but they still make one think, and push design boundaries.
(ABOVE- $11.25- the NEW, EXPANDED version of my book on tiny homes, houses, shacks, forts, cabins)