The last couple of weeks have been a wonderful blur… from Woodstock and the Midnight Ramble, Big Pink and Overlook Mountain to SXSW and the FP Heart Strings tour. It’s hard to pick a memorable moment when all of them are just that… Read More
Throughout my weekend in Woodstock, Overlook Mountain loomed gracefully in the background of the town, reminding me of its presence and my prior agreement to hike to its peak. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it, Read More
This past weekend was one of the best I’ve had…ever. My boyfriend and I drove up to Woodstock, NY on Friday evening, where we spent two nights in a charming bed and breakfast. Read More
One of our designers sent along these lovely photos from the Philadelphia flower show – if you’re in the area, check it out! I am off to Woodstock in a little bit for a nice relaxing weekend… can’t wait :) Read More
It seems like music has been taking over my life lately, and I’m totally ok with it. Music is pretty much always playing in the back of my mind, a constant presence, maybe just turned down to a quieter volume at times, but lately it is blasting into my ear drums and I can’t seem to satisfy my hunger for more. Read More
i have a really wierd obsession with woodstock. i wasn’t even alive back then but it pains me to think i wasn’t able to be a part of that experience. our vintage buyer took a trip to bethel, new york, and brought back some photos of the festival site and her friend’s place – i nearly died when i saw them. one day i will get there.
this is duke – he went to woodstock in ’69 and never left! he now gives tours of the festival grounds.
and here’s her friend’s amazing home…
yeah, i would never leave either.
before woodstock became known worldwide for the most famous music festival of all time, it was a quiet town in rural new york that artisans, painters, musicians and freethinkers called home. they lived off the land and made things by hand- even their homes. they used local stone, wood and scavenged materials to create shelters that are as unique as they are impressive- ranging from the cave-like dens and teepees to cabins and stone structures. these homes are documented in the book “woodstock handmade houses” and turning the pages is like stepping into one hidden world after another, imagining all the stories each sanctuary holds. it is a constant source of inspiration that will never age.