Timeless Beautycomments (0) October 25th, 2010 in Blogs
Like most carpenters I have a special appreciation for the subtle beauty found in the Shaker aesthetic. Whether it’s architecture, metalwork, furniture, textiles, handcrafts, or any of the other things produced by the Shaker communities, there are three qualities in abundance: function, simplicity, and durability.
I recently took a trip to the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass with my coworker Matt Kenney. We both have four-year-old sons and they came too. The two boys had a fabulous time running around the grounds while we checked out the buildings and artifacts.
The village is a great way to spend a day and the folks who run the place are kind and knowledgeable. The museum is open through the end of October and reopens April 16th. If you can’t make the trip before the close of the season, check out their online shop where you’ll likely find holiday gifts of divine inspiration.
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