Last week the Marauders and I went to visit my friend Renee Blackwell. Renee's husband is a boat builder and their house is a combination of amazing joinery and tricky enviro-systems which run the solar power, composting sewage and rainwater collection.
One of the many things I love about Renee's partner is his enthusiasm for his craft. This is the Balinese temple style gate he built for the chicken house!
It is made from two contrasting woods and the detail and finish of this gate is simple and stunningly beautiful. It is these small details all around Renee's property that continually remind me of the pleasure there is the handmade.