There’s nothing better to take your mind off a financial crisis than a country fair. We’re planning on attending the Shaker Village Country Fair next weekend in Hancock, Mass with some friends.
Anuj and I don’t know too much about the Shakers beyond their contribution to furniture design. He’s not crazy about it, but I’m partial, having grown up with quite a bit of Shaker furniture in my old New England farmhouse. When I moved to New York, my parents bequeathed me their Shaker-style four-poster bed. I love it. So, in honor of the festival and the furniture, here’s some pictures of traditional and modern takes on the Shaker look.
Shaker style condos in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Click the red door for more.
Door handle, if you didn’t know.
Shakers are supposedly anti-style. You call this bench anti-style?
Catalogs cashing in on Shaker-chic.
My (now our) bed in our former Upper West Side apartment.