We love getting emails about topics our readers think we'd like to post about, and this is definitively one of my favourites. A huge thanks to Joy who wrote us the following email: "I live in Arizona and just received my new issue of Dwell in the mail. In the My House section is a home built by a young man named Blake Dollahite. With the help of his father and after 4 years of effort, the home was complete. Blake decided to build the furnishings himself, everything from cabinetry to the coffee table to the bed to the media cabinet. For the home, and its finishings and furnishings he used reclaimed/recycled products almost exclusively and to stunningly simple, warm, intelligent and inviting effect. I was so impressed with the results I read the article 3 times. :) Anyway, I thought I'd pass along the info to you two. Link to Blake's company's site which features a gallery of his home -- http://ruraltheory.com/"
I CANNOT WAIT for my issue to arrive, because Blake is a genius. Joy read the article 3 times, I bet I would have read it 4. I adore the simplicity of this house, and I was so blown away when I saw all the before photos on his website, as well as the detail photos of his handmade furniture. You have GOT to go look. Doesn't hurt either that Blake sure knows how to take beautiful photos. And he's got a really cute dog. :)