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What’s more inclusive of nature than a cabin? Whether it’s a restored old family place or a brand new structure, a cabin sums up everything that living in nature is all about. Here are a few of my favorite cabins:

Hudson Woods

Contemporary Cabin: Hudson Woods | japanesetrash.com

Contemporary Cabin: Hudson Woods | japanesetrash.com

Contemporary Cabin: Hudson Woods | japanesetrash.com

Contemporary Cabin: Hudson Woods | japanesetrash.com

A contemporary cabin in the woods with all the modern conveniences, including a pool? Count me in. Hudson Woods by Lang Architecture is my kind of roughing it.

Alaskan Modernist

Alaskan Modernist Cabin | japanesetrash.com

Alaskan Modernist Cabin | japanesetrash.com

Alaskan Modernist Cabin | japanesetrash.com

Alaskan Modernist Cabin | japanesetrash.com

Alaskan Modernist Cabin | japanesetrash.com

Alaskan Modernist Cabin | japanesetrash.com

Alaskan Modernist Cabin | japanesetrash.com

The charred spruce¬†exterior — using a Japanese technique called shou sugi ban — of this Alaskan Modernist cabin is nothing short of breathtaking-which completely suits the equally breathtaking natural surroundings.

Camp Indianola

Camp Indianola house tour on Japanese Trash. | japanesetrash.com

Camp Indianola house tour on Japanese Trash. | japanesetrash.com

Camp Indianola house tour on Japanese Trash. | japanesetrash.com

Camp Indianola house tour on Japanese Trash. | japanesetrash.com

Camp Indianola house tour on Japanese Trash. | japanesetrash.com

Camp Indianola house tour on Japanese Trash. | japanesetrash.com

Camp Indianola house tour on Japanese Trash. | japanesetrash.com

This Washington state retreat, which I’ve dubbed Camp Indianola, has all the right touches and a pared-back style that includes exposed log beams, integrated stone walls, and even an antler chandelier. Who needs more than that?

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I don’t have a green thumb. Every time I try to keep plants indoors, it doesn’t work out like I hoped. While I like the idea of having plants here and there, the reality for me is I wind up with sad pots filled with dirt–once the body of the deceased has been disposed of. But it’s a given that one sure fire way of incorporating nature into your interiors is with indoor plants, so here’s a very brief look at a few stylish examples of that:

Black, White & Grey

Pistache in Amsterdam. | japanesetrash.com

This event space is a mix of industrial and traditional with a black, white, and grey palette; it’s quite handsome. The charcoal colored pot with the impressive cactus is nice.

Stylish in Stockholm. | japanesetrash.com

Here’s that same palette again, but in a Stockholm apartment; this time the plants are potted in neutral-hued containers.

I like the deep green of the cactus here. | japanesetrash.com

The deep green of this cactus is delightful among the neutrals on this table photographed by Anders Schonnemann.

Concrete Containers

Round concrete pot by Roughfusion. | japanesetrash.com

Concrete planter by Roughfusion. | japanesetrash.com

Rough Fusion (or roughfusion? I’ve seen it both ways) would be where I would turn if I wanted containers for indoor plants. He made these two and has stores on Etsy and Scoutmob.

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