Rock the Shack 
The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs From weekend homes to get-away cabins, this architecture embodies our longing for relaxing in nature.

New books keep our design studio buzzing, and we look to Gestalten as one our favorite design publishers at the moment.  "Founded in Berlin in 1995, Gestalten is best known for our more than 400 books that document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary art."  Their latest book, Rock the Shack, is released in February 2013, and here are some images offering a peak!  Enjoy, and thanks Gestalten. - David John
"Rock the Shack takes us to the places we long for. For the first time in the history of humankind, more people live in cities than in the country. Yet, at the same time, more and more city dwellers are yearning for rural farms, mountain cabins, or seaside homes. These kinds of refuges offer modern men and women a promise of what urban centers usually cannot provide: quiet, relaxation, being out of reach, getting back to basics, feeling human again. 

Rock the Shack is a survey of such contemporary refuges from around the world—from basic to luxury. The book features a compelling range of sparingly to intricately furnished cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters, and cocoons. The look of the included structures from the outside is just as important as the view from inside. What these diverse projects have in common is an exceptional spirit that melds the uniqueness of a geographic location with the individual character of the building’s owner and architect."

Release Date: February 2013
Editors: S. Ehmann, S. Borges 

"Weights down so that you could move forwards 


So you could move forwards Forwards"

"Gestalten specializes in developing content for aficionados of cutting-edge visual culture worldwide. For us, visual culture is the output resulting from the interrelationship of design, art, architecture, photography, and other visual disciplines with each other as well as other areas such as popular culture and music. In drawing from a variety of influences and combining them in ways not yet seen before, this work is pushing contemporary creative expression to new frontiers.."

more here... via Gestalten