On the Winter Deco Read list: Cabin Porn by Zach Klein and Steven Leckart

On top of the DECO Winter issue Reading Room pile is Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere. The print edition stems from the wildly successful Cabin Porn tumblr site which features rural escapes in idyllic settings worldwide.

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top to bottom: The Cabin Porn book featuring rural escapes worldwide; A-frame near Snæfellsnes, Iceland. Contributed by Julia Mai. ; The Jack English cabin in the Ventana Wilderness, California ; Cabin in Triglav National Park, Slovenia. Contributed by Lisa Smit.

In our Winter Issue, DECO encourages readers to switch off, unplug and find their Zen. And what better way than by cosying up to an indulgent winter read that’s a visual escape into the wild featuring handmade rural dwellings around the world. Cabin Porn (by Zach Klein and Steven Leckart) initially started off as a tumblr site by a group of friends collecting inspiration for their upstate New York dream hide-out.

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top to bottom: Baldvinsskali Hut on Fimmvörðuháls Pass, Iceland. Contributed by Nicholas Clark. ; Cabin at 6,798 feet in the Julian Alps, Slovenia. Contributed by Anze Osterman ; Cabin in the Bihor Mountains, Romania. Contributed by Szabolcs Kerényi.

As the Cabin Porn tumblr collection grew, so too did it’s following into a huge audience with over 350,000 followers and 10 million unique visitors to the site. The book is an extension of that, with more in-depth views into the interiors and advice on creating one’s own backcountry cabin. Powells Books review sums up the book entirely:

What surprised me about this book is how moving it is. It’s sweet to look at beautiful photos of woodsy cabins; it’s calming and the pictures are lovely. But the stories about the work behind the cabins – that’s the magic.

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top to bottom: Earthen cabin in Thingvellir National Park, Iceland. Contributed by Sam Wallace. ; Lagangarbh hut in Buachaille Etive Mor near the River Coupall, Scotland. Contributed by Ruairidh McGlynn. ; Saharan camp in Morocco. Contributed by Christina Cesarz.

See what else made DECO’s Reading List in our Winter issue on shelf now. Switch off, unplug and find your Zen. We dare you.


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Cabin Porn tumblr | instagram @cabinporn | Buy the book on Amazon


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The Winter Issue is all about de-cluttering, de-teching and slowing everything down. Packed with inspiration and ideas for making your home a sanctuary, we share the ultimate comfort food recipes, master the art of nesting and take you on a tour of the dreamiest hideaways. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco using #WinterIssue.