A couple of weeks ago myself and some college buddies headed to the hills for a weekend of camping shenanigans at Chambers Lake. Good times were had by all. Consumed some delectable brews, admired the beauty of Coloradoâ€™s mountains, threw a line in and was probably the only person in Colorado who had a line in that didnâ€™t catch a damn fish. Anyway, on the way up to the lake, I noticed this beauty in Rustic, Colorado, so naturally on the way home I had to stop and take some snaps for the archive. A wonderful piece of considered design that was quite a pleasure to stop and look at. Reminded me of a little interview with Aaron Draplin of the world renowned Draplin Design Co.
Much respect to Draplin, his philosophies and the work he does. With that said, heâ€™s got a point which I completely relate to. There is so much homogenization that occurs in our country that itâ€™s sickening. Itâ€™s not just the Sunset Motor Lodge either. It is where we eat, where we shop and where we are entertained. Seemingly, nothing is sacred anymore. Why have a mom and pop store when we can build a Wal-mart?Â Why eat at some hole in the wall diner when we can have Chiliâ€™s? I guess â€œSave Money. Live Betterâ€ is the mantra for the future even if it comes at the expense of our culture and heritage.
Update: Ran across a pretty cool interview with Draplin that is worth the read.