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HERBIG IDEA is a creative studio comprised of WHITNEY LYLE and SAM HERBIG. Whitney is a designer who loves to create books, packaging, and do more crafty projects in her spare time. Sam is a film electrician who loves to take photos tirelessly, while finding time on the side to create maps in various mediums (a long-standing hobby, starting with his 3-d topographical map of his hometown, Tübingen, Germany in elementary school).

Together, Whitney's big picture ideas and Sam's impeccable attention to detail, they pull prints in a print shop or set-up a makeshift photography studio. They love to generate ideas and find ways to execute them. 

Labor Day Weekend

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We're chronicling our travels around the states on this blog. Check it out, if you're bored and sitting on an apple box (you can also check it out from home or the office).

Labor Day Weekend

Whitney Lea

I spent a glorious Labor Day weekend with Sam and my mom at a cottage in Pine Plains, New York. The cottage is owned and decorated by Inez Foose, an artist based in New York City, who seemed follow her vision through in every last detail. When we opened the door it felt like we had walked onto the set of Moonrise Kingdom or into a rustic, yet homey cabin from the 1960s. 

This was the second house we've rented from Home Away and both experiences were really special. It's something I would recommend to anyone!

Here are some pictures Sam and I took in hopes of capturing the dreamy vacation house we had the pleasure of staying in!

The main room with a window peeking back into the main bedroom (by me)   

The main room with a window peeking back into the main bedroom (by me)

 

The table in the main room, opposite the couch. (by me, and this is totally blown out because I don't know how to use this camera as well as Sam does.)

The table in the main room, opposite the couch. (by me, and this is totally blown out because I don't know how to use this camera as well as Sam does.)

The kitchen (by me)   

The kitchen (by me)

 

Lighting in the main room (by me). That's a sled in the rafters in the foreground.   

Lighting in the main room (by me). That's a sled in the rafters in the foreground.

 

A corner in the living room (by me)

A corner in the living room (by me)

The kitchen sink (by me)

The kitchen sink (by me)

Close-up of the backsplash (by me). It's a mosaic of old plates and cups, featuring some really cool souvenir plates! 

Close-up of the backsplash (by me). It's a mosaic of old plates and cups, featuring some really cool souvenir plates! 

The kitchen window with more cute plates! (by me)

The kitchen window with more cute plates! (by me)

The hallway looking into the main room (by me, with some major distortion going on here!)   

The hallway looking into the main room (by me, with some major distortion going on here!)

 

Looking into the doorway of the main bedroom (by me)

Looking into the doorway of the main bedroom (by me)

Another angle of the bedroom chair and dresser (by Sam)

Another angle of the bedroom chair and dresser (by Sam)

A cute little painting that hung on my side of the bed (by me)

A cute little painting that hung on my side of the bed (by me)

The smaller bed in the back of the house (by me)   

The smaller bed in the back of the house (by me)

 

A bedside table with an amazing souvenir clock (by me)

A bedside table with an amazing souvenir clock (by me)

The heavenly outdoor shower (by Sam)   

The heavenly outdoor shower (by Sam)

 

The back door with some pretty impatiens (by Sam)   

The back door with some pretty impatiens (by Sam)

 

The cottage (by me)

The cottage (by me)