The Log Cabin Look: Bringing the Outdoors into Your Tech

The winter weather makes us pine (yes, that's a wood joke) for warmer weather when we can spend more time outdoors. In other words, cabin fever has set in in a big way, including some tech decorative and accessory elements which wouldn't look out of place inside an actual cabin...

1. Woodtec Docking Stations ($63-228)
What's more outdoors-y than wood? Not much, which is why any of the Woodtec docking stations fit the bill for our natural looking needs. Foraged from the seller's back yard and polished before being outfitted with apple chargers, the stations are the most expensive kindling we've ever seen.

2. Firewood Lights ($4500)
As much a work of art as it is a lamp, the Firewood Lights are plywood "logs" outfitted each with their own light. If you can't have a real fire in your place it's still nice to have the look and it's certainly better than a tv fireplace. Contact Johnson Trading Gallery for more info.

3. Dock Cleat Cable Management
There are a ton of ways to cover up or disguise your cables, but why not display them instead? With a dock cleat an ugly set of cables becomes a strong statement. Plus they remind us of our boat dock by the lake.

4. Grassy Charging Station ($4-25+)
If you don't want to have to maintain real plants, a grassy charging station is not only functional, but we definitely wouldn't recommend watering it. There are a variety of ways to purchase or build your own, and we prefer the DIY way. Perhaps with a little of your own sourced wood?

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(Image: Firewood lights © Connie Zhou via Co.Design.)