New England in the winter provides ample opportunity to admire the beauty of stacked wood logs. These piles get me to thinking that, in the right space, perhaps a stacked log "wall" or room divider could be beautiful.
I couldn't find an actual photo of this idea so I'm using this outdoor example, designed by Alex Scott Porter, as inspiration.
In a large loft space, you could create a half or three quarter high "wall" of stacked wood to separate a space. I'm not thinking of this as a place to store your firewood, which you deplete over the course of the winter - I'm thinking of this as a permanent fixture. And maybe it would make more sense if you cut the logs in half lengthwise so it wasn't such a deep "wall". By combining round and triangular shaped logs you could create the divider such that light peeks through some of the gaps in the stack.
I don't have a large open space to execute an idea like this but maybe you do.
Now you all go on and tell me why this is such a kooky idea.
Image 1: Via Remodelista
Image 2: Flickr member Jim Moran licensed under Creative Commons
Image 3: Flickr member Horia Varlan licensed under Creative Commons
Image 4: Flickr member the_amanda licensed under Creative Commons
Image 5: Flickr member iangbl licensed under Creative Commons