Inspiration Station: Railings

While in Western Massachusetts last week, I finally took the time to document the Enzer-Mahlers' gorgeous stairwell railings and towel racks, made from local trees (they live in Montague, Mass.).

The bark is stripped from the tree, which can then be treated—or not, as the Enzer-Mahlers demonstrate with these towel racks and railing leading downstairs:

Totally amazing and beautiful, no? Better Farm's staircase to the second floor would look particularly lovely with a nice black cherry tree or big maple tree branch.


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.