Steal This Look: Summer Sleeping Porch
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Designer Scott Newkirk's off-the-grid, 300-square-foot cabin in Sullivan County, New York, features a rustic, easy-to-create sleeping porch for guests; no air conditioning required. See the whole project at NY Magazine . Photo by Dean Kaufman. Above: Newkirk's sleeping porch combines a Nelson bench, a striped cotton dhurrie rug, and simple cots. Above: The iconic Nelson Platform Bench with maple slats, a licensed classic from Herman Miller, is available in three lengths; $729 to $879 at DWR. Above: The excellent blog Fibercopia clued us in to Haba Na Haba, an online shop offering a wide selection of handmade Kuba Fabric Pillows made from natural-dyed, hand woven raffia adorned with flat-weave appliques. All sales benefit at-risk youth in Tanzania; prices range from $64.95 to $82.45. Above: Madeline Weinrib striped cotton flatweave Vice rug , available in six sizes. For a list of retailers, go to Madeline Weinrib . Above: Utility Canvas' natural-colored Quilted Canvas Coverlet has a sturdy camplike appeal; $270 for the twin size at Utility Canvas. Above: Japanese camping outfitter Snow Peak offers this High Tension Cot for $399.95. Above: L.L. Bean offers the Maine Military Camp Cot for $89.00.