Fall is taking residence here in Illinois and the trees have slowly changed color…rusty reds, yellows and browns, it’s all so beautiful. The cold weather is an invitation to bake and stay warm but we also love strolling and collecting nature bits with our daughter. Observing nature up-close is a privilege for kids like us who’ve spent their entire adult lives in bustling cities. Our stay here in Urbana is only temporary so we’re enjoying it as much as we can.

Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois came to my mind as the perfect example of living with nature’s colors. Literally. A glass box surrounded by trees, nature takes an active part in its decor. The house has been replicated around the Globe and further helped establish Mies van der Rohe as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. The best part is that it’s now a museum, open to the public (and our next local destination!).

Cafe Design | Farnsworth House 8

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