prepare to have envy for the good life — you know the kind. a simple, yet beautifully designed and built home, in the middle of almost nowhere, but actually in a clearing in the serene but wild woods of new england. this is the very wabi-sabi home of designer Julie O’Rourke of Rudy Jude — a kidswear brand out of Maine, and her architect partner Anthony Esteves who built their very stunning home by hand. together with their adorable son, they live in this modern rustic home called the soot house on the island of Spruce Head, maine. julie’s designed a line of children’s and women’s clothing that is as good for the planet as their environmentally-friendly home, and good for your health, too. All of their cotton is 100% organic and ethically sourced and dyed with 100% natural dyes, keeping toxic chemicals out of our water sources and far away from you and your kids. for more uplifting lifestyle images and inspiration, be sure to follow julie on instagram.