This trend is cool: the modern cabin is rustic luxe, masculine and stripped of the stuff. Easy on the eyes. A massive repurposed wood table would handle dining, family board games, and the occasional poker tournament. The lighting? Elegant in it’s simplicity. The bedroom could shimmer with dark pewter walls and a vintage-look chandelier over the bed. The bar is another story with an oversized bar cart of rustic wood with rope style décor and lighting. When you live in Wisconsin a cabin is not really a luxury, it’s a getaway that’s just a couple of hours away and it’s on a lake named for a bird. It’s where we go to calm the hype of the workweek. This time of year we strap on cross-country skis outside the front door and get with nature. And in summer we swim in water that isn’t recycled through a filter. All year round we gaze up at another kind of light. Ah, the stars.