When I visit national parks, I like to take detail shots of the buildings. Somewhere deep inside, I want to duplicate what I see and install it where I live.
These are details of curtains hanging in the Crater Lake Lodge. Mark thinks the lodge is too much like a bar, and prefers the lodge at Yellowstone, which is more lodge-like. I will admit that the Crater Lake Lodge has a slicker, smooth, and intentionally distressed look to it - which comes from extensive remodeling and refurbishing. The Crater Lake Lodge is more open and restful.
I like the pattern of these curtains because they look like the local desert paintbrush flowers which grow on the slopes of Crater Lake. I like the orthagonal geometry of the design. I mostly like the colors, and I can't decide if I'd replace the purple stems with green ones, or if that would be too Christmasy and pedestrian.
These door pulls are attractive and sturdy; I've always liked door latches like these. It's the Visitor Information building at the Crater Lake headquarters. I like the arrowhead, which is the National Park Service logo; but you don't need to know in order to enjoy looking at.