I lived in Boston for awhile and loved weekend trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Those beaches were more organic and rustic than the polished beaches I experiences in Florida or California. One of the coolest memories I've never forgotten about Martha's Vineyard was all the bird houses everywhere. They were weather worn distressed looking shanties with more charm than you can handle! I'm not sure if anyone maintained them but it looked as thought they'd been there for eons, through many storms and chilly East Coast winters. I made a whole series of birdhouses in metal clay inspired by those seashore icons.