Doors and windows are always important for ornament because
they are connections between the elements of the building and the
life around them. This door was designed and made by artist and
to welcome people to her straw bale, cob and
earthbag cottage in Finland. Making a door welcoming in this
way is one of the patterns (No.
249, Ornament) from the architectural book, 'A
Pattern Language'. Heidi's cottage is called 'Tree of Life'
and the door panel reflects the spirit of her cottage. You can see
more of Heidi's beautiful work on