Not your grandmother's cottage.

The architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons slices through the Nova Scotia landscape like a cake knife. Seeing his work on the horizon is almost surreal – so out of place, yet so at home. The Cottages at Shobac would be the corner piece with all the icing roses.

This week’s Frandoms are by Halifax-based writer and art director Cindy Schultz, a.k.a. Halifax Broad.