A photo-walk around Madison's East Side got me thinking. There's a hippie aesthetic, but it's not well-developed enough, and there isn't enough money to run with it, which could be a disaster if there isn't good taste — and it's hard to have good taste and hippie taste at the same time.
But when it all comes together, it's really cool:
Wouldn't it be fabulous if, taking this house as the exemplar...
...the whole neighborhood could bloom with hippie aesthetic?
(I have no idea whether the people who did this to their house are actually hippies or how they would verbalize their aesthetic, but whoever they are, I salute them.)