Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'tree' (21)

The 50 Most Amazing Tree Houses in the World

While tree houses are often associated with one's childhood, adults have taken it upon themselves to create some unbelievable buildings that are far more incredible than one could ever imagine. In a book published by Taschen, author Philip Jodidio has brought together 50 of the most incredible tree houses in the world - from a teahouse in Japan set…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Electric Light Bulb Christmas Tree and Gold Reindeer in Paris

Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, has really outdone himself this year with the hotel's holiday decorations. Leatham created a unique Christmas tree out of thousands of hanging electric light bulbs! Surrounded by 40 live Christmas trees, the beautiful installation was even admired by Oprah Winfrey herself who, just two days…

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Added by alice on December 24, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Charming Holiday DIY: Toy VW Bus Carries Miniature Tree



During the holidays, if you want to dabble in some DIY, check out this clever place card that could double as a Christmas ornament. Using little bottle brush trees from Joann's, Michelle of Decor and the Dog, simply wrapped it with red and white Baker's twine on top of a toy VW bus found at her local Walmart. Of course you could wrap your miniature tree on top of any toy car…

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Added by alice on December 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Illuminated Lamps Cascade Up a Huge Swiss Pine Tree



Norwegian born Rune Guneriussen is back with a new site-specific work that one can actually experience in person. Normally, Guneriussen is the only one to witness his magical…

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Added by alice on August 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taiwan's Dazzling Cherry Blossom Trees Light Up at Night



If you'd like to visit Taiwan, may we suggest that you go during the month of February so that you can witness this incredible sight? Held annually since 2001, the Aboriginal Cherry Blossom Festival brings together a large number of visitors to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village to see their 2,000 cherry blossom trees. While viewing…

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Added by alice on December 13, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Surreal Sculptures Capture Moments When Trees Fall

Just opened this past October is a free sculpture trail in England that brings must-visit art to a rural location. Pendle Sculpture Trail was conceived by artist Philippe Handford to be a unique sculpture trail that would show site specific work inspired by, not just the…

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Added by alice on December 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Bicycle Powered Lights Symbolize Hope for the Future



South-Africa born and based artist Daniel Popper creates large scale installations that involve the public. For the annual COP 17 (Conference of the Parties, 17th session), the climate change conference held in Durban, South African in 2011, Daniel Popper and his crew created for Siemens a…

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Added by alice on October 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Permanently Windswept Trees in Argentina



Let's add this to the bucket list or, in our case, to the post extraordinary destinations off the beaten path. Located in Ushuaia, Argentina or what's often referred to as "the southernmost city in the world," sit some of the most interesting-looking trees we've ever laid eyes on. These…

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Added by alice on October 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Whimsical Colored Pencil Tree



Talk about giving an old tree a new lease on life! It looks like a cross between Jonna Pohjalainen’s giant colored pencil sculptures and Pascale Marthine Tayou's…

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Added by alice on August 11, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Giant Tree Made of 80 Different Types of Fabric

Standing 18 meters (or 46 feet) tall, is an awesome new tree sculpture made of 80 different types of fabric. The Baobab Tree, created by Pirate Technics, was inspired by Africa's baobab tree, which is the oldest living specimen in Africa and has long been a symbol for community. Rings about 16 feet wide were used to build the tree before it was wrapped with fabric. It sits…

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Added by alice on May 25, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Surreal Tree House

Wooden House, by Poland-based artist Dariusz Klimczak, is a wonderfully whimsical photo manipulation that gives new meaning to the word "treehouse." Love how the red hatted person is just casually walking toward the tree, looking as if he's just coming home after another long, hard day at work. …



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Added by alice on May 11, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

10,000 Cupcake Cherry Blossom Tree Mosaic

What's better than art you can eat? This past weekend, London-based Crumbs and Dollies Cupcakes debuted a stunning mosaic made of over 10,000 cupcakes! The cherry blossom tree was a project for a Japanese television show ITTEQ. It was unveiled at Highcross Shopping Centre in…

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Added by alice on April 25, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Stunning Tree Mosaics by Noel Myles



How breathtaking are these? For the last 15 years, photographer Noel Myles has taken photos of the countryside in eastern England, in places like Suffolk and Wormingford, and then arranged them to create these stunning tree mosaics. I love how he has only certain parts of the tree in color, leaving the rest in a somber gray. Reminds me of…

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Added by alice on February 17, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Young Tree Carved Inside Old Tree

“My artwork shows, with the language of sculpture, the essence of matter and tries to reveal with the work, the hidden life within.” –Giuseppe Penone

What better way to appreciate nature and the wonders of life than with a simply amazing art sculpture like this? In The Hidden Life Within, Italian artist Guiseppe Penone carves out a young tree with…

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Added by alice on January 21, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

World's Largest LEGO Christmas Tree

Standing more than 40 feet high at London's bustling St Pancras International Station is a Christmas tree made completely out of Lego bricks! Artist Duncan Titmarsh of Bright Bricks, the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional, with the help of local primary school students and members of a local Explorer Scouts unit, took more than two months to construct this amazing work of…

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Added by alice on December 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rainbow Garland Christmas Tree

The cleverness doesn't stop! First I fell in love with this Christmas tree made out of old books and now I can't get enough of this rainbow, wool felt garland Christmas tree. Designed in Australia by Down To The Woods and handmade in Nepal using pure wool, this garland can be…

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Added by alice on December 13, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Christmas Tree for Book Lovers

Forget picking between a Noble Fir, a Douglas Fir or a regular old pine, just bust out your old books and create your own Christmas tree this year! Spotted on Reddit today is this picture that looks like it was taken at an Anthropologie store (though this has yet to be…

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Added by alice on December 11, 2011 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Photo Set of the Day: This is Gonna Hurt!!! (4 Pics)



Steve Byland caught these awesome photos of tree swallows during feeding time. As he states, "They (the parents) go through some really serious pain feeding these babies. The above shot is not a “fly by.” They ram those bugs home at top speed. Generally, they close their eyes at about this point. Why? I can’t tell you how many shots I got today that show the parent…

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Added by alice on June 23, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Invisible Tree House Hotel

If you've ever wanted to leave the hustle and bustle of the city life behind and completely disappear into your surroundings, I have a hotel for you. I have only one requirement. You must be ok with climbing a rope ladder to get to your room. A new hotel in Lapland, Sweden is a box made of aluminum and covered in mirrored glass that's stuck 50ft up a tree. (Ok,… Continue

Added by alice on April 1, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Chandelier Trees That Sparkle In the Night By Landscape Artist Andy Cao

Andy Cao is a Vietnamese born artist who came to the United States where he studied and earned a degree in landscape architecture from California Polytechnical University, Pomona in 1984. In 1998, he embarked on an experimental project that would launch his career: the Glass Gardens in Los… Continue

Added by alice on December 10, 2008 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

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