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Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree

…ation. For the next 60 years the station remained largely unchanged. But an increase in population and overcrowding began to put pressure on the station and plans for an expansion where approved in 1972, which called for the tree to be cut down. But the camphor tree had long been associated with a local shrine and deity. And when locals found out that station officials planned to remove the tree there was a large uproar. Tales began to emerge…

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Broccoli House

…Lamenting that he couldn’t build a real tree house for his son, Brock Davis (previously here and here) set out to build this Broccoli House using some glue and balsa wood. I love this so much….

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Behind a Little House Project: Dramatic Changes in Landscape Behind a Tiny House

…capture the dramatic changes in weather and light that utterly changed the scenery just beyond the horizon. As part of a traveling exhibition the photos are mounted on a wall behind a book containing copies of a photo of the house against a white sky. Viewers are then invited to draw their own interpretation of what appears behind the little house. Via his artist statement: The first photograph starts the series with a Big-Bang-like explosion…

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Artist Felice House Reimagines Scenes from Classic Western Films with Female Cowboys as Leads

…e, and at the same time when I sit down to watch a Western movie, I start to feel angry. For the most part, the roles in Westerns are totally inaccessible to me.” Deciding to start a conversation with this frustration, House choose to paint these reimagined Westerns to ask straightforward questions to a society that continuously handed over these roles to males. House seeks to ask what society would be like with this imagined reversal—how…

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Functional Shelves and Tables Built From Fallen South American Trees

…ork University and is currently based in New York City. Errazuriz is represented by Cristina Grajales Gallery and Salon94. You can see more images of his work on his Facebook and Instagram. (via My Modern Met) “Bilbao (Tree Shelf)” Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail Bilbao (Tree Shelf), detail “Metamorphosis Shelf,” carved wood, 2010 , 56 3⁄4” x 127” x 14 1⁄2”, edition of 12 “Metamorphosis…

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This Tree Created by Artist Sam Van Aken Grows 40 Different Kinds of Fruit

…reate the Frankenstein-esque tree, Aken worked with stone fruits (fruits with pits) like peaches, plums, apricots, almonds, and nectarines. Over the course of five years he successfully grafted dozens of plants onto the same tree, and with that, the Tree of 40 Fruit project was born. Because of their similarities, all 40 fruits bud, bloom and fruit in near perfect unison. Aken has since grafted at least 16 different “Trees of 40…

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