Jolly fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree knocks the competition out of the woods

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events, New Trends on Tuesday 30 December 2014

We take out hats off to whoever came up with this Godzilla Christmas Tree that apparently appeared in Tokyo’s Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in 2011, complete with the jolly monstrous tree with fairy lights all over it and red eyes aglow, spewing fiery smoke from its mouth and a Santa hat on its crown. […]

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When the time comes, would you like to leave this world and come back as a tree?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 14 November 2014

Since we leave enough carbon footprints as it is, maybe we can pay back Mother Nature after we’ve kicked the bucket by returning as a tree? Catalan artist and product designer Gerard Moline has come up with the eco body disposal solution for us with his production of Bios Urn, a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose.

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Get a kick out of watching 5,000 dominoes fall one after another

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Watching FlippyCat’s domino videos on YouTube has been a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty cos I get a sadistic high from seeing the carefully stacked dominoes topple most mercilessly within mere seconds! The latest offering uploaded this month is just as awesome as the rest. Called The Incredible Domino Tree Thing, there is a total of 145 bridges and approximately 5,000 dominoes involved.

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Guess what? The first bonsai tree has finally been sent into space

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Saturday 9 August 2014

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto has taken a giant leap on behalf of mankind. The 38-year old recently became the person responsible for sending the first bonsai tree into space, a momentous occasion. Makoto is primarily concerned with installation art and this is no exception, except that normally his pieces are firmly on this planet. At […]

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French wines and the Wooing Tree: a tour of New Zealand’s vineyards

Ben Urquhart Contributor

By Ben Urquhart in Cool Travel on Thursday 10 July 2014

You say wine, we think France! Until New Zealand came along that is… Now you can get the very best of both with Funky French Cars. The company has been set up to allow visitors to explore the vineyards of the Central Otago region in a classic French car.

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Tree Library

David Lowe Reader Find

By David Lowe in New Trends on Tuesday 30 April 2013

This is something you don’t see everyday. Walking down the street, you suddenly realize you didn’t bring your book to read. No problem. Pick one up at the tree library. I wonder how smart the squirrels are in that tree?!

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Chop stick concession stand at Indianapolis Museum of Art

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Monday 14 January 2013

Swedish architecture firm Visiondivision have teamed up with the Indianapolis Museum of Art to build a concession stand in their art and nature park. The project, which utilizes harvested materials, aims to to fulfill the notion that something must be sacrificed to make something else. Centered around a 100 foot yellow poplar, the stand provides swings, sitting areas and a kiosk which sells yellow poplar syrup from the tree. Amazing!

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Glow in the dark stools by Straight Line Designs

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 10 October 2012

Judson Beaumont has created some amazing stools and tables out of trees. So what, right? Well, the beetle pine shells are topped with plexiglas and embedded with fluorescent lights. That means that your neighbours and friends are all going to be very jealous of your colourful, glowing, furniture. Straight Line Designs out of Vancouver is […]

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