Olivia Chen

Inhabitat Weekly Link Roundup: The Giving Tree

by , 04/03/09
filed under: Blog links

wood harvesting, fsc certified wood, wood art installation, tree art, patrick dougherty, tree by-products, sustainable tree harvesting, recycled paper

As a child, Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree was a somber reminder of how much trees give us and how little we give back. Wood and paper are ubituquos materials in our society– but they can be harvested responsibly. There are likely no viable replacements for wood or paper, but many artists and designers have created works that highlight the role of trees (and their by-products) in our lives. This week we are featuring designs and products that made us ponder a little more deeply about the issues that surround tree by-products.

World Architecture News reports that a renovation in Japan left behind numerous wood columns, creating a forest-like appearance in an otherwise modern apartment.

Fresh Home shares Alexander Pelikan’s Plastic Nature chairs that juxtapose old-fashioned wood with its modern rival, plastic.

Notcot features a snippet of Patrick Dougherty’s famous — and ephemeral — installations made of tree branches.

Ecopreneurist points us in the direction of a rather ingenious Swedish company that produces environmentally-sensitive paper that will launch on Earth Day this year.

Re-nest features these PopMats Recycled Paper Placemats, available at Delight.

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4 Comments

  1. Etiketnik April 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    полет фантазии надо срочно остановить, а то улетит незнамо куда и не поймаешь :))

  2. SeeSaw Designs April 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    love the contrast between the warn wood and white. so lovely.

  3. SeeSaw Designs April 4, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    love the contrast between the warn wood and white. just lovely.

  4. Samantha0 April 3, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    The chair looks really stylish!

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