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Fairy-tale Treehouse Hovers Amid Cherry Blossom Trees by Terunobu Fujimori | via

This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Fujimori designed the unique, one-legged structure to be sturdy enough to sway with the tree during stormy weather and through earthquakes. As you can see by the interior shot of the teahouse, though the outside is all fantasy, the inside is left both simple and modern.

Architect Terunobu Fujimori is known for his surreal structures which he creates using mostly natural materials like wood and stone. As Phaidon states, “In a pioneering professional career now spanning 20 years, the architect has produced two-legged teahouses suspended 20 metres above the ground; homes whose chimneys are planted with pines and whose roofs are covered in leeks and chives; and guesthouses that perch precariously atop small segments of white wall.”

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Abandoned Technicolor Castle, Italy by Palmerston Hotels | via

The Castle of Sammezzano, near Florence, set in its own magnificent park of 185 hectares, is to become a luxurious Sporting Resort, incorporating a Boutique Hotel, Apartments, Spa and Country Club with Golf, Tennis and various sporting amenities.

Palmerston Hotels & Resorts with its joint venture partners have obtained all necessary planning approvals.

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Kew Tree Top Walkway & Rhizotron by Marks Barfield Architects | via

Kew Garden’s Tree Top Walkway opened on 24th May 2008, Kew’s Year of the Tree, to over 9,000 visitors. The Walkway is a thrilling experience, taking visitors 18m high into the tree canopies for a birds-eye view of Kew, providing insights into the special role of trees in our breathing planet and the intimate views of a deciduous woodland and its inhabitants from within the tranquillity of the leaves. Inspiration for the walkway was drawn from the ancient Fibonacci sequence found repeatedly in nature.

In conjunction with the Walkway, an underground ‘Rhizotron’ exhibition space is attached and which explores various themes associated with tree root biology, climate change and the relationship between tree roots and microorganisms. Its appearance is inspired by a natural cracking within the earth to reveal a dark and dynamic space rich with exciting and educational content.

Photography: Peter Durant

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holyfrog:

Quizás,en el momento de emprender un viaje,un cambio en nuestra vida,veamos todo difuso,perdamos el control de la situación,surga el miedo a lo desconocido cuanto mas nos alejamos de la linea que marca nuestra zona de confort….pero he ahí donde todo se empieza a ver y sentir de otra manera,donde el día a día se convierte en un reto,donde cuando todo empieza a salir bien, rebosamos de alegría……donde todo empieza a estar nítido…….la sensación de obtener el exito….ya no somos un extraño,formamos parte de ese lugar…..

   Oliverdelgadophoto.com

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Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova

Artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates densely layered paintings across large spreads of old books and other documents, resulting in artwork that blurs the lines between painting, installation and collage. Born in St. Petersburg in 1975 Panikanova graduated at the top of her class from the Academy of Fine Arts and was subsequently given a studio to work from for five years. She now lives and works in Rome.
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   Rachel Kushner

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early morning sea grass shows up on one of the beach paintings

starheadboy:

early morning sea grass shows up on one of the beach paintings

Tibetan musical score via Naked Geometry

Tibetan musical score via Naked Geometry