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Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree. Photo by Kosaku Mimura/Nikkei In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other.

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

Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli. It’s almost like a railway version of Laputa. The large camphor tree is older than most records but officials believe it to be around 700 years old. The Fractal Trees Art of Robert Fathauer. Dr.

The Fractal Trees Art of Robert Fathauer

Fathauer's fractal tree art is displayed in a new 52-page book. Click here for more information. A fractal is an object exhibiting self similarity on different scales that can be related mathematically. Fractals have the characteristic feature that one can "zoom in" repeatedly and always see additional detail similar to what one saw before zooming in. Hungry Trees. This Wool Is Made From The Pine Needles You'd Normally Trash. "Look, obviously this is something you can do at a CVS," says Uri Minkoff, creative director and CEO of Rebecca Minkoff.

This Wool Is Made From The Pine Needles You'd Normally Trash

He’s introducing me to the new self-checkout system at the fashion company's Manhattan flagship store. It allows customers to buy anything from $200 handbags to $1,500 jackets, all on their own, all without dealing with a sales associate. Most sales pitches I’ve heard don’t start with such a disclaimer—"clearly Duane Reade's been doing this with toothpaste forever!

"—especially not from a fashion brand that does more than $100 million in revenue a year. For Naturephiles Only: A Typeface Made Of Trees. Irish artist Katie Holten's new book About Trees is not just a book about trees—it's written in Trees.

For Naturephiles Only: A Typeface Made Of Trees

Utilizing 26 different tree species to represent the different letters in the Roman alphabet, the texts in About Trees range from Jorge Luis Borges and Ursula K. Le Guin to contemporary writers like Robert McFarlane and architect Natalie Jeremijenko (who helped design London's TREE x OFFICE). Tree-Listening. Trees Pictures, Photos, Images of Tree Types. SAM VAN AKEN. Tree Cathedral. The Italian artist Giuliano Mauri was known for creating "natural architecture" by blending organic materials such as branches into large-scale outdoor works of environmental art that were, because of the nature of the pieces he worked with, temporary.

Tree Cathedral

Building on his love of wood and nature, Mauri conceived of forming outdoor living cathedrals with trees grown in such a way as to form the walls and roof. Mauri's first attempt to create a living cathedral in 2001 laid the groundwork for the new "Tree Cathedral" — or "Cattedrale Vegetale" — installed near the northern Italian city of Bergamo in late 2010. With the artist's death in 2009, it serves as a memorial to his work and life. The Tree Cathedral consists of 42 columns forming a basilica of five aisles. Fir poles and branches from hazels and chestnuts have been woven together to create a supporting structure for the 42 beeches planted to eventually grow and form the columns.

Botanical profile, representing the forest trees along the route explored by Lieut. A. W. Whipple, Corps of Topl. Engrs. Near the parallel of 35° north latitude. 1853-1854. From Fort Smith to San Pedro. - McCasland Maps. Centre International de Silviculture.