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HUFFINGTON POST - If you've ever spent a day (or 10) wandering through the greenery of downtown Vancouver's Stanley Park, you've undoubtedly come across the famous Hollow Tree.
The majestic (and literally hollow) tree has huge significance for many — even, as it turns out, beloved artist and Vancouverite Douglas Coupland.
Coupland was commissioned by real estate developer Intracorp to create a sculpture for display outside of its new MC2 condo and retail development at Southwest Marine Drive and Cambie. Coupland came up with a sculpture version of the Hollow Tree, the plan for which he unveiled Wednesday.
"My decision was to create a mirror image of the Hollow Tree, as though the real tree had been teleported across the city to compensate for the city’s new centre of gravity," Coupland said in his artist's statement.
Aptly named "Golden Tree," it will be made out of steel-reinforced resin and fiberglass encased in a gold patina finish, according to a press release. It will stand at 43 feet in front of a 25 by 40-foot image of Stanley Park.
"To the uninitiated this new golden tree becomes a sacred object — a reminder of nature’s abundance that allowed the city to become what it is — as well as an acknowledgement that we have a relationship with nature and aren't foolish enough to think that we created what we did all on our own."
It is set to be installed in 2015.
HOMEDESIGNING.COM - Here we are bringing you a joyful bunch of playful kid's room decor schemes, including a few inspirational shared kids room designs, full of colourful accent ideas, great storage furniture and fun twists.
This shared kids room design begins with a black and white base in the form of a huge geometric rug and forest themed wallpaper. On top of the monochromatic base scheme, small bursts of glorious color cover the two kids beds and matching desk chairs. The twin beds are connected by a shared couch that provides a perfect perching place for the siblings soft toy collection. The opposite wall holds a bank of storage options that have been picked out in contrasting colors too. A wooden ceiling calms the whole scheme down with a cool earthy tone.
In this space, aqua and yellow make a fresh combination; even the ceiling has been treated to a swathe of aqua blue over its entirety. A fun print wallpaper, in pale tones, adds interest to the look of the room without swamping it. Multiple chrome-ball pendant lights decorate the space.
Against the same subtle wallpaper print, several works of bold graphic art have been hung to liven up this shared children’s room. A tall bookcase with open sides has been installed to act as a room divider, instead of resorting to anything too solid or unsociable. The shelving is also a very practical solution to house a shared book library or accumulated clutter–or even to keep school study books handy for bedtime reading! The open sided unit also allows daylight from the window to flow through to the second sleep space, as well as conversation. More bright shelving decorates the opposite wall.
A fun color block rug livens up a central bedroom floor area. A wall mural of your child’s favorite animated movie characters could be the key to bringing their bedroom scheme to life, and in a shared bedroom design like this it could also be the key to making each child feel that they have placed their own stamp on the place. In this room, the younger child’s bed covers have been made more fun with the addition of a funky throw.
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