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70 Inspired Trees

From Arbor-Inspired Space Savers to Fast Food Forests

— October 28, 2009 — Eco
Trees are an important part of our lives so it’s not surprising that trees have inspired many designs and ventures. But I don’t want to bring your attention to anything tree-like, such as logs and treehouses, I want you to appreciate the tree as a whole. So I’ve compiled a cluster celebrating inspired trees lest we forget just how important they are in our everyday lives.
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Activity
Freshness
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Creative Failures
Creative Failures
The Telephone Tree
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68
Tree Painting
Tree Painting
From Jessica Rath's Latex-Painted Tree to Other Uncommon Paint Jobs
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67
5,000 Trees to Deployed Troops
5,000 Trees to Deployed Troops
Operation Christmas Tree
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66
Stylish Mug Tree
Stylish Mug Tree
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65
Buy a Pixel, Save a Tree
Buy a Pixel, Save a Tree
Pixeltree.com
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64
Try-Before-You-Buy Christmas
Try-Before-You-Buy Christmas
$1 Fake Tree Trial
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63
Eco Gadget Trees
Eco Gadget Trees
The Tower of Clips Desktop Organizer Keeps Your Office Chic and Neat
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62
Public Seating Purifiers
Public Seating Purifiers
The Air Tree Helps Get Rid of Green House Gases in Style
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61
Order Christmas Trees Online
Order Christmas Trees Online
juletrefraskogen.no
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60
Nature-Inspired Charging
Nature-Inspired Charging
'The Tree of Charge' Brightens Your Desktop WhileYou Charge Your Gadget
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59
Wirelessly Powered Christmas Tree
Wirelessly Powered Christmas Tree
Frontgate LED Tree
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58
Recreational Tree Climbing
Recreational Tree Climbing
Rediscovering Our Playful Nature
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57
Trees as Instruments
Trees as Instruments
Diego Stocco Makes Music From Branches, Trunks & Twigs
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56
$500,000 Solid Gold Tree
$500,000 Solid Gold Tree
Christmas Diamonds, Platinum & Gold For Cancer
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55
Sex Changes For Trees
Sex Changes For Trees
Chinese Poplars Undergo Operations to Reduce Pollen
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54
Liquored Limb Displays
Liquored Limb Displays
Kendall Lecompte Wine Tree Inspired by the Mighty Sequoia
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53
Car Tree Planters
Car Tree Planters
The Fiat C Series 'Per Fare un Albero' Program in Montenapoleone
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52
Spinning Trees as Art
Spinning Trees as Art
'Joyful Trees' of Liverpool
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51
Bible-Carved Christmas Trees
Bible-Carved Christmas Trees
Pocket-Sized Desecrated Holiness
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50
$500 Upside Down Christmas Tree Sold Out
$500 Upside Down Christmas Tree Sold Out
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49
USB Christmas Tree
USB Christmas Tree
2007 Edition
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48
Pear-Tree Lighting
Pear-Tree Lighting
Pick Your Light Off A Tree
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47
Tree of Lights
Tree of Lights
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46
Frosted Turd For Trees -Yule Doos Ornaments
Frosted Turd For Trees -Yule Doos Ornaments
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45
Adopt an Olive Tree
Adopt an Olive Tree
Nudo Virtual Plant Fostering
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44
Silverized Treetography
Silverized Treetography
Ronald Breeze 'Grandeur of Trees' Captures the Beauty of Nature
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43
Tree Jewelry
Tree Jewelry
New Designs from Sarah Hood Jewelry
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42
The Energy Tree
The Energy Tree
Finally a Tree that Kicks Your Ass if You Don't Recycle
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41
Tree Coat Rack
Tree Coat Rack
Elwood
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40
Task-Oriented Trees
Task-Oriented Trees
The Artificial Air Tree Cleans Up the Skies by Purifying Air
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39
Respecting Arborial Elders
Respecting Arborial Elders
The Ancient Tree Forum Conserves and Preserves
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38
Fast Food Forests
Fast Food Forests
Yuken Teruya Turns Happy Meals Into Paper Trees
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37
Trees to Hide Tech
Trees to Hide Tech
Stealthy Wireless Equipment Disguises Preserve Community Decorum
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36
$1 Million Christmas Tree
$1 Million Christmas Tree
Diamond Studded Christmas Branches
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35
Shadow Trees
Shadow Trees
Create Your Own Forest Out of Light
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34
Nature-Inspired Kitchens
Nature-Inspired Kitchens
Balin Lee's Kitchen Tree is Completely Customizable
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33
Personified Trees With Eyes
Personified Trees With Eyes
Voyeurs in Nature
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32
Puzzle-Like Christmas Tree
Puzzle-Like Christmas Tree
Buro North's Tree is 80% More Eco Friendly
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31
Tree-Based Buildings
Tree-Based Buildings
Slit Court By Eastern Design Office Has an Arboreal Touch
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30
Tree Shaping
Tree Shaping
Plantware Playgrounds Made of Trees
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29
Lofty Roadside Attractions
Lofty Roadside Attractions
Madman Mark Madson's Chevy Truck Treehouse
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28
Branded Urban Forestry
Branded Urban Forestry
The Veuve Clicquot Umbrella Tree
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27
Topiary Feline Escapes
Topiary Feline Escapes
The Cat Tree House Keeps Fluffy Happy
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26
Chic Cooling Trees
Chic Cooling Trees
Ryuchi Tabu's Plant-Inspired Air Conditioner For an Eco Home Breeze
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25
Diesel Trees
Diesel Trees
Grow Your Own Oil (Copaifera langsdorfii)
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24
Eco Electric Trees
Eco Electric Trees
The LED-Infused 'Arbre' Lights Up Your Home With Recycled Plastic Branches
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23
Tree Bed
Tree Bed
A Fairtale Bed that Takes Canopy to a Natural Level
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22
Motherboard Ornaments
Motherboard Ornaments
Geek Chic Christmas Tree Decorations
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21
Street Lights Powered by Dead Batteries
Street Lights Powered by Dead Batteries
The Energy Seed Lamp
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20
Black Christmas Tree
Black Christmas Tree
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19
Nature-Inspired Storage
Nature-Inspired Storage
Maria Cichy's 'Twig' Coat Stand Stays in Tune With the Trees
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18
Customized Christmas Trees
Customized Christmas Trees
Festivally Creative Art and Design Competitions
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17
Solar Powered Tree Chargers
Solar Powered Tree Chargers
The Photonsynthese
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16
DIY Tree Cakes
DIY Tree Cakes
Seasonal Baking Ideas For Festive Fun
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15
Arbor-Inspired Space Savers
Arbor-Inspired Space Savers
Shawn Soh's Tree Bookshelf Takes Books Back from Whence They Came
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14
Tree Shaping
Tree Shaping
Trees That Have Morphed Into Art Installations
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13
Reskinning Nature
Reskinning Nature
Bobby Neel Adams Turns Trees Into Transformers
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12
Solar Trees
Solar Trees
Streetlights Go Green via Solar Power and LEDs
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11
Feather Christmas Trees
Feather Christmas Trees
Barthelmess Has Over 1,000 Fun Alternatives to Real Trees
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10
Standing Paper Art
Standing Paper Art
Grove Rotating Trees Make Paper Multi-Dimensional
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9
Steel Art Trees by NatureMaker
Steel Art Trees by NatureMaker
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8
Domestic Fashion Trees
Domestic Fashion Trees
The ‘Ghost Tree Coat Rack' Lets You Hang Your Bags Naturally
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7
Eco Alternative Christmas Trees
Eco Alternative Christmas Trees
Recycled Glass Water Bottles Make a Very Green Tree
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6
Arboreal Urinals
Arboreal Urinals
The Artistic "Pee Tree" Sculpture Encourages Public Urination
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5
Eden-Esque Solar Gardens
Eden-Esque Solar Gardens
The Marina South Gardens Shelters With Solar Supertrees
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4
Flat-Pack Holiday Decor
Flat-Pack Holiday Decor
The Cardboard Christmas Tree
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3
Latticework Tree Lights
Latticework Tree Lights
The SunUmbra Tree Offers a Canopy of Energy-Efficient Lighting
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2
Organic Tree Shaping
Organic Tree Shaping
Impressive Ornamental Tree Art
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1
Tremendous Treehouses
Tremendous Treehouses
Baumraum Designs Leave You Amazed at Potential Tree Abodes
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