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Wonderful Trees

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Tree #2, 2006
Tree #2, 2006 Photography by Myong Ho Lee

Good Things creates a wunderkammer of the best art inspired by, created from and created for trees

Here in London there is talk of autumn being in the air, so before the leaves curl up and go off for their winter holiday we honour trees & their verdant state.

Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik captures the delicacy and change in seasons perfectly with his blown glass sculptures.

The Woods
The Woods Courtesy of Andreas Engesvik, Oslo
The Woods
The Woods Courtesy of Andreas Engesvik, Oslo
The Woods
The Woods Courtesy of Andreas Engesvik, Oslo
Trees are very good hiding places, if you happen to be adept at climbing. French photographer Erwan Fichou shot a series of photos of people hiding out in various well trimmed arbres, the tree house deserves an exhibition in its own right.
Miradors, 2010
Miradors, 2010 © Erwan Fichou
Miradors, 2010
Miradors, 2010 © Erwan Fichou
Miradors, 2010
Miradors, 2010 © Erwan Fichou
Miradors, 2010
Miradors, 2010 © Erwan Fichou
Leaves might normally be the star of the show but bark can also be jolly pretty. Cedric Pollet collects the spectrum of trees' protective coating perfectly, handily organised by shade.
Arbutus Andrachne bark
Arbutus Andrachne bark Photography by Cédric Pollet
Mindanoan gum bark
Mindanoan gum bark Photography by Cédric Pollet
Manzanita bark
Manzanita bark Photography by Cédric Pollet
Silk floss tree bark
Silk floss tree bark Photography by Cédric Pollet
At a guess we would say that 99% of trees are beautiful and worthy of framing, so thats what Myoung Ho Lee has done. With a simple white sheet as a backdrop, his photos highlight the beauty and fragility of our treasured friends.
Tree #10, 2006
Tree #10, 2006 Photography by Myong Ho Lee
Tree #3, 2006
Tree #3, 2006 Photography by Myong Ho Lee
Tree #9, 2006
Tree #9, 2006 Photography by Myong Ho Lee
Tree #11, 2005
Tree #11, 2005 Photography by Myong Ho Lee
A tree house is a quintessential childhood dream which is now also a reality for grown ups. Japanese designers Nendo have blown up the standard bird house model to house humans. Cosy!
Bird Apartment by Nendo
Bird Apartment by Nendo
Bird Apartment by Nendo
Bird Apartment by Nendo
Pick your own with a handy snack tree. Just add fruit, sweets, marshmallows for an excellent centre piece.
Arbre à manger
Arbre à manger Design by Smarin
Bryan Nash Gill loves trees and almost all of his work is inspired by or uses them as a medium. His well known relief prints will make you feel nostalgic for the days when you would count the rings to tell the age of a tree.
Cedar Burl, 2011
Cedar Burl, 2011 Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill
Cedar Pole, 2011
Cedar Pole, 2011 Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill
Willow, 2011
Willow, 2011 Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill
Pine II, 2011
Pine II, 2011 Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill

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