Fancy dress for trees
What makes me swoon with pride about our Tree Couture furniture is its ability to ‘effortlessly’ combine all the following criteria: beauty, originality, fitness for purpose and functionality. And the fact that we only make limited-edition couture pieces from solid hardwoods exclusively from sustainable forests really celebrates our love of the tree.
Well, on that note, I stumbled across a brilliant living sculpture last night that takes the name Tree Couture to other realms. As a variation to our version of couture from trees, I discovered couture for trees!
(Forgive my 4-season layout of the various pics I found, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation to create a version à la Hockney: A Bigger Picture !!)
So, putting aside the utterly unfathomable question of how?, and not daring to broach the psychological (psychiatric even) question of why?, artist (and crocheter par excellence) Carol Hummel certainly tackles the aesthetic aspect of couture. It may not be everybody’s (or every tree’s) idea of chic stylishness, but it undoubtedly ticks all the boxes for being well-fitted and unique – and all 50ft of it literally puts thehaute into haute couture!
And it would follow that if the tree cozy above has the aesthetic side of couture covered, then the following cat scratch-post tree has the ‘functional’ and ‘fit for purpose’ side of it under wraps:
And to finish this post with a modest little his-n-hers offering, here’s another couple of Carol Hummel’s inspired works of (maybe slightly ‘lower’) couture:
Tree Couture’s thanks go to Carol Hummel and MightySmall for their creative genius:
carolhummel.com – Tree Cozy and Down Under
mightysmall.co.uk – ad for National Museums of Scotland: The Big Cats are Coming