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The Modern Christmas Tree by Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker

The Modern Christmas Tree by Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker   Modern Christmas Tree designer, architect, and engineer Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker spent the majority of his professional life building A-frame modern homes in the Rocky Mountains. The triangle shape of the A-frame was near and dear to his heart, because the business provided the money to feed his family. Money was scarce and so he sacrificed when he could. Sometimes this meant building things instead of buying them. Read more […]

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2014 Year of the horse

People born in the Year of the Horse are clever, kind, animated and energetic. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented and love to be in the centre of a crowd. They are popular among friends, active at work and have a deft sense of humour. 2014 is the year of the Wooden Horse. Wood Horses are strong and stable and have a better ability to make decisions. Excellent at interacting with others, they are successful personally and professionally. Horse lucky Read more […]

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This is why Christmas trees should be made of plastic

This is a series from Gergo Gosztom explaining why he hates Christmas trees. But you don’t have to hate them Gergo. Just buy a plastic one and have it for more years. Anyway, this is how he justifies it: I’ve always hated the Christmas tree. It’s a unnecessary thing. We always throw them… Read more […]

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Season’s Greetings from the University of Oxford

This video from the University of Oxford and in particular the Ashmolean (Museum of Art and Archaeology of University of Oxford) is one of the most inspiring Season’s Greetings videos I have ever seen. The Ashmolean is a University Museum and a Department of the University, which owns the collections and employs the museum staff. The Museum has very close links with the faculties, and the colleges, and museum staff undertake a great deal of University teaching and research. The Museum’s Collections Read more […]

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Christmas tree installation in Budapest

Every year, Budapest-based art program hello wood constructs a Christmas tree installation in Hungary’s capital. This year, the studio utilized 365 traditional toboggans to build a 10.5 meter tall intricately geometric Christmas tree at the entrance to the palace of arts along the Danube river.   Erected in only one week, the structure consists of a 4.5 ton steel base and four timber frame sections creating the spine of the tree and the framework on which the sledge’s Read more […]

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