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Hungarian "Charity" Tree Made with 5,000 Pieces of Firewood to Be Donated After Christmas

This elegant Christmas tree gracing a public square in Budapest was made from 5,000 pieces of firewood. Hungarian design firm Hello Wood created the Charity Tree as both a decoration and a practical gesture of goodwill. At the end of the holidays, the tree will be dismantled, and the firewood will …

Why Was the Candy Cane Designed to Have a Bend In It?

Why does that ubiquitous Christmastime candy, the candy cane, have a bend in it? Here are three possible reasons:<p><b>1. Form Follows Function</b><p>As an …

Production Methods: How Handmade Candy Canes are Produced

We designers are supposed to be familiar with production methods, and I enjoy guessing how various items that I'm unfamiliar with are produced. But …

Striking Portraits of Women Submerged Beneath a Barrier of Water

Vienna-based photography studio Staudinger + Franke‘s series <i>Barrier</i> consists of stunning portraits of women separated from the viewer by a barrier of water. Simple in concept but executed to perfection, the images put a unique spin on the trend of underwater photography.<p>Ripples of water distort the …

Dezeen's top 10 installations of 2014

Mountains of foam, fields of poppies and clouds of fog are among Dezeen design editor Dan Howarth's 10 favourite installations from the past 12 …

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …