The back room of the store was designed to look like the merchant’s living space, offering a much more relaxed atmosphere. Vintage schoolhouse chairs around huge tables made from wind-fallen trees offer customers a comfortable place to work and socialize. It also features a large mural created by the artist Tommy Taylor, which references the New Orleans’ shipping heritage.
via Luxurious New Starbucks in New Orleans Inspired by 1900s’ Merchant Stores | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Originally found on Colossal we had to post this tree carving. That is one big tree and a massive continuous carving.
After nearly four years of work , Zheng Chunhui’s stunning wood sculpture was awarded Guinness World Record for “worlds longest wooden sculpture” in Fujian Province.
The sculpture showcases a three-dimensional vivid scene of strong, structured, exquisite workmanship and subtle techniques.
via Photos: Amazing wood sculpture in Fujian awarded Guinness World Record: Shanghaiist.
The island, made from fallen oak and a hand-carved and painted cherry log, achieves a lot of things at once: it’s both a breakfast island (with room for two people on stools, their legs swinging in the open space underneath the counter) and a cooking and prep area.
via A Unique Small Space Kitchen Island Kitchen Inspiration | The Kitchn.