Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.
Forget picking between a Noble Fir, a Douglas Fir or a regular old pine, just bust out your old books and create your own Christmas tree this year! Spotted on Reddit today is this picture that looks like it was taken at an Anthropologie store (though this has yet to be confirmed). Either way, you’ve just got to love the sheer creativity. Simple and clever! (Reminds me of that library desk made from old recycled books…)
Photo credit: Patricia Pultorak