park : tree huts


the ultimate tree house : located in the city : high as a skyscraper

Hi Everyone!

We read about the Tadashi Kawamata Tree Huts in Madison Square Park a while ago, but saw them for the first time last week. These tree houses are terrific. I just wish they weren't so high up. I'd love to decorate them with some pink roses.

The song Cherry Blossom Girl by the French band Air (new to me) seems to be perfect tree climbing music, not that I'm suggesting anyone actually climb a tree. But, I will suggest that you have a great weekend!

xo, Cindy










31 comments:

UNIFORM Studio said...

wow -these are amazing. I wish I could see them in person. Thanks for sharing this -I hadn't heard of them before.

Mrs.French said...

I love them...I wish I could see them up close..actually b and I were just discussing how we would love to live in a tree house...like this, but a bit bigger. xo t

bandelle said...

I always dreamed of a tree house when I was little. Hopefully one day when we have kids (and a yard) we'll be able to build a tree house.

Kylie

Lauren K said...

Oh I want to go and play in them, every last one of them!

dolcechic said...

I always wanted a tree house. My brother and I tried to build one, minus the tree. We didn't get too far! I love these, they look so fun!

Thank you for your sweet comment. The picture was from my birthday in June. My mom is loving everyone and their sweet comments...as am I!

cindy : quaint said...

it would be neat to 'find' some trees planted in a grid and build a mid-century modern-style tree hut.

onesilentwinter said...

love, love that you got to see them! am goigt o see if there still up this weekend-then i will go!!!

The Lil Bee said...

What a cool idea! I love those tree houses!

jess gonacha said...

wow, amazing! i'd love to see those in person.

please sir said...

These look so neat - oh wish I was there to see them! Happy weekend!

Julia said...

These make me think of that childhood (or adult) desire to create a little home with miniature everything! Miniature ketchup bottles and knives and pillows. I would decorate mine with pink roses and invite you over for a mini tea party!

ambika said...

This is so fantastic, like nostalgia and sci-fi all at once.

cindy : quaint said...

we must all wear hats to the tea party! i shall bring my childhood rocking chair and squeeze myself into it ;)!

Tartelette said...

Those are amazing! Have a friend of the family who designs real tree houses back home. Wish I could find the link now but they are pretty darn cool. Wish I were closer to see these!!

julie king said...

gorgeous photos of central park! did nyc let people build these treehouses in the park? i'm sure i am terribly naive and out of touch when i ask this question but it just seems unlikely that they would allow it. nothing at all wrong with it just not likely in this "you can't do that" too many rules world we live in.

my dad built us a tree house made out of an outhouse (YES!) when we were kids. it had a trap door and windows and a door that closed. we used to have sleepovers in it! oh the memories!

cindy : quaint said...

building tree houses must be so cool - the job site would always be so different.

your tree house sounds wonderful, julie! these tree huts were built with permission. if you click on the links above you can read all about the process. also, just look at the scale of the people on the bench (tiny) compared to the height of the hut in the second picture.

Michelle Brunner said...

These tree huts are so cool! I would love to spend some time up in one...maybe sketching or reading a book:) Thanks for posting! Don't you just love the band Air?!

Cicada Studio said...

This is super duper cool! I'm sorry I missed it. I have seem some wonderful exhibitions at that park. Must remember to check in with it now and again.

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT photos! GREAT bird condos!
ENJOY your Sunday!
Fifi

ninainvorm said...

Wow, this looks quite amazing! Both the trees and your photos! You're a great photographer... I love all the lines and light!

cindy : quaint said...

thank you so much, fifi! they're great for squirrels, too.

thank you very much, nina! that means a lot to me!

Joanna said...

this is soo cool!! i've never seen anything like it... well, except this one crazy lady in my town. her yard and trees are covered in colorful birdhouses. these ones are more natural looking. i like them. you went to look at them on the perfect day, too.

Lynne said...

These look like so much fun - is there actually anyone up there? Thanks for visiting my blog - I think I've been here before too!

Jessica said...

If I haven't asked you already I would love for you to be a guest blogger on the up coming Truant blog that is set to launch in January. We are looking for fantastic bloggers like yourself to be involved.

let me know!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so cool..i have to go and check them out
!

aimee said...

ohhhhh new york! it's been too long since i've been there. how cool to see these cute little treehouses in the middle of the city.

design for mankind. said...

oh yes yes yes yes yes!

Megan Coyle said...

ohhhh, I'm liking these tree houses. And the photographs of them are wonderful as well--they make me want to just head on over to ny :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

These are fantastic! Wow.....I would love to take my girls into to see them in person, maybe we will! :) Oh, it is perfectly ok to suggest climbing trees! I do it all the time! :)
xo
Melis

cindy : quaint said...

everyone should come to town and we'll stand on each other's shoulders in order to peek inside. that's what it would take since they're probably 2 stories high!

Bali huts said...

That's amazing. Who could have thought that it could be a great place to stay and just relax.