Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PossibiliTree

Twenty-five years ago, architect Richard Babcock had an idea: Rather than buying, hauling and disposing of a Christmas tree every year, why not create a tree his family could use year after year? The six-foot wooden tree he created back then is still used by his family today. The PossibiliTree shown here is a tabletop version, standing almost three feet tall, with branches that can be fanned out in various ways. “One fun-loving relative likes to position the branches to resemble a helix,” says Babcock’s son. “Another uses it as her ‘tree of life’ and hangs the branches with objects that remind her to stay focused on what is important to her.” Whether you use PossibiliTree to celebrate Christmas, another occasion or just to enjoy the artful simplicity of its design, when the festivities are complete, the tree is easily disassembled.

Buy it here on the DWR website.

3 comments:

trevor said...

Nice, but I prefer the Fesivus pole.

"very high strength-to-weight ratio." During Festivus, an unadorned aluminum pole is displayed in opposition to the commercialization of highly decorated Christmas trees, and because the holiday's creator, Frank Costanza, "finds tinsel distracting."

At the Festivus dinner -- a meal featuring non-holiday comfort food -- each participant tells friends and family all of the instances where they disappointed him or her that year.


http://www.festivuspoles.com/pages/Festivuspoles.htm

Helen Tilbury said...

I just dig that idea...

Anonymous said...

DWR has lowered the price on this tree!