I'm a big fan of the winter garden (Lipstick Forest) at the Palais des congrès in Montreal. I just love the touch of colour it adds to the space both from the inside and the outside of the building. Instead of using real trees, the designers from Claude Cormier + Associés decided to go for a low maintenance and highly visual forest made out of concrete trees painted pink. The goal was to represent the flourishing cosmetic industry and the city's joie de vivre. There are 52 trees in total. I'm not sure if the number of trees has any significance, but it was nice to take a little break and sketch some of them while I was in the city.