just for fun: Swings

Who doesn’t like swings? They were always my favorite at the playground!

This project is a study into different ways of bringing play back into public space. It focuses on ways of incorporating incidental play in the public realm by not so much as having separate play equipment that dictates the users but by using existing furniture and architectural elements that indicate playful behaviour for all.

via DesignVerb swing2.jpg swing-skirt1.jpgSwing Skirt by RachelGriffin has ropes you can tie anywhere.

“The skirt ropes are indeed practical to toss anywhere. The two points of attachment—the rope to the skirt, and the skirt to the tree—use variations on a rock-climbing knot called the prusik, which simultaneously allows for adjustable swing height and strength. As such, you can tie it to anything from trees to scaffolding to architectural elements—anything with a horizontal beam strong enough to hold your weight.”

via CooHunting bartswings.jpg

Some pranksters infiltrated the Bart, San Francisco’s public train system, and installed some swings in the aisles. Commuting should always be this fun.

via Gizmodo

One Response to “just for fun: Swings”

  1. norman says:

    Intersting. I wondered if I’d get into trouble trying something like this in the Shanghai Subway. I might be too crowded here though.

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