An Unstable Playground Set That Challenges Kids to Find Balance

Unlike the typical seesaws, swing sets and monkey bars seen on playgrounds, Capucine Diancourt’s set of Loose Play structures remain unfixed from the ground, challenging youngsters to find their balance. The French designer created the playground set as an exploration into the way shapes and colors can bend the way we interact with the physical world, relying on instability uncommon colors to provide children with …

A Door to Nowhere

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Rather than welcome you to the local 7-11, the automatic sliding doors recently installed in Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park serve little more purpose than to welcome you to the other side of the grass lawn. The installation is either trying to challenge the societal view of barriers and the doors that one must enter to find success, or, maybe, it’s just for fun.

2013 Vanquish

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Reviving the unassailably hip “Vanquish” name from Aston Martin’s vault, the company has announced that the reinstated model will become available early on in 2013. The sharp lines of the model are enhanced by rows of LED bulbs on the front and rear lights, and sport performance is backed by a burly 6.0 liter V12 engine with 565 horsepower.