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 …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

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1. Crochet Playground Japanese fiber artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam has transformed the delicate arts of knitting and crochet into an industrial practice to create massive playgrounds for children. Horiuchi-MacAdam’s inspiration for usable art is the “undisguised delight of children exploring a new play space.” The colorful playground, which contains nets, swings, cushions and pockets, is currently at Japan’s Hakone Open Air Museum. 2. Conqueror Typographic Games …

Crochet Playground

Typographic Olympics, surfing Dubai, Twitter vending machines and more in our weekly look at the web

Japanese fiber artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam has transformed the delicate arts of knitting and crochet into an industrial practice to create massive playgrounds for children. Horiuchi-MacAdam’s inspiration for usable art is the “undisguised delight of children exploring a new play space.” The colorful playground, which contains nets, swings, cushions and pockets, is currently at Japan’s Hakone Open Air Museum.