Slides, teeter-totters, and even merry-go-rounds are all just bit players at a playground. The real star of the show are always the swing sets, because as this first-person GoPro footage reminds us, they’re about as close as you can get to riding a roller coaster without any kind of safety gear.
Step aside dancing fountains and community gardens, it’s the age of the urban swing set. I’m not talking about playgrounds. These are swings designed for adults, enticing the tushes of office workers, college students, and tourists—city dwellers young and old who all want to take a turn kicking their legs up into the…
Swings are a wonderful childhood staple, but it turns out that they're not quite as straightforward as you may have realized in your younger days. This video explains the physics behind them.
The simple pleasure of swinging is one that most of us probably haven’t enjoyed in years. At the historic Convento Das Dominicas n the Portuguese city of Guimarães—itself a Unesco World Heritage site—designers Cláudia Oliveira and Isabel Bourbon of creative studio Elas Duas gave visitors of all ages an opportunity to…
Sitting is fantastic, but benches are boring. Imagine if the world was just littered with hammocks and swings for your own extravagant public lounging pleasure. These clever transforming swings could make that a blissfully lazy reality.
Rumor has it that sometimes sane people enjoy the thrill of an adrenaline rush, but Six Flags Over Texas' new SkyScreamer seems reserved for the insane.
A porch swing is something you envision on the front porch on every archetypal white picket fenced house in America. SwingLabs has put a mondern spin on the classic suspended seat with this modular version.
It's hard to get excited about another drawn-out business meeting. Stiff chairs. A circle of equally bored faces. Maybe your leg falls asleep from all that sitting, and then what? You jiggle it silently in your seat and stumble gracelessly on your way out the door.
Whenever the urge to swing strikes—whether your're in an industrial-looking warehouse, a busy construction site, or a crowded sidewalk—as long as you can find something overhead that's sturdy enough to support your weight, you can string up this simple portable swing seat.
You can now bring one of the simplest of joys from your childhood—enjoying a leisurely swing—into your office without having to hang cables from the ceiling, or move furniture out of the way. At least you can if Florent Coirier ever decides to actually sell her swinging Portique Armchair.
Really, a swingset suspended over the ground at billboard height with nothing but some wire fencing at your feet to prevent an accident? I struggled with the tags for this retro-inspired oldie-but-insanie post. Ultimately "art" beat out "lawsuit."
On Monday night, some pranksters infiltrated the Bart, San Francisco's public train system, and installed some swings in the aisles. Commuting should always be this fun.