How awesome is this playground by artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam! This Rainbow Net playground is at Hakone Sculpture Park in Japan. This idea of a crochet playground actually happened by accident:
"It all happened quite by accident. Two children had entered the gallery where she was exhibiting 'Multiple Hammock No. 1' and, blissfully unaware of the usual polite protocols that govern the display of fine art, asked to use it. She watched nervously as they climbed into the structure, but then was thrilled to find that the work suddenly came alive in ways she had never really anticipated. She noticed that the fabric took on new life - swinging and stretching with the weight of the small bodies, forming pouches and other unexpected transformations, and above all there were the sounds of the undisguised delight of children exploring a new play space. She felt it was almost as if she had discovered a new dimension. The children played with such abandon that it was almost as if they were playing inside a mothers womb"
Oh, to be a kid again!