Designed by a team of engineers, architects and designers called Dash 7; the swing set was erected at the 2011 World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, where a few lucky visitors got to experience it.
The technological feat involves 273 water valves connected to software that analyzes the swinger’s pendulum path and angle to create a dry opening in the nick of time.
Belgian designer Charles Kaisin hosted a dinner during the art brussels fair entitled ‘The Fantasies of Charles’ which included a 10 foot (3 meter) solid oak and beach table. The horizontal surface is supported by several trees down the center of the piece which continue past the top of the work, the branches reaching the ceiling of the space. The trunks take the place of instead of evenly positioned legs in a seemingly random order. While some trees continued upwards, others grow through the surface into candle holders just past the surface of the work, giving the impression that the table top is floating between the foliage.
“Nintendo NES controller coffee table. Made from maple, mahogany and walnut with dovetail joinery and mid century modern legs. This table fully functions as a Nintendo NES controller and can be used to play games with the glass removed. The cord is retractable from underneath. “