Wright Bench

I love this sort of stuff.

Making the everyday better, and especially making the everyday better in urban spaces.I wrote a while back about Swings in the Sky and seats with a view, and the below bench is super smart.

Bike Bench

This is a bike rack which doubles as a bench. This is the kind of innovation ubran planners need to be taking notice of, in my uninformed opinion, maximising the use of urban furniture to improve and benefit communities.

I posted this on my Instagram the other day.

This is a street in Surry Hills, near to my office in Sydney, where they have installed urban gardens built in sculptures. I am yet to pick any Rosemary from it, but it’s a great idea, and looks cool, to boot.

The Wright Bench was designed by Eugene Duclos, a student at Appalachian State University for the Perennial Wood Appalachian State Design Studio contest

via PSFK: http://www.psfk.com/2012/05/bike-rack-park-bench-ny-design-week-2012.html#ixzz1w7hbZiXo

Grab a pew to see the view

I posted about the billboard signs being turned into swings in China, and then I came across this in the Netherlands. Half way up a sign post or street lamp public benches have been installed, allowing users to see their surroundings from a new perspective and make a feature out of the mundanely ordinary. Created by Ohaly. I like it. 

http://www.ohaly.com/

I think this is great, and it’s called Double Happiness. In Shenzhen an architect has converted an old billboard structure into a mini playground in the sky…

The creator, Mesarchitecture, explains what it is  This piece of urban furniture, by being nomad, allows the reactivation of different public spaces. It enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city. They will both escape and dominate public space through a game of equilibrium and desequilibrium. 

By playing this “risky” game, and testing their own limits, two people can experience together a new perception of space, void, lightness and recover an awarness of the physical world.!” 

I just enjoyed reading those two paragraphs, and love how the swings are called urban furniture, and I love the photogrpah below…I wish I could sit on those swings, after a day in the office, looking over a skyline like that.

I can’t remember where I saw the first link to this, but check out their website: http://www.mesarchitecture.com/blog/?p=75