Do you remember Random International's Rain Room in London that we posted about a couple weeks ago? That incredible space came to mind as soon as we saw this awesome swingset. 

This is the Waterfall Swingan interactive installation created by Mike O’Toole, Andrew Ratcliff, Ian Charnas, and Andrew Witte for the 2011 World Maker Faire, where lucky visitors clearly had a great deal of fun trying it out.

"The steel framed swing set uses 273 solenoid valves, located at the top of the installation, where water drops come streaming. Each valve operates according to a computerized sensor that calculates the rider’s speed and angle, determining when to shut the water off, providing a window where a person can swing through without getting wet." 

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more images of the Waterfall Swing and check out video of the swing in action.




the ceo of abercrombie and fitch has a lot of nerve saying that ugly people shouldn’t wear his clothes when he looks like an albino orc from the lord of the rings




Now is the time to reblog this.
I’ve been awaiting this picture.

(via cynicalbadger)