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15 Funtastic Playgrounds You Wish Were Around When You Were A Kid

Do you remember when you were young and loved to hang from monkey bars, played around with sand and took daring leaps from swings? Playgrounds are amazing places where a kid (or big kid) can get dirty and experience the joys of being young and free.

Here, I’ve put together a selection of 15 creatively designed playgrounds from all over the world. Featuring illuminated ring-swings and playgrounds with educational themes, these structures are meant to cultivate a sense of creativity whilst having fun. So take a look at these cool playgrounds and let your inner child out.

Children’s play area for Boadilla del Monte

This playground based in Spain was created by architects, Eduardo Navadijos and Csaba Tarsoly. The design is meant to incorporate parts of the original playground and it is done so here in a stunning and modern way that promotes the outdoors and also provides sufficient protection.

Blaxland Riverside Park by JMD Design

The Blaxland Riverside Park by JMD Design is an innovative and sleek playground for children in Sydney, Australia. The idea is to make it enjoyable not only for children, but also for the entire family. This particular playground is 300 metres in size and boasts tunnels, a climbing net, a waterplay area and of course, swings amongst various other features.

Playgrounds by Monstrum

Danish studio, Monstrum, makes creative playgrounds for kids that reflect the importance of having a creative environment. These gorgeous and imaginative sculptures below are all made of wood.

Free Play Playground

Free Play is a company that focuses on creating abstract playgrounds for kids. Wanting to create something that wasn’t very standardized, they came up with something that would provide a more sensory experience.

Playground Made Of Reused Rotor Blades

We live in a world that’s placing more importance on helping the environment. So what better way to make a statement about up-cycling then by creating a playground made from the re-used rotar blades of giant windmills? This is what was done at a children’s activity centre in Rotterdam.

Vintage Mosaic Playgrounds

These cool retro-style mosaic playgrounds can be found in Singapore. This unique material makes the experience of playing here a bit of a trip back into the past.

Off-Ground Installation

The only thing better than a playground is one that you can customize. The best thing is that it was built with adults in mind. It’s a great place for rest and relaxation accompanied with lovely water views that was set up in Spring 2013.

Play Work Build

David Rockwell is best known as a renowned architect but he has also done various Imagination Playgrounds installed around the glove. This ‘Play Work Build’ exhibition was featured at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. and encourages visitors to play with blue blocks of different shapes and sizes.

Swing Time

Swing Time is a psychedelic swing set including 20 illuminated ring-shaped swings in South Boston. The best time to try them out is at dusk when the rings emit a cool white glow.

Playground in Belleville Park

The Belleville Playground project was made in 2003. It’s a multi-level wooden structure that is part treehouse, part pirate ship, and part medieval fortress. Definitely a place where you can let your imagination soar.

Instant Playground

This instant orange playground was made to bring people together. The best thing about this awesome playground game is that it fits in a suitcase and can be built in less than an hour giving more time for actual play.

Zabeel Technology Park Dubai

Dubai’s Zabeel Technology Park is one of the first playgrounds in the world with a technology theme. It has 3 zones that comprises of interactive displays and really embraces the whole feel of educating while playing.

Vail Nests

The Vail Nest by tres birds workshop in The Town of Vail, Colorado is part of a series of comissioned artworks for the park. These bird habitat inspired structures are made of non-toxic materials and are not only fun to play in but also elegantly designed.

Crocheted Playground

Created by Toshiko Horiuchi-McAdam, this color-infused installation gives its visitors a sensory experience that embraces the spirit of childhood. Using vivid colors, her work aims to merge aesthetics with function.

Geopark, Stavanger Norway

The Geopark is full of activities for youngsters. It was designed through recirculation of technology, know-how, and objects from the oil industry.





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Find out how we’re all going to die with this apocalyptic infographic

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It’s that time again, when faux-scientists and PR agencies make up some statistics to demonstrate that it’s officially the most depressing day of the year. Well cheer up, you bunch of cry-babies; you might feel a bit mopey because it’s cold and you spent too much money at Christmas and it’s not payday for another week, but it’s not as if you’re being subjugated by a flawed super-AI or consumed by grey goo, is it?




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We’re giving away an iMac

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If you haven’t seen your work on the screen of an iMac, then you haven’t seen it at its best. Apple’s computer is the standard in desktops, and you can get one own for your workspace with the iMac Giveaway. Enter for your chance to win now!




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Best of CH 2014: Link About It: The creative people and world-changing achievements we’re celebrating in our look back on the year in news

Best of CH 2014: Link About It

Mainstream news outlets will quickly point out all of the worrisome aspects that happened in the world this year, but at CH HQ, we always try to focus on intelligent ways to move forward. 2014 showed us that there are plenty of people who are wholeheartedly……

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How Western fairytales could look if they were made in Asia

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Korean illustrator Obsidian decided to show us what some of the most popular Western fairy tales could have looked like if they were made in Asia. He (or she) re-drew scenes from the movies and gave it a new asian touch. Alice in Wonderland Snow white The Beauty and the Beast Frozen Princess and the […]

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Beatles album covers redesigned as if they were designed by Apple

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Well, no offense to Superfi whose designers took the time to create these hypothetical designs, but I’m pretty sure that Apple’s designers would have done a much better job.

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18 Cool Things You Won’t Believe Were Built Using CSS

Contrary to popular belief, CSS is not only used to provide basic style for a web page in order to make it look more attractive. There are plenty of other things that one can do with CSS as well. With the ability to create animations and interactions, CSS along with HTML and Javascript allow web developers the opportunity to play around and experiment with different methods.

It is as if the web browser is like an empty canvas that they can play around with. Featured here are just 18 examples of the cool and creative things that people have built using CSS. From original characters to interesting animations, there’s plenty to inspire you to mess around with CSS on your own.

The Simpsons

Chris Pattle created the members of the Simpsons family using only CSS. He took each character’s face, broke it up into smaller shapes then pieced them back together. He even animated the eyes to breathe some life into the characters.

Minions With Pure CSS

If you can’t get over the Minion craze (courtesy of the ‘Despicable Me‘ movies), you’ll be going bananas for this. Amr Zakaria has created Minions using pure CSS. The Minions come complete with blinking eyes and a friendly wave.

Broken neon sign

This is an amazing example of text-shadow implementation to achieve the broken neon signage effect with CSS. Mouse over to see the lights on the letters ‘c’, ‘n’ and ‘i ‘dim slightly.

Mmm… Cheese

It’s a simple block of cheese, or is it? Hugo Giraduel created this 3D cheese block using CSS. I don’t know about you but it kind of looks like a certain household item too.

Single Element CSS character

Another one of Hugo Giraudel’s work. This time, he created an 8-bit character using only one element.

Viking Shield

This is a Viking shield created by LukyVj. It’s so well done that you can hardly tell that it was formed with CSS and not with a graphics editor.

Fluid menu with transparent icon

This is a unique see-through menu with a colored slider that puts an active menu icon in color when you mouse over it. Play with the slider and be awed by how fluidly it glides across the menu.

CSS Creatures

CSS Creatures are made by @bennettfeely and can smile, laugh, or carry an emotionless expression if you like. You can play around with the teeth, moustache, color, eyes or mouths of the characters to create your very own via Twitter.

Long Cat

Resize your browser window and the cat’s body will stretch or compress accordingly with the browser window’s width. How far do you think you can stretch or squash the CSS-kitty?

Rolling coke Can

Here’s another fun one. When you scroll to the right, slowly, it looks as though you are spinning or rotating the Coke can. An awesome effect done purely with CSS.

Calculator

This calculator’s design is simple and clean but when combined with Javascript, it gives you a more fun and approachable way to take your calculations further.

Grid Animation Effect

Applying any sort of animation effect is hard enough, let alone doing it via CSS. Here, the grid animation effect is worked in beautifully.

Smooth iOS 7 toogle

This toggle button made by Dan Eden was inspired by the iOS7 toogle. If you try it out for yourself, you’ll be able to see how similiar this is to the original iOS7 toogle button.

Animated checkmark button

Sascha Michael Trinkaus made this checkmark button that’s surrounded by a gradient color. The particular effect runs when you click on the checkmark.

Minion

This is another adorable Minion done in the style of a drawing crafted from CSS.

Menu toogle SVG animation

Take a look at the animation’s demo and you will see the smooth transition of the menu shape into another shape.

Shape masking

CSSMuse used CSS to apply circle, pentagonal and hexagonal shape masking to an image. On top of that, it expands into a zoom as well.

Loaders Kit

Here, we have several loaders created using only CSS. If you’re looking to reduce the use of your bandwith, CSS-based loaders can come in quite handy.





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Before protests, Hong Kong news sites were hit with the largest DDoS ever

While protestors were filling the streets of Hong Kong, there was another kind of gridlock flooding the city’s independent media sites. A new report from Forbes says the protests saw the largest denial-of-service attacks on record, reaching up to 500 gigabits per second according to the web optimization network CloudFlare. The attacks started in June, targeting independent news site Apple Daily before moving on to the similar PopVote outlet. Amplifying traffic by triggering IP lookups, the attackers were able to generate traffic significantly larger than the notorious Spamhaus attacks of last year.

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What if Captain America were an ’80s action movie star?

Captain America as the idealistic man out of time already works so well on the silver screen. But what if he were a rogue super soldier bent on revenge? This trailer reimagines Captain America: Winter Soldier as a cheesy ’80s action flick a la Die Hard and RoboCop, complete with a tough-as-nails voiceover, Wilhelm screams, and people getting kicked through exploding plate glass windows. If this were actually becoming a movie it would almost definitely be a flop. Still, if John McClane is Steve Rogers in some far-flung parallel dimension, we want to visit it.

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This is Qualcomm’s world and we’re all just living in it

Qualcomm is the mobile industry’s equivalent of a god: omnipotent and omnipresent, yet invisible to the naked eye. The company that was founded on the premise of building “Quality Communications” can now be found inside every major smartphone in the US. Even the fiercely independent Apple, which designs its own mobile processors, has no choice but to use Qualcomm’s LTE modems. The same is true of Samsung, whose Exynos chip is replaced by a Qualcomm Snapdragon for the US and other markets. But Qualcomm’s influence spreads much wider and deeper still.

A week ago, Verizon introduced the Motorola Droid Turbo as its flagship phone for the holidays. Stacked to the gills with the highest of specs, this new Android phone derives its name from…

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