Tuesday

Thinking outside the box in creating play areas

Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam makes these amazing playscapes for children.


Now I know we can't all make a colourful hand crocheted creation but this just blew my mind and opened it to the many possibilities of creating play areas for children and adults.

Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam, Japan's leading fibre artists, specialises in creating these gigantic, interactive textile artworks. They are the artist's exploration of colour and form and at the same time provide thrilling play environments. Don't you just want to play there? She lives, creates and teaches in Canada.

See her 'Fibre Columns/Romanesque Church' at Weird Wonderful World News.

The colours and shapes got me thinking about the Waldorf inspired playroom where one of the key elements of the play is the colourful silk material used in a variety of ways. 

Make Your Own Play Silks! at mama seasons

6 comments:

Jennifer Castro said...

Found your site through NOBH and I love it! I homeschool 3 kids and the littlest (4yo) often is trying to raise to the older two's level when I bet they would all benefit with more p.l.a.y. !!

Kerry from @Sciencesparks said...

That is so colourful and i love the idea of using materials for play. Thanks for linking to science sparks

Jode said...

Goodness, that first picture is just amazing....how inspirational!
Jode

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Hi and welcome to NOBH. Glad you stopped by and linked up. :)

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

wow, I love that playground, such a monoculture of playgrounds out there.

Rose said...

Love it!!!!

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