28 Sep '11, 4pm

Terrifying recycled playground will eat your children h/t @treehugger

Terrifying recycled playground will eat your children h/t @treehugger

Let's say you want to build a playground for refugee children from Myanmar. And let's say you also want to recycle some rubber tires. You could tie the tires to ropes and make swings out of them, like kids have done pretty much since the tire was invented, or maybe you could put them on the ground to make an obstacle course. Or, hey, you could fashion them into a sort of Gigeresque nightmare squid ! That one sounds good, let's do that. Yes, Dutch artist AnneMarie van Splunter apparently hears things like "saving the Earth" and "improving the lives of refugee children" and immediately goes to a very dark place. Like, R'lyeh dark. Personally I think this project, her entry for a competition to build a playground for Myanmar refugees, is kind of super amazing. But these kids seem to disagree: I mean, this is a concept drawing, and they're still fleeing! Surely van Splunter ha...

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