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Inspire Me, Please, Atlanta!

"I'm not annoyed because we are not recreating the past in Atlanta.

I am annoyed because we are not creating a beautiful future."

Pier Six…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 22, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Symposium on Design for Children, Families and Nature in the City

Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 25, 2016 at 11:09am — No Comments

Big City + Play + Nature = HiPlay

I am obsessed with what I am calling "HiPlay" (for lack of a better name). HiPlay could be the answer to overgrown cities with no place to play. The idea comes from the new "agro-housing" or "sustainable housing" trend in the world of architecture. This picture is the winning design in Living…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on April 29, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

10 Steps to an Amazing Playground

So many people ask me what makes a good playground. Here are 10 points, each worthy of it's own post (or book chapter). My favorite, of course, is number 6. Oh, when you have number 6 you've really got something!

A wonderful playground is……..

  1. Designed to enhance its setting
  2. Located in the best possible place
  3. Close to nature
  4. Designed so that children can play in different ways
  5. Geared towards encouraging disabled and able-bodied children…
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Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 27, 2012 at 5:36am — No Comments

Mrs. Jobs Was the Coolest Mom on the Block

The news broke recently just before dinnertime. Steve Jobs was resigning as CEO of Apple. Graphic artists, photographers, writers, artists, Mac-junkies, “computer nerds”, and lovers of beauty everywhere bowed their heads and sighed.  The great Master of Design (form AND function) was stepping down.

 

But, I’m not really here to talk about Steve. I was actually…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 1, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Kids, Schmids....I Want One of These for Me!

These forest huts are in Sweden that you can rent like a hotel room. They conjure up all kids, I mean, all kinds of feelings of magic and mystery...and coziness. I'd love to have one to curl up and read or write in...or maybe just to take a nap in. But, kids could have a hay day making a magic fort out of one of these.…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 14, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Coal Yard Turned Nature Preserve in the Heart of London

Camley Street Natural Park is an acclaimed nature preserve alongside Regent's Canal in the King's Cross area of London.

Camley is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It was once a coal yard and is now a beautiful, natural…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on April 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What Is It About a Snow Day?

I've been so concerned about kids not playing outdoors anymore. I've been pondering how to change things, so I decided to look at when kids voluntarily dash outside. I've noticed two basic times: (1) when they are at school and it's time for recess, and (2) when it's snowing. Can you think of any others?…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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