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Goric hand picks every item that they sell based on aesthetic design, equipment that is outstanding in terms of play value, durability with little or no maintenance, quality and environmental considerations. Their product line consists of: Play equipment for all children promoting the development of physical strength, experiencing the laws of gravity with the understanding of the importance of cooperation and social interaction; Equipment for the development of the senses designed for the use in public spaces, playgrounds and all areas for children and adults to discover sound, sight, texture and movement; High quality protective surfacing for all areas below and around play equipment; Water play equipment designed for public spaces for children to experience water and mud, water pumps, wheels and gates as well as flow patterns and water characteristics; Specialty items, such as hill slides, facades, and custom designs. If you are looking for something unique, chances are they can provide it for.   Brands: Linie M PlayPoints, eibe water play, Kraiburg -EuroFlex rubber surfacing, K&K Towers, climbers and free standing elements, SpielBau custom playgrounds, Rathschlag sensory and musical items.

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 •  April 19

The journey of Dutch designer Noa Haim into paper structure began in 2008 at the London Festival of Architecture, where she developed a participatory installation as part of her graduate work as an architecture student at the Berlage Institute. With the assistance of the FabLab Den Haag and volunteer teams of builders, Haim created a 2000-piece...

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 •  April 10

Verticality has been an architectural obsession since the time of the first skyscrapers in the late nineteenth century. But, at playgrounds, the idea of building lofty, multi-story structures on a small footprint is relatively young. Of course, with a higher percentage of the population dwelling in cities than ever before, and land at a premium,...

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 •  March 31

Several weeks ago, we caught up with Angelica Rockquemore for a designer profile. Our conversation was illuminating and brought to light an emerging area of interest in the field: how parks and playspaces can serve to deepen cultural and environmental understanding and lay the foundation for the development of broader community health. We thought...

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 •  March 20

Ever tried twirling on a playground spinner as an adult? Did it make your stomach turn? It’s not uncommon. When adults spin, the centrifugal motion can make them feel dizzy and uncomfortable, even sick. But spatial disorientation is good for our brain in appropriate doses, which is why sitting at long meeting or on an air plane ride can seem so...

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 •  March 8

Angelica Rockquemore is a bit of a whiz kid. A landscape designer and planner at Honolulu-based HHF Planners, the Fulbright Fellow’s decorated education and professional career includes research and planning of Japanese gardens in Kyoto, design of outdoor play areas in Maori language immersion preschools, neighborhood concept development in...

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 •  March 1

Landscape architecture is in need of more diversity. While professionals of color are designing outdoor spaces and green infrastructure responsive to their communities – from parks and playgrounds to campuses and residential properties – the demographics of the profession fail to reflect those of the wider population. As reported in a newsletter...

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 •  February 21

Which events you watch in the winter Olympics has a lot to do with where you live. A story published just last week in the New York Times chronicles these national preferences along with the possible cultural and social reasons behind them. In many parts of the world, including the United States and Canada, sports on ice — figure skating, ice...

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 •  February 13

“Careful, you’ll fall!” Hearing another parent shout this or something similar to his child when she’s scrambling up a climbing frame can make bystanders stop in their tracks. This parent, though likely well-intentioned, may be undermining his child’s healthy sense of exploration and could even scare her into letting go and falling off....

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 •  February 8

Hipsters have had their hands in dozens of comeback business trends: vinyl records, food trucks, boxing clubs, boutique cupcakes, arcade bars. The latest, it seems, is table tennis. Given a major lift when actress Susan Sarandon opened the ping pong bar and venue SPiN in New York, the Olympic sport is the new cool thing to do on Friday or Saturday...

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 •  February 7

Nathan Elliott didn’t always follow his creative instincts. The principal with the Office of James Burnett in Solana Beach, California, says he went into computer science at Louisiana State University on the model of his brother, but “flubbed out” of the weeder courses. His girlfriend was enrolled in LSU’s landscape architecture program at the...