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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Swings indoors - kinky or cool?

via Pinterest.

via Pinterest.

21 comments:

Nita Stacy said...

I think it would seem like a really good idea for about a week and then you'd regret it.

Debra Phillips said...

both!
that is if you have a loft, middle american homes....kinky

An Urban Cottage said...

I have a couple of old swings I was going to use as "shelves" over a chest but I haven't found the right vintage rope to hang them with. I never thought about the kinky aspect. I think it's kind of cool in the loft.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Padma says it all - kinky.

Nataliya said...

ummm... depends on the personality of your home :) I wouldn't put one in, but that's just me...

PS. when I see a swing I think - kids, not kinky! :P

Raina Cox said...

Nataliya - I always think of fringed swings over pianos in old timey bordellos. But then I'm not right in the head.

jtc said...

Lots of offices here have them - great stress relievers.

Jessie said...

Indoor swings look kind of fun but not in my home.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I think they look cool on Pinterest but I can only imagine the damage they would do (with a kid's help) in my house.
Also, anytime you wear something sheer with fringe it looks like kinky about happen. No matter what you are sitting on.

Terri Polick said...

It's odd. It would be cool in the right house, but really out of place in a Midwestern, June Cleaver type of household.

Madam Pince said...

I'd constantly worry it would pull out of the beam (it actually happened to a friend). In other words, not for me.

Camilla said...

Some of the cool kids are doing it down here.
Im fine not being in that cool gang - to much fluro for my liking anyway.

Leith said...

To be boringly practical, who has room for this? You need 12 feet of space for the swing area alone. My living room is about 15 feet across.

When I move to the renovated 50' long renovated factory, then kinky and cool.

jason said...

both!

Annie Smith said...

Basically awesome. No. Matter. What. I installed swinging hammocks in my kids rooms when they were wee and they just loved them-we still laugh about the time our best kid friend puked because she had to wind the thing around and ride it out....oh dizzy! Oh the wonderful messes a swing could bring!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

um well the way padma is sitting on hers, Id say the latter. but i think this is an awesome idea - in a non 50SoG kinda way

The Pink Pagoda said...

No lawyers in the family, but my first thought goes to liability. It would never happen in my house for many reasons.

Elizabeth said...

My dad built one into our basement family room when I was about 3. He was well on his way to being the most awesome dad ever. He was a lawyer, but liability did not seem to bother him, either then (cement floor!) or later (treehouse on stilts!).

I can't really imagine that it would be very useful in an adult space, though. Takes up too much room to use it, and it isn't very versatile. Surely more for cool kid cred than for anything else -- and although our swing made us cool kids back when our ages were in the single digits, I think it would be a bit precious now.

Mallory High said...

I suppose they could be cool in a quirky sort of way - I prefer the one without Padma giving me that look. But I would fear head injuries.

gigiofca said...

Put it outside facing the ocean for some personal quiet time. No kids, no kink.

A said...

I want to know where Commenter, jtc works.

Madam Prince, thank you for the mental image!

Darn your teasing Followers, Raina!