Park(ing) Day Idea: The Unfolding Caravan

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TreeHugger directs our attention to this installation by Dutch artist Kevin Van Braak. Called "Caravan," it was made by carving up a camper trailer and outfitting it with the trappings of a mini-park. The whole thing can fold back up and be towed around. If you can haul it by bike, Caravan looks like it would fit right in to a Park(ing) spot September 19 (okay, maybe not an exact fit, but the hinges should solve that).

By the way, the deadline to submit an idea for a Park(ing) Day 2008 space is this Friday. Have you applied yet? In Brooklyn, it looks like Ikea is all set to go with their Park(ing) Day installation…



 Photo: Kevin Van Braak

  • For shade, I had been looking at a portable gazebo at Kmart (Astor Place) for $100. When I stopped by today, they had them on sale for $30. It’s 10′ x 10′ with a metal frame and fabric top. It fits in a carrying case that’s 7″ x 7″ x 5′. They had about 10 of them left.

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