Hammocks should be the universal symbol for rest and relaxation. Whenever I catch a glimpse of one, I instantly imagine palm trees, beaches and gorgeous sunsets. The only catch? Hammocks are usually solitary affairs.
Now, Knowhow Shop, a co-op fabrication shop and design studio in Los Angeles, puts a decidedly fun spin on things with their plan to build a six-sided hammock at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station People's Park this Cinco de Mayo. This scaled-up hammock is deliberately enormous with enough space for a few friends to scooch in.
Knowhow Shop's Kagan Taylor and designer Linda Hsiao graciously sent Core77 some photos during their dry run last week.
Using polyester rope, oak spreader bars (nettles) and laser cut plywood shuttles to aid in the knotting, the team built this nifty hammock for sharing in just one afternoon. Looks like they had a lot of fun, which bodes well for their community event at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) this Saturday.
If you want in on the action, plus a crash course in knots, sign up here. You might even walk away with a few plans to make a mutant hammock of your own, just in time for spring/summer BBQs, don't you think?