As the buttoned up white shirt dominated offices of yesteryear get pushed aside by new highly interractive office environments where everyone is encouraged to play…there’s some serious reversions to childhood going on inside and outside New York offices.
Everyone has seen kids at Ikea go crazy in their ball pits. Well now there is a ballpit in New York and it will be around until Spetember 21. It’s free and you can reserve a 30 minute play spot. Go to Adult Ball Pit NYC it’s located at 455 Broadway from August 21- Sepetember 21 and it’s in the fifth floor office of a British Advertising Agency.
Another fun kid thing that is now big in the adult world is coloring in books for adults. There are lots of them around, even one especially on New York. They tend towards complex patterns and the invitation is to let yoruself go and do whatever you like when you tackle the coloring in task.
While the whiteshirts of the 1960′s would doubtless be horrified by all this kid stuff, there is indeed some good science behind it. When any of us revert to things we loved as kids we also revert to the untroubled, carefree frame of mind that is part of this childhood ‘play’. And that frame of mind is uniquely creative and productive just what we all need in both our working and private lives. So go jump in the ball pit, color your heart out and have water psitol fights, it will definitely do you good in a range of ways.