Much like a swirly cone of soft-serve or a book by Roald Dahl, a good playground’s whimsy delights at any age. As the destination of the weekday post-dinner amble and the Saturday settle-in alike, playgrounds acknowledge the value of the small daily pleasures that make neighborhoods feel like home. Although playgrounds have nooks, quirks and specific daisy constellations that make them unique, their basic components are near universal: the sound of collective giggles, the metallic smell that swing-set chains leave This story is from Kinfolk Issue Seventeen Buy Now Related Stories Design Interiors Issue 38 At Work With: Green River Project Aaron Aujla and Ben Bloomstein switched lanes from art to design, and found their true calling as outsiders in the world of interiors. Design The Kinfolk Gallery Mujo Objects Two friends with a knack for finding beautiful objects share their treasure. Design Falling Asleep with Charlie Hedin Charlie Hedin—founder and creative director of bedding company Tekla—on his rituals of sleep. Design High Desert: Kenesha Sneed Kenesha Sneed makes ceramics in her home studio that celebrate all things good about the Southern California life. Design The Ones That Got Away Andreas Murkudis, vendor of fine wares, reflects on objects of beauty that resisted capture. Design Issue 22 Byredo Ben Gorham’s nose is big business. By following it, he’s expanded his fragrance brand Byredo into a global empire.