If you don't already know her, this artist creates "platforms for experience". Above, you can watch a clip from her (genius!) subway swing project. From her blog:
"Here is my swing for the subway, disguised as a bag. With 1000 mesh "L-train grey" cordura, webbing, sliders, hooks, velcro, and snaps, I constructed a bag using industrial sewing machines (with help from Greg Thompson). The bag transforms from a backpack, handbag, or book bag of 11x4x12 to a swing of 11x24x2 with adjustable (25" to 50"max) straps that hook around the handrail of the subway. If you want one, I am accepting commissions."
We're thinking about commissioning her for one of those, though we'd imagine it would be frowned upon on the F train during rush hour. You can check out her work in person, tonight through December 12th at Cooper Union Foundation Building, 2nd Floor [7 E 7th Street]. From 6 to 8pm.