My friend Sophie (of the amazing children’s brand Oeuf) has a wooden trapeze in her Brooklyn living room. She used to go to trapeze school in California, and now she has taught her kids a bunch of tricks. “They do knee hangs and swing quite high,” she says. “They think I look like a big whale, but I do it to amuse them. We thought they’d use it for five minutes and never again, but it’s completely part of their daily life. We call them monkeys.”

(Photo from Milk Magazine)