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  • March 18, 2014
    This is designer Mieke Meijer's Object Élevé, a staircase that doubles triples (quadruples? I suck at numbers) as a desk, shelving and tables. Interesting idea. You know what be even more interesting? A staircase that doubles as a treefort. How cool would that be? Also, t... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is David McCracken's 'Diminish and Ascend', a giant aluminum sculpture that looks like a stairway to heaven. It doesn't actually lead to the pearly gates though, it's just an optical illusion. It's really only 30-feet long and 15-feet high and is perched atop a hill at B... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2013
    This is a stop motion video made by 3-D chalk artist Chris Carlson of Donkey Kong sitting on a set a set of "impossible stairs" (Penrose stairs) and watching a barrel travel around them till it comes back and knocks him off. The beginning of the video is actually a time-lapse ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2010
    This is a video of X2 (who looks suspiciously like the illegitimate buttchild of Johnny 5 and WALL-E), an AUTONOMOUS robot built from a LEGO Mindstorms NXT set that can climb and descend stairs on it's own. We aren't even safe upstairs anymore! Do I have your attention now? ... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2009
    This is a video made at a subway station in Stockholm that asks the question, "can we get more people to choose the stairs by making it fun to do?" And the answer, amazingly, is yes -- by converting the stairs into a giant piano a la Big. Granted in the U.S. not a single extr... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2009
    Remember the first ninja cat? That was one stealthy bastard, was he not? He was. Well here comes another feline with killer instincts, this one demonstrating a technique for climbing stairs without detection. Now I'm not saying I wish my cats were more ninja-like, but I d... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Creative Home Engineering is a firm that specializes in build secret passageways into your house. Which is pretty much the awesomest thing I've ever heard (besides hearing that American Gladiators was coming back, but before I saw one and realized it was a disaster). They ma... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    As I’ve mentioned before, I like books. So I was immediately drawn to this set of bookshelf stairs. As a matter of fact, I've been just sitting here staring (!) at them for ten minutes. So clever. While they may be a little difficult to clean, I really like the design. I real... / Continue →