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Lust after some stair porn (don't miss the details of the hanging box stairs), visit some glass igloos, and get comfy in some iconic furniture. That and much more is at materialicious, a blog about "architecture + design + materials + products."
posted by Fuzzy Skinner (18 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I want David Restorick’s Bedside Companion. want want want!
posted by pjern at 6:03 PM on March 23, 2008


Some really great design there and by "great design" I mean "useless in real life".
posted by DU at 6:11 PM on March 23, 2008


That Bedside Companion is a neat idea, but who the hell reads only one book at a time?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 6:22 PM on March 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


None of those stairs adhere to my local building codes, and quite frankly I wouldn't want to live anywhere they might.

Steep? Check. Slippery? Check. Jagged? Check. Uninterrupted? Check. Handrail? Nope! It's a perfect storm of neck-breakery.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:36 PM on March 23, 2008


This is gorgeous. I don't know if I'd want any of it in my home (those alternating staircases would suck if you were left footed), but they're still pretty to look at.
posted by dinty_moore at 6:44 PM on March 23, 2008


Yeah, I can picture a cocktail party followed by a lawsuit.

And what good's a staircase ya can't fuck safely on?
posted by not_on_display at 6:46 PM on March 23, 2008


The bedside companion makes my inner - and by inner I mean "outer," because it's what I'm in training for - librarian/preservationist shriek.
posted by bettafish at 7:33 PM on March 23, 2008


Awesome. via.
posted by CKmtl at 7:34 PM on March 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Where's the staircase that turns into a slide at the push of a button? Like the ones you'd see in old cartoons. "April Fools, Grandma!"
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:04 PM on March 23, 2008


Stair porn for masochists.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:09 PM on March 23, 2008




When I first started drinking, I knew to call it quits for the night after I could no longer go up and down stairs. thank god I wasn't using THOSE stairs to judge.
posted by Inversehelix at 8:20 PM on March 23, 2008


I agree on most points... except for the stairs that double as some sort of storage. Except for the one floored in CD cases and lined with books. That one's kinda stupid. I mean, jewel cases are SHARP!
posted by Sam.Burdick at 9:28 PM on March 23, 2008


I wish to coin the following word:

Stairage == stair + storage
posted by Sam.Burdick at 9:28 PM on March 23, 2008


Don't stairs have to be "to code" or something?

Or is that only when you sell a house?
posted by ODiV at 10:38 PM on March 23, 2008


Fuzzy Skinner, I love that blog so much - thanks, I am going to have great fun exploring it. Love the stair porn, I want that stairway library.

I started poking around in the sidebar and found this most marvelous story under the recycled category.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:47 PM on March 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


And I'll echo mjjj's comment. Thanks for the links!
posted by ODiV at 10:55 PM on March 23, 2008


None of those stairs adhere to my local building codes, and quite frankly I wouldn't want to live anywhere they might.
C'mon. Not all of them violate US codes, and most of them can easily be adapted to meet codes wherever you are. Too steep? Stretch them out. Too slippery? Use a different surface. No handrail? Add one that fits the design.
posted by beagle at 5:58 AM on March 24, 2008


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