For no other reason than because I think they are cool… here are some pictures of STAIRS!! In looking around online I found that there is actually a whole website, stairporn.org, dedicated to pictures of them (as if that surprises anyone. I mean, for God’s sake, I have a blog so why not one specifically for the inclined inclined).
An endless staircase in Munich, Germany by Olafur Eliasson
At the Godiva store in Japan
Yup, that would be a bridge made of stairs in Switzerland, measuring in at 56 meters long. Jurg Conzett and Rolf Bachofner
I’m pretty sure my friend Jeremy will have these one day
What I imagine is an accident waiting to happen. GET OSHA ON THE PHONE!!! Sabina Lang and Daiel Baumann
The ancient Kauri log staircase of New Zealand. “Carved from a 50 tonne section of one giant swap kauri log. … Radiocarbon dating confirmed that this tree had been perfectly preserved in the swamp for 45,000-50,000 years. Growth rings tell us it had lived 1087 years before it fell more than 45,000 years ago.”
This is actually from the Hobby Center when I went to 9-5 the other day. I have decided to entitle this one: “Orca’s Mouth at Midnight”
In Maastricht, the Netherlands by Weilarets Architects
Frank Gehry’s instillation at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Double helix spiral staircase at the Vatican museum
At the Longchamp store in New York, by Heatherwick Studio
Some crazy cantilevered stairs. These remind me of a performance of Montiverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea I saw at Houston Grand Opera years ago in which a door opened at the very top of a side wall on stage, Fredericka von Stade appeared, and with every step she took a plank would slide out for her to step on. You know, while also trying not to die and singing “Addio, Roma” flawlessly.
Best. Tree house. EVAR! By La cabane perchee
Skittles headquarters Lub d hostel in Bankok.
Artist: Stephen Sondheim/ Album: Into the Woods