Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Stair Porn

Couple of hectic days. Violet's been punishing me for everything I've done wrong in my life with her rugged 3-year-old behavior. Got a break today when the kids had dentist appointments. They LOVE going to the dentist. They are both eager to be the first one to sit in the chair; the other one stands in the corner like a statue so she can watch. It brings out their best behavior so I can relax in the waiting room with the magazines. There's a really nice water cooler and a wall fountain. Kind of like being at the spa.



I found something interesting while paging through Dwell, my most gratifying magazine experience of the visit. It's a blog called Stair Porn: http://www.stairporn.org/. It "showcas[es] cool stairs from around the world." Turned on an Xmen cartoon when we got home several hours later so I could spend some time with stairs. But the problem is that once you start, it's really hard to stop. How do you know when you've seen enough stairs? There might be something just a little bit cooler on the next page . . .



I like the Ee stairs (http://www.stairporn.org/2009/08/spiral-stairs-that-fit-in-one-square.html), designed to fit into one square meter. Our house has really tall ceilings but the rooms aren't that big. These stairs would work well if lofts were installed in the kids bedrooms. (The chances of this happening are beyond tiny but if you can't play along then leave me to my fantasies.)





I like these even more for my imaginary lofts (http://www.stairporn.org/2009/08/loft-house-by-ryan-stephenson-joey.html).





I just like this picture of stairs in La Praille, Genève
(http://www.stairporn.org/2009/08/up-to-down-spiral-staircase.html).






These reclaimed wood stairs by Garbage Architecture are my very favorite (http://www.stairporn.org/search/label/reclaimed%20wood%20stairs).





Those are some good stairs.

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