There are some questions I have about the world’s first perpetual Slinky escalator. Will this Slinky ever stop slinking? Will the entire rickety machine collapse into a pile of repurposed Ikea particle board and dust? Is this not the world’s most mesmerizing GIF?
Escalators that curve. Escalators that glow. Quadruple-decker, gold-plated, Tron-themed escalators. The moving staircase may have been an American invention, but it's the Japanese who have really perfected them.
Star Place is a new Taiwanese department store designed by Dutch architects UNStudio. Outside, the building is beautiful, with a curved façade that glows in a weird star-like moiré pattern. However, the best part of this structure is inside, in its 10-storey atrium, where the designers have constructed an spiral stair…