StairCASE's Bottom Shelves Keep Highest Books in Reach

It's no surprise that a dude who lives in a city of 18 million people would appreciate the need to conserve space. Shanghai-based artist Danny Kuo created the StairCASE, a bookcase where the shelves slide out to become a stairwell. We've seen the amalgamation of shelves and stairs » 9/16/08 10:30pm 9/16/08 10:30pm before in London, but StairCASE can…

Ultimate Hidden Staircase Ideal for Wannabe Bond Villains

Giz is a big fan of the secret passageway, but this sub-staircase version really is the mutt's nuts. A cross between a drawbridge, a private jet and something that, to kids, is straight out of Indiana Jones and the Duplex of Suburbia, the concealed hidey-hole is just one of a series of designs from Creative Home… » 4/30/08 7:40am 4/30/08 7:40am

Bathtub Bookcase Is Perfect Match for Stairs Bookcase

If you thought London's apartment stair bookcase was the coolest thing since Martha Stewart introduced you to vacuum-packing underpants with you still inside, check this beautiful bathtub bookcase (or vice versa) by Italian company Antonio Lupi. Part of the Biblio collection, it's made in wood and corian, the… » 4/15/08 10:15am 4/15/08 10:15am