12 Staircases To Die For – If They Don’t Kill You First

It makes perfect sense that there’s been an increase in minimalist and modern staircase designs given the rising number of modern architecture in the past two decades. Unlike the staircases with which most of us grew up, most of these staircases are made without risers and even without railings, making ascending or descending them a potential nightmare for anyone with a fear of heights, motion sickness, poor eyesight, vertigo, an inner ear infection, one cocktail too many or simply lacking coordination. Given that, we thought it’d be fun to share with you some of the most perilous. Read more

Outrageous. Enormous. And Comes Art-Filled + $30MM of Collectible Cars. [70+ Photos]

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Although the largest and most expensive home in the U.S. ($500,000,000) has yet to be constructed, the most expensive existing home in America has been and it’s for sale with an asking price of $250,000,000. The 38,000 square foot (3,530 sq m) home is outrageous and INCLUDES over $30 million worth of collectible automobiles, tons of contemporary art, a defunct Air Wolf Bell 22A helicopter used in the tv series Airwolf and a 7-person full time staff. Read more

A Modern Cube Home in Brazil Is The Perfect Showcase For Contemporary Art

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Casa Cubo is a 715 m² cube shaped home in São Paulo, split into three levels connected by a spiral staircase. Designed by architect Isay Weinfeld, the home was commissioned by a couple of art collectors and was conceived to house a lodging and support center for artists and the development of the arts, but with all the necessary facilities to serve as a home. Read more