December 13, 2009

Step, Slide or Boom?

I have a sister nicknamed "Boom." She got this name because as a wee child, she fell down the thirteen stairs in our house.

Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.

She was okay.

But Boom could have avoided both her bumpy fate and unusual nickname if our parents had installed a slide in the house.
How cool would that have been? And as you can see above, that's what London architect Alex Michaelis did for his kids.

The beauty of these kinds of stairway-slides is that when nobody else is around, adults can take an undignified (but fun!) ride to the bottom.

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