Genius designer Sallie Trout built shelves into an inaccessible stairwell. This very innovative bookcase was built for a house in Austin, Texas dubbed the Jackalope Ranch. The books are made accessible by the use of a bosun’s chair that is safely fastened to a chain hoist that hangs from the ceiling. Now talk about the use of imagination! (via Innovative Book Shelf - My Modern Metropolis)
From a series of photos taken for a 1985 article in World of Interiors about the Deyrolle taxidermy shop. All of the other photos are also beautiful, and you can see them and the accompanying article here.
if only i had David Sedaris’s email to send this to him