Some people are dreamers while others are doers. London architect Alex Michaelis is a doer. He built his dream house recently and says, “Everyone in the family was involved in the design and got to say what he or she wanted.” His kids, of course, wanted a slide next to the staircase.
Back when I used to wear a watch and had to be certain places at certain times, a slide such as this would have made a lot of sense in my own house as it would have shaved precious seconds off of my morning commute. Now that I work from home for The Internet, which knows no time and never stops, I somehow still think I need a set of slide-stairs anyway.