I have been looking around for good small-space solutions for a ladder/staircase leading up to a storage platform or loft bed. That's when I stumbled across this beautiful piece of woodworking.
If you scroll down to the 'Step cabinet Australian silver ash' you'll see a fantastic modern interpretation of a traditional japanese step cabinet - brilliant!
Unfortunately I won't be able to use the idea for my place so would appreciate if you had any good pointers to space-saving but nice-looking steps or ladders.
Cheers from sunny Sydney,
We loved the Japan Woodworking ladder you sent in, and can see issues with it being "space-saving" as it really extends a lot and eats up space (the storage underneath is the real benefit). Here are a few good possibilities for more vertical solutions (although we're not sure what type of ladder your place in Sydney can accomodate):
Any Chicago readers have some other ideas?