Earlier this week we blogged How To: Build Staircase Drawers. And then AT:NY blogged this staircase storage idea. While catching up on TiVo'd episodes of Small Space, Big Style, we noticed another great idea... The tops of these steps, which lead up to a sleeping platform, are hinged so that items can be stored inside. (The platform actually allows for tons of storage. The cupboard to the right with the open door? It has "cable car" drawers for more stowing of one's stuff. And there's a desk and large drawers on the side of the whole unit.)
More information about the great -- and very white -- New York apartment is here.