ComplexCon returns to Long Beach Nov. 6 - 7 with hosts J. Balvin and Kristen Noel Crawley, performances by A$AP Rocky and Turnstile, and more shopping and drops.

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Why design a staircase strictly around the idea of safety? Stairs typically take up a lot of room, and that's not something that interests some Japanese designers. To cut down on spatial waste, some architects translate "staircase" to "ladder." As you can see here, that can make for some terrifyingly steep climbs.