The other week we stumbled into the most amazing bookstore in Sheep’s Harbor, Maine — the Naturalist’s Notebook. In addition to having rooms and rooms filled with the most amazing science and nature books for all ages, it had this stop-in-your tracks rainbow staircase. The staircase is a unique space in any house. In ours, it’s off to the side, and is the launching pad between the social and the personal. I often think about doing something fun and experimental but have chickened out so far. Katie took the plunge and did this gorgeous blue ombre look a while back, and I’ve always loved the Novogratz‘s playful approach to those inclines (A slide? Why not.). This color-spectrum approach is more than I could bite off, but I do it admire it. So would Roy G. Biv.