The Fire Escape Shelving is the Perfect Gift for New Apartment Owners

By: Megan Facciuolo - May 31, 2014
References: hiconsumption
Buying this piece of home décor called the Fire Escape Shelving is a great way to freshen up your boring bookshelves. The 24-inch-tall shelving unit replicates big city fire escapes that are usually found on the sides of older apartment buildings.

Those who live in those buildings, which are commonly found in New York City, know that it is actually frowned upon -- and sometimes illegal -- to place objects like potted plants on the outdoor staircases. However, they have free-range if they buy these miniature versions.

With three shelves that have great depths, there’s ample room for books, knick-knacks, photographs and even some smaller potted plants. They are a well-suited gift for anyone who likes to steer clear from the norm or a quirky gift for first-time apartment owners.