Ping-Pong Pad

Gentrification has made the already sky-high cost of rent in New York astronomical. So if you want to live here, you've got to be be either rich or creative. Brooklyn resident Daniel Arsham - now he's creative.
The apartment's a loft attached to the offices of Snarkitecture, the cool-kid architecture firm where Arsham is a partner, and it's basically just a room that serves two functions: sleeping and dressing. But oh, what a room it is.

The walls look like great big, pixelated screens that fade from gray to white as you approach the ceiling. On closer inspection, the pixels are actually ping-pong balls — a whopping 25,000 of 'em. We half expect someone to come out and call a Powerball winner.

The rest of the place is a study in simplicity. Arsham's got a bed with some built-in shelves and a dresser, where he keeps a few clothes. To enter the loft, he climbs a ladder through the office's employee bathroom.


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I'm not up on the latest ping pong ball tech, but I remember them being made out of celluloid, same as old films. There is no fireproofing for that, celluloid burns like crazy. Think bathroom fireball.
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