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Spotted on Facebook. The floor of a Paris game store. The floor is, of course, flat.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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  1. I’m interested if it looks as cool from other directions.

  2. jibjab on said:

    I wonder if it looks raised from opposite side

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  4. middoth on said:

    anyone knows the name of the shop? im actually in Paris!

  5. middoth on said:

    merci beaucoup!

  6. This is just awesome! I want a floor like this!

  7. I wonder why gravity seems greater where there are no items. This must be proof of Dark Matter.

  8. You know, it reminds me of the organic architecture of Hundertwasser…Hell on furniture, fun to walk in.

  9. Walter Anderson on said:

    Shame that in the US a store that did this would most likely loose the lawsuit when some idiot fell on their backside…

  10. Here’s another shot of the floor, from a different angle, and you can see why it might not be as believable in person: http://www.moillusions.com/2011/09/illusion-carpet-in-the-game-store.html

  11. Marshgre on said:

    Roads painted like this would slow down traffic in pedestrian dense areas.

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  13. Gould you reverse the concept and make a roller park look flat?

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