The Gorillapod by Joby sure looks like a cool way to secure a camera to unconventional objects. The device sports bendable grippable legs that can be twisted on to just about anything according to its manufacturer. Might this have application in the studio? For $24 you can give it a shot.
Keep in mind, this device is designed for compact cameras, not DSLRs.
Visit the Gorillapod web site.