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Posted by Allison Blackburn

The End of Sitting shows a new angle on office furniture

The End of Sitting shows off a new angle on office furniture and comes from visual artist Barbara Visser and Dutch firm RAAAF. They have challenged the ideas of people about what an office workspace is and put a new angle on furniture for the office of the future. [Image Courtesy of RAAAF] They have designed what is part interior design concept and part art project and you can catch it at the Looiersgracht 60 Gallery in Amsterdam. The RAAAF said: “The installation’s various affordances solicit visitors to explore different standing positions in an experimental work landscape. The End of Sitting […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

MrBrightLight tells you when you you’ve been sitting down too long

Standing desks are the in-thing right now as more people aim to keep an eye on their health. One of the latest is MrBrightLight. This is a desk that can be adjusted from a sitting down desk to a standing one simply by gestures of the hand. [Image Courtesy of MrBrightLight] There have been numerous desks come onto the market so that people who work at their computers are able to stand and type, however, time can pass quickly and people can forget just how long them have been sitting or standing. The MisterBrightLight desk takes over completely and watches […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Rockochet could make for safer skateboard rides

There is no getting away from the fact that while skateboards are a great deal of fun, they can be dangerous. One of things that skateboarders have to contend with is rocks that often cause the skateboarder to trip forwards. The Rockochet, however, is looking to take on this problem by acting as a protective front bumper for the wheels and can deflect any unwanted rocks away. [Image Courtesy of Rockochet ] The Rockochet is made from plastic and it is easy to screw onto the trucks of the rider. It then bumps rocks away that come into the path of the skateboard. Due […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

The survival grenade may just save your life

“Survival grenade” might sound like a weird oxymoron, but the Survival Grenade from Z.A.P.S. (Zombie Apocalypse Survival) Gear doesn’t actually explode or send shrapnel flying out in all directions. What it actually does is pack an incredible collection of survival gear into one compact package that is opened via rip cord when the going gets tough. Designed by a marine scout sniper, the collection of gear inside is very extensive, and includes a steel shackle, a load-bearing spring clip, a compass, a wire saw, three wire snares, a Ferro cerium fire-starter, thirty inches of fishing line, three fish hooks, a […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Photon Space glass home is like living in a greenhouse

A new type of home by the name of The Photon Space aims to offer a more natural approach when it comes to changing people’s moods and sleep patterns, also known as Circadian rhythms. The building is contrasted entirely from glass panels and it’s like living in a large greenhouse. [Image Courtesy of The Photon Project] The use of glass is nothing new as it allows people to take full advantage of the surrounding views. This is definitely at the top of the list of the Photon Space as the views are nothing short of spectacular; of course, this would […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Vista is the portable multi-storey tree house tent

Tentsile are well known for their tents that hang off the ground and along with the just released light and small tent, they have now revealed the Vista. This, according to Tentsile, is a portable tree house that offers enough room for all the family as it has multiple storeys along with a roof which is removable. [Image Courtesy of Tentsile] The range of Tentsile tents all work in much the same way in that they don’t need to put up using tent pegs. They hang from trees and so they are off the ground. This means they are more […]