Herman Miller is more than just a company that simply wants to make their products more comfortable. They have realized that if they can develop their products to a workers’ needs, then they will be an overall happier, and more productive employee.
The video we’re bringing you today is pretty cool. Not only does it explain how you should use your monitor’s placement, but it also introduces us to the 20-20-20 principle.
The 20-20-20 Principle is very simple: for every 20 minutes that you work, take 20 seconds to focus on an object that is 20 feet away. You will find your day to be much more productive. Check out the video below to find out some more tips on how to become a better, more comfortable employee.
Ever just really wanted to sit down, but couldn’t find anywhere halfway comfortable to pop a squat? Whether it was a long day at work, a solid workout, or you sheer boredom of standing, we all know the feeling, and we all know how little fun it is.
Well now with The Stooler, you don’t have to worry about such predicaments.
The Stooler, designed by Andreu Carulla Studio, consists of four wooden legs, and some ratchet straps, and it allows you to turn just about anything into an object to sit on. Pretty revolution idea if you ask us!
Check out The Stooler website here for more pics and to get one of your own.
Fast Company is always pushing the envelope. They are truly a multimedia company for the 21st century. Their endeavors have proven time and time again the strength of the coupling of man and his machine.
Now we are lucky enough to witness their next chapter: Fast Co.Labs. The Co.Labs are a place for those who live and work on computers to congregate to bounce ideas off of each other. In a sense it is like an incubator, but it is so much more than that. Watch the video below to see what we’re talking about.
If you spend a lot of time on a computer (as many of us do nowadays), you are at risk of developing the dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome. No one like carpal tunnel, and aside from being a contemporary affliction, it really hurts a lot.
Well,Vadim Kibardin of Kidardin Design has designed this levitating mouse, which would not only treat, but could also prevent carpal tunnel.
Obviously, we love ergonomics, and this mouse is such a great idea that we couldn’t NOT share it with you. While the mouse is still in the design phase, the idea itself is awesome, and when we know more about it, we will definitely pass it along!
More pictures at Design-Milk.
Ever in need of espresso and you don’t have the equipment to make it yourself? Then, on top of that, you must walk to to the corner coffee shop and shell out anywhere from $4-$40 for a coffee (seriously though, those coffees add up quick). Pretty frustrating overall.
Well, now you don’t have to worry about any of that thanks to Piamo. Piamo is a compact, portable espresso maker that has your drink ready in 30 seconds.
The idea behind Piamo is so simple: fill the cup with water and coffee, stack it, flip it, then throw it in my microwave for 30 seconds. The pressure from the microwave will force the water through the coffee, and a half-minute later, you have espresso.
The designers of Piamo are trying to secure funding, so if you like the idea don’t be afraid to donate a few bucks here.
More pictures from Design-Milk here.
Pretty cool video (from Fast Company…no surprise there) showing us the manufacturing process of the famed Herman Miller Aeron chair.
Did you know that a new Aeron chair rolls off the assembly line every 17 seconds? Who knew you could make such a quality product in that short of a period of time? Only Herman Miller.
The 360° Lamp by Bongo Design get its name from its function. It can literally provide light in all 360 degrees (big surprise, huh?).
The minimalist design of the lamp looks cool with its powder-coated metal rod, and its lighting source which is made out of a single block of wood. The lamp is also available in two sizes (short and tall), and has a textile wrapped cord.
More pictures at Design-Milk.