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Ditch the Chair and Get a Standing Desk

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Misc. Tech,

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We know that sitting down in the same spot all day isn't fun, and it may be contributing negatively to our health – and we have the science to back it up, too. Sitting behind a desk is very unhealthy for your body, but there aren't exactly a lot of opportunities to move around…unless you've got a standing desk.

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GeekDesk Max review

GeekDesk Max review

If we had to guess, we'd bet you're probably sitting down right now. The problem is that sitting down for extended periods of time, all day every day, may be killing us. You may have heard of stand-up desks, and maybe even know someone who works in an office where this is an option. They don't choose these just to be different--the goal is to keep your metabolism, and muscle electrical activity performing optimally. This is where GeekDesk comes in. The company sells two different models of desks that allow the user to stand or sit--the best of both worlds. We received the GeekDesk Max for review, and it just so happens that this feature would turn out to be more than a simple Gear Live gadget review. Sure, sitting down may be killing us, but my story isn't about life expectancy, but rather bad posture and what I referred to as "my pinch" for at least 6 months. Read on for more on that, along with our full GeekDesk Max review.

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Coalesse Hosu lets techies lounge in style

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Coalesse Hosu

We're looking forward to when we'll be able to lounge on one of these Coalesse Hosu chairs. Designed by Patricia Urquiola to create a comforting worksapce, the Hosu can be purchased in either a 36-inch single- or 64-inch double-seat convertible configuration with chaise foldout, or you can choose a single fixed design. It's got side and rear storage pockets as well as cord pass-through, getting the wires out of your way. That lumbar pillow you see in the image is also included.

The Coalesse Hosu will be available in October in a selection of six different colors. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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IKEA reinvents HDTV with Uppleva (video!)

IKEA Uppleva HDTV

IKEA is coming to the rescue of wives everywhere who are fed up with the endless mess of tangled wires in the living room with its Uppleva HDTV. Yes, IKEA is making it's own HDTV, and it's pretty wonderful. First, the tech: 1080p LED display, Wi-Fi-ready, 400Hz, FM radio, DIVX HD, with three USB inputs and four HDMI inputs as well. So, what makes this television so special? It's the fact that the actual display part is just that - a display. All of the goods are built into the surrounding furniture, which is also part of Uppleva. For example, the television also has a Blu-ray player built-in - but it's located beneath the monitor, in the console area. All the wiring is built into the furnite, so it's not visible.

You can add in your own components, of course, and the wiring is handled the same way, allowing everything to be neat and tidy. Also cool? There is a vast array of colors and designs. Uppleva is modular, so you can build it out in any way you see fit. Expect it to launch in the fall for 6,500 Swedish crowns (that's $960 to those of us in the USA.) Wanna get a peek at how it works? Check out the video after the break.

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Jean Paul Gaultier to Unveil Furniture Collection

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News,

Jean Paul Gaultier

French designer is to launch his own furniture line. The designer has teamed up with interiors firm Roche Bobois to create the range, which will maintain his sexy signature style.

“For me, life is all about self-expression, whether it’s on your body or in your home,” he told the New York Post.

According to Gaultier, the collection - which will be unveiled on Thursday at New York’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House - features “a sectional sofa with sex appeal: mattress-like modules that incorporate my signature tattoo prints and sailor stripes, as well as a portrait of lovers who are about to kiss. This sofa brings the bedroom into any room in your house.”


Taylor Swift Wants Curtains For Christmas

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Taylor Swift needs furniture for Christmas! has asked for soft furnishings from Santa this Christmas.

The “Love Story” singer - who has just moved out of her parents’ home and bought her own place in Nashville, Tennessee - says the only gifts she is asking for are soft furnishings to decorate her home.

“I have just bought my first home in Nashville. So I will go out soon, and live alone for the first time in my life. I’d like many cushions, curtains, bedding and picture frames for my new apartment. If I find some free time in London, I would like to buy furniture and accessories. I’ve heard that there are great ones in the Portobello Road antique shops. “

Taylor also revealed that her father - who was once a Christmas tree salesman - loved the festive time of year so much, that the whole family went overboard decorating the house every year: “Christmas here at home is always a big celebration. Each room is decorated; I’m looking forward to it.”


Taylor Swift Wants a London Home in Nashville

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Style, Rumors,

Taylor Swift is on the hunt for furnitureCountry and pop sensation Taylor Swift wants to go furniture shopping in London.

The 19-year-old star, who is currently living with her parents, has just bought her first house and is planning on kitting it out with homeware from the UK capital’s trendiest shops.

“I have just bought my first home in Nashville. So I will go out soon, and live alone for the first time in my life. If I find some free time in London, I would like to buy furniture and accessories. I’ve heard that there are great antique shops in Portobello Road.”

Taylor - who is rumored to be dating Twilight Saga: New Moon star Taylor Lautner - isn’t worried about partying too much once she is out of her parents’ house because doesn’t like drinking. She told German website Stern, “I am not the party type. I never drank alcohol in my life. It is not my thing. I like to keep a cool head and control.”


Video: Rethinking the way we sit down

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech, Videos,

After watching Niels Diffrient, creator of the Freedom Chair, talk about how he approached chair design from a whole new perspective, we had to share it. The talk was given in 2002 at TED, so it isn’t new by any means, but it’s very cool to hear the details of how Niels came to completely rethink the office chair, using the human body as his fundamental data set.


Amplamp Combines Light With Music

AmplampCombine an amplifier, lamp and speakers and you get the Amplamp. You can adjust the volume, bass and spatial awareness on controls that are located around the two light bulbs. Plug in an iPod, MP3 player, CD player or any audio other devices with the 3.5mm and phono audio sockets. The lamp itself is independently controlled and prices start at £1200 (~$1264.00,) depending on the base and shade you select.

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Laptop Lifts

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop,

Laptop LiftsWhen a clumsy web developer got worried about spilling something beneath his laptop, he decided to come up with a product to protect it, and Laptop Lifts were eventually created. Made of silicon, they feel soft and grip the surface, yet are also quite tough. They also act as furniture protection, add airflow and provide padding against laptop heat. You can purchase a set for $14.95 online.

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