If you're currently reading this from the comfort of your IKEA MYSINGSÖ outdoor beach chair, you might want to park your butt somewhere else: The ACCC has issued a safety recall due to an assembly defect that causes falls and "finger entrapments". Here are the details.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
We're big fans of standing desks at Lifehacker. But not everyone agrees about their supposed health benefits. This infographic looks at various ways to improve posture and alleviate back pain while sitting in the office.
Nissan has debuted a new concept for the modern office: Intelligent Parking Chairs. As its name implies, these are motorised office chairs that can "drive" themselves back to their desk when not in use. It might sound stupid, but anyone who has ever worked in an open plan office will see the benefit here -- in short, it stops your chair from going missing during crowded boardroom meetings. (Also, chair races!)
The Herman Miller Aeron chair is one of our favourite office chairs, but it's an expensive piece of gear. If you can snag a second-hand one, weblog Apartment Therapy has a full guide for refurbishing it yourself.
You spend hours at a time sitting at your desk, so you want to have the most comfortable chair you can get for your money. If you get aches and pains while you work, it might be time for an upgrade. This week we're checking out five office chairs that offer the best combination of value, comfort and ergonomics.
If you're ever in a housing situation where you have very little furniture and need a way to hang clothes and keep items off the floor consider using wall-mounted hooks to hold folding chairs. You can keep the chairs folded against the wall to save space or pull them out to use as a rod for clothes hangers and store items on the seat.
Along with mattresses and the perfect house, the office chair is one of the most difficult things to buy. We want comfort, the right fit, and we want it to save us from the ill effects of sitting in them all day. Unfortunately, the perfect chair may not exist.
There are plenty of ergonomic, comfortable chairs that cost an arm and a leg (such as the Aeron), but not everybody can afford a great seat. Whether it's another chair, a standing desk, or an exercise ball, how do you work every day in comfort without succumbing to poor posture or breaking the bank? We want to know.
Dear Lifehacker, I work remotely at home and spend some many hours planted in my seat typing away. I have a problem though and that is the sore back that I get from my chair. I spent plenty on the current one thinking it would do the job, but I need more and better support. On top of this I have RSI and when uncomfortable I cannot focus on the task at hand.