Oristand is a portable folding standing desk that costs just $25

January 18, 2016 by  
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Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Hootsuite , announced the launch of his new company, Oristand, which intends to democratize the stand up desk. Oristand offers completely functional stand up desks made of industrial-weight, recyclable cardboard at $25 USD – a fraction of the cost for your usual standing desk. Oristand is an ergonomically correct stand up desk that sits atop a traditional desk and can be put to use in under 10 seconds. It weighs less than two pounds and is strong enough to support any laptop-keyboard combination. Oristand collapses to less than one-inch wide when not in use and is easily stored, making it a portable, affordable alternative to a standard stand up desk. “I’ve personally found great benefits from having the flexibility to stand or sit while working, and don’t believe a stand up desk should be a luxury,” said Holmes. “Our intention with Oristand is to make it accessible to anyone wanting a flexible work station.” + Oristand The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Space-saving UpUp Play Tower packs a world of multi-functional fun for kids and adults

December 2, 2015 by  
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If you’re short on play space in your home, you’ll love the UpUp Play Tower . Designed by Lukas Armstrong, a principal at Cover Architecture , the UpUp Play Tower combines a standing desk/high chair, jungle gym, and play area in a single space-saving and compact package. Made of Baltic birch plywood, the attractive and multifunctional piece of furniture can be used by children of all ages and provides both creative and physical play. To get an UpUp Play Tower of your own, head over to their Kickstarter to snag an early bird deal. + UpUp Play Tower The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Bogobrush is an environmentally-friendly toothbrush that benefits those in need

October 23, 2015 by  
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Detroit startup Bogobrush has launched with a new collection of Buy One + Give One, eco-designed toothbrushes made entirely in the USA. Created by co-founders, siblings, and children of a dentist, Bogobrush was born out of John and Heather McDougall’s idea that the world deserved a toothbrush that shared their values of simplicity, sustainability, and community. Read the rest of Bogobrush is an environmentally-friendly toothbrush that benefits those in need

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ZDesk is a portable sitting/standing desk designed for laptop users

October 20, 2015 by  
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There are plenty of standing desks out there for desktop computers, but now there is a sit-stand desk designed specifically for the laptop user. While many sit-stand desks pay little attention to the aesthetic factor, the ZDesk focuses on a minimal and sleek appearance. Internally the desk is powered by a low-friction gas spring, making for a smooth transition from sitting to standing positions. Apart from laptops, the desk can also be used to hold artists’ supplies, writing media, as well as tablet computers. The designers of the ZDesk claim that it may improve users’ health – encouraging movement for tasks that often require long periods of inactivity, whether sitting or standing. Help Kickstart the project and get one of your own. + ZDesk

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Jaswig’s standing desk adjusts to any height and helps prolong your life

September 10, 2015 by  
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As a person who writes for a living, I can tell you that people are really not meant to sit around all day writing. My back, neck, and shoulders have been increasingly complaining, and I’ve detected an insidious creeping girth. I finally decided to change my work habits. I recently came across this item: a beautiful wooden standing desk on Kickstarter , made by a company called JASWIG (“jigsaw” rearranged), which adjusts to any height and is suitable for anyone, anywhere. I backed JASWIG’s campaign , of course, and now I’m hoping they make their goal so I can make mine! Meanwhile, I’ve rigged up a temporary desk in my bedroom. The results have been quite extraordinary. Read the rest of Jaswig’s standing desk adjusts to any height and helps prolong your life

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A massive green roof sits atop a Copenhagen cruise ship terminal

September 10, 2015 by  
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There is a massive green roof atop three state-of-the-art cruise ship terminals at the Copenhagen Malmö Port in Denmark. As part of a wider sustainable growth and development plan, Copenhagen is expanding the Nordhavn district and its allure to the cruise ship industry. With these new terminals, Copenhagen can now accommodate 500 cruise calls a year, whereas before it could only receive 340. These terminals are part of a waterfront reclamation project to turn Nordhavn into a mixed-use development that will house over 80,000 people. The 9,900 square-meter sedum roof is not the only thing green about this development; the entire pier is environmentally friendly. Docked ships can plug into the land power grid, eliminating the need to run auxiliary engines. The pier has a built-in wastewater management system which can carry the waste of three ships simultaneously. The south side of the terminal is equipped with PV panels, is filled with natural light from skylights above, and if additional heating or lighting is required, energy comes from a C02-neutral source. Copenhagen is one of the leading cities in sustainable design and infrastructure. Inspired by what other cities were doing, Copenhagen began integrating green roofs into its urban development strategies, and in 2010 mandated that every new building have a green roof. Walking through the quaint streets of Copenhagen, one cannot help but notice the abundance of green roofs from cycling and bus stop shelters to corner grocery stores and covered car parks. The cruise ship terminal not only showcases Denmark’s design aesthetic, but its commitment to the environment. + CMP Photos by Heather Shimmin  

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Perch Sit-to-Stand Desk is a revolutionary all-in-one standing desk

September 2, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. By now, we all know that sitting is terrible for our health. But if you are strapped to a computer for work, what option do you have but to sit all day long? Standing desks are a nice solution, but they can be super expensive and switching between sitting and standing can be a nightmare. Not anymore. Perch Sit-to-Stand Desk is not only affordable (right now, a 29-inch desk starts at $179), but it can easily switch from sitting to standing and it looks awfully good to boot. The desk even has the ability to hold two screens/computers at different heights. The desk is so great that within two hours of launch, the project was fully funded on Kickstarter . Get your hands on one here . + Perch Sit-to-Stand Desk

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Fluidstance helps keep you moving while you work

April 8, 2015 by  
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We all know that sitting all day is bad.  People who sit four or more hours a day end up taking years off their lives. Standing all day doesn’t seem to do a lot more than make our feet hurt. What if there was an easy way to keep moving while you do your work? Joel Heath had that thought too, and created the Fluidstance “Level.” Read the rest of Fluidstance helps keep you moving while you work Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: active work desk , active work space , balance board , desk surf board , fluidstance , platform standing desk , standing , standing desk , standing desk design , surf board for desk

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Portable and affordable Elevate desk lets you stand in style

March 19, 2015 by  
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Are you looking for a stylish standing desk that won’t break the bank? Elevate—now available on Kickstarter —may be the workstation you’ve been looking for. Made from CNC-milled natural birch plywood, this elegant and adjustable standing desk is light enough for easy portability but is also strong enough for weight-bearing items. Elevate ships flat packed and assembles in seconds without additional tools. Want one of your own? Head over to the Elevate Kickstarter , where you can pick one up. + Elevate Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “flat pack” , affordable standing desk , Birch-Plywood , Elevate , kickstarter , natural birch , plywood , reader submitted content , standing desk , standing workstation

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Artist Vincent Skoglund transforms landfill waste into sculptural installations

March 19, 2015 by  
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