Sitting at a desk all day staring at computer or shuffling papers might sound like a familiar routine for many (including us bloggers), but did you know it could increase your chance of dying early by 20 percent (if you're a male) and up to 40 percent (if you're a female)? Yep, sitting is actually bad for your health, even if parking your behind in $8,000 god-chair feels really good. We've got 17 stand-up desks and workstations that'll keep your posture straight and possibly keep you alive longer, ranging from the professionally made, weekend DIY projects and even, erm, "homemade" solutions. Click into the gallery below to get started.
Um. This wooden table has legs. And it can walk. Any questions?
Want your living room to look like the inside of a crazy PC? Well ,the Binary Table 01 from BRC Designs should fit the bill, being absolutely covered with the innards from a bunch of outdated electronics.
Perry Watkins doesn't drive a car — he drives a dining room table — the world's fastest piece of furniture with real dishware and realistic looking foods laid out on its surface. Watkins can boast that his table can go at 130 miles per hour and shoot flames. Can you?
In a small apartment, space is a premium. And that means you probably don't have room for a big, ridiculous speaker. Unless said ridiculous speaker can double as an object more useful in the day-to-day, like the Acoustable.
Looking for a low-key place to sit and read? This ain't it. No, this circular, light-shining seat-cum-bookshelf will definitely be the centerpiece of any room it sits in.
A massage chair is great. But a massage chair that you can control with your iPhone? That is clearly even better.
What do you do with all of that old Soviet military technology after the Russians pull out of your homeland? For Estonian sculptor Mati Karmin, the obvious answer was to turn it into ultra-cool looking post-apocalyptic furniture.
Love pinball? Looking for a new coffee table? Well, why not combine your love of pinball with your need for new living room furniture? If you've got a non-functioning pinball machine available to you, Instructables will show you how to turn it into the sweetest coffee table you've ever seen.
If you're going to be a DJ, you need to worry about image, because that's half of what being a DJ is all about. I mean, it's very impressive that you can line songs up in a pleasing sequence, but if you don't look cool doing it, what's the point?