I Like to Make Stuff points out different ways to make a pair of simple speaker stands that raise your monitors to ear level. He used a handful of power tools, but you can still make the stands with a hand saw and some sandpaper. Get the template here.
MZPA’s geodesic dome chair offers a private place for work, study, and relaxation. It’s open on the front for conversations, but its sides, roof, and padded interior provide a peaceful, personal space. Made from 51 triangular plywood panels connected to four metal legs.
An absolutely stunning piece of outdoor furniture, this 65″ rectangular table is made from lightweight fiber concrete and steel, and has a built-in propane fire pit with flames that dance through a pile of colorful fire crystals. A natural gas conversion kit is also available.
We all know by now that standing while working is healthier than sitting. But if you don’t have the cash for a whole new desk, check out rldh’s walnut and birch stand, which gives you a perfect standing work platform for your laptop and external keyboard on a budget.
Upgrade the casters on your office chair with the same sort of quiet, smooth-rolling wheels found on rollerblades. They skate across low-pile carpet without a problem, are safe for all kinds of floors, and just look way cooler than the stock casters. Sold as a set of five.
Furniture maker Lignum walks us through the painstaking process of transforming dozens of straight slats of wood into a beautiful handbuilt bench with smoothly undulating curves. It amazes us that most of the work is done using only clamps, patience, and lots of glue.
IKEA’s Place is a new app that takes advantage of iOS 11’s exclusive augmented reality features. Scan a space, then browse for furniture. Your chosen product will pop up on your iOS device’s screen, accurately scaled to your room. You can even go around and zoom in on the furniture.
Perfect for shared workspaces, Poppin’s cozy chair provides a degree of privacy while checking emails or just vegging out. Comes in a variety of solid and two-tone colors, and offers an optional power module for keeping charged up. Also, check out the matching ottoman.
Grid Beams look and work a lot like Meccano girders, except they’re large and sturdy enough to make furniture, structures and other usable objects. They come in either recycled Douglas fir (with 5/16″ holes) or aluminum (with 7/16″ holes). Learn more in the Grid Beam book.
Laurel Hwang’s Plier is a room divider that can also perform the opposite of its original function. It has hydraulic pistons that let you fold its upper half down, turning the divider into a table. Its translucent surface alludes to its inclusive design.
A motorized standing desk that not only can automatically adjust its height, but its built-in tablet provides fitness and health feedback, and also works as an AI-powered digital personal assistant which can interact with other smart devices. Full tech specs and dimensions here.
YouTuber Lignum walks us through the steps it took to build this impressive bent wood lounge chair that looks like it came straight out of an expensive designer furniture collection. Despite its delicate looks, it has no problem holding the weight of a 220lb adult.
MOVI lets you convert standard desks into standing desks. Its electronic lift can be adjusted in 0.5″ increments and go up to 18″ high. You can save your preferred height on the control panel, which also has a USB charging port. Its 45″ wide surface is made of bamboo.