Monday, May 31, 2010

Ikea is my Friend

My new studio space.

This is a standing office.

When I was in the office trenches I rearranged my workspace into a hybrid standing/sitting arrangement. PC work was done standing and other was done spun around in the cubicle sitting. I was constantly standing up sitting down standing up. I came home to a $2,000 Ekornes Stressless chair. That thing turns your body into a marshmallow and when we sat in them in the show room both of us nearly fell asleep on the spot in minutes. Pity the keyboard arm was nearly useless.

Fast forward to present. Two years of home studio in that chair exercising no muscles in perfect ergonomics. Gained 10 pounds, and have noticed considerable weakening of those miscellaneous torso muscles. Plus with the keyboard in the lap, my typing was miserable. :) As I type this I noticed I wasn't even looking at the keyboard as I put in my password. Yay!

So what we have here now is an Ikea 74cm stool, wood so it's comfortable but not too comfortable, and a 103cm high table surface, about belt high for me when standing. The art photo, also from Ikea, is lined up with my standing eye level on the horizon to give the illusion of a window. Room paint job preexisted my arrival, and may be painted in the future, although the neutral gray helps other colours pop off the screen or other work surfaces.

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