Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Google 3D Warehouse Tool Lets You Preview Sketchup Images Online

New Google 3D Warehouse Embed Tool Allows you to show 3d version of sketchup models.  This Steelcase Think Chair is available as a model on the 3D Warehouse here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Embody Test, Day 7

Embody Chair in the StreetWe don't recommend doing this, but we do highly recommend the chair.

So now I’m done with this test, and I have to say that I’ve enjoyed the experience of sitting consciously. Normally, I get in a chair and say, "ok, that’s how I have to sit to be most comfortable in this chair." And then I don’t think about it until something hurts and I have to shift positions to fix it. With the Embody, I was able to sit down and say, "ok, they told me that this chair would conform to my best posture, so how do I want to sit." And the chair responded. From that point on, all I was really doing was fine-tuning the chair to match what I preferred for each day.

To read the rest of Mark's Day 7 review and see an interesting photo gallery, click here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Embody Test, Day 6

The Herman Miller Embody Chair- reviewed by MarkThis morning I discovered a lever on the Embody that I had previously ignored. It’s the lever that controls how far back you can lean, and it’s located on the back left beneath the seat. So I experimented with different recline positions today. There are 4 in all. The committee’s findings were that I like the most recline possible, a conclusion foreshadowed by my writing on how to look like a slacker and still get work done (Day 2). (Read about how my 6th day with the Embody went here.)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Embody Test, Day 4

Herman Miller EmbodyIt is a well-documented fact that workers need to get up, stretch their legs, and look at something besides their computer screens every so often. Today I found one limitation of the Embody chair. It is so comfortable to sit in that I forgot to get up every so often. As a result, my posterior finally told me that it didn't want to be sat upon any longer, and would I please get up for a bit. That's more my memory's fault than a fault of the Embody chair I was using, but the Embody did facilitate that mental lapse. You can read about the rest of Day 4 here.

Smart Furniture Customer Video!

This Smart Furniture customer was so pleased with her Smart bookshelf design she decided to share a video of it with us. We love feedback from our customers so we decided to share it with everyone checking out our blog too. Among her favorite features were the fact that it takes advantage of her tall ceilings, makes categorization of books quick and easy, and makes decorative items and pictures on the ends more visible.

Thanks for sharing with us Paula.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Embody Test, Day 3

The Embody Chair is reviewed at Smart Furniture Let me tell you a little bit about my weekend. Friday night: 8 hours of driving. Saturday: 5 hours of driving. Sunday: 6 and a half hours of driving. I have a sore back. The funny thing is that when I got to work and sat down, I realized that I also have a sore neck. The reason this is funny is that I don't have a sore back while sitting in the Embody. It's the end of the day now and I'm quite relaxed. (Read about how my third day with the Embody went here.)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Embody Test, Day 1

Today I exchanged my standard, run-of-the-mill office chair for an Embody, Herman Miller's newest, snazziest office chair. I have a sore back and neck and can't wait to see how the Embody deals with the issue. Actually, I'm not so much interested in how the Embody deals with it as much as I am interested to see how ANY OTHER CHAIR deals with it. (In the interest of full disclosure, I have to note that even though my back isn't messed up because of my old chair, the old chair certainly wasnt helping it.) (Read about how my first day with the Embody went here.)