The Best Chair Ever

I'd like to remind everyone that I have a birthday coming up in August. ;) Original article on the best chair ever here. Subscribers won't be able to see the video link, so click anywhere on the post to bring you directly to my blog to watch it.

A Rocking Chair That Knits You a Hat as You Read the Paper 


All images via Gessato

Two longtime porch activities are now combined into one simple contraption thanks to designers Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex, creators of the Rocking Knit. The wooden rocking chair is rigged to knit as you sway back and forth, producing a cap from minimal energy output. The invention was produced as a part of Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne‘s Low-Tech Factory, a workshop that encourages students from the industrial design program to invent simple machines that at once create an experience and a material good. Ludi and Peillex premiered their contraption at Designer’s Saturday in Langenthal, Switzerland and produced a video that demonstrates their invention below. (via My Modern Met)