Furniture free living and the case for active sitting?

Hello Sunday FIFI readers– here’s another lighter blog post for your weekend perusal. This one is a teensy bit topical– it’s about sitting, and chair-alternatives. I wonder if anyone ended up buying those stone pillows? If so, please comment and let us know how they worked out. How are you managing sitting or not-sitting at home and during meetings, meals, reading, etc.? We’d love to hear from you. Enjoy…


rocksI’ve been thinking lots about furniture since I moved to a standing desk. I’m interested in how furniture shapes and contains the way we live our lives. It’s the sort of thing that seems neutral but isn’t. Assumptions about the ideal body, about ability, and about relationships shape our furniture choices.  But I confess it’s not just the standing desk that got me thinking in this direction.

When these stone pillows came through my newsfeed from the aptly named page “this is why I’m broke,” I confess to making that “squee” noise. Want!

I’m attracted to multi-purpose rooms,  buying less stuff that’s inevitably landfill bound, flexible housing arrangements, active sitting, and seeing how families around the world live and what their dwellings look like.

Our furniture is so specialized. There are desks for working, kitchen tables for casual meals, dining room tables (that get their own rarely used room)…

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