The Lighter Side of Alternative Desks

Monday, August 17th, 2015 |

We can’t take credit for any of these brilliant (?) ideas, but here’s what some might call the “alternate reality” of future desks: The Fetal Position Workstation This craze from The Onion seems to be sweeping the startup world.  

Oh, to be Finnish

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 | ,

This story, done by NPR on July 28, 2015, is a great tale of one country’s commitment to being active. In Finland,”Under the Constitution … physical activity is a basic cultural right.”  And while the Finnish government may be cutting back some on financial support, the country still has the gift of physical activity being a highly valued element of their national Read More »

The Green Side of M1

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 |

Designing Stir Kinetic Desk M1 was a long and careful process that inspired many questions – not the least of which was, “how do we create an alluring piece of digital furniture that is both long lasting and easily recyclable?” Our engineers provided a great head start with electronics that are designed to be upgradable. Read More »

Standing Desk? Activity Tracker? Or Coach?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 |

This article by David Pierce for Wired, quickly gets to the heart of the issue with activity trackers. All that data is just more stuff we still have to decide what to do with. I think we don’t want to hang tire-tread-looking technology off of our bodies, we want a coach. A coach is an expert Read More »

On the User Experience of Places

Friday, March 13th, 2015 |

For many of us, the term “Internet of Things” is dead wrong. Some people think of Stir as a standing desk company. Some think we’re a tech company in the Internet of things category.  We’re really neither, and both. It turns out for many products in the Internet of Things category, it’s not about things, Read More »