Looking for a car with a really good seat? Check out Recaro’s original equipment listings. Mostly offered as options, but occasionally as standard equipment, like in the Honda Accord, Integra and NSX, the Mazda RX-8 and MX-5 Karai, and the Ford Focus and Fiesta. Learn more here
If you are looking for an after-market automobile seat, Recaro has a good search function for its suppliers.
Watch a video by Recaro about adjusting your driver’s seat:
I used to struggle with my luggage. I could almost guarantee that I would leave for a trip in pain, because packing is the flexion-inducing activity of all time. I used to plop the suitcase on the bed, and approach it in the only way I could, with straight knees and a stooped spine. After talking to Stuart McGill, who helped me realize that an overabundance of flexion was my enemy, I searched the SkyMall catalogue, stuffed with items for people with bad backs, for an item I was certain had to exist — a significantly taller luggage rack. There was no such thing. I expanded my search to the Internet and learned that although there were hundreds of styles, not one of them stood more than 23 inches tall — at about the height of my knees. If I wanted such a rack, it would be up to me to create it. It would be simple to build, but I was short of time, so I located John Hession, the proprietor of Exotic Savannah Woodworks, who agreed to make such a rack for me, to my specifications, for less than $100. For several days, I considered the best height for my 5’ 10” frame. At some point, would excessive height make it unstable? I chose 32 inches, which I estimated to be hip high. When it arrived, it was perfect — glossy white with black straps. I unfolded it, placed my Rimowa roll aboard on top, and started packing, with queenly bearing. The next morning, as I left for the airport, something was different. Nothing hurt.
Anyone with a four-legged friend knows the ache of stooping to pick up after him/her – not to mention the messy accidents that can happen even with the inside-out-bag method. With Clean-Pick, you can not only avoid “handling” your dog’s business yourself – but you barely have to bend to attend to it. The contraption is at once a leash, a bag dispenser, and a mechanical hand to use instead of your own to perform this duty.
Focal Upright Furniture has a great solution to the standing/sitting desk dilemma: the Locus workstation is a desk you can lean at, which “pairs the comforts of sitting with the health benefits of standing.”
Wish you could use a standing desk occasionally, but don’t want to be bothered with dealing with one all the time? (Studies show that in most cases, people spend a lot of money for a desk that goes up and down – and alter its position twice before giving up.) Uncaged Ergonomics has a nifty, and decently-priced, addition to the office that could be the answer to your prayers.