Dear Outlook, you still suck! … or not?

Ole-Olook 210There is a saying in German “Man trifft sich zwei mal im Leben”, which means so much as “You always meet twice”. I don’t know what your first thoughts are when you read these words. I always took them as true advice to treat every person you ever meet well because you’ll never know in what situation you’ll meet them again. For meeting them, you will. In other words, in the sense of never burn any bridges. Karma is a bitch. I absolutely believe that. What goes around, comes around, eventually.

However, just a month ago I met an old friend (not), who I thought I would never ever see again: Outlook

I can remember for my first job that involved a lot of email communication, coming from clunky webmail, I was out of my mind happy to use Outlook. I could finally write emails just like I wrote a letter in Word. I would have a calendar and task reminders, and…
Well, yes and an ever-growing archive file that included all my saved emails (*.pst). To save valuable hard disk space (the olden days…) you had to be brave and delete the ones you didn’t deem important. And because it was impossible to find even the ones you kept ever again, you had to print out important emails and file them at physical locations. Well, then Gmail came around with the promise you’d never have to delete an email again, with filters, labels, the possibility to use Gmail with your company’s email address (Send via Gmail), with plugins like active inbox , and so much more. Life was good.

After almost a decade without it, I was sure I would never have to use Outlook again. In fact, I didn’t know Outlook was still around. But you know, you always meet twice.

One new job later and there it sits on my computer. And not much has changed. (more…)

March 17th, 2015|Tags: , |

20 Unusual Office Chair Designs

No question, it would be quite hard if not  impossible to spend the day at an office without any chairs. Merriam-Webster refers to a  chair as “a seat typically having four legs and a back for one person“. Yet, many of the examples presented here don’t match that description. Decide for yourself whether you would like to call one of these examples for unusual office chairs your favorite.


 1. Surf Chair Workstation


found at:, Designer: Claire Danthois

2. Exercise Ball Chair

Exersise Ball Chair

found at:


 3. Ergonomic Kneeling Stool from Boss

Kneeling stool

found at:

 4. Desk Chair


found at:

“Nature is by and large to be found out of doors,
a location where, it cannot be argued,
there are never enough comfortable chairs.”
Fran Lebowitz

 5. Cube Chair aka “Untitled Chair”

Cube-chair 1


found at:

6. Apple Chair

apple chair

found at:

7. Office Chair Strength Trainer

Strength trainer

found at:

8. The Slightly Uncomfortable Chair

slightly uncomforable chair

found at:

“As I was sitting in my chair,
I knew the bottom wasn’t there,
Nor legs nor back, but I just sat,
Ignoring little things like that.”
Huges Mearns  

9. Chakra Chair

chakra chair

Found at:  design by Karim Rashid

10. Glass Chair

glass chair

found at:  design: Shiro Kuramata

11. Wave Chair with Laptopdesk


found at:

12. Wooden Float Chair

float chair

found at:

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
Albert Einstein 

 13. Banana Chair


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14. Vespa Chair


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15. Wool Felt Chair

Felt chair

found at:


16. Rocking Office Chair

Rocking chair-1

found at:

“It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.”
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert 

17. Egg Chair

Egg chair

found at:

18. Wooden Chair

wooden chair

found at:

19. Backbone Chair


found at:, Producer:

 20. Ejection Seat


found at:

20 unusual office chair designs – last updated 10/31/2012

October 30th, 2012|Tags: , , |
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