The quarantine has altered our balance—individually and collectively.
It's a day to day, figuring it out as we go.
Working from home and schooling from home, has illuminated what the caring of ourselves and others, means to each of us.
In this crisis, along with the heightened sense of concern, and not knowing, our sense of equilibrium is impacted.
It is showing us new things about what it takes for us to stay or return to an "okay" place physically and emotionally.
In a recent NYT article on Rebecca Solnit, Jenny ODell writes "We rarely know what something means when it happens to us. We may be finding out for the rest of our lives." Although written in a different context, this struck me as especially relevant right now.
"We rarely know what something means when it happens to us. We may be finding out for the rest of our lives."
Normal has left the house and the office.
Video calls have propelled us forward with new ways of relating that will likely remain routine. To see people connect in this way is exceptional.
And yet, for most, it has resulted in more screen time. Less movement. More eye strain.
Looking longingly out the window during a video call doesn’t work so well though when everyone can see you does it?
Fatigue from video calls and sitting on kitchen chairs, is real. Has it broadened our level of awareness and creativity in finding ways to make things work? We think so.
Finding ways to feel less stiff and hunched over makes all the difference.
Workplace wellness is now homeplace wellness.
Remember the “Sitting is the New Smoking” a few years back? And then, with standing desks, it morphed to “Standing is the New Sitting” as people felt the pull from standing all day.
That 90 degree sitting angle is rough on our bodies. So is standing for hours. Posture change helps. Sit, stand, sit. Active seating really works well. I gave away my cushioned desk chair a few months ago and am now sitting on a kitchen stool. Not ideal but, it allows my hips and torso to move. I am considering purchasing either the Muvman sit-stand by Aeris or the Iloa Saddle Chair from Fully in Portland. Do tell if you have an opinion about either! On this topic - our product designer, David Ryan designed several active seating perch chairs over the years and received an IDSA Gold Award for furniture for his LeanToo.
Working too much creates a deficit. We can’t just make withdrawals.
As with anything in this complicated world, it requires a counterbalance.
Deposits are needed or our bodies will complain. They’ll ask for a change-up. A break in the pattern before it becomes a pain.
This is the intention with which we've designed Lull.
Not as furniture to work from but rather, furniture to take a break from work on.
For your rest, renewal, and healing.
Built to support the body in a gentle inversion position, Lull is a simple, experiential way to ease the pull of gravity on our bodies. To both prevent and lessen pain. And to invite wellness.
We've designed Lull to integrate into your living space, so that wellness can be central in your life.
Our intention is to help support your efforts in feeling a sense of equilibrium and health.
With love and uplift,