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Uncomfortable Looking Standing Mats Designed To Replicate Rocks And Branches

This is the already incredibly funded (~$700,000!) Kickstarter campaign for the STOIC standing mat, a modular standing mat “inspired by nature to stretch, strengthen and massage your feet during your workday.” Honestly, it looks like it was inspired by making me just want to sit down. Stoic has interchangeable footpads that include a standard ‘bed of nails’ pressure point mat, and the two seen above: river rocks, and redwood forest. There’s also an interchangeable balance beam in the middle with three different levels of balancing difficulty. Of course to get one of the setups seen above it’s going to cost you $269, making in significantly cheaper to just dump a bucket of LEGO bricks in front of your computer and curse your way through the work day.

Keep going for several more shots and their Kickstarter video.

Thanks to Josh J, who informed me he’s holding out for a red-hot coals version. Smart.