Foam opportunities abound!

Buying furniture for the study means that I have all this packing foam lying around, and I really want to do something with it other than just throw it away.


I figured that I’d cut and glue pieces together to make a general shape, and then use that as the basis for a paper-mache model which would look more organic and soft. Something like an urban vinyl toy, but more… rustic I guess… and even more “limited edition”.

Some quick internet searches reveal interesting possibilities and material handling information:

So I may be able to get an organic look by rounding the foam itself… but I’d kinda like to make a few models all the same shape, but with different paint-jobs… so paper-mache may still be the way to go.

New desk

I finally got a decent sized desk (Nordic Desk 1600 from Officeworks, $169) and mesh-back computer chair (Seatwell Mesh Chair from Coles, $39):


The chair was a real surprise. I wasn’t really expecting quality/comfortable office furniture from a supermarket, but this chair is really nice. 🙂

I think it’s about time to upgrade my computer. The last time I upgraded (aside from getting a new monitor) was over six years ago. The system is fine for general web-browsing and productivity work, but pretty slow for development.