This week in portable home furniture

Portable microwaves, Foreman grills, and desks aren't nearly as useful as having a chair with you at all times.

I have at least a good half decade--maybe more--until I become a stadium-chair-toting soccer mom.

And I hope that when I get there, these nice people, or someone, is making this into a real product by then. OhGizmohas a link to this designer briefcase-cum-folding-chair, which is a great way to disguise the fact that you're carrying a chair with you.

Briefcase chair

It's a regular hard-shell briefcase with nylon straps that make it attachable to something sturdy enough to hold your own weight. Then you can sit and enjoy. I should also mention it's an art project (from 2004) by Joan Korbes and Denis Oudendijk, so it's not an actual product, but anyone who's remotely enterprising or creative could make this for themselves.

And for the person who's particularly fond of portable home furnishings and appliances --there seems to be a plethora lately, especially here on Crave--this fits right in.

My favorite scenario: Sitting in your portable briefcase chair and typing on your portable computer desk using the Hip Office . Classy.

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.


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