Laura’s Team Pick: This Walking Desk

If there’s anything I love, it’s an animate object that looks like it’s alive. I’m usually pretty happy with eyeball sprinkles on my ice cream cone, but this desk is a whole new kind of cute.

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Laura is a tiny girl who wishes she were a superhero. She likes talking to her grandma on the phone and making things with her hands. Strengths include an impressive knowledge of Harry Potter, the ability to apply sociology to everything under the sun, and a knack for haggling for groceries in Spanish. Weaknesses: Chick-fil-a, her triceps, girls in glasses, and the subjunctive mood. Follow the vagabond adventures of Laura and her bike on twitter [@laurrrrita].

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  1. Ewww, it kind of reminds me of a spider walking and that just grossed me out. But a very cool invention indeed. I could never own one but I can appreciate it.

  2. I kinda like it, but it looks like one of those tables where every time you scoot in, you kneecap yourself on the supports underneath.

    • Or assuming every time you scoot in you apply some sort of pressure to the table, it’d just walk away. So it’d be like a never-ending scoot.

  3. That video is almost eerily soothing. Also, if I had that desk, I would anthropomorphize the shit out of it – give it a name, take it for walks to the park, buy it a choco taco. Oh, such adventures we would have…

  4. i feel like i need to own one of these. and then id manage to rig it with hydraulics, a motor, and a remote control. hell yes remote controlled table.

  5. I found it soothing in an odd way after a very unsoothing per usual work day, so thank you Laura!

  6. Apparently your “cute” is my “…that’s sort of weird-looking.” My “cute” is a baby penguin. So I wonder if baby penguins are weird-looking to you or how that works! That seems like a really practical invention though if it means one person can move a heavy table!

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