This post first appeared on Fuel Freedom By Zana Nesheiwat Famous for Volvo, Ikea and Absolut Vodka, Sweden is now on a new pursuit to become the first completely oil-free economy in the world by 2020. The oil crisis in the early 1970s forced Sweden to embark on a quest for alternative energy sources. Show More Summary
I know, I know, IKEA furniture is supposed to be so easy to assemble, and in the long run, it also helps you lower the total cost of ownership especially when you want to refurbish your home with an entire set of furniture. For those...Show More Summary
IKEA tries to make it very simple for customers to assemble their own furniture. All of it comes with instructions, and if those are followed to the letter, then assembling furniture wouldn’t be complicated at all. However, this robot lends an extra hand and can be of immense help. Show More Summary
The real thing that's frustrating about building IKEA furniture isn't the little screws or the instructions. It's the person who's helping you. They misunderstand directions, hum Rihanna songs and kick the last dowel under the refrigerator by accident. And you can't say anything because they're doing you a favor. More »
Oh my gosh! I spotted this DIY project for the Malm dresser by IKEA on Pinterest today (thanks to Noor) and loved it. I discovered it was done by Pinja over at the Pinja Colada blog which is based out of Helsinki. What a sweet idea, I love this for a kid’s room! Happy Saturday everyone! [...]
We always love a good IKEA hack. And the coolest one right now comes straight out of Sweden: a new company called Superfront that livens up your basic IKEA kits with special cabinet fronts, sides, tops, handles, and legs for your Bestå sideboards and Pax wardrobes. More
Muji, the Japanese version of IKEA, opened its Cooper Square store today. As mentioned when we broke news of the location in February, it’s the brand’s fifth in New York. Yuka Sakamoto, a P.R. and marketing manager who was at the bilevel store when we dropped by today, said the clothing, housewares, stationary and furnishings [...]
What happens when you mix anti-robot lasers with robot doctors and Ikea? Video Friday!
I couldn’t come up with a better title than Joe Romm used on his post. This line is just such a kicker: “We Cannot Risk Our Kids’ Futures On The False Hope The Vast Majority Of Scientists Are Wrong.” That’s one we should all repeat daily. I...Show More Summary
Taking on a DIY project often means that, unlike building furniture from IKEA, you won't have the nuts and bolts that you'll need set aside and packaged for you. To that end, the folks at Bolt Depot have put together a handy cheat sheet that you can use as field guide to fasteners. More »
IKEA's Expedit is the world's most popular storage solution for home offices. But if you don't keep it tidy, looking at cluttered compartments will do nothing for your motivation and home office decor. Part gallery wall and part storage, here's a DIY project which elevates the shelving unit from dime-a-dozen warehouse furniture into a mini-museum. More
Before IKEA and Fairway and Sunny's... Red Hook was home to Hoovervilles, corruption and crime. In the 1950s, many of the 21,000 residents of the neighborhood were longshoremen living in the Red Hook Houses (which were built in 1938 "to accommodate the growing number of dockworkers and their families"). Show More Summary
Nike, Starbucks, Ikea and 30 other companies are have signed a statement urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions. Climate change policy is an economic opportunity, says Anne Kelly, director of Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition, which organized [...]
Drupal started to be used as a platform in 2001 and became extremely popular starting in 2005. There are now millions of sites using Drupal, including high profile sites like IKEA and The White House. Why are so many sites, and so many professional web developers, choosing to use Drupal?
Today the Journal offers a country-by-country rundown of which Ikea systems are selling; in Berlin, unsurprisingly, kitchen design is brutally efficient and whereas China's cramped kitchens call for a bright aesthetic. Also in China, kitchens tend to measure less than...
Q: My boyfriend just moved in and he brought the Ikea Karlstead couch in dark brown. I am in love with this red & white rug (below) and think it would look great with any color. My boyfriend is obsessed with "accent walls." I put itShow More Summary
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. [...]
Ikea, the oft-frustrating peddler of flat-pack furniture, incomprehensible TVs, and horse meatballs, has pulled 17,600 moose lasagnas from stores across Europe after they were found to contain pork. The contamination "was due to its facilities not being cleaned properly" and...
If you remove the wall closets in your Park Place apartment and use Ikea wardrobes instead, the property value will decrease by $25,000. I mean, basically. I have an Ikea wardrobe. Though it was very difficult fot me to assemble and requires an extra nudge for the doors to close properly, it holds most of my clothes quite well and compactly. Show More Summary
Furniture/meatball emporium Ikea has pulled 17,600 moose lasangas from stores in Europe after they were discovered to also contain surprise pork. According to the BBC, the contamination was discovered by Belgian authorities, and the meat supplier told local Swedish...