Standing desks are not cheap. Or at least, the extremely handy motorized ones aren't. That's why everyone—including this desk-agnostic blogger—freaked out when IKEA announced that it would sell a sit/stand desk powered by electricity for less than $500. Finally, a healthy desk option for the masses. Finally! Read more...
The mini-wave of brands casting gay couples in TV ads this year continues to rise, with the likes of Honey Maid, Cheerios, and DirecTV all diving in. More power to them. But Ikea was the first marketer to feature a gay couple in a mainstream commercial. Show More Summary
In the age of Ikea becoming an immediate go-to for moving into a new house, it's nice to know that there is someone flying the flag for refurbishing. Grandfather's Axe have recently moved from their stupidly hard to find warehouse to the top of High St Northcote, acting as a beacon for 20th century furniture with a resounding Danish bent. Show More Summary
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman issued a scathing attack against the government of Sweden today, following the Scandinavian country’s recent recognition of a Palestinian State, in Israel. According to Liberman, the move isShow More Summary
When I spotted this project on Instructables I immediately wondered what IKEA product this was and why I hadn't seen it before. It turns out that this mini-hack is a smart combination of two products that just happen to work great together. READ MORE »
The multinational furniture giant IKEA will soon begin selling residential solar panels in its stores in the Netherlands, as per recent reports. The move is part of a new partnership between the thin-film module manufacturer Hanergy and IKEA. Show More Summary
If you’re anything like us, you probably store your kids’ LEGO in a big tub that’s stashed clumsily in a corner of the room. Each play session results in frenzied chaos, with countless pieces strewn across the floor. If you’d like to...Show More Summary
This Brooklyn apartment is only 645 square feet (60 square meters), but somehow its inhabitants manage to squeeze in everything you would expect from a much larger home: a kitchen, a dining area for friends and family, a separate 'bedroom', workspaces for two, and a spacious living room. Here's how they make it work. READ MORE »
Manchester-based artist James Chapman (previously) has illustrated a funny series of IKEA instructions for BuzzFeed that show the dos and don’ts of handling situations in real life. The entire series of instructions is available to view online. Interacting with other human beings is awkward and exhausting. If only we had diagrams telling us how to […]
Manchester-based artist James Chapman (previously) has illustrated a funny series of IKEA instructions for BuzzFeed that show the dos and don’ts of handling real life situations. The entire series of instructions are available to view online. Interacting with other human beings is awkward and exhausting. If only we had diagrams telling us how to behave. […]
Just don't use your smartphone for the hammering, OK? Not long ago, we wrote about Ikea's new Regissör line of furniture, which in addition to requiring no screws or tools, came with the promise that it could be built in just five minutes. Sure, it seemed unbelievable, but boy did we want to believe. Read Full Story
Yes, I know, "IKEA horror story" is redundant. And yet, the TV adaptation of Grady Hendrix's Horrorstör sounds so demented that it might be completely awesome. Read more...
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today joined IKEA Australian Country Manager David Hood to turn the first sod on the IKEA Canberra store. The turning of the sod marks the start of construction on the much-anticipated store which is due to open in late 2015. “It is exciting to see construction of this new IKEA store is now [...]
Cross-screen marketing is a growing trend in which a marketing campaign is designed to deliver a uniform message on multiple electronic platforms. Some take cross-screen one step further to cross-platform, which includes print and radio, too. IKEA is one of many major brands branching out and giving cross-screen and cross-platform a try. To ensure that […]
As the abundance of standing desks to emerge this year would indicate, sitting on your butt all day is not all that good for your health. The world's largest furniture retailer is now joining the fray, with Ikea launching a convertible...Show More Summary
John Brezinsky writes: I used to live in Moscow, where everyone has long been amused that Ikea chose to name a line of wine glasses "svalka". ?????? can either mean a garbage dump or a dumpster. I was very amused when I saw the name of the official Ikea ginger cookies at the location in […]
IKEA's KURA loft bed usually steals the spotlight in terms of hacks and makeovers, but this transformation of the plain Jane MYDAL into a playhouse for an 8-year-old girl shows just how much potential this higher bunk has. READ MORE...
IKEA has released a new sit/stand version of their BEKANT desk that can be adjusted from 22 to 48 inches in height at the push of a button. The desk comes in a variety of finishes and shapes. photos via IKEA via Racked