I am used to thinking I am an anglophile. And I am a sometimes francophile (which is a heritable trait), but it turns out I am also a raving swedophile. The evidence? I go to Ikea for fun. The meatballs! The pretend rooms! The dishtowels! The furniture kits (legos for grownups). Show More Summary
Just before Google I/O, we told you that IKEA had begun selling their series of wireless charging pads, lamps, and other accessories in the US. We also told you that we may or may not have a few to giveaway, which as you can tell from this post, is about to happen. After a quick […] Giveaway: Win 1 of 4 IKEA Wireless Chargers from Droid Life! is a post from: Droid Life
Pin it Succulents make excellent container plants because they're easy to grow and need almost no care. Whether you are flexing your new green thumb, or are already a gardening pro, take your plants to a new level with one of these easy and affordable IKEA hacks. READ MORE »
Why bother taking a trip to an Ikea when all the flat-pack furniture you need can be delivered in a single box to your doorstep? When they descend upon campus in September, the next wave of doe-eyed froshes will face, for the very first time, the blank slate of an empty dorm room. Show More Summary
It was probably not by design, but it seems that IKEA’s furnitures are loved by many for their hackability. There are plenty of websites online in which users can find inspiration and instructions on how to hack their IKEA furniture to get more use out of it and how to use certain types of furnitures in completely different ways. Show More Summary
Pin it A few weeks ago I took a last-minute, wonderful whirlwind of a long weekend and visited IKEA's design headquarters in Almhult, Sweden. (I know, I know, I'm lucky : dream job!) I saw SO much and took SO many photos, but I thought...Show More Summary
IKEA operates a semi-secret museum in the basement of the IKEA Hotel at its headquarters in Sweden. IKEA also operates a hotel at its headquarters. Yes, staying at the hotel is kind of like sleeping in the store. The museum, on the other hand, is a trip. Read more...
Sometimes our homewares need a dose of personality. Of course we understand buying those Ikea frames, and even that nondescript glassware, but, at some point, you’ll need a conversation piece that makes people say, “What on earth is… The post The “Reality Hand Hook” Grabs Attention and Keys appeared first on Selectism.
Demolition has begun on the Laclede Gas field office building on Forest Park Boulevard west of Vandeventer. Clearance of the 2-story building building just several feet from the sidewalk along Forest Park will complete the suburbanization of the Ikea site, leaving only the big new blue box that will sit 500 feet back behind a sea of surface parking. Show More Summary
Difficult-to-assemble-furniture magnate IKEA has reportedly floated the idea of an official IKEA Hack product, according to Gizmodo. IKEA Hacks, if you're unfamiliar, is a phenomenon where people take pieces of IKEA furniture and assemble them in a not-prescribed way...
Swedish manufacturer of flatpack furniture, IKEA, keeps pushing the envelope when it comes to affordable design. The company is currently developing a new line of furniture made out of paper. These new sofas, chairs, tables, bookshelves and stools will
Smart lighting systems like Philips Hue are futuristic and awesome and, typically, expensive. But IKEA wants to offer this type of technology to the masses. The Swedish flatpack furniture empire is developing an entire smart home system, and it looks futuristic and awesome and, you guessed it, cheap. Read more...
For the launch of an IKEA Australia store, the interiors giant is taking a tongue-in-cheek approach to marketing by inviting customers to help 'build' the space
Figuring out how to turn cheap IKEA furniture into unique household treasures is something of an art. Sites like IKEAhackers.net specialize in finding ways to spice up the Scandinavian retailer’s ubiquitous products to better suit your...Show More Summary
The logos of Nike, Ikea, Starbucks, and more, redesigned to be as pessimistic as possible The currency of branding is one of optimism. Logos and slogans are designed to be relentlessly cheery, and the intended effect of viewing them is that of Ren and Stimpy's Happy Helmet. Be happy! No! Happier! Read Full Story
Ikea hacks are really popular—in the past we've looked at how the modular furniture can be hacked to suit tiny apartments, one of our own editors has come up with some hacks of her own, and specialty sellers on etsy sell their own kits to modify all
By John Feffer, TomDispatch We might all be eating off IKEA tableware, listening to Spotify, and reading the latest Girl With the Dragon Tattoo knock-off, but we are not living in a giant Sweden. Forget about the “new industrial state.” Our world is converging in a far more dystopian way.
As you might have heard, IKEA is planning on integrating more wireless chargers into its furniture, and the good news is that if you were looking forward to getting your hands on IKEA’s wireless charging furniture is that it looks like the products have started to show up on IKEA’s website. Show More Summary
This is about as IKEA as it gets. The Swedish flatpack furniture giant is in the late stages of developing a line of furniture that’s made out of paper. That’s right: paper. Not cardboard. This durable stuff is a fascinating composite of repurposed pulp that can be molded into any shape. The craziest thing? It looks great. Read more...
While IKEA products are intended by the company to only be assembled in the way their designers prescribe, that hasn’t stopped countless individuals from modifying and repurposing IKEA furniture to create something more useful, attractive, or idiosyncratic. Show More Summary