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Pin it Tiger, Denmark's answer to IKEA, is set on global domination. The retailer opened its 500th location this month, in London's Notting Hill. READ MORE »
The stylish, idealized home in the store’s showroom “literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare,” says one psychologist.
Ever wonder how those Ikea appliances stack up? Read on.
Days Til Move: Twelve to October 1 In this week's episode, Karis and Maxwell go on a speed shopping adventure to the one and only IKEA. They have 70 minutes to pick cabinets, counters, pulls, and fixtures. Think they can get it done? One thing we know: any trip to IKEA is better with a plan. READ MORE »
Grundtal? Mölby? Ikea product names can be a mouthful for the English-speaking set. But as you may not have guessed while slowly losing your soul to aisles of cheap cutlery, there's a method to the madness. Ikea products are named after...Show More Summary
IKEA’s Lack table costs just $8 and you can transform it into a photo/tracing light table with not too much effort. Read more...
Pin it To be honest, I've never been a fan of IKEA's Mammut series: plastic, garish colors and cartoony looking. BUT, I've recently come across some embellishments and modifications to the inexpensive stool which make it much more appealing. See if you agree... READ MORE »
As if I needed a reminder that ‘Tocktober is closing in. So yesterday, we’re walking through the West Sacramento IKEA (get this when you go– trust me, you’ll thank me.) and we see these: ‘Tocks. Soft Rubber Coat Hook ‘Tocks. Make sure to send us YOUR ‘Tock Shots! It’ll be ‘Tocktober 1st before you know […]
[Limpkin], aka Hackaday alum [Matheiu Stephan], is at it again, converting an IKEA lamp into a visual wake-up light. He wants to build an alarm that can be remotely triggered, He’s basing this project around a combination of an ESP8266 that handles the communication and timing, and a pile of 10-watt RGB LEDs. Show More Summary
Pin it The team of in-house designers at IKEA have filled my home for years, and now they're filling my Instagram feed, too. Follow these four Swedish industrial designers for snaps of beautiful rooms, peeks inside the IKEA office (sometimes with future products!) and glimpses at the life of a designer for one of the world's most recognizable retailers. READ MORE »
The table — yes, the humble table — is the future of the home. That's according to Marcus Engman, Ikea's head of design. "Personally, I do believe that the table is going to be extremely important for the future," Engman says. "That's going to be the masterpiece of the home. Show More Summary
Ever seen those IKEA Lack tables? They feel suspiciously light right? This is because, as this tutorial will demonstrate, they are not made of wood. They are just a covered honeycombed piece of cardboard. But for this tutorial’s sake, this is actually a good thing. If you are looking for someone to thank to, Jack Watney [...]Show More Summary
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Hellmuth Karasek thinks it's a scandal that “the world’s most widely distributed book” has never received a proper review.
Pin it IKEA's Trofast system is a storage workhorse and a very popular item for children's spaces. In fact, we found 20 different ways to use the Trofast for kids. With its colorful, plastic bins, it does read a bit juvenile, but don't let this stop you from using it at home. Show More Summary
Ikea just took a witty jab at Apple. The furniture giant's Singapore branch posted an ad on its Facebook page Thursday night that compared Apple's newly announced $99 iPad stylus to the simple pads and pencils Ikea uses in its stores. Show More Summary
The furniture store is following up its 'Bookbook' ad from last year