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IKEA Sit/Stand Desk Review: I Can't Believe How Much I Like This

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

20 Years Before It Was Cool to Cast Gay Couples, Ikea Made This Pioneering Ad

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

GRANDFATHERS AXE

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 FM Condemns Swedish Recognition Of Palestine: ‘The Middle East Is More Complex Than IKEA Furniture’

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

Renter-Friendly Plant Hanger with Mix 'n Match IKEA Items — Instructables

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 »

IKEA To Sell Solar Panels In Stores In The Netherlands

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

Turn A $30 IKEA Coffee Table Into A LEGO Play Centre

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

A Lot of Living in a Little Space: How We Make It Work — IKEA Family Live

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 »

Funny IKEA Instructions Showing the Dos and Don’ts of Handling Situations in Real Life

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

Funny IKEA Instructions Showing the Dos and Don’ts of Handling Real Life Situations

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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. […]

Ikea's 5-Minute Furniture Really Takes 17 Minutes To Build

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

The Horror Story Set in an IKEA Could Be Dementedly Awesome TV Show

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

First sod turned on Canberra IKEA store

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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 [...]

IKEA Giving Cross-Screen and Cross-Platform Marketing a Go in Their Next Campaign

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 […]

Ikea's adjustable Bekant desk looks to bring you to your feet

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Ikea: Peppered Caca for the holidays

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 […]

Before & After: Plain Jane IKEA Bunk Bed To Indoor Kids Cabin

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 Releases A Sleek New Desk To Remind Us We Spend Too Much Of Our Lives Sitting

Recently,IKEAunveileditslatestadjustablestandingdesk,asleekpieceofmachinerycalledtheBEKANT.Whileitprobablydoesmotivatesomepeopletoditchtheirclunky,oldfashionedsittingdesks,itmostlyremindsothers,akaME,thatI’mafreakingslothwhospendsagoodchunkofthedayonherlazybutt,hunchedovereatingday-oldpizzaandclickingthroughviralvideos.

The New IKEA BEKANT Sit/Stand Desk Can Be Adjusted With the Push of a Button

4 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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

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