15 days to go! Start your week right with our morning train reads: • Here’s how Yale’s endowment left its Ivy League rivals behind (Marketwatch) • It’s the demography, stupid! (Financial Times) • The Weird Economics Of Ikea (fivethirtyeight)...Show More Summary
Kempt Staff Today’s must-reads from around the Internet. Life Raf: Raf Simons has just announced he’ll be showing at NYFW:Men’s and Racked thinks his shoulders are just big enough to carry the whole week. Swede Deal: The number crunchers...Show More Summary
It has now been over a year since IKEA opened for business and it appears to be boosting tax receipts: The Swedish retailer’s 63110 ZIP code saw a 40 percent spike in state sales tax revenue from October 2015 through June 2016 compared with the prior-year period, according to the...
(Image credit: IKEA) You may not notice it on a daily basis, but the labels all over your shelves and counters could be contributing to visual clutter around your home. It's time to get rid of labels once and for all and replace temporary bottles and boxes with these elegant and sturdy jars and canisters. READ MORE »
Finding inexpensive curtains is relatively easy—IKEA's popular VIVAN curtains, for example, are just $10 for a pair of panels—but these affordable options are typically made of basic, boring fabric. But, after a dip-dye bath or a gold-leafing treatment, these steals will look like they're worth a triple-figure price tag. READ MORE »
(Image credit: David Telford) The omnipresent IKEA BEKVÄM step can quickly add a touch of Scandi style to any home. But what happens when it's been loved too much, used in too many ways, and become more eye-sore than icon? READ MORE...
Marta and Jules' Barcelona home has a variety of fascinating nooks, which they've decorated with a combination of handmade and heirloom treasures and clean, modern IKEA pieces. The juxtaposition works well, and now you can shop the style—incredible tiled floors not included. READ MORE »
You say the word "hack" and the name IKEA is usually right there along with it. While writing tons about ways to customize the Swedish store's decor, we've neglected another source of affordable basics: Target. Like IKEA, it's filled with low-risk options that are ripe for customization and reinvention and we've got a number of stylish examples right now. READ MORE »
IKEA in Shanghai is tired of having elderly Chinese come to the store for blind dates.
Who says you need years of experience to design for the world's largest furniture retailer?
While we were expecting to be completely overwhelmed by the mere thought of holiday shopping, the release of Ikea's new 2016 Winter Holiday Collection has done the opposite and has us so excited for the holidays. This week, our favorite...Show More Summary
(Image credit: IKEA) IKEA tapped the unlimited imagination of children for its latest collection. Sagoskatt—Swedish for "mythical creature""—is a line of soft toys drawn by kids and brought to life by the retailer. READ MORE »
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If you can put together an Ikea bookcase, you're one screwdriver away from building a whole house. A French design studio has created the PopUp House, a custom home building system that can be constructed without need for power tools or heavy machinery. Show More Summary
Thanks to Pinterest and some supersavvy bloggers, Ikea has gone from serving as a big-box resource for reasonably priced household basics to a DIY-lover's dream come true. One could easily get lost in the endless world of genius high-design "Ikea hacks" floating around the web, but we've honed in on 10 of our favorites. Show More Summary
Turns out that when your giant, tax-dodging global furniture enterprise pitches itself as a kind of flat-pack-on-tap public utility, it gets treated like one. (more…)
Categories: Friday Rant, Procurement Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Contrary to popular belief – just ask Ikea what they spend on their catalog – print spending is not dead. Granted, while digital has completely upended the market, print and...Show More Summary
Selecting the perfect bed for your room can be so much fun, but as time goes by, you might start to grow a little bit bored with styles that you used to love. You might find yourself itching for a completely new look to help put a little bit of spring back in your step. Show More Summary
Disaster relief shelters need to be cost-effective, easy to transport and quick to construct, which explains why many, including Ikea's, use a flat-pack design. Showing just what's possible in this format, the Duffy Shelter can be constructed...Show More Summary