This is the year IKEA's iconic FRAKTA bag got pushed to the limits, and we thought we'd seen everything it can do. Apparently not, because the blue bag can double as sporting equipment. READ MORE »
thedrop@barneys brought in all walks of streetwear life. From casual shoppers, to fans trying to cop exclusive drops, to many designers, were all in attendance creating a social hub that blurred the lines of streetwear culture and the high-end retail marketplace into one. We partnered up with Barneys for the two-day shopping event that saw the release of […]
If the countless articles we've written about IKEA and its vast array of budget-friendly and fashionable products is any indication, we love the Swedish brand (not because we're being paid to say that, but because we truly and honestly do). Show More Summary
Plus: how to survive if you find yourself locked inside an Ikea store over Christmas
Bargain alert: One of our favorite IKEA staples is on sale—for one day. To celebrate the opening of their 47th store in the United States (that'd be Grand Prairie, Texas y'all), some classic items will be deeply discounted for tomorrow only. READ MORE »
If you feel like you can never leave IKEA with just the thing you came for, it's not just you — and it's no accident. Those sneaky Swedes (and most major retailers) have long been perfecting the art of the impulse purchase, and if you have ever visited a concept store, you were one of their guinea pigs. READ MORE »
Ikea wants to make sure its employees are gearing up for the future–so it’s giving them some gear. The U.S. division of the flat-pack furniture behemoth is giving 14,000 employees virtual reality headsets for Christmas. While the press...Show More Summary
Everything here is almost entirely disposable—and that’s the point For many people, a trip to Ikea inspires a special kind of anxiety. There’s something about being herded through 320,000 square feet of inexpensive furniture that has a unique ability to inspire screaming matches, marital discord, and the occasional existential crisis. Show More Summary
If you've ever priced custom closets, you know that they cost a lot. Like, a whole whole lot. But the good news is that you don't have to spend a million bucks (or even a thousand) to get a closet that looks like a million bucks. Your secret weapon for custom-ish closets? IKEA. READ MORE »
Five years ago today, a "stylish but illegal" Rhesus Macaque wearing a shearling coat was spotted in a Toronto IKEA. Fast forward to 2017. The world is in shambles, shearling coats are back in style, and IKEA monkey, whose real name is Darwin, is no less beloved. Show More Summary
You're probably familiar with voice-powered home assistants (and glorified bluetooth speaker systems) like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home. Well, we can expect a competitor—courtesy of IKEA. Not to be outdone in the realm of home...Show More Summary
Thinly veiled metaphors for men, a Dutch grocer, Ikea, and BBC One mark the holidays. Plus, one adorable dog. Here we are in the second week of December, after the first onslaught of holiday ads–John Lewis! Spanish Lottery! That other British brand I only hear of once a year!–but still not out of the holiday-themed woods of rampant consumerism. Show More Summary
SCP-3008 is a Swedish furniture fever dream. It’s based off a horror story from the popular SCP Foundation website, one that describes how someone finds themselves in an endless Ikea. Inhuman creatures known as the “Staff” stalk you. It’s still in early development, but developer Julian M., who’s also known as N00mkrad or nmkd, released […]
Ikea is one of those global brands that is strong creatively all around the world. And 2017 was no exception. If anything, the famed Swedish retailer raised the bar this year with inspired advertising, real-time marketing and stunts in so many of its global markets. Below are 14 examples of its enviable work from 2017....
IKEA and Sonos have teamed up for a secret project that sounds a lot like integrating high-end speakers into low-cost furniture. From wireless charging products to smart lighting, IKEA’s smart home journey continues […] The post IKEA, Sonos Stay Mum About Smart Home Sound Collaboration appeared first on Geek.com.
The objects championed by Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson look strikingly like items that today are very much a part of our everyday lives — including IKEA furniture. The post Tracing IKEA Chairs to Their Modernist Roots appeared first on Hyperallergic.
IKEA's furniture might bring you to the verge of tears and obscenity while you attempt to put it together — but in the future, the retailer could allow you to drown out your struggles with its own high quality sound systems. SEE ALSO:...Show More Summary
They want to “democratize music and sound in the home” Today, Ikea announced a new partnership with wireless speaker brand Sonos. The announcement offers no concrete details on what kind of products consumers can expect from the initiative,...Show More Summary
Sonos, meet the Billy Bookcase. Ikea has just announced that it is teaming up with in-home audio company Sonos for—well, something. Ikea’s announcement of the collaboration is as sparse on details as its directions to assemble the Kungsholmen loveseat. Show More Summary
The partnership aims to make it "easier for people to play any song, anywhere in the home."