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Lab, exhibit space, ever-growing community—Space10 questions how we work now and how we'll ultimately work in years to come
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Get beyond Ikea, and make your own projects like a pro. If you're convinced that you're not capable of building anything more complicated than a bookcase from Ikea—and possibly not even that—a new startup was created to prove you wrong. Read Full Story
The open-source lab in Copenhagen will help Ikea come up with the catalog of 2026, not 2016. expandable Ikea usually keeps a close lid on what it is working on next. But with Space10, an innovation lab recently opened in Copenhagen's hip meatpacking district, Ikea is looking to change all that. Show More Summary
British arm of furniture retailer IKEA reports 11.3% rise in full-year sales. ||| London - The British arm of IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer, reported an 11.3 percent rise in full-year sales on Tuesday, a fourth straight year of growth as it continued to win market share. Show More Summary
It's already donated over $166 million to refugee aid
Given all the attention IKEA’s tax minimization has received, and because we want to help the local operators stay in business following the Swedish giant’s arrival in town, we put the call out last week for Best of Canberra – non-Ikea furniture stores recommendations. Our favourite line among all the comments came from Ezy: “Canberra Milk [...]
The exterior of the Ikea-sponsored Space10 innovation and design lab in Copenhagen. All images and video via IKEA/Space10 From its location (Copenhagen's increasingly hip meatpacking district) to its name (a reference to the 1's and 0's of binary code),...
Your computer, your gaming console, even your cup of coffee—all of these objects in your house radiate heat, which promptly goes to waste. But what if your kitchen table or console cabinet contained the thermoelectric hardware to turn that heat into usable electricity? Read more...
Harry Styles –whose last name really is Styles, I checked—wore a Gucci suit to the American Music Awards. As fans were quick to point out, the pattern of the bespoke suit looks a lot like the Alvine Kvist set from IKEA. Let's take a closer look.Here's Harry: Here's the Alvine Kvist set:... More »
Thousands of astonished residents in western Siberia witnessed on Tuesday, November 17, a mysterious bright UFO streaking across the skies. The UFO — shown in the video below — was seen in the sky over the city of Omsk and filmed over a local IKEA store. Show More Summary
As anyone who has ever tried to assemble IKEA furniture knows, it’s a lot harder than it looks in the manual… Unless you’re a lesbian. Then it’s a no brainer. At least, that’s the stereotype. Well, the good folks over at BuzzFeed decided to put the lesbians-are-good-at-building-stuff myth to the test by pinning two lesbians against two gay men to see which pair did […]
ATHENS -- There was a joyful and busy atmosphere at the the premises of the Neos Kosmos municipal kindergarten in Athens last Saturday. Boxes of all sizes were unloaded. The building’s entrance transformed into an improvised workshop. Show More Summary
Pin it In the past we've sung the praises of a few deceptively simple IKEA designs with a plethora of uses. Today it's the turn of the LACK wall shelf unit, which is a much more versatile piece than you might think. By twisting and turning and stacking it, you can put this $49 shelf to work in your home in myriad ways. READ MORE »
The Alternative Pallet Company are pushing the boundaries and coming up with a solution to what is a big problem across Europe. Ikea has been supplying local European authorities handling the refugee crisis with beds. With hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers arriving across Europe, they are struggling to satisfy demand. The innovative team who […]
Many, many, many of Canberrans love IKEA and were holding out for their arrival to buy new kitchens, sofas, dining tables and rugs. But others refuse to shop there or have actively campaigned to discourage others from doing do because the Swedish giant pays so little tax on its Australian profits. Lobby group Fair Go [...]
Pin it Name: A nursery for a little girl Location: Kopavogur, Iceland We love a nursery that incorporates family history. Soffia expertly mixes IKEA style with classic family hand me downs. She says: I just finished this nursery for a little one, due this November. Show More Summary
Thinking about upgrading your kitchen? These examples of real people using Ikea to make their kitchen renovation dreams come true will inspire you to tackle your own revamp. Aside from the obvious perks - affordable, high-quality options...Show More Summary
Yesterday morning in Stoughton, Massachusetts, 14 IKEA workers walked out on a one-day strike—the first ever in the furniture giant’s U.S. stores. “I’m fighting for my rights,” said striker Veronica Cabral, a 36-year-old single mother and immigrant from Cape Verde. “I want better for me, my family, and my co-workers.” The union would consist […]