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Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro Fuse LEGO and IKEA Furniture Into Beautiful Sculptures

Today we come across the beautiful work of artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. The collaborating artists currently have a show at the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney. “‘Venereal Architecture’ investigates the typologies of… Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro Fuse LEGO and IKEA Furniture Into Beautiful Sculptures is a post by David Fischer on Highsnobiety.

Most Images in IKEA Catalogs Aren't Photos, They're 3D Renders

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

It may come as no surprise that 3D renders and digital artwork are being used in place of photos in catalogs and magazines nowadays, because using 3D software to create an interior scene is generally cheaper and easier than setting up an actual photo shoot. Show More Summary

IKEA Instructions To Build Horror Characters

Illustrator Ed Harrington made this fun series of Ikea-inspired instructions on how assemble horror characters, from Edward Scissorhands to the Human Centipede. More »      

IKEA Instructions for Horror Movie Characters

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Illustrator Ed Harrington has a series of IKEA instructions for building your favorite horror movie character. They even come strangely pseudo-Swedified with umlauts in their names. Shown here is the construction called Vörhees, from the Friday the 13th movie series. Show More Summary

Ikea Watch: Who Knew Ikea Was So Popular Before 1650?

Image via Ikea b4 XVI Whenever Ikea does something zany, be it invite folks to spend the night in their showrooms or populate their ads with people-size dolls, it's worth taking a step back and remembering nothing under the sun...

In Your Friday Dose of Weird Internet, Tumblr Finds IKEA Products In Classic Paintings - Is a Swedish time machine a TÄRDIS?

3 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

We already know Nicolas Cage is a vampire and Keanu Reeves is immortal, but were you also aware that IKEA gets its designs from classic paintings? Or IKEA is run by a cabal of time travelers who keep reusing the same designs as they Swedishly (yeah, I said Swedishly) bop around the centuries. Show More Summary

Why Ikea's Mostly Computer Generated Catalog Will Soon Be the Norm

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The rooms in Ikea's catalogs may look like wonderlands of inexpensive furniture, but they're mostly computer generated. Like, 75 percent computer generated. The Swedish juggernaut has experimented with CG product shots for almost a decade now, and it's getting incredibly good at it. But it's far from the only company doing it. Read more...

Movie Monsters Deconstructed Into Ikea Instruction Manuals

If you have a hard time putting together a Förhöja, better not try a Brundlefly. Putting together furniture using Ikea's wordless, line-drawn instruction manuals can be a horror show, which is what it makes it a particularly good format for deconstructing Hollywood's monster squad. Show More Summary

Tumblr Proves Ikea is Actually a Time-Travelling Vampire of Some Sort

Are you ready to have your mind freaked? As usual, some crazy shit on Tumblr is here to do it for you. Read more...

75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery

You could have fooled us. Wait, actually, you did. The best special effects are often the ones you never notice--which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world. The Swedish furniture company has been aggressively ramping up its use of computer generated imagery in their catalogs. Show More Summary

Deadspin So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy?

Deadspin So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy? | Gizmodo Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951 | Jalopnik Saab Is Too Poor To Go Bankrupt | Lifehacker This Graphic Helps You Choose the Right Fitness Class for You Read more...

Deadspin So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy? | Gizmodo Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951 | Jalopnik Saab Is Too Poor To Go Bankrupt | Lifehacker This Graphic Helps You Choose the Right Fitness Class for You Read more...

Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's that time of year: If you're one of the hundreds of millions people on Ikea's mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered ) products. Ikea has been sending these babies out for more than six decades—and you can follow the evolution of popular design just by looking at them. Read more...

Here Are Some Easy IKEA Instructions On How To Assemble Your Favorite Horror Movie Killers

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A single clothing company consumes 1% of the world's cotton

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The largest companies consume a shockingly huge amount of the world's natural resources. Ikea, for instance, uses 17.8 million cubic yards of wood a year. When it comes to cotton, there's VF Corp., a relatively unknown corporation that owns some of the best-known clothing brands in the world. Read more...

We Went to IKEA

My daughter needed a mattress, so we went to IKEA. Neither of us had been to an IKEA before. We took I-90 from her apartment in Irving Park to Schaumburg. It was a long drive, riddled with construction. We got off at the Arlington Heights exit, missed a turn on Algonquin, recalibrated. Show More Summary

Your Favorite Horror Icons — Now In IKEA Form

While it might seem like Jason Voorhees — the silent, masked killer from the Friday the 13th movies — has a knack for being everywhere at once, you can’t have a mass-produced Jason in every home in America at a reasonable price. Yet. Since Hollywood can constantly “re-imagine” horror franchises for new audiences, Illustrator Ed Harrington has reworked a number … [More]

10 Helpful Checklists For a Well-Stocked Home

These checklists will keep you prepared for any situation - Houzz The top 6 excuses for home clutter - Real Simple Another new residential building replaces an event venue - Curbed The shocking truth about those Ikea home photos - HuffPost...Show More Summary

Seasonal Shopping Guide: Cheap and Chic Places for Dorm Room Shopping in Miami

Image via IKEA Canes and Panthers- lend us your ears! You may already have the ball rolling with classes, however it's not too late to add some finishing touches to your dorm rooms, apartments and rental homes. After the jump,...

Ikea buys into flexible LED light tiles

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We've already seen that LED lighting can be incorporated into carpets and wallpaper. Now, Ikea will be using LEDs in a whole host of other products around the home. The company has invested in Design LED Products for the use of its innovative...Show More Summary

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