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IKEA Product Cosplay Contest

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

Do you look like an IKEA product? You might with the right costume. IKEA's Malyasian division held a cosplay contest which invited customers to dress up like the products that the company sells. The grand prize winner got a gift card worth about $250. Show More Summary

Tink grabs $4M to help you finally save for those concert tickets

The Swedes continue to give us ways to be careful with our pocketbooks. First we got Ikea, the only way to outfit an entire apartment in less than you spend on rent (in San Francisco), and now Tink, a mobile finance app. Launched in 2013, Tink’s mobile app helps people check up on their personal […]

Test Your Endurance on This Ikea Showroom-Turned-Climbing Wall

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Lots of us spend a lot of time lounging, sleeping, eating—heck, living out of and off of Ikea furniture. In order to promote a new superstore coming to Clermont-Ferrand in the middle of France, the company installed a fully functional climbing wall of inexpensive modern furniture outside of a cathedral. Spiderman's new living room? Read more...

Incredible Ikea Billboard Tips an Apartment Sideways to Become a Rock-Climbing Wall

Psst, maybe we shouldn't take this apartment—the floor seems kind of slanted. Ikea promoted the opening of its 30th store in France by building an apartment into a vertical rock-climbing wall. Marketing shop Ubi Bene helped devise the impressive outdoor installation in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. Show More Summary

Ikea Watch: Finally, a Vertical Ikea Apartment You Can Climb On

Photo via Design Boom The ever-chugging Ikea branding locomotive has, unsurprisingly, taken a turn for the weird, this time with a vertical apartment erected like a rock climbing wall in (of course!) the middle of a French commune. It's actually...

Tetra Pak, Ikea, Kingfisher Assess FSC Impact

Food packaging company Tetra Pak is working with Kingfisher and Ikea to promote responsibly sourced, sustainable timber and assess the impact of Forest Stewardship Council certification. It is often a challenge for businesses producing...Show More Summary

Retailers Make ‘Minimal Progress’ on Carbon Targets

Retailers such as Carrefour, Costco, Ikea, Tesco and Walmart should aim for more comprehensive carbon disclosures and collaborate to define meaningful GHG emissions reduction strategies for the industry, according to Verdantix. The analysis...Show More Summary

The Design Secrets That Turned IKEA into a Furniture Heavyweight

Here's how Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad used design to corner the global furniture market.

IKEA DIY Ideas: 6 Ways to Make Your Own Platform Bed (with Storage!)

Here’s an idea: turn basic IKEA storage cabinets and dressers into multi-functional lofts. It's a smart way to address the problem of small space — you get both beds and storage in the same footprint. These hacks work well for studio apartments, kids rooms, and dorms. As inspiration, here are different unique ways others made it work for them: READ MORE »

Stretchable Shelves Hold All Those Books You'll Never Read

Just get a Kindle already. You're insufferable. It's the conundrum of any IKEA visit. How big do you go? Do you buy enough storage for right now, or do you pad it out? One way, you have a bunch of tchotchkes sitting on the floor in two years. The other, you live in an abandoned library. Read Full Story

IKEA Launches Paper Collection — Design News

IKEA wants to help you throw a party. The furniture giant just launched Paper Shop, a new collection of gift wrap, decorations, and stationery. Colorful notebooks, washi tape, patterned gift bags, and a woodland animal-adorned line of kids' party accessories are worth a look. READ MORE »

U2, Apple and rock-and-roll as dystopian junk mail

4 days agoArts : Arts Post

On Monday afternoon, U2’s new album was just there, waiting for you. Like an Ikea catalogue. Or a jury summons. Or streptococcus. The latest inescapable unpleasantry for anyone who’s chosen to participate in our great digital society — more specifically, the 500 million human beings on this planet who use iTunes. First, to premiere its new […]

Ogilvy Unveils Morning Anthem for IKEA

Ogilvy unveiled a new “Morning Anthem” ad for IKEA, the latest in the deluge of advertising from the brand in recent weeks. The 30-second spot focuses on bedrooms and bathrooms and how the retailer can help make your morning rush a little less stressful. Show More Summary

Chinese Solar Panel Production To Double, Big Corporations Going Solar… (Solar News)

More solar news for you solar lovers: Chinese solar panel production is projected to double by 2017. (sustainablog) Apple, Verizon, Google, UPS, Walmart, Kohl’s, IKEA, GM… there are a lot of big corporations investing in solar now. Remember, corporations are primarily aimed at financial profits. Show More Summary

IKEA's fastest-growing market is in China

IKEA is the largest furniture retailer in the world, and its sales continue growing, especially in China. IKEA Group released a statement about its fiscal year through August 31, and the Swedish company revealed that China is its fastest-growing market. Show More Summary

This country is Ikea's fastest growing market

Also, CEO says world's largest furniture retailer continues to see "positive signs in consumer spending"

China is Ikea's fastest growing market

World's largest furniture retailer has been opening new stores in China, where spending has been on the rise in recent years

IKEA Turns Focus to Improving Mom and Dad’s Mornings

Furnishing brand wants to help busy households make the most of the first 59 minutes they are awake.

The best scene from 'Ferris Bueller' recreated with Lego

The nation that brought us IKEA is inevitably the best at reconstructing '90s movies from Lego.

Ikea Watch: This Horror Novel Was Designed to Look Like an Ikea Catalogue

Photo via Gizmodo Is there a single other furniture company in the world that's served as a muse more times than the tour de force that is Ikea? Besides starring in soap operas, scientific experiments, and parody sites 'a plenty,...

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