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Ikea Humor

By Sylvia on October 11, 2010 ~ 5 Comments

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Here is a comic strip from Wulffmorgenthaler that brings Ikea’s DIY policy to the extreme.

Text of the strip: Leather sofa from IKEA that is extremely do-it-yourself.

Homemade is Best CookBook

By Sylvia on October 5, 2010 ~ 2 Comments

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Ikea just released a cookbook in Sweden titled Hembakat är Bäst, meaning Homemade is Best, in which the recipes are two images: one of the ingredients and one of the finished item.

Here are some words from agency Forsman & Bodenfors:

As part of IKEAs kitchen appliance campaign we made a book about baking. It was the perfect way to ensure a connection between IKEAS kitchen appliances and one of the best things you can do in a kitchen: baking. Biscuits, buns and cakes from great traditional swedish recipes. The fact that we let ourselves be inspired by high fashion and japanese minimalism rather than ordinary baking photos with a chequered table cloth in the background just made the project more fun.

All the images of the book have been styled by Evelina Bratell and photographed by Carl Kleiner.

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Check out all the photorecipes.

Hack: BÄSTIS Food Bowl

By Sylvia on September 29, 2010 ~ 1 Comment

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Pieter Bostoen made this original lamp called Bäsil by using 15 BÄSTIS dog/cat food bowls, 7 lamps (also from Ikea), lamps sock and wiring.

To make it, is really easy. I drilled a hole in the center of the bowl, put two together and connect them with the lamp sock (screw system). The whole is finished by a single bowl at the top where all the wiring comes together and makes a fixation on the ceiling.

New! GALANT Desk Top Shelf

By Sylvia on September 21, 2010 ~ No Comments

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If you need some extra space on your desk, you may need the new GALANT Desk Top Shelf.

The shelf can be attached to any GALANT desk and is available in beech veneer, birch veneer, black-brown or white for $35.00.

New! DUKTIG Play Food

By Sylvia on September 17, 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Ikea presented a collection of super cute and super affordable play food to complete the DUKTIG Play Kitchen Collection.

There are four sets available, including a 15 piece breakfast set, a 9 piece fruit basket set, a 14 piece vegetables set and a 18 piece dessert set.

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Let the kids prepare a delicious breakfast, imagine that they travel to the farmers market to buy fruit and vegetables or prepare a beautiful cake for a party.

Prices: from $4.99 to $7.99

Ikea Happy Inside Advertisement

By Sylvia on September 14, 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Have you seen this great Ikea advertisement? It is such a beautiful and meaningful ad… I simply LOVE it! And not just because I love cats…

For those who don’t have cats or don’t know how they usually act, they love to explore and need to feel happy inside to really relax.

Don’t forget to watch the making off!

Ikea Catalog 2011

By Sylvia on September 10, 2010 ~ 1 Comment

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As you may already know the new Ikea Catalog 2011 is finally out.

I have to admit that at first I was a little bit disappointed since I expected more new products and more inspiring interiors…

But after looking at the new catalog closer I found myself really excited and inspired!

I can’t stop browsing through the new catalog!!!

Here are some of my perfect spaces of the new catalog ;)

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If I buy all the pieces of this living room can I get the dog too?

And what about these great dining rooms? Perfect to invite all your loved ones for a unforgettable dinner.

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Cozy bedrooms to sleep, dream and rest.

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What do you think about the new Ikea Catalog 2011?

Help! KULLA Table Lamp

By Sylvia on September 7, 2010 ~ No Comments

Three of our readers commented on the New: KULLA Table Lamp post expressing their disappointment on KULLA’s touch dimmer system. It turns out that most of the KULLA buyers have the same problem and keep the lamp just because they LOVE it.

After giving an advice on the comment section (not sure if anybody tried out my suggestion), I found this article where Nick from Portland decided to replace the old burned out dimmer for a new one.

Read the entire article on Ikea Hacker.

Spotted! πkea in Futurama

By Sylvia on August 3, 2010 ~ No Comments

Here is a clip from the episode Less Than Hero of Futurama where professor Farnsworth orders a supercollinder from πkea.

As you can imagine, πkea is a parody of Ikea.

More Ikea Sofa Covers from Comfort Works

By Sylvia on July 29, 2010 ~ No Comments

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About a month ago Comfort Woks launched custom covers for Ikea’s EKERKOG Sofa, NIKKALA Sofa and KLIPPAN Sofa.

Now I really want an Ikea sofa just to buy some of the lovely covers, I would even buy one for each season!

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And for those who still need help with the KRAMFORS Leather Sofa, Comfort Works found the solution:

As promised, we have found a solution to the Kramfors Problem. We are now able to make covers for the leather Kramfors, without destroying the original upholstery. We have also made the covers non-slip by pre-attaching Velcro to the slipcovers.

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