Have Yourself A Nordic Little Christmas

by Lilybee

Oh Scandinavia. Why you got to be so awesome?

Nordic folks know a thing or two about winter, what with 20 hours of darkness and months of temperatures that will kill you. They manage to say yahboo to the most rubbish of seasons with the best Christmas/winter decorations ever. And now, so can you... in two price ranges!

Ikea Light chain with three lights, $8.99

created on: 11/28/08

Elflugan Light, $201 (ex.tax)

created on: 11/28/08

 

Scandinavian design star light, $61.17 (ex. tax),

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Top 10 Ikea Furniture Mods.

by Chris Gardner

Lifehacker, collector of all these to make your life smoother and more productive, has assembled their top ten Ikea hacks and other mods. From the clever drill-mountable free allen wrench to several custom charging stations to a wall-mountable bike rack, these ought to keep you busy as the weather continues to cool.

Top 10 Ikea Furniture Mods.

10. Make an Allen wrench drill bit.

9. Make your workspace cordless.

8. Embed a scraps bowl into your counter top.

7. Create seriously simple knife storage.

6. Make a headphone stand from spare parts.

5. Wall-mount a bike rack.

4. Turn an IKEA door into a desk.

3. Put together a switchable charging station.

2. Make your own custom charging station.

1. The Helmer DIY server rack.

 

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Freshen Up Billy... Change Up an Ikea Staple

by Lilybee

This can barely even be described as an Ikea Hack, as essentially I just slapped a bit of something on the back board of a slightly disreputable Billy bookcase that a friend passed along to me.

Maptastic:

I took the back of the Billy off and taped a large map onto it, I didn't even cut it to size, just folded the corners over and taped, then tacked it back on with new nails. An alternative would be to print out some images from google maps...

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Flatpack To Go: IKEA Debuts Bike Trailers.

by Chris Gardner

Those brilliant, brilliant Danes, who've given us Jacobsen, Panton, Lars Von Trier, aebleskivers, Hamlet and Beowulf, are now providing IKEA shoppers with no-charge bicycles and trailers to cart their flatpacked goods home. "IKEA initiated the program upon finding that roughly 20% of their Danish customers ride their bicycles to the stores, even though most of them live outside of the city. Now for a nominal deposit they can borrow a trailer...

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Smart Lamp....

by Lilybee

Smart Lamp....
It's called Smart (Actually it's got those dot thingys over the 'A' but I don't know how to do them on my computer) and it is...

I Found this fellow whilst perusing Ikea for a desk lamp. I was astounded. It doesn't look like a 20 Dollar lamp. It looks well, designery. It comes in various different patterns and it's mouth blown, and awesome.

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