Conran vs. Ikea... The Smack Down.

by Lilybee

IN THE RED CORNER (LEFT) Hailing from the mean streets of Surrey in England... 'SIIIIIIIIIR'  Terence Conran Design heavyweight and lifestyle genius,

WIIITH

The MING HIGH Weighing in at £457 (Yes folks that IS roughly $900 U.S. or   670 Euro)

 

 

Conran vs. Ikea... The Smack Down.
VS.

 

ANNNNNNND

In the blue and yellow corner (right) Straight outta the 'hoods of Älmhult, Sweden.... THE Master of the Mass Produced... MISSSSSTER Ingvar Kamprad

WIIITH 

The MYNTA at a...

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Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

by Chris Gardner
Here's a quick an easy tutorial on making a cork bulletin board out of kitchen trivets!
Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

Materials:
  • 12 Cork Trivets (such as the Heat trivet from Ikea, $1.99 for three)
  • Sheet of Tempered Hardboard, luan, or other lightweight wood panel
  • 12 linear feet (two 6’ lengths) of pine trim 
  • Paint and supplies
  • Picture hanging hardware
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw, Miter Box, or Crosscut saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Several wood clamps, and/or small, heavy objects...

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Bug Table Ikea-Hack

by Lilybee

Bug Table Ikea-Hack
I actually saw this credenza here first.... oooh, I love the word credenza. credenza. cred... Okaaay.

It's available at http://vivavi.com/ and is in this month's edition of Domino.

It's completely lovely and caused me to seriously consider pulling a bank heist, (George Clooney makes it seem so easy) But instead of that I deciced to do this:

I found some anatomically correct butterfly clip art, traced them onto wood effect contact paper, stuck 'em...

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New CB2 Catalog, Plus Old IKEA covers

by Bruno Bornsztein

New CB2 Catalog, Plus Old IKEA covers
The mailman just showed up with the new CB2 catalog, all fresh and springy and expensive.

Looks like I have some wallet-wrangling to do...

Also, just came across this neat archive of old IKEA catalog covers on the IKEA site. Check it out:


This one's not even recognizable as a catalog (to me at least) 

Not a bad year; TAB first came out in 1963!

 

The year of my birth: pink and boring.

This was actually Kurt Kobain's living room, before he went...

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My First Trip to IKEA.

by Chris Gardner

I’d been meaning to make a pilgrimage to IKEA to pick up their Saarinen Tulip Table copy, the DOCKSTA. Inspired by BadBadIvy’s post, and a break in the awful winter weather, we decided to head to the Canton, MI (between Detroit and Ann Arbor) store last Saturday.

My First Trip to IKEA.

For the three-hour drive, I even made a special playlist for the iPod, made of Motown classics from the Motor City, and all the Swedish bands I had in my library (the Concretes, the...

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A recipe for a great tasting home office.

by Timbenzinger

A glimpse into my home office.

One thing that always seems to be a problem is keeping organized in my home office.

I am a cofounder of a design firm responsible for designing and developing really cool looking websites, logos, and more. At the moment, there are three people in this small 10’x12’ room and to make matters worse, there are 5 computers in here that turn it into a living hell because of the heat, but that’s a story for another day. We plan on moving into a office...

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