If there’s one furniture maker that will keep up with time, it would be IKEA. The Swedish flatpack furniture maker is progressive, getting into wireless charging and connected lighting products early on, and now, it is dishing out smart home-ready blinds too. Called IKEA FYRTUR Smart Blinds, it features an opaque fabric to effectively stop sunlight from penetrating into the room, but more importantly, it is smart. The blind is motorized, but it requires no electrical installation. Instead, it draws power from a lithium-ion battery pack that recharges with the included USB power bank. Continue reading Introducing IKEA Smart Home Enabled Smart Blinds, FYRTUR
You can find skateboard being sold everywhere. However, the last place you probably expect to find skateboards is IKEA. Well, as it turns out, Ikea USA indeed do sell skateboards and it is called IKEA Spänst Skateboard Cruiser. Spänst is, btw, no way related to skateboard. It is loosely translated to “elasticity.” Is IKEA trying to say its skateboard is flexible like rubber? That, I do not know. Jokes, aside, Spänst is not quite the name of the skateboard; it is a collection. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, IKEA USA Is Selling Skateboard Too
Ikea and terrarium. The two does not seem to be made for each other, much less for snakes. Well, as it turns out, if you really want, Ikea iconic shelving series, Expedit (or now, Kallax in its latest reincarnation), can be hacked to result in awesome bioactive terrarium for your slithering reptile companions. One Imgur user by the handle of leftthegan did exactly that. The obvious boons are, it offers a timeless look and it is mostly readily available and affordable. Plus, it comes a variety of sizes and colors to suit your need and so, why the hell not? Continue reading One Guy Turned An Ikea Kallax Shelving Into A Snake Terrarium
As it turned out, IKEA’s collaboration with architecture-trained, fashion design and founder of street wear label Off-White, Virgil Abloh, on the Frakta bag is just the beginning. It was a prelude to a collection called MARKERAD. MARKERAD, according to the Swedish flatpack furniture specialist, is “a collection of first home must-haves that don’t force you to compromise on who you are.” Well, that sounds like artistic shit right there. Continue reading Virgil Abloh Designed An IKEA Receipt Rug For IKEA And I Want One Now!
As popular as Ikea may be, not everyone is fond of assembling flatpack furniture. The current solution is, pay for the delivery and assembly, but that may change in future and you can thank Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore for it. The university’s scientists have developed robots that negates the need for peeling through word-less instructions and juggling with the standard issued Allen key and your own screwdriver. Continue reading Tony Stark-style Robotic Arms Could Be Assembling Ikea Furniture For You
Ikea is a prime example of a business that can keep up with times. While the Swedish firm is generally known for its minimalist flatpack furniture, it is also a company that sells smart lighting (in addition to regular lights), wireless charging pads and now, Bluetooth speakers. Wait, what??? Yes. You read that right. The Swedish furniture giant has announced the availability of two Bluetooth speakers: a portable model called ENEBY 20 and non-portable model called ENEBY 30. Continue reading IKEA’s First Bluetooth Speakers Launched In The U.S. and The U.K.
Ahhh… the ever annoying duvet war. Anyone who shares a bed with another person would understand this. For some reason, some people just want it all to him/herself. Anyways, the duvet war is very real. According to Ikea UK, 6.5 million Brits did not have a good night rest because of this ‘war’ brewing in the bedroom. In fact, it has become so intense that Swedish furniture maker, Ikea, think it needs to step in to help. The flatpack furniture giant is selling a “TOG-ether bundle” which will introduced Brits to Swedish’s way of sleep and that’s going with two duvets. Continue reading Ikea UK Is Selling Duvets That Will Put An End To Nightly Bedroom Duvet War
You have been enjoying the awesomeness of flat pack furniture from Ikea, now it is only fair that your best pals, AKA your pets, get the same level of enjoyment the Swedish furniture giant has to offer. Or maybe, at least it is for the sake of not wanting the mandatory pet furniture and/or accessories from ruining your minimalistic Ikea look you have painstakingly built. Called LURVIG, this new collection from Ikea has your pets, specifically dogs and cats, furniture needs covered. Continue reading IKEA Introduces LURVIG, A Collection Of Furniture And Accessories For Pets
When designers are cracking their brains for space-saving furniture, they probably need not look further than typical urban tiny spaces. But as it turns out, tiny spaces aren’t enough for Ikea. The Swedish furniture giant has sent some of the company’s designers to live inside the Mars simulator, so they’d have the first hand understanding of space constrain (pun not intended). And we are not even joking. This is happening right now and it will last for a full week. Continue reading Ikea Designers Live In Mars Simulator For Design Inspiration
I am sure you remember the hilarity that ensue after Balenciaga pulled off an upmarket and obviously, very pricey, knockoff of Ikea’s iconic blue Frakta. Up to today, we are not quite sure if it was intentional, but based on one previous design, we are not at all surprise if it was an intentional copycat. We do not know if Ikea did take legal action, but it sure did poke fun at the French luxury fashion house’s tote bag and it was nothing short of hilarious. Don’t you just love Ikea’s sense of humor? Shortly after, the Internet joined in the fun with a bunch of iconic blue tote bag-based creative creations. I am sure those are purely for fun because some of them, though managed to put a smile our faces, looks rather comfortable to be use, or wear. Continue reading Ikea Teamed Up With Off-White On A Fresh Take Of The Iconic Frakta Bag