Ikea's New Glowing Stool Lights a Safe LED Fire Under Your Butt

The summer isn't even here yet, but if you're leaving home and heading off to college in September, it's never too early to start planning and stockpiling what you'll need. And since you'll probably be crammed into a tiny dorm room, Ikea's new glowing LED stool does double duty as a lamp and place to sit/pile dirty laundry.

Powered by a set of four AA rechargeable batteries that glow for up to five hours, the $70 PS 2014 stool can support a sitter up to 287 pounds, or roughly twelve-and-a-half weeks of laundry if you're wearing a lot of flannel. And, when your parents come to pick you up for the holidays, they can use a damp cloth to wipe the months of dirt and grime—be it pizza or lingonberry meatball sauce. [Ikea]