13 Designs That Bring Reclaimed Airplane Parts Into Your Home

So you love flying. You love every type of aircraft. You would spend the whole day high above ground if you could. But that's impossible, and when you return to your home or to your office, you want to feel at least a tiny bit of that sensation you felt at those high altitudes. Thanks to a few designer and furniture… » 7/10/14 9:00am Thursday 9:00am

Ikea's Most Iconic Bookcase Just Got a Whole Lot Better

If moving away to college involved finding a cheap apartment and filling it with even cheaper furniture, there's a strong chance you had at least one of Ikea's Billy bookcases filled with textbooks. The Billy has been one of Ikea's most iconic—and cheapest—pieces for over 30 years, and it's now getting some upgrades… » 7/02/14 4:30pm 7/02/14 4:30pm

The Best Hacks From the Fan Site Ikea Doesn't Want You To See

Ikea biffed by going after IkeaHackers, the fan site that shares all kinds of new uses and smart mods for the Swedish superstore's affordable furniture—seriously, you can't buy this kind of devotion. Until founder Jules Yap sets up shop under a new name, let's have a look at a few of the projects that make her site so… » 6/18/14 11:00am 6/18/14 11:00am

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… » 6/17/14 12:40pm 6/17/14 12:40pm

Why Ikea Shutting Down Its Most Popular Fan Site Is a Giant Mistake

If you're like me, you've spent countless hours surfing IkeaHackers, where Ikea fans send in their mods and hacks. You've also probably spent money at Ikea thanks to the site, which has inspired a DIY fervor among its fans. Which is why Ikea shutting down IkeaHackers this weekend over trademark claims is beyond… » 6/16/14 12:05pm 6/16/14 12:05pm

Folding Cardboard Stools Only Make It Look Like You're a Hoarder

If you're a student who knows you'll only be living in a cheap apartment for a couple of semesters, what's the point of buying and moving heavy furniture? Especially when there are so many flat-packed, lightweight cardboard options to choose from, like these wonderful stools designed to look like stacks of pizza boxes » 6/13/14 11:00am 6/13/14 11:00am

A Swivel Chair That Becomes Its Own Private Office

Don't feel bad if your climb up the corporate ladder currently has you serving time in an open cubicle. You'll get that private suite one day, but until then, see if you can convince your office manager to swap out your chair for Campeggi's Tuttomio, which swivels into a semi-private spot to shut out distractions. » 6/06/14 9:40am 6/06/14 9:40am

Ikea Knows All About Your City's Weird Sex Habits and Toilet Time

In a way, what you do in the privacy of your own home is literally Ikea's business. So it's no surprise that the Swedish company spends a ton of time and money studying how people live. What is surprising, though, is what its latest study found out. Including the fact that you're not the only one who reads their phone… » 6/04/14 2:00pm 6/04/14 2:00pm

3D Printing an Entire Chair Is Easy When It's One Big Puzzle

We've been promised that 3D printers will eventually be able to replicate almost anything we want. But how do you go about creating larger objects when your printer's capacity is no larger than a toaster oven? The same way you can fit a Thomas Kinkade painting into a small cardboard box: You turn it into a puzzle. » 5/28/14 7:00pm 5/28/14 7:00pm

This Bunk Bed Sofa Out-Transforms Even Optimus Prime

Life in the big city usually means life in a small apartment. It's fine while you're by yourself, but it gets complicated when it comes to giving visitors a place to stay. So if you find yourself lacking a guest suite, this transforming sofa bed called the Palazzo provides a double-decker spot for a couple of people… » 5/26/14 6:30pm 5/26/14 6:30pm