Ikea Just Bought a Wind Farm Big Enough To Power All Its U.S. Stores

It takes a lot of energy to keep the lights on as you greedily pile ¢59 kitchen dongles and weird cookies into that blue bag, which is why Ikea is making a push to offset its total energy consumption by 2020. This week, it took a big step towards doing so by buying a wind farm in Illinois. » 4/11/14 5:30pm 4/11/14 5:30pm

You'll Never Trip Over This In-Ground Solar Light

They're the perfect accent to a well-manicured backyard, but the solar-powered lights dotting your gardens and walkways are just one misstep away from being accidentally destroyed. So Ikea's come up with the perfect solution, LED lights that you press into your lawn so that they're flush to the ground while still… » 3/09/14 6:00pm 3/09/14 6:00pm

Colored Lights Let This Tiny Ikea Billboard Display Three Messages

Let's be honest with ourselves here for a moment. If you're heading to Ikea to furnish your home, you probably don't live in a sprawling million dollar mansion. Instead, you're probably furnishing a tiny dorm room or a cozy apartment. And not only is Ikea aware of this, it's also taken it to heart with a tiny billboard » 2/26/14 9:20am 2/26/14 9:20am

Here's Why Ikea Is Discontinuing Everyone's Favorite Shelf

Expedit, we hardly knew ye. Ikea recently announced that the popular shelving system is not long for this world, and the internet responded with rage. But there's a really good reason for Ikea to get rid of Expedit. And in fact, it's not really going away at all. » 2/20/14 3:25pm 2/20/14 3:25pm

Watch people get pranked into thinking they're trapped in an IKEA room

This is hilarious. Imagine shopping inside IKEA and hopping inside one of those strategically decorated rooms where every single thing has a price tag and playing with the faucet and looking at all the weird Swedish names and then... realizing you have no idea how to get out. That's because you've just been pranked.… » 11/15/13 1:07am 11/15/13 1:07am

This hilarious parody of Gravity set in IKEA is spot on

Space is beautiful. Space is terrifying. IKEA is mostly just terrifying, especially when you get lost. Director Daniel Hubbard hilariously spoofed Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity by setting it inside the expansive world of IKEA. At over 346,000 square feet and absolutely no sense of direction, it sure feels endless. The… » 11/13/13 9:01pm 11/13/13 9:01pm

Why It Takes Ikea Five Years to Design One Kitchen

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I’ve always daydreamed about what working at IKEA must be like: Creating whimsical reindeer-shaped furniture, testing new meatball recipes, and dreaming up adorable product names. But as the Wall Street Journal reveals today, the process of developing products at the world's largest furniture retailer is an epic,… » 10/14/13 11:59am 10/14/13 11:59am

Can You Tell These Ikea Products and Death Metal Bands Apart?

Ikea furniture names are often full of umlauts and improbable double consonants. I've been told that the names are Swedish—and I have no choice but to believe this, because I don't speak Swedish. Come to think of it, they sort of resemble the names of another fantastical Scandinavian export: Death Metal. » 10/10/13 2:00pm 10/10/13 2:00pm

IKEA's Going to Sell Solar Panels Now (No Assembly Required)

Get excited, Earthlings who like the Earth: IKEA just announced a new program to sell energy-saving solar panels in each of its 17 UK stores. This means that with a little bit more effort than it takes to purchase a set of Billy bookcases, Brits can be doing their part to bring the world a little closer to sustainable… » 9/30/13 1:27pm 9/30/13 1:27pm

Ikea's New App Transports Furniture Right Into Your Living Room

Ikea's messed around with augmented reality before, but this year they've really outdone themselves. With just a phone and a copy of the catalog, you can now call up a digital version of any piece of furniture and put it anywhere in your home. » 8/02/13 12:40pm 8/02/13 12:40pm

A Porn Site About IKEA Furniture Is Explicitly Ridiculous

Hahaha. Yes. Hahaha. This is perfectly ridiculous in every single way. The video thumbnails of IKEA's Malm bed. The suggestive captions that use porny tag words like 'blonde', 'twins', 'hammered' and more. The ridiculous amount of views that each 'video' has. The live webcam. The skeevy black background. It's a… » 7/10/13 1:00am 7/10/13 1:00am

No Hex Wrench Needed: Ikea Designs a Smarter Flatpack Refugee Shelter

If there's any company on earth with an expertise in designing things that are easy to transport and assemble, it's Ikea. So it makes perfect sense that the Swedish furniture manufacturer would team up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees—or the UNCHR for short—to redesign the temporary shelters that… » 6/26/13 1:37pm 6/26/13 1:37pm

Ikea In Swedish Teaches You To Correctly Pronounce Its Products

Presumably to preserve its heritage, Ikea uses traditional Swedish names for all of its products, even in its hundreds and hundreds of stores outside the country. So those of us who grew up with English as our mother tongue are left scratching our heads as we wander through an Ikea showroom, afraid to take a stab at… » 5/30/13 8:26am 5/30/13 8:26am