Jules over at IKEA Hacker is having a contest:
“i’m so happy to announce ikeahacker’s first contest in collaboration with the good folks at arash and kelly. woo! can you tell that i’m excited?
best thing is, you don’t need to have scored an ikea hack to take part. just your ideas, your brainchild, juice, the eureka! i’m sure that’s wonderful for all you “some day” people who may have an ikea hack idea brewing but never got round to actually doing it. now is the time to put it down on paper and win some goodies in the process…”
Check it out
[Disclosure: I'm one of the judges:]
The Ikea Factor is a project created in hopes of creating a collective of ideas from anyone who thinks they can improve upon Ikea. Whether it be the designs themselves or the stores, everything’s up for grabs. What would Ikea be like if done through the eyes of the people who shop there?
Edit 2008: theikeafactor.blogspot.com no longer exists.
Good luck Dylan!
Jules has opened a site for all your IKEA mods/hacks. Check out ikeahacker.
Our friend in H.K., P.K. Shiu has come up with yet another clever mod – The IKEA Self Watering Plant Pot Hack / Flood Rescue.
“I am at the beginning of my Terrace dressup project. Bought a few IKEA PS FEJÖ self watering plant pot. The color scheme works nicely with the rest of the terrace. Planted our Clementine Mandarin orange tree in one of them. Then came the heavy rain. Because the pot is self watering, meaning there is a water reservior in the bottom, there is no drain hole. With a few days of non stop rain, the pot of soil turned into slush.
What to do? Physics to the rescue…”
Learn how at his website, “Blog from the Loft“
After a crazy opening week, its time to relax:
“Journeys bring power and love
Back into you. If you can’t go somewhere,
Move in the passageways of the self.
They are like shafts of light,
Always changing, and you change
When you explore them.”
[via Whiskey River]
*OUTSIDE THE BOX. An occasional series of thoughts and images. A breathing space. Because we can’t be shopping all the time:) Submissions are welcome.
Thanks everyone for sending news tips and pictures on the Canton store opening. We really appreciate it. Have a great weekend. See you all on Monday!
OUTSIDE THE BOX
“Since I needed a new bag for my laptop I hacked one of those big blue IKEA bags and transformed it into a fashionable item.
The next version will have your Positive Fanatics Face Paint stencil on it, I guess
Kind regards from Hamburg, Germany,
Visit his blog for instructions
Check out this witty composition by Ainurel in Sweden.
A Viking cat…err..cap?
“Funny stuff from Ikea: Bästis hooks”
© All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Ozgur Alaz has a compilation of great IKEA ads in his blog:
Check out Marketellica
“Caught in the act of staring out the window and drinking an inaugural
cup of coffee while sitting at my brand new work table that I assembled
with the help of Ikea and a screw driver… while it can still be seen,
before it is lost under a pile of watercolour paper, ink bottles, pens
and brushes, cups of cold coffee, cables, ipods, card readers,
speakers…. I could take the dark damp corridor/office no longer…”
“Inauguration of a new work table”
Visit her blog.
© 2006 Vitriolica All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.
Uh, uh looks like Vitriolica’s missplaced something. Here’s an updated pic with her looking for stuff. Hilarious!