I wouldn’t know what an Ikea manual looks like. I never use them. I like the idea that Ikea furniture is what you make it (see Ikea Hackers)… so I have lots of installation art masquerading as furniture. But if I bought a lightsaber kit I’d be sure to follow the manual.
An artist named Christopher Neimann set out to make some cool dough art for the NY Times. He succeeded. I think. There are more there.
Here are some more of my favourites.
Good news for those looking to completely assemble their lives IKEA style. Everybody’s favourite Swedish retailer has produced a cookbook. Here are some of the photos of the ingredients for dishes therein.
A horde of vikings, led by a Hollywood prop builder, are running around LA invading restaurants and pillaging as they see fit.
The best bit of this story is about the mob’s visit to IKEA. The homeland.
“We got a group of nine vikings to go there for the Swedish meatballs,” he said. “At one point, the security guards came up and asked, ‘What are you doing here?’ We said, ‘We’re from the home office in Sweden.’ They didn’t know how to react.”
Anna, of Goannatree, sent me this link (via an interesting looking blog called Young House Love), it’s one of those “what sort of x are you” things that searches through the database of Ikea products to find the closest, most Swedish, version of you…
I’ve been to Ikea twice since making the move to Brisbane – once with a bona fide Swede. I’m proud to announce that I am a small table.
This funky piece of furniture (I’m not sure what it is… bookshelves I think) has the added bonus of being completely and utterly sustainable. And possibly green – because it saved some trees. Assembly is slightly more complex than your average IKEA piece. It’s made from cardboard. Cardboard you might find lying around your house, or in recycling bins.
You can learn how to make your own cardboard furniture here.
There, I must have an environmental bone in my body afterall. Somewhere near the funny bone.