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You Can Assemble IKEA’s New Flat-Pack Furniture Without a Single Tool

You Can Assemble IKEA’s New Flat-Pack Furniture Without a Single Tool

Everyone's favorite Swedish flat-park furniture line has been the butt of many a joke for years; baffling cartoon assembly instructions, crazy tools, and missing screws, nuts and various bolts. But now

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VIDEO: This New IKEA x Apple “Device” Will Surprise You with Its Easy-to-Use Features

VIDEO: This New IKEA x Apple “Device” Will Surprise You with Its Easy-to-Use Features

"Once in a while, something comes along that changes the way we live. A device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar." IKEA recently hired Singapore-based agency BBH to create an

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Now You Can Finally Sleep in an IKEA Store

Now You Can Finally Sleep in an IKEA Store

Everyone has plunked down on a bed in an IKEA showroom and fantasized about staying over one time or another. Now, lucky shoppers in Australia can make this adult daydream a reality, thanks to Airbnb. On

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Ikea Announces Plans to Launch an Electric Bicycle!

Ikea Announces Plans to Launch an Electric Bicycle!

Ikea has tried to change the way you eat, the way you shop and the way you light your home, and now the Swedish retailer is trying to change the way you travel. Ikea is launching an electric bike, dubbed

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Ikea Announces Plans to Serve Vegetarian Swedish Meatballs in Stores

Ikea Announces Plans to Serve Vegetarian Swedish Meatballs in Stores

IKEA is always looking for new ways to reduce its environmental impact - and the company's famous Swedish meatballs are next on the list. The store's most popular menu item is traditionally made using

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All I Own: Swedish Students Photographed With All Their Possessions Show How to Live With less

All I Own: Swedish Students Photographed With All Their Possessions Show How to Live With less

"All I Own" was inspired by Kvist's own experiences - she moved to a flat in Stockholm in a truck full of stuff, then left the city with just an IKEA bag with her computer, camera, and a few clothes. She

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IKEA’s New 98 Megawatt Wind Farm in Illinois is Capable of Powering 70 Stores

IKEA’s New 98 Megawatt Wind Farm in Illinois is Capable of Powering 70 Stores

There are companies who talk about going green, and companies who do something about it. This week, for the 206th time, IKEA proved that it belongs in the latter category. The popular home furnishings

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IKEA Transforms an Entire Japanese Monorail into an Awesome Mobile Showroom

IKEA Transforms an Entire Japanese Monorail into an Awesome Mobile Showroom

Swedish design wonder IKEA turned an entire monorail into a colorful showroom in Japan. To kick off their latest location in Tokyo near Tachikawa station, the company decorated the train with vibrant

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Win a Chance for a Home Makeover with IKEA’s Home Tour

Win a Chance for a Home Makeover with IKEA’s Home Tour

IKEA’s Home Tour Squad is heading to an East Coast city near you, giving homeowners a chance to have their abodes transformed by experts. A team of five IKEA designers will not only make chosen living

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IKEA Unveils New Line of Clever Transforming and Space-Saving Furniture Designs

IKEA Unveils New Line of Clever Transforming and Space-Saving Furniture Designs

Last week, we got a sneak peek of IKEA's new PS 2014 collection entitled "On the Move." The line of space-saving, multi-functional pieces was designed in response to the world's growing population of

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many businesses that have

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Ikea Discontinues Expedit Shelf, Launches Slimmed-Down Version That Saves Resources

Ikea Discontinues Expedit Shelf, Launches Slimmed-Down Version That Saves Resources

Some Ikea fans experienced a shock recently when the furniture company announced it was discontinuing its extremely popular Expedit series of shelves. The modular system can be mixed, matched, stacked,

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IKEA Launches Program to Bring Solar-Powered Light to 10 Million Refugees

IKEA Launches Program to Bring Solar-Powered Light to 10 Million Refugees

There are nearly 10.5 million refugees around the world, and nearly half of them are children. When the sun sets, many of these people displaced by either environmental or political catastrophe live in

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Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Going green at home has never been easier, as designers and big box retailers embrace more conscious practices and materials. This year we saw a whole slew of exciting new designs that drop excess for

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IKEA’s Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters Approved for Syrian Refugee Housing

IKEA’s Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters Approved for Syrian Refugee Housing

Earlier this year, Scandinavian flat pack furniture masters IKEA unveiled an easily deployable solar-powered shelter that can provide sturdy, safe housing in an emergency. Designed in collaboration with

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IKEA Launches Virtual Flea Market to Encourage Furniture Reselling, Sees 100% Success Rate

IKEA Launches Virtual Flea Market to Encourage Furniture Reselling, Sees 100% Success Rate

Big box retailers like IKEA profit from selling new furniture, so many were surprised to see the Swedish home furnishings giant encourage people to buy used furniture during a recent ad campaign. Created

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IKEA Announces Plans to Sell Home Solar Panel Systems in the UK

IKEA Announces Plans to Sell Home Solar Panel Systems in the UK

IKEA photo from Shutterstock The next time you go to IKEA, you may be able to pick up a renewable energy system along with disassembled shelving and those delicious cinnamon rolls. The Swedish

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IKEA’s Augmented Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You Preview Products in Your Apartment!

IKEA’s Augmented Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You Preview Products in Your Apartment!

Instead of trekking down to the IKEA showroom with your measuring tape, camera, and color swatches, you can now shop comfortably in your own home without the fear of buying something that does not fit

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IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

Photo via Shutterstock Ikea furniture is ubiquitous in dorm rooms and apartments all over the world, but it's difficult to fathom exactly how much of the world's resources are actually used to make

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Ikea Founder Steps Down, Hands Chairman Position to Son

Ikea Founder Steps Down, Hands Chairman Position to Son

Ikea photo from Shutterstock Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad just stepped down as chairman of the billion-dollar furniture company, handing the reigns to his son, Mathias Kamprad. The retailer's transition

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13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

For those who think that environmentalism is just for hippies, actor Harrison Ford and Peter Seligman, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, kicked off the conference with a discussion that

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Agustina Bottoni’s Monolithic Brut Barbecue Set is Made From Recycled Coconut Coir

Agustina Bottoni’s Monolithic Brut Barbecue Set is Made From Recycled Coconut Coir

"Brut" is a monolithic stool and barbecue set designed by Agustina Bottoni that is produced by casting a compound of cement and coconut coir (an agricultural waste). Bottoni's low-tech, DIY casting

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IKEA Withdraws Swedish Meatballs from UK Stores After Discovery of Horse Meat

IKEA Withdraws Swedish Meatballs from UK Stores After Discovery of Horse Meat

Oliver Hoffman / Shutterstock Swedish furniture giant IKEA is the latest company to be swept up in the horse meat scandal. Authorities from the Czech State Veterinary Association found horse DNA in the

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Matt Hope’s ‘Breathing Bike’ Creates Clean Air in Polluted Beijing as it Rides

Matt Hope’s ‘Breathing Bike’ Creates Clean Air in Polluted Beijing as it Rides

Riding a bicycle is normally a healthy alternative to driving a gas-guzzling vehicle. But in places like Beijing where air pollution is hitting record levels, keeping yourself separated from the deadly

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Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

Seeking to help restore the world's declining honey bee population, designer Rowan Dunford has created a simple, stackable beehive that makes it easy for anyone to raise bees. Dunford's aptly named Urban

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LIKE Architect’s LEDscape is an Interactive Maze of Glowing LED Bulbs in Lisbon

LIKE Architect’s LEDscape is an Interactive Maze of Glowing LED Bulbs in Lisbon

LIKE Architects has worked with IKEA before last year when they took thousands of plastic bag dispensers to create "Frozen Trees". Their latest project was part of a plan to introduce IKEA's line of

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Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 was a crazy ride for New Yorkers, and we saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature libraries) to the bad (Hurricane Sandy crippling our city) to the just plain ugly (a

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IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020

IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020

Ikea has long been recognized for its adoption of sustainable practices, from investment in renewable energy to their participation in the American Forests plant-a-tree program, and today the company has

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Solar-Powered Autarkhome House Boat Brings Passivhaus Living to the High Seas

Solar-Powered Autarkhome House Boat Brings Passivhaus Living to the High Seas

The two story Autarkhome has everything a family needs. The IKEA-clad interior is large enough to host a six guest dinner party, a sprawling kitchen, two large bedrooms and a double-sink bathroom. The top

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DIY ELIOOO Manual Shows How to Build Your Own Hydroponic Garden From IKEA Components

DIY ELIOOO Manual Shows How to Build Your Own Hydroponic Garden From IKEA Components

Hydroponic gardening may seem like a complicated endeavor that requires a master's degree in Biology, but according Antonio Scarponi, it's not all that hard. In fact, it's so easy, you can create an

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