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2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

Two Portuguese designers, tired of watching clothes hangers tossed aside after a brief life on the rack, decided to reclaim them as functional art. Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects

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Temporary IKEA Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Has Nine Free Beds

Temporary IKEA Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Has Nine Free Beds

Always ahead of the curve, IKEA once again displays their creative might with a 200 square meter temporary lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. Passengers departing from Terminal 3 can take

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Michigan-Based IKEA Now Has The State’s Largest Solar Array

Michigan-Based IKEA Now Has The State’s Largest Solar Array

IKEA has developed some innovative green designs over the years, but now the home furnishings retailer has the distinction of having the largest photovoltaic array in the state of Michigan. The

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IKEA’s Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

IKEA’s Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear - Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse is the perfect place to raise your favorite plants, indoors

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Flame Retardant Manufacturers Rely on Fear, Tobacco Industry Tactics

Flame Retardant Manufacturers Rely on Fear, Tobacco Industry Tactics

Flame retardants are abundant in household furniture, despite the fact that they only delay fires by a few seconds and the inhalation of such chemicals often kills victims before an actual fire. While

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IKEA Unveils Cheapo Digital Camera Made of Cardboard

IKEA Unveils Cheapo Digital Camera Made of Cardboard

During this year's Milan Design Week Swedish furniture maker IKEA rolled out a bunch of bright-colored tables, chairs, and other pieces of furniture. But perhaps the most interesting product

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IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA unveiled these brilliant plant table designs at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, as part of the iconic company's 2012 PS Furniture Collection. The tables have in-built spots perfect for

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IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

This bamboo table has three changeable tabletops - a planter, a fruit bowl and a normal flat table. It can also be put together to create different compositions. Poltrona is a minimalist take on

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Ikea’s Solar-Powered Sunnan Lamp

PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Ikea’s Solar-Powered Sunnan Lamp

When Ikea came out with its SUNNAN solar-powered desk lamp, we were immediately enamored with the elegant, minimal design, but were curious about how much light the product could actually deliver when

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Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Most energy-conscious people remember to turn lights off when leaving a room in order to save energy, but one conservationist named Randy Sarafan has taken this practice to the next level. In light

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IKEA’s Beautiful New SOLKULLEN LED Lamp Floats Like a Paper Jellyfish

IKEA’s Beautiful New SOLKULLEN LED Lamp Floats Like a Paper Jellyfish

IKEA just unveiled its latest collection of designs, and one of the brightest is Ehlen Johansson's gorgeous SOLKULLEN LED pendant lamp, which makes efficient use of materials and energy. Glowing like a

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Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs

Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs

If you're sick of your Ikea furniture because everyone in the world has the same thing, don't kick it to the curb just yet. A few cool companies like Swedish PrettyPegs and Bemz offer accessories like

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See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

Aktiv is the latest design to come from Salem, Oregon-based Ideabox, who produces a wide range of compact and smart prefab homes. The one bedroom, one bath prefab is roughly 750 sq ft and places a strong

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I-Beam Design Playfully Renovates a New York City Apartment Using 20,000 Legos

I-Beam Design Playfully Renovates a New York City Apartment Using 20,000 Legos

Looking for some inspiration to renovation their 1,500-square-foot New York City apartment for them and their 10-year-old son, Melissa Marks and Vicente Caride, called in I-Beam Design for help, and with

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Ikea Launches New Solvinden Wind and Solar-Powered Outdoor Lights

Ikea Launches New Solvinden Wind and Solar-Powered Outdoor Lights

We've covered Ikea's solar powered lamps in the past, however the Swedish purveyor of affordable design just launched a brand new line of Solvinden lights that are powered by the wind as well as the sun!

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“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

2400 of the Rationell Variera IKEA pieces were used to create the Frozen Trees installation. The plastic pieces were connected to a lightweight metal frame and white monochromatic LED lights were

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Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares collaborated on Polikatoikea for the Origami Competition to design a new urban infill housing strategy for Porto, Portugal. Their plan is a modular concept that

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IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA is marketing its big annual sale with a line of clever furniture pieces made entirely out of the company's very own flat pack furniture packaging. IKEA commissioned advertising agency AUGE

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Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Furniture retailer Ikea just announced plans to swap out wooden shipping pallets in favor of new lightweight cardboard pallets - and although this isn't a change that customers will be able to see, the

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Ikea in Emeryville, California Installs Four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Ikea in Emeryville, California Installs Four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

As a part of its partnership with ECOtality, Inc. the Ikea store in Emeryville, California has installed four Blink Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Ikea has made the green news quite a bit

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IKEA Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at San Diego Store

IKEA Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at San Diego Store

IKEA has been taking major steps to become a green big box retailer, and now they've brought their mission to the streets by plugging in three Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at their

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Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

It's official: Ikea is taking over the world. Yesterday, Inter Ikea Systems, owner of the popular furniture chain, announced plans to build an enormous 26-acre, environmentally friendly suburb next to

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PHOTOS: IKEA Unveils 10 Eco-Design Commandments at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: IKEA Unveils 10 Eco-Design Commandments at Copenhagen Design Week

1. Use Wood from Responsibly Managed Forests IKEA's first commandment is represented through their BEKVAM wooden stool. The design shows a commitment to using and creating demand for FSC

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Reaction Housing System: A Rapid Response Flat-Pak Emergency Shelter

Reaction Housing System: A Rapid Response Flat-Pak Emergency Shelter

The main component of the Reaction Housing System is its Exo housing unit. The Exo is manufactured in two, easy to assemble pieces that can be fixed as standard living, office, individual, double door,

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IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is leading the

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IKEA to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 10 US Stores

IKEA to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 10 US Stores

Solar panels have recently been popping up at IKEA stores all around the United States, and now the Swedish furniture giant is about to up its green credentials by installing electric vehicle (EV)

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Quotel is a Polish Pop-Up Hotel That Makes Recycled Materials Look Posh

Quotel is a Polish Pop-Up Hotel That Makes Recycled Materials Look Posh

Quotel looks anything but budget. The team, who operate under the name Mode:Lina Architektura and Consulting, created a custom, high-end looking space, despite their limited budget. Easy and affordable

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IKEA’s New Solar-Powered Solvinden Lamp is Perfect For Summer Backyard Parties

IKEA’s New Solar-Powered Solvinden Lamp is Perfect For Summer Backyard Parties

IKEA has continued to wow us with their solar powered lighting options, and their new “Solvinden” lamps are no exception. Available in black, turquoise, white and lime green, the adorable tabletop

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IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

Swedish furniture company IKEA impressed us once again with its announcement on Wednesday that it wants all of the cotton it uses to adhere to Better Cotton Initiative standards. The BCI, a

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Ikea is the First US Retailer to Officially Stop Selling Incandescent Bulbs

Ikea is the First US Retailer to Officially Stop Selling Incandescent Bulbs

In the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the federal government mandated that all US retailers cease selling incandescent light bulbs by 2012, and we're pleased to announce that Ikea just

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