February 05, 2014

Instructions? Pfft. Parts of Various IKEA Items Recombined as Incredible, One-of-a-Kind Pieces

The Italian Design firm Teste de legno has released their Lato B series, a compilation of incredible IKEA hacks inspired by the concept of buying IKEA furniture and ignoring the assembly directions.  In combining various items, Teste de legno has created a mini-kitchen, cabinet, hanging plant/lamp combo and a shelving unit.

Featured on Dornob.com, Lato B should supply infinite inspiration for those looking to take their IKEA hacks to the next level.

January 31, 2014

Slats the Ticket: Old MALM Bed Parts Become New Coffee Table

Winter -- and the many 'inside days' it brings -- can be the best time to get creative on new DIY projects.  With this in mind, Jacob from Minimal Nest posted a DIY Coffee Table made from reused pieces of his old IKEA Malm bed.  The end result: a versatile, inexpensive storage solution with a rustic look and less trash to take out in the freezing cold.

Here's how Jacob started according to the Minimal...

January 28, 2014

Introducing the PANYL Radiant Orchid Collection

In November, Pantone cast a perplexed spell on the design world when they announced Radiant Orchid as their 2014 Color of the Year.

The company sees in this austere purple something to push today's designers, a reason to take a chance. Radiant Orchid is "an invitation to innovation," one executive said. It "blooms with confidence."

And it's true. There is a delight in Radiant Orchid, an inherent modernism that demands creativity from...

January 21, 2014

Billy, Malm, and a Man With a Plan: Baby Closet Hack Edition

Ciaran Mahoney's baby closet IKEA Hack sports great functionality, especially for something so 'from scratch.'  Mahoney could have taken one look at this project and thought, "call the contractor," but he instead dove in headfirst, sketching and drilling and nailing his way to completion. The addition of PANYL to the inside Billy surfaces or Malm drawer fronts would be a great option for sending it over the visual moon.

At a...

January 15, 2014

Take Your Nursery Design to a New Place for the New Year

The New Year season represents a fresh start and great opportunity. For us, this conjured images of PANYL in the nursery: a playful pattern; the awe of a bright color to a newborn eyes. So we scoured some of our favorite blogs to find nursery images we could digitally overlay with PANYL finishes. Cape 27 and The Brick House, and decorating dynamos Sissy & Marley, had just what we were looking...

December 24, 2013

TIME-LAPSE VIDEO: Before-Its-Time Flat-Pack House is Built

This remarkable video, which we spotted on Core 77, shows a Flat-Pack Maison Demontable being constructed in time lapse.  The Maison Demontable, created by designer Jean Prouvé, was created in 1945 to be used in French colonies in Africa.  Only three were ever built and shipped.

Recently, though, French art dealer Patrick Seguin, who owns 9 Maison Demontables, allowed the team at Design Miami to construct one of his. The video below shows the...

December 19, 2013

PANYL for Kitchens: From Sterling White to Customized Right

In a post titled "Kitchens with Contrast," Home Designing featured some lovely kitchen pics by Artem Evstigneev which show off divine wood surfaces, natural light, and sterling white decorative walls and cabinetry. The latter makes these kitchens highly PANYLable, so we wanted to take the contrast-o-meter a notch (or four) higher to show you the power of PANYL in the kitchen.

Robin's Egg and Lemon Drop are on...

December 17, 2013

I Believe I Can Ply: Sideways Expedit Storage Hack with Maple Trim

There are hacks that take one IKEA item and reassemble it in a new way. There are hacks that take two IKEA items and combine them into something new.  And then there are hacks that list "ply board" as a main supply. Such is the case with this LifeHacker, Apartment Therapy and IKEA Hackers-featured Expedit turned mid-century modern storage table.  When that many blogs post about a project, you know...

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