October 10, 2013

Award Winning "Growth Crib" Design is Off the Rails Gorgeous

The Growth Crib from Shang Zhi, Qi Qiu and Surong Sun is an incredible example of form meeting function.  The crib expands as your baby develops and does so while remaining completely freakin' gorgeous.  It earned accolades at the 2012 IDEA Awards according to Yanko Design.

In fact, the crib is built to outlast specific uses for it over time. The rails of the crib become a magazine or towel rack once the crib functionality...

October 07, 2013

In October, Your PANYL Purchase Helps Fund Breast Cancer Research

In 2012, over 200,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer. Another 39,920 died as a result of the disease.  But survival rates for all types of cancer have improved significantly. "The 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2001 and 2007 is 67%, up from 49% in 1975-1977," according to the American Cancer Society.  And the numbers for breast cancer are even more encouraging at a full 90%, up from 63%...

October 01, 2013

4 Workstations. 10 Finishes. 22 PANYLs. This Is Hacker Heaven.

Earlier this year, we spotted a super cool, custom desk with four workstations by Andrea from Project Simple Home.  We touched base on Twitter about the possibility of her PANYLing this flat surface-heavy office piece and she obliged. Yes!  The result is her updated monochromatic masterpiece. Positively Roy G. Bivian.

Andrea made her creation pop using our Cinnamon, Red Hot, Sunburst, Tangerine, Lemon Drop, Emerald, Malibu, Azure, Bubble Gum, and Violet finishes....

September 26, 2013

Flats-Pack: An IKEA Hacked Faktum to Prettify Your Shoe Collection

Shoes. Everybody loves them yet no one has room for them.  The concept of remaking a closet into a walk-in shoe selection bonanza works only on television remodeling shows, so the harshest of fashion realities is what the rest of us face: A closet filled with shoes in various containers, piled high and low, with the perfect outfit options hidden from view.

The least you can do, thanks to this IKEA Hackers DIY Faktum...

September 24, 2013

Shelf-Interest: @Decoist's DIY Roundup Makes Room for Trinkets n' Books

A recent post from the champions of round-up, Decoist, shows off some DIY bookshelves you can (largely) try at home. Several of them caught our eye.

I mean, Adams Family much?

On the more attainable end of the spectrum, the adorable leather strapped shelf pictured up top is a feat of minimalism while this single chevron stripe on a multi-tiered bookshelf is a slick look that could be applied to other...

September 20, 2013

Healthy Hack Files: Expedit and Linnmon Combine for a Standing Desk

The benefits of a standing desk are plentiful, but too often the price is as well. Decent standing desks can start at $1000, so David, husband of The Fit Formula blogger Brittany, instead created one at a fraction of the cost because, as he explains, "the more I stand during the day the more I actually don’t feel like sitting."  

He went the IKEA hacking route and was able to cap his expenses at...

September 18, 2013

Before & After & After: @KrysMelodrama's Expedit Banquette, Take 2

When we first launched the PANYLblog, IKEA Expedit hacks were all the rage.  You couldn't go a day on Twitter or Facebook without someone taking a crack at flipping and reversing the seminal storage item.  Lately, though, the Expedit hits haven't been flowing as freely, so when we spotted this IKEA hack from Krys at Melodrama on Apartment Therapy, we leapt at the chance to highlight it for you guys.

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September 13, 2013

Little Lessy's Besta Hack: A Leggy Little Flat-Screen Perch

In the age of sleek, flat-screen TVs, one of the hardest parts of decorating a living room can be finding the proper TV stand.  Gone are the days of large entertainment centers built to hold your clunky boob-tube.  Nowadays, finding something attractive and modern and can be hard, especially at a reasonable price with precious space restrictions.

A cute new solution is Little Lessy's IKEA Besta shelf-to-TV stand hack. A combination of basic IKEA parts...

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