Growth Spurt, Shmowth Spurt: Adensen's Smart Kid Furniture Changes With Your Child
A major problem with children’s furniture items (and shoes, and pants, and toys…) is the rate at which they are outgrown. Every stage of a child's adorable development comes with a new set of needs -- from crib to bed, for instance -- which means a new purchase and a new floor-scratching, hatchback-and-bungee cord experience for Jane Parent.
She's Got Legs...And She Knows How to Choose Them
From time to time, when a piece of furniture makes it from one's first apartment to one's first house, its relationship to the overall design concept for the new abode can get knocked out of wack. A redesign or repurposing becomes essential otherwise the piece wind up in the trash bin. Changing a table (not a changing table) can take a bunch of different courses; from adding texture, to painting the top, to swapping out the...
Better After's PANYL Solution for Her Young Boy's Bedroom
Lindsey from Better After has a new best friend again. It's us!
After showing us some l-u-v earlier this summer, Lindsey set about the quest of redoing her 11-year old son’s bedroom. But she found herself in a conundrum: she wanted to incorporate the functionality of an IKEA Malm dresser, only the plain white design of the stock item took away from her “weathered industrial” motif. Enter PANYL’s woodgrain finish line, a creative partnership...
Ice Cold Hacking: Beer Chest #DIY, a Summer Swan Song
This DIY Beer Chest spotted on Ikea Hackers might be your last chance this year to back porch barbecue your way into the hacker hall of fame.
Using an IKEA Tarva chest with slight modifications, this highly functional piece is more aesthetically pleasing than a beat up old cooler that doubles as someone’s rump-rest. The hack comes from Joey in Houston who was looking for a place to keep his beers cool in the Texas...
Tickled Pink? Try Purified Purple. This Chart Tells You How Colors "Feel"
A really cool guide from Design 55 provides in-depth info about how to use color in your home to affect mood. In describing the impact that colors have on human emotions, this guide explains how to turn your living space into a peaceful zen garden or your workspace into a highly efficient war room.
Naturally, we immediately took to our plethora of finishes to figure out how your everyday psychological design fabric could be...
Horse and Pluggy: A Rustic Expedit Redo that Hides Your Cords
Clean white combined with rustic wood: it's a look fit for many a design scenario. It's tried and true, like red, white and blue.
A recent IKEA Hackers post seizes upon this precedent in creating an Expedit entertainment center that injects country chic into ol' standy, Swedish modern. Plus…LED lighting!
According to Italian hacker Riccardo Tamiazzo:
I've suspended it, drilled and cut in different points to hide wires and added a colored IKEA's...
Feed Your Family. PANYL Your Cabinets.
For newcomers, PANYL can be a bit of a "see it to believe it" affair. It isn't every day a strong, flexible, self-adhesive material comes along that frees you from the quality confines of contact paper, the mess and imperfections of a DIY paint job, and IKEA's limited selection of stock finishes. PANYL does all of those things before it even begins to slash the cost of your design dreams by half.
In the case...
Would You Live in a Flat-pack...Flat?
Could your next apartment come in a box? The construction of a modular apartment complex in Manhattan might indicate so.
The 28-unit, six-story building was built in just 19 days due to its "flat-pack" nature. The success of the project means similar buildings will follow as experts believe that modular construction can help developers save bigtime on costs -- up to 15 percent over traditional construction.
The video below shows the building going up in...