December 11, 2013

Other People's Palettes: Introducing PANYL Gift Cards

Choice can be a blessing and a curse. The promise and excitement of open-ended possibility are easily choked by waffling, debate, second-guessing and indecision.... followed by complete mental gridlock!!!  Now compound all that by trying to choose a gift for that special someone...  

Enter PANYL Gift Cards.

Can't decide if you like Celedon more than Pewter (or dots vs stripes, for that matter)?  Not...

December 09, 2013

PANYL Profile: Valentina Rambone - Global Google Girl

That Valentina Rambone is an analytical lead at Google leads us to believe she has mad technology skills as well as an appreciation of and knack for great design. If we had to venture a guess, we’d say that growing up in Italy, studying in Germany, and getting a master’s in marketing in Ireland had something to do with honing her sharp eye. Throw in a four-month stint in Phoenix—all the better to learn about the...

November 27, 2013

DIY HOLIDAY GIFT ALERT: Color Block Clock

If you're in search of a special something to make for a special someone, this DIY color block clock from Almost Makes Perfect might be the project for you. It takes only a short time to build and, if done in green or red (or gold, or blue, or...), would make a lovely holiday gift.  

The needed materials (clock base, clock kit, paint, paint brush, tape) should all be available nearby, no matter where you live. ...

November 20, 2013

Day-Glo Come and Me Wanna Go Home: The Squid Cabinet from Moloform

We spotted a dashing, modern take on basic furniture over at Fresh Home that allows you to inject playful brightness into your home.

Moloform’s Squid Cabinet features an asymmetrical drawer layout, more legs than you'd expect, and optional neon "splashes" that fades nimbly into white.  The color choices are day-glo or hot pink.  It’s contemporary design storage as conversation starter. And if you dare to pair, try a Micke, Vara, or any of the...

November 18, 2013

Gender Neutral Nursery Employs PANYL, Other Cost-Saving Products

There is something to be said about not wanting to know the sex of your child before it is born.  Historically, this has been the norm, yet in the age of technology most folks check the element of surprise at the doctor's office door in the name of shopping efficiency and peace of mind.  

But a recent project featured on Project Nursery shows how one mother decided to use her organizing skills to...

November 13, 2013

Babble Expedit Round-up Features the USS PANYL

Babble has published a new slideshow of their favorite IKEA Expedit hacks and they've included our 2012 craft table, the USS PANYL. Excellent company abounds in this round-up post where everything from storage to room divider to banquette is featured. Which is your favorite?!

November 12, 2013

Modern Family: Stripped Down Dining Table Hack Makes Cleaning Easy

"It’s a table that requires the absolute minimum of cleaning.”  Oh yes, tell us more…

This recent IKEA Hackers post incorporates Broder metal shelves into its design to create a highly efficient kitchen table that requires limited cleaning. The occasional vacuum under the table will suffice as this industrial set up cuts down on the barriers to cleaning entry. It's perfect for the messy modern family dinner or the spare storage coffee table needy.

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November 07, 2013

Blissfully Bossy Takes On Colin & Justin's PANYL Woodgrain Wonderhack

Sometimes, the need for storage solutions on a budget poses a problem. It's the oldest battle in the book: form versus function; aesthetics versus efficiency. For Samantha of Blissfully Bossy, the solution to this conundrum was inspired by a PANYLblog post about Canadian TV personalities Colin and Justin and their Toronto Star IKEA Malm hack using PANYL. Samantha set about recreating C&J's hack to achieve something both large enough to fit her...

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