Published on November 17th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Ikea happenings

Hey, hey, how’s your Monday? Thought I’ll kick the week off with some news.

Ikeafans has a new look!
If you noticed the tabs at your top right hand corner, you would have found the IKEAhacker forum, which is hosted on IKEAFANS, the fantastic site run by Susan Martin and gang. They recently relaunched their website with a cool new look! It’s more functional now and easier to find the info you need. The forums, the heartbeat of the site (and treasure trove of Ikea information) continue to grow, now with over 75,000 members and all the stuff you could possibly need to know about Ikea. Don’t miss the galleries and its whopping 11,000 photos!

Bemz has slipcovers to be won!
We ran a contest with Bemz a year ago and if you did not manage to win then, here is your chance again. The Swedish company that breathes new life into IKEA sofas and chairs have launched the “My Home, My Way” contest at the Bemz blog, It’s a Cover-Up.

The entries so far have been pretty good. But if you think your sofa is the one to beat them all, do hurry up and snap a fab photo and send it in. You could win a 5000 Swedish Crown* shopping spree at Bemz. (*5000 Swedish Crowns (or SEK) is approximately equivalent to €500 / £400 / US$700 / CND$800.)

I’m one of the judges too. :) Here’s how to take part.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to Ikea happenings

  1. Diana says:

    wouldn’t hej hej how’s your monday be more appropriate :) …. I am enjoying this site … alot. I was one of the very first 9 people hired at IKEA its first store in the US. I have had a love/hate relationship with it now for over 23 years….

  2. Anonymous says:

    okay, I was all excited about this contest, until I realized you already have to HAVE an expensive bemz slipcover to enter.

    They’re great, but I just can’t justify spending just as much on a slipcover as I did on my couch.


  3. gofd says:

    Hey Jules!

    Thanks for the mention, we’re really proud of the way things turned out ;-) .

    Can’t wait to see the results of the BEMZ contest!

    Susan and James

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