Published on May 5th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


We not only hacked. We moved in.

Materials: The whole store

Description: Me and 2 friends wondered what it would be like to move into IKEA for the weekend. So we did it. Check out the images here

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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".

15 Responses to We not only hacked. We moved in.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Here in Norway it´s company policy to have a pre xmas party for all their employees, Well, me and some of my friends figured that since we were shopping at IKEA all the time – we could have our own party at IKEA. So we brought akevitt ( norwegian xmas booze ) and cognac, bought the xmas dinner plate with low alcohol beer to drink, and stay for hours eating and drinking in the cafeteria – and in one occation we become so drunk that we nearly had to stay the night in the warehouse…( we did this for several years, until we could´nt smoke inside anymore) So it´s kind of possible to do many strange things in IKEA!

  2. MoNkeY? says:

    Is this even legal 0.o

  3. juliecongo says:

    @Nate Guy Ben-Ner, Stealing Beauty
    I did a senior thesis project based on his work:


  4. homestilo says:

    Very cute and funny images!

  5. maria says:

    Me and my son always play house when we are in Ikea.Very nice pictures, they made me smile:)

  6. Anonymous says:

    You guys are so cute. Love the kid bed snuggle.

  7. Michelle says:

    That is freakin halarious. Thanks guys you made my day ;)

  8. oh,henry! says:

    last weekend they had a chef in one of their stores and he was making omelets or something… it kind of reminded me of your trip, since i saw this on another blog before going there.
    very funny.
    i definitely would hang out with you guys.

  9. ArtsyNina says:

    Cute. And dorky :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Good job, but this was kind of done already in the movie “500 days of Summer” – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1022603/

  11. Haha! This is totally awesome. Well done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve “played house” in Ikea.

  12. Nate says:

    It has been thought of before. Last year I saw an small budge Israeli movie about an entire family living in Ikea; complete with other customers walking through. Wish I could remember the name.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Makes you wonder why noone thought of that before.

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