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an ikea bookcase for a swede by and by

i may be an ikea fan but being buried in a billy? it gives new meaning to flatpack.anyways, diehards (no pun intended) among you may want to check out joe scanlan's 112-page-perfect-bound-tome - diy, or how to kill yourself anywhere in the world for ...

make your own ikea dna lamp

seeing this hopf & wortmann dna lamp, available from next , i had an "aha" moment. i remembered seeing a similar lamp hack at boingboing - the fractal chandelier from sean michael ragan. with a few adapters and energy saving bulbs from ikea, you can ...

how to submit your ikea hack

after days sweating over an ikea hack, you deserve your moment of glory here.just write me at ikeahackergmailcomin your mail, you should include the following info:1. a short description of the hack2. the link to the hack (if any)3. attach photos or ...

a cool cuppa

when i saw this i almost scalded my lips with hot coffee. what brilliant use of ikea items. can you spot the cabinet door handles masquerading as coffee cup rails?cgfan's coffee contraption is the "brewtus with two simple accessories added: cabinet d...

ikea hack of the month – june

i survived a month of this blog. and we did alright with a pretty neat crop of hacks. thanks, everyone, who sent me their hacks. i really get a kick out of reading your mails.and *drumroll* for the month of June, these are my favourites - vince's sli...

a little more fabulous

hey, i just found some photos promoting the ikea everyday fabulous exhibition. i know, i know, it's a done deal but i couldn't pass over these clever new york city hacking ideas. i wonder, though, didn't anyone haul off the sofas? see more here.More ...

custom cabinet

this hack is a dated. but i've just stumbled across it and i am a sucker for awesome mood shots. love the different hues on the frosted doors - how did you do that? and david, where did you get that chic clock? anyways, he says that "the frame is fro...

can’t stand it

i don't have audio speakers so i'm not sure whether these gaje speaker stands are as bad as this hacker makes them out to be. nonetheless, fluffy rants gives a nifty solution to the problem: "yeah, the gaje stands are kind of dumb... normally to moun...

shoe shine

shoes! buying them is a pleasure but housing them gives me a headache. i've toyed with the idea of a pax shoe cabinet but i hate its inelegance. flimsy trones also does not cut it for me. but here's an idea from avid hacker, pk shiu, which may just f...

vika wonderful

they say you can tell a lot from a person's workstation. from this you can divine that matt jalbert's a classy, musician/designer type, no nonsence bloke willing to blow big bucks on music and gadgets. okay, so that's a no-brainer.pseudo divinations ...

endearing enetri

when pinky sent me her hack for the enetri unit, i was so distracted by all the cool stuff (the cameras, the tray!) on her display as well as the chic coffee table. while the enetri never caught my eye, it made me do a double take in here. it never l...

no blues for your greens

pk shiu sent me his plant pot hack that may just rescue your greens from drowning in the rain. it's a neat little physics trick. i do the same to clean my fish tank but never thought of putting it to use with plants. nice one, shiu.shiu demonstrates ...

more pixs on 2007 range

after my previous post on ikea's new range, holly of decor8 tipped me on more pixs of the ikea newbies. and what a droolfest it turns out to be. ikea seems to be getting it right this season, after what i personally thought was a rather lacklustre 20...

more to hack in 2007

caught a sneak peek of ikea's 2007 range in design*sponge. lovely lovely. and that means we hackers can look forward to more hacking options.frosting my billy cabinet doors was one of the things i've always had in mind to hack. well, guess ikea beat ...

one for the music

when i saw this in audioasylum's forum, it reminded me so much of my dad. and the many afternoons i spent helping him saw and drill to make his audio cabinets. now, it's as easy as driving to ikea."just buy an ikea lack side table and screw in some s...

don’t give this the slip

okay, this isn't exactly a hack, it's a business. still, i love the idea of providing ikea customers with options. bemz does beautiful slipcovers made to ikea armchairs, sofas and cushion specifications. the site is a virtual changing room for sexy s...

going potty

it's surprising where ikea hacks turn up. just goes to show how much the big blue and yellow has infiltrated our lives. anyways, trawling through the www, i found this little gem from gardenweb's forum. it is so simple that i almost want to slap my f...

a hold up

some of the most useful hacks are the most obvious. eric sent this to apartment therapy, a neat trick to store his electric razor. "i found a simple and cheap solution to free up some bathroom counter space if you have an electric razor. using two ba...