How Would You Like An IKEA HDTV For Your IKEA House Filled With IKEA Furniture?

How Would You Like An IKEA HDTV For Your IKEA House Filled With IKEA Furniture?

If you can already go whole hog and buy an entire house from IKEA to fill up with your IKEA shelves and bed frames and pictures of sailboats, why not watch TV on a new IKEA HDTV? It’s built in to an IKEA TV unit, of course. [More]

Now You Can Buy An Entire IKEA House For $86,500

Now You Can Buy An Entire IKEA House For $86,500

Not content with merely furnishing every room of your house with IKEA stuff? Well, if you have a bit of land and $86,500 to spend the home furnishings chain could provide you with an entire (albeit small) house in which to put your Ektorps and Malms. [More]

Report: Ikea Paid French Police To Spy On Its Staff & Customers

Report: Ikea Paid French Police To Spy On Its Staff & Customers

A French newspaper is claiming that those fresh-faced, furniture-loving Swedes at Ikea have been handing cash to police in exchange for files on its staff and customers. The claims say Ikea asked for checks on criminal records, vehicle registrations and more. [More]

IKEA Finally Gets Around To Creating Assembly Videos

If you’ve ever tried to furnish a home or apartment without breaking the bank, you’ve probably come face to face with one or more of IKEA’s essentially wordless, diagrammatic assembly instruction booklets. And if you’ve tried to assemble something more complicated than an ottoman, you might have wished you could just watch someone else do it so you don’t screw it up any further. [More]

At IKEA, 'In Stock' Doesn't Mean 'We'll Actually Get It Down For You'

At IKEA, 'In Stock' Doesn't Mean 'We'll Actually Get It Down For You'

Michael wanted to drop $600 on a pair of wardrobes from IKEA, and even called ahead before driving out to the store to make sure the items were there. When he arrived, though, he learned that “in stock” doesn’t actually mean “you can purchase it today,” because someone would have to get a new pallet of wardrobes down from an upper level of the warehouse. That wasn’t going to happen: a warehouse manager told Michael that they’d rather lose Michael’s business rather than risk the safety of employees. While this emphasis on worker safety is refreshing, Michael thinks it’s unfair. [More]

Breaking The IKEA Catalog's Fourth Wall

Breaking The IKEA Catalog's Fourth Wall

What happens inside the pages of an IKEA catalog when no one’s looking? Don’t be silly. A catalog is just photographs, not a real-time portal into a secret world where real people are always standing very, very still to create a fa√ßade of domestic perfection on a budget. Or that’s what they want you to think. [More]

Ikea Redesigns Bookshelf To Hold More Non-Book Items

Ikea Redesigns Bookshelf To Hold More Non-Book Items

Who needs a bookshelf with important, leather-bound books when you have so many other trinkets to store on shelves? Ikea is taking note of the move toward e-books and has responded to the increasingly electronic world by redesigning its BILLY bookshelf as more of a just, you know, things-shelf. [More]

What If You Actually Lived Inside IKEA?

What If You Actually Lived Inside IKEA?

Christian went on a trip to IKEA with his buddies and began to imagine, as many have upon seeing the different “sets” around the store recreating rooms in a house fully furnished by IKEA furniture, what would it be like if you actually lived inside the IKEA store? Since he’s a really good photographer, he and his pals then staged a series of delightful photos bringing this concept to life. Very fun way of bringing IKEA’s marketing metaphor to its literal conclusion. It also reminds me of this short sitcom about a family that lives in IKEA that came out last year. [More]

Ikea Recalls Sniglar Cribs Over Possible Mattress Collapse Issue

Ikea Recalls Sniglar Cribs Over Possible Mattress Collapse Issue

Ikea has issued a recall for its Sniglar baby cribs after learning of a possible risk that the mattress support could collapse. [More]

Prof: IKEAs Are Designed Like Pac-Man Mazes To Trick You Into Spending More

Prof: IKEAs Are Designed Like Pac-Man Mazes To Trick You Into Spending More

If you’ve ever strolled through IKEA, you’ve probably gotten the sense that you were in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory — enjoying yourself well enough and fascinated by the sights, but clueless as to how to get the hell out of there. [More]

IKEA No Longer Stocking Or Selling Incandescent Light Bulbs

IKEA No Longer Stocking Or Selling Incandescent Light Bulbs

IKEA has done away with energy-hogging incandescents ahead of federal legislation that would mandate more efficient light bulbs starting in 2012. [More]

Ikea Gives Out Bikes To 12,400 Employees

Ikea Gives Out Bikes To 12,400 Employees

While Walmart was busy chipping away at employees’ perks, the swingin’ Swedes at Ikea were busy handing out early Christmas presents to staffers in the form of free bikes. [More]

Turn Two IKEA Chest Of Drawers Into A Captain's Bed

Turn Two IKEA Chest Of Drawers Into A Captain's Bed

Crafty gal Suz went a little nuts and decided to turn two chest of drawers into a bed. Measure carefully, saw them in half, throw a mattress on top, and boom, you’ve got yourself a DIY captain’s bed. She walks you through how she did it, so you can play the home version of the furniture remix game. [More]

What Happens When You Let 100 Cats Loose Inside An IKEA?

What Happens When You Let 100 Cats Loose Inside An IKEA?

Who knows better than cats what the most comfortable and interesting spaces in your house are? That’s the idea behind a new commercial for IKEA. To get the crucial kitty footage, one hundred cats were–why not?–let loose inside the Wembley store after hours to romp and nap for the cameras. [More]

Would You Buy Used Ikea Furniture From Ikea?

Would You Buy Used Ikea Furniture From Ikea?

From certified pre-owned cars to refurbished electronics to sporting tickets, there has been a growing trend of businesses trying to cash in on secondary markets for their products. The latest example is Ikea, which recently got into the business of selling its own used furniture online in its homeland of Sweden. [More]

Fake Family Lives In Real IKEA

Fake Family Lives In Real IKEA

Guy Ben-Ner shot a short sitcom in which a family drama is played out while the characters are depicted as living inside an IKEA. They shot it in within three different IKEAs, one in Berlin, one in Israel and one in New Jersey, and its edited so the action flows seamlessly between the scenarios. Real customers walk by and at one point almost steal the camera. Amusing commentary on consumer culture and geopolitics and damned clever idea. [More]

Why Does IKEA Need To See My ID To Exchange A Defective Bed?

Why Does IKEA Need To See My ID To Exchange A Defective Bed?

Pity those of us who live in the hinterlands, far from any IKEA stores. When we do manage a trip into civilization to buy cheap furniture with strange names, we take a risk. We risk buying a defective item and having to drag it hundreds of miles back to the store it came from. Jason tells Consumerist that’s what happened to him when he bought a set of bunk beds with a manufacturing defect. But that’s not his main concern. What he wants to know is: is it unreasonable for a store to scan your driver’s license when exchanging an item that is obviously defective? [More]

Yeah, But You Have To Admit It Was Kind Of Overpriced Last Year

Yeah, But You Have To Admit It Was Kind Of Overpriced Last Year

Reader Matt says, “Just writing to share the fantastic deal we got on a lampshade last night at IKEA.” [More]