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Monkey in a jacket perplexes Ikea customers

A Toronto branch of Ikea was the site of an unusual visitor on Sunday in the form of a debonair monkey. Shoppers visiting the store were surprised whe…

Monkey in Winter Coat Found at IKEA

Twitter lit up with pictures yesterday when a monkey wearing a warm winter coat was sotted all alone in the IKEA parking lot in Toronto. At around 3 p.m. ET, the diminutive primate was spotted in the store’s upper parking lot, where it was cornered by several Ikea staff members, who also called animal control to [...]

The Virtual IKEA

The oh-so-sleek-and-modern IKEA kitchen you’ve been coveting may turn out to be just a fantasy. That’s because the Swedish furniture giant is using virtual 3-D digital imaging rather than studio photography to produce its [...]

The IKEA Wedding

Two years ago, Julie "Bunny" Rodgers and Willie "Bear" Pittman met at IKEA, so what better place to get married? ‘She mentioned IKEA and the fact that on Tuesday the special was meatballs,’ said Pittman. ‘So we came [...]

Fully Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

While it may not be all crazy huge like the largest working NES controller (link), this fully functional wooden coffee table version is still super cool, and it encourages you to use the buddy system when you bust out on a night of old school gaming. The warmth of the woods (walnut, mahogany and maple) adds [...]

IKEA to Build Entire Neighborhood

Conceptual design by LandProp Services You can get furnishing for your home from IKEA. Heck, you can get an entire house from IKEA, but the giant Swedish company ain’t done yet: it wants to [...]

Manland: IKEA’s Babysitting Service for Husbands and Boyfriends

(Video Link) Sorry, guys, but this shopping trip to IKEA is going to take longer than you think. The woman in your life would like to spend a looooooong time looking at various options. Why? I have no idea, but this particular IKEA offers an alternative to the tedium. Manland is an in-house temporary daycare center [...]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About IKEA

IKEA is the world’s largest furniture store. In fact, the company is so big, it is estimated that around 10% of all Europeans alive today were conceived on an IKEA bed. Despite its success though, the company still has quite a few dark secrets, as well as a number of interesting trivia bits. Whether you [...]

Why IKEA Store is a Maze: To Trap Shoppers

Ever been lost in an IKEA store? It’s not your fault – turns out the store was actually designed like a maze. Why? Elementary, my dear Watson: it’s so you shop more! The home furnishing chain’s mazy layouts are a psychological weapon to part shoppers from their cash, an expert in store design claims. The theory [...]


Our friends over at Cool Material have come up with a very fitting tribute to the IKEA furniture purchase. The only thing I can add is that I always seem to get lost in IKEA and can’t figure out how to escape! Link