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Turning an Ikea Chair Into an RC Plane Is Definitely the Cheapest Way to Fly

After miraculously getting a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe toy to take flight, the RC hobbyists at YouTube’s FliteTest challenged themselves to get one of Ikea’s cheap Jokkmokk wooden chairs airborne. Not only did they succeed, they also managed to complete all of the flightworthy upgrades in a mere six hours. Read More >>

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52 Sofas Fell Off Car Roofs in a Nine-Month Period

Authorities in charge of cleaning up roadside debris have had enough of you and your improperly secured loads, so much so that there's now a public information campaign designed around telling drivers to tie things on to their car roofs properly. Read More >>

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Made With 28,800 Thumb Tacks, This Star Wars Conference Table Is a Finger-Killing Masterpiece

We’ve all been guilty of raiding the office supply closet for non-work reasons. Maybe it’s to build a paperclip chain, or to cover a co-workers cubicle in sticky notes. But few of us have gone so far as to create a tabletop Star Wars mural using 28,800 painstakingly embedded thumb tacks. Read More >>

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What’s the Biggest Thing You’ve Taken Home on the Train?

Amazing CCTV footage from Australia has shown the lengths some people go to in order to avoid paying a man with a van to transport their things when moving house, with one group of people taking a massive fridge home through the rail system -- and one heroic man transporting a sofa by himself. Read More >>

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Fancy Chair Maker Herman Miller is Making Creepy Software Now

Do you ever sit down at your desk and wonder why the elevated surface doesn’t have more sensors to record and analyse data about your movements and habits? Well, wonder no more, my ergonomically-minded friend. Herman Miller, the manufacturer behind the Aeron chair, has invented a solution to the problem you never knew existed. Read More >>

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Watching These Precisely Crafted Wooden Joints Fit Together Is Deeply Satisfying

You probably want a carpenter using nails to build your house, so, you know, it doesn’t fall down. But for more decorative wooden creations, fasteners can result in an unsightly finish. An alternative is to rely solely on precisely engineered wooden joints that fit together so perfectly you’d swear they were optical illusions. Read More >>

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Tiny Violins Please: Some House Buyers Sleep On A Mattress On The Floor

Tissues at the ready, please, for the news that people who've just bought a house sometimes have to wait a bit before they can also buy furniture. Read More >>

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No More Allen Keys: Ikea’s Rolling Out Click-Together Furniture

Everyone knows the trade-off for the ridiculously reasonable prices in Ikea is the pain of assembling the furniture later. In fact, we've often found ourselves wishing we'd spent an extra few notes for something pre-assembled that didn't come with instructions written in cartoons, but it sounds like that time of frustration is coming to an end. Read More >>

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A Bed That Warms My Feet So I Fall Asleep Faster Is the Only Furniture I Need

Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night means you’ll spend at least a third of your life in bed. So if you’re going to splurge on a piece of furniture, it might as well be a bed that constantly adjusts its comfort to match your sleeping position and warms your feet so you can fall asleep faster at night. Read More >>

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A £24,000 Coffee Table That Floats Like a Hoverboard

If it’s not made of gold, furniture recovered from the Titanic, or extraterrestrial materials salvaged from a meteor, you’ll need one heck of a gimmick to convince people to spend £24,000 on a coffee table. And that’s probably why Siren Design Studios made its Teles Taxídi table float like a hoverboard. Read More >>

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Ikea’s Now Making Chairs the Same Way Nike Makes its Knitted Sneakers

There’s nothing quite as comfortable as wearing a sweater knit by a grandparent, right? That’s why Nike started using digital knitting machines to create its colorful Flyknit sneakers back in 2012, and why Ikea has now adopted the same technology to create a pair of chairs designed to pamper your posterior. Read More >>

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Transforming Coffee Table Just Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger

When you’re living in a small flat you need furniture that does more than just sit there looking pretty. This nondescript coffee table, created by Studio Ozeta, magically raises and expands, again and again, to become a dining table capable of seating up to ten dinner guests. Read More >>

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Your Arse Totally Deserves This £20,000 Chair That Makes You Feel Weightless

Stop and think about how many hours you spend sitting in an office chair hunched over a computer. Don’t you think your bum deserves to be cradled in something more luxurious than whatever was on sale at Ikea? The Elysium chair isn’t cheap, but it’s brilliantly engineered to make you never want to get up again. Read More >>

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Self-Driving Chairs Make it So Much Easier to Queue Up

Leveraging the same auto-follow ProPILOT technology that allows its vehicles to autonomously navigate traffic, Nissan has created self-driving chairs that promise to make it a lot easier the next time you’re forced to queue up. Read More >>

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Space-Saving Sofa Bed Features Extra Furniture Hidden Inside

Micro flats and tiny but well designed living spaces are all the rage right now. Most people living in tiny flats do so because they’re cheap, and don’t have the money to turn their homes into an urban transformer. So they need to find other clever ways to maximise their limited space, like with a two-in-one sofa bed with extra furniture hidden inside. Read More >>