gaming
Gambling Regulator Says FIFA and the Loot Box Crowd Are Just Fine

Those hoping the gambling regulator might step in and eliminate the shameful virtual loot box market have been presented with a metaphorical box containing the words "shit out of luck" and an animating crying face emoji, as the head of the Gambling Commission says FIFA and the many other imaginary-free-stuff trading titles do not come under his remit. Read More >>

ikea
Ikea Designed a New Dresser Line With Improved Stability Features to Prevent Dangerous Tip-Overs

In July of 2015, Ikea finally acknowledged the increased tip over risk of several of its Malm dressers when drawers were left open; first responding with free anchoring kits, and then following up with a full recall in the US. Several children in America were unfortunately killed by the design flaw, which ultimately led to a $50 million (£39 million) lawsuit, several Malm pieces being discontinued, and the introduction of the company’s new Glesvär dresser line yesterday, with features specifically designed to reduce tipping risks. Read More >>

music
Rod Stewart Finally Embarrassed by Leopard Skin Chair at Age 73

Rod Stewart's having a clear out of all the trappings of fame he's acquired over the past innumerable, interminable decades, with a local auction house about to shift a load of his unwanted classic and more gaudy modern furniture items, as he's moving house. Read More >>

ikea
Smaller Ikea Metro/Local Outlets are Coming to the High Street

Ikea is planning to invade the high streets of the UK with a network of smaller branches, where users will be able to select from a slightly limited range of furniture and won't have the fun of controlling a massive trolley in places where it looks like members of the public shouldn't be allowed. Read More >>

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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 >>

transport
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 >>

star wars
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 >>

transport
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 >>

design
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 >>

housing crisis
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 >>

design
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 >>

design
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 >>

furniture
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 >>

manufacturing
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 >>