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Even IKEA Has Its Own Adult Colouring Book Now

The adult colouring book craze has swept across the world, with everything from TV shows to comic books getting the treatment lately. But now IKEA is joining in with a book that lets you therapeutically colour in minimalist Swedish furniture. It’s probably less stressful than trying to put it together, at least.


Practical 3D Printing Looks Like A Crazy $6370 Coffee Table

3-D printing, the technology that will change retail stores forever, still has a long way to go to best injection-moulded plastic. But if you want one application where 3-D printing kicks the arse of conventional tooling, look no further than this Inception-inspired coffee table.


Earthquake-Proof Beds Might Be The Scariest Part Of A Natural Disaster

The worst way to experience an earthquake has to be waking up in the middle of the night to all that chaos. So a Chinese inventor has revealed a new and improved version of an earthquake-proof bed that supposedly helps you survive a worst case scenario — but at what cost?


You Can Totally Sit On This Balloon Animal Furniture

Inflatable furniture isn’t a new idea. Tents and guest rooms everywhere are filled with air-filled mattresses. But none of them look like designer Seungjin Yang’s inflatable pieces, which are created using the same balloons a birthday party clown relies on to entertain screaming children.


A Portable Room-in-a-Box Lets You Move House In An Instant

If you regularly suffer from itchy feet, you might need a room-in-a-box like this. Designed to make it easy to move from city to city with all the basics you need to set up home, the Travelbox is an experiment in nomadic living.


Thermoelectric IKEA Furniture Could Charge Your Phone With Energy From Your Coffee

Your computer, your gaming console, even your cup of coffee — all of these objects in your house radiate heat, which promptly goes to waste. But what if your kitchen table or console cabinet contained the thermoelectric hardware to turn that heat into usable electricity?


Sleek Furniture Line Puts Your Bike Where It Belongs: On A Pedestal 

One of the perennial challenges of urban living is the lack of space. Biking in cities is great, for instance — but only if you have a spot to store your bike. Some furniture designers in Chile are offering a creative (and attractive) solution.


Even Robots Suck At Building IKEA Furniture

Folks have been fantasizing for years about the possibility of an IKEA-savvy robot. If IKEA uses robots to flat pack its furniture, surely we humans could use robots to assemble it! But despite at least a decade of attempts, one thing remains clear: Robots are terrible at building IKEA furniture.


How To Purposely Make Brand New Furniture Look Completely Vintage

The world we currently live in loves the old world we used to live in. Kind of. Everyone gets lovesick with nostalgia and pines for the good ol’ days but no one will ever really go back in time because it means like our iPhones will be older and Facebook won’t load as fast. So in that yearning for yesterday, we decide to purposely make totally brand new furniture look older and more weathered and distressed and so stylistically vintage — to remind of us of the character of the past we now lack (and have to fake).


New York Should Be Ashamed Of The Heinous Chair It Built For The Pope

Pope Francis is hip to social media and cares about the environment. His new cool Popemobile is a convertible Hyundai. But the throne that the poor pope has to sit in while he’s in Manhattan is freaking design blasphemy. It’s so ugly, it’s ungodly. How in heaven’s name did we get into this mess?


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