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This Creepy Halloween Ad From IKEA Is Just Perfect, Danny

IKEA, in general, is a frightening place, a bizarre isolated world unto itself filled with sad, desperate people. Sometimes, I feel like I’ll never make it out of that maze alive. That’s what makes this ad from IKEA Singapore, promoting its late-night shopping hours, one of the best Halloween ads I’ve ever seen.


This Carpet-Covered Couch Is Uncomfortable Brilliance

If, like me, you’re a little OCD, the thought of a carpet with a giant kink in it is the kind of thing that keeps you awake late at night, sweaty-palmed and slightly nervous. That’s why I’m not entirely sure if I could live with this carpet-kink couch, even if it is a clever piece of design.


A $45,000 Lounger That Automatically Turns To Track The Sun

It’s often said the world isn’t fair, and nowhere is that more obvious than when you’re sprawled out on a lounger trying to soak up a little sun, and it won’t stop moving across the afternoon sky. You can write all the angry letters to Neil deGrasse Tyson you want, but the only solution to the problem (besides getting up and moving) is this $US45,000 lounge chair from Remmus that automatically rotates so you’re always getting a full blast of sun.


This Levitating Furniture Isn't The Finale Of A Vegas Stage Show

Were Penn & Teller to finish their popular Vegas magic show by simply rolling out this furniture set and relaxing while reading the paper, there would still be a standing ovation. Because Lago has managed to create the illusion that this couch, chair and coffee table are all floating — and you’ll want to believe, even if deep down you know it’s just a trick.


IKEA's New Furniture Assembles In Minutes Without A Single Tool

IKEA has made buying furniture as easy as picking up milk at the corner store, but as convenient as the company’s flat-pack approach to selling desks and shelving is, the assembly part can still be a pain. But its new living room line uses specially-designed wedge dowels, allowing the pieces to be assembled using only your bare hands. Magic.


A Saddle-Inspired Chair Lets You Rustle Up Some Relaxation

It’s not exactly going to disrupt the furniture industry as we know it, but designer Christian Sjöström might be onto something with this unique flexible chair inspired by saddles that facilitates several different seating positions. If it’s good enough for a cowboy, it has to be good enough for a desk jockey, right?


Shelving That Automatically Waters Your Plants, Even When You Forget

It might not be as heartbreaking as saying goodbye to a pet, but no one wants to see their plants die — it’s a sign of failure. And since using a device that reminds you to water them is useless if you’re never home, this simple set of shelving will serve as your horticultural assistant, keeping your plants watered — and alive — for up to an entire month without intervention.


If This Razor-Thin Dining Table Won't Bend, Why Should Your Phone?

Why the iPhone 6 Plus is mysteriously bending for a handful of users may never be fully known, but for the next version maybe Apple should talk to Alexander Purcell Rodrigues who has designed a stunning super-thin aluminium dining table that looks like a giant razor blade, and is promised not to bend or warp — even under the load of a Christmas feast.


Create Whatever Furniture You Need With This Cardboard Building Set

If you’re not going to be living too long in a place, decking out your temporary abode in recyclable cardboard furniture actually makes a lot of sense. It’s cheaper than real furniture, you don’t have to bring it next time you move, and with these modular TapeFlips sets you can actually build exactly the pieces you need.


This Lego Mario Brothers Lamp Is The Geekiest Way To Spend $US2,200

Let’s say that you’ve got a spare two grand stuffed in a shoebox under your bed, and you want to put it towards something really useful. No, not paying off a credit card bill, or getting your car serviced — you want to blow that on a Mario Bros lamp made out of Lego.


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