Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Pre-Fab Do-It-Yourself

Pre-fab do-it-yourself is no longer an oxymoron. Apartment Therapy recently featured a site that does two things I love. First, it takes an interactive concept, the hack, and applies it to the off-line world in a way that inspires innovation. Second, it provides do-it-yourself project ideas for those of us without a garage full of tools. The site is called Ikea Hacker.

The concept is simple: collect tips and ideas for tinkering with Ikea products to create new, custom furniture and accessories. The blog is only a few months old, but it already has some great ideas, including the mock-DNA bulb chandelier pictured above. Have a hack of your own? Submit it to ikeahacker@gmail.com.

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