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  • Custom furniture as easy to order as IKEA
  • Custom furniture as easy to order as IKEA
    Tylko (2015) ©

Custom furniture as easy to order as IKEA

Moving into a new home is often stressful. Aside from the rigmarole of transferring your belongings from one abode to another, there’s the issue of whether everything will fit right when you get there. That cove would’ve been the perfect place for that shelf, if only it were 8cm wider, right?



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  • Article image Will DIY inspire a new generation?

    While the past decade has seen the rise of maker culture - from crafting to hacking - DIY retailers seem to have been left out. And yet, despite a shaky housing market, the desire to improve one’s home has never been stronger. So what’s behind this mismatch, and how can brands transform into buzzing hives for a new generation of DIYers?

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  • Article image Desperately seeking simplicity

    A movement of self-imposed minimalism and moderation is replacing spending sprees and unchecked consumerism. But what’s causing it? And what elements contribute to this new ‘simple life’?