Pimp your Billy – a 10 step tutorial

Customized Billy Bookshelves

The Hack backdrop, on a personal level… I deemed my 4 old Billy shelves as: 1. a bit dingy (after years of heavy use) 2. a bit too basic (I bought them a poor student)… 3. a bit boring (being all plain n´ all..) 4. a bit insufficient and inefficient their 202cm height left wasted [...]

IKEA Ekby Shelves in 3D – Tutorial

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After having put up some IKEA Ekby Ståtlig shelves in my bathroom I found myself with some shelf leftovers… I didn´t really know what to do with them…I felt it would be a shame to throw the nice bits of solid birch wood. As the Ekby Ståtlig shelves (I had the 28cm´119cm ones) are pretty [...]

D.I.Y Octopus Chandelier

Octopus Lamp

Saw this easily hacked idea in a store, I call it the octopus chandelier.  The retail price of this statement piece was about $2500/₤1600. I am thinking you could make it yourself for about 10% of that. As you can see there´s a total of 16 lamps connected to a central ring. As this type [...]

Are You Reedy?

The Reed Annex

The team at Staple Design, owners of The Reed Space (and Reed Annex) on Lower East side Orchard Street (no 151) are doing a fab job. They keep it fresh by a steady stream of collaborations and happenings and have lately been teaming up with street art legend OBEY and been the organizers of a [...]

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