Is High Street Sustainability An Oxymoron?

Debbie Griffiths | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Style
Debbie Griffiths

Personally, I can think of plenty of other things to make me feel happier. But, being British, they usually depend on the weather: gardening, relaxing with family, enjoying a barbeque. If it's raining, I might finally get round to making the conservatory hygge for winter.

Some Of Us Are In A Hurry

Katie Lodge | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

You understand that this kid has made waiting an art form. And you cannot fail to note that the conclusive point somewhere in the future - the dental appointment, the dinner, the place that man just has to be - is in fact nowhere at all.

7 Ways To Host A Summer Party For Committed Scandiphiles

Claudia Canavan | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Complaining about the lack of sun during the summertime is a national pastime for Brits and our love of Pimms and garden parties knows few bounds when...

IKEA's Response To People Turning Its 40p Bag Into Balenciaga-Inspired Accessories

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Style

The Internet keeps trolling IKEA and Balenciaga and the results are hilarious. Since social media likened Balenciaga’s latest £1672 blue bag desig...

14 Reasons Why IKEA Is Simply The Best Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

You might just think it is just a giant blue warehouse that sells furniture on an industrial estate, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. All...

This Guy Put A 'Relationship Saving Station' In Ikea And It's What Every Couple Needs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bank holiday is upon us which means one thing for cohabiting couples: a trip to Ikea. While this always sounds like a good idea in theory - think qu...

This Mirror Is Actually An AI Butler Called 'Albert' And It's Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Tech

Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of your very own personal butler giving you the day’s news, your schedule and then warning you about any tr...

Ikea Just Unveiled Its Plan To Make The Smart Home Dream Affordable For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

For years, smart homes have been the preserve of the rich. But now Ikea is seeking to make the smart home dream affordable for everyone with the launc...

Abolishing Yourself - Time To End The Procrustean Bed Of Customer Service

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

This is no way means an end to all customer interaction. That is here to stay. This means the creation of a better approach, which moves customer interaction away from the flawed model of today towards a more useful set of interaction for both the client and the company. To achieve this would require two solutions.

Ikea’s New Project Will Create Jobs For Hundreds Of Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

Swedish furniture giant Ikea will stock a line of rugs and textiles made by Syrian refugees in 2019. The move will create 200 jobs for Syrian refugees...

7 Products You Can Buy To Kick Start Your Sustainable 2017

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Ikea has announced that it has achieved zero waste to landfill in the UK for the first time, marking a milestone in sustainability for the furniture f...

Ikea Issues Half A Billion Pound Blow To UK Government Over Renewables

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK

Ikea has said it won’t spend a single penny of its mammoth £524m (€600m) green fund in Britain until the government makes it easier to invest in ...

Ikea Has Some Very Surprising Uses For Its Recycled Material

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

Ikea has announced it has achieved zero waste to landfill in the UK for the first time and now even turns a profit from waste, with recycled materials...

Unassembled Lives

Caragh Little | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

Staying overnight in IKEA strikes me as a really interesting statement on a year which a lot of people have judged to be very troubling. IKEA is a whole world of its own. The showroom offers us so many variants of everyday life at home.

Teens Are Having Illegal Sleepovers In Ikea Stores And Bosses Are Not Happy

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Ikea has urged teenagers to stop having illegal sleepovers in its stores after ten incidents were reported by the Swedish furniture giant this year. ...

IKEA Re-Brands Furniture With Brutally Honest Names In Honour Of All Our Relationship Problems

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows that the true test of whether your relationship is going to go the distance, is taking your partner to IKEA on a Saturday morning. If ...

Ikea Boss Can't Rule Out Brexit ‘Price Rises’ But Vows To Protect EU Workers In Britain

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK

Ikea has warned it cannot rule out future prices rises in its British stores, as the cost of raw materials used to make its flat-pack furniture is thr...

Contractor Dies In 'Workplace Accident' At Newly-Opened Ikea Store In Reading

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

A contractor died at an Ikea store in Reading in the early hours of Wednesday morning, leading to the store’s closure. Emergency services were calle...

Can Companies Help Customers Live More Sustainably?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Forward thinking companies such as Unilever have realised that they need to change to address global environmental challenges like climate change. These companies are fundamentally shifting how they do business from the way they source products through to the types of energy they use. But can they persuade their customers to join with them?

This Guy Wants You To Know How He Got His Balls Stuck In An Ikea Chair

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Comedy

Swedish furniture megastore Ikea has come under fire from a customer for a rather peculiar reason. Norwegian Claus Jørstad wrote a lengthy message on...

Ikea Threw Some Serious Insta Shade And We Love It

Partner Studio UK | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Ikea isn’t just a purveyor of Swedish furniture, but harsh truths, too. In the furnishings chain’s newest ad, those of us who obsessively Instag...

Leaving Europe Was 'Easier' Than Escaping Ikea Reading's Carpark

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

Shoppers have claimed it was “easier to get out of Europe” than Reading’s newly opened Ikea store, with people waiting three-and-a-half hours to...

What Do Saudi Arabia and Ikea Have in Common? They Both Want to Go Solar

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

A few months before, at a gathering in May 2015 convened by the French government ahead of the Paris climate talks, Saudi Arabia's oil minister was asked about his country's strategy after the end of the oil era. His answer: We will keep exporting energy, except it will be solar power which we will sell to the world.

IKEA Reissues Warning After Third Child Killed By Toppling Furniture

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been urged to ensure all IKEA Malm chest of drawers are secured to a wall, after a third child has been killed by a toppling dresser. IKE...

IKEA Recalls Kids' Costume Over 'Strangulation' Fear

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

IKEA has recalled a bat cape costume sold in the UK over concerns it could injure or "strangle" children. The Swedish retailer said it had received re...