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Ikea Is Getting Into the Hydroponics Game

It will start selling plant-growing systems in US next spring

(Newser) - Ikea believes city-dwelling Americans are finally ready to start growing their own food. Business Insider reports the company plans to launch its line of indoor hydroponic gardens in the US this spring. Hydroponics are supposed to make gardening easier for beginners in that there's no soil, no need to... More »

IKEA Says Yes to Kanye's Plea, Jokingly

Rapper really wants to work with the furniture chain

(Newser) - On Monday, Kanye West revealed one of his weirder ambitions: "I have to work with IKEA," the rapper told BBC Radio 1 , begging the furniture chain to "allow Kanye to create." He explained that the chain's minimalist designs appeal to him, and that he wants... More »

80K Ikea Baby Gates Recalled After Children Injured

Cuts, bruises, and concussions

(Newser) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 80,000 Ikea baby gates after reports of injured children around the world. Patrull, Patrull Fast, and Patrull Klamma baby gates sold between 1995 and 2016 can come unlocked unexpectedly and cause falls and other injuries, CNN reports. The gates, sold at Ikea... More »

IKEA Furniture Is Tricky for Robots, Too

But researchers are determined to get a robot to put together an entire chair

(Newser) - Most humans find IKEA furniture assembly infuriatingly difficult ... and it turns out robots aren't much better at the task. In a new study out of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, researchers find that "fine robotic assembly, in which the parts to be assembled are small and fragile... More »

Ikea: Stop Playing Hide-and-Seek in Our Stores

32,000-person game nixed over safety fears

(Newser) - There are plenty of hiding places in Ikea stores, but the Swedish furniture chain would prefer not to find tens of thousands of Dutch people in them. The company says it won't allow mass hide-and-seek events in its Netherlands stores, one of which signed up 32,000 people on... More »

1% of World's Commercial Wood Goes to ... IKEA

The total comes to 17.8 million cubic yards of wood

(Newser) - IKEA, the Swedish furniture chain so massive it employs 150,000 people in hundreds of stores in almost 30 countries, now eats up an incredible 1% of the world's entire commercial wood supply, reports Pacific Standard . That was 17.8 million cubic yards in 2012—an amount so unfathomable... More »

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