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This Page On Instagram Collects Interior Design Objects Used In Star Trek, Here Are 30 Of The Best Finds Interview With Author

What if we told you that the set designers for Star Trek didn’t make every single thing that ever appeared on the show? Instead, the staff worked very carefully on sourcing and selecting everyday objects that would fit the overall theme of the show. Everything from cutlery to glasses and even chairs in the show were everyday items accessible to most of us (at some point). For example, Captain Janeway’s office chair is a Signét 8400 chair from HÅG, which is a Norwegian design company, not to mention there were also items that were bought at IKEA.

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30 Funny Comics By StrangeTrek For People Who Like Horror And Pop Culture

We at Bored Panda are addicted to discovering new artists that could bring some fun and laughter to your daily lives. StrangeTrek comics are designed to do just that. These funny comics with dark undertones and unexpected endings are created by Roby Poche from Austin, Texas in the United States. Although they look quite random, they are oddly relatable at the same time.
So dive into the imaginary world of StrangeTrek, upvote the most hilarious ones, and let us know what you think in the comments! Quoting the artist's Instagram description in advance: "sorry for the ones you don't like, sorrier for the ones you do." 
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We at Bored Panda are addicted to discovering new artists that could bring some fun and laughter to your daily lives. StrangeTrek comics are designed to do just that. These funny comics with dark undertones and unexpected endings are created by Roby Poche from Austin, Texas in the United States. Although they look quite random, they are oddly relatable at the same time.

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Artist Redesigns Popular Logos In An Old-School Style (80 Pics)

Have you realized that you’re able to instantly identify a business by looking at its logo, even if its name isn’t a part of the logo? Perhaps you’ve noticed that you can correctly guess the nature of a business by looking at its logo for the first time, even if you’ve never heard of the business before? Logos can be an efficient way of communicating information clearly without using words.

Many mascots have been around for decades. As new brands forge their way into our homes, some brands are taking time to re-develop their logos completely.

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IKEA Collaborates With Small Home Builders To Create A Beautiful And Practical Tiny Home Interior

If you live in a big city, sometimes there’s nothing you’d love more than to escape to a cozy retreat somewhere out of town, even if it’s just for a day or two. Well, your prayers might have just been answered. Recently, IKEA teamed up with small home and RV builders Vox Creative, Curbed, and Escape to create a tiny sustainable mobile home, and its interior might be the coziest you’ve seen yet.

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See IKEA’s First Genius Collaboration With LEGO

This October, the BYGGLEK collection—a collaboration between IKEA and LEGO Group—will be available in stores. Since the early 1930s, LEGO has played a huge part in children’s and adults’ lives, sparking creativity and endless entertainment. Recently, the LEGO group has teamed up with the Swedish brand IKEA to launch their first-ever collaboration whose results are set to reach physical and online stores this fall, and, yes, it’s as amazing as you imagine.

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LEGO has teamed up with IKEA to produce a new storage option for building blocks

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Available on October 1, 2020, the collaboration will solve the only problem everyone has with their LEGOs—their storage. “Developed with parents and children in mind, BYGGLEK brings play and storage together to fuel creativity while creating more space for play in the home,” IKEA told in a press release.

The new BYGGLEK line will consist of four different products

Image credits: IKEA x LEGO

“The collection allows children to keep their creativity going even when the physical activity stops and helps adults create organization without disrupting play. In short, BYGGLEK enables children to play, display, and replay their creations,” IKEA explained to the media.

Including one set of 3 small boxes, two sets of larger boxes, and a set of LEGO bricks

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The new LEGO x IKEA collection will include several key products. Firstly, it’s the BYGGLEK 201-piece LEGO brick set that’ll sell for $14.99. According to the press release, it’s a “unique, curated selection of existing LEGO bricks and play starters such as food items and minifigures in different colors and sizes to inspire free play and creativity for ages 5+.”

Starting from October 1, the products will be available in physical and online IKEA stores

Image credits: IKEA x LEGO

Another cool new product is the game-changing BYGGLEK Boxes. The boxes will come in three different sizes, and they’ll all have LEGO studs on their lids and in their interiors. “BYGGLEK allows creations to be built and displayed both inside and on top,” IKEA explains.

And their prices start at $9.99

Image credits: IKEA x LEGO

“The box itself can be a house, a swimming pool, a sports arena, ” said Rasmus Buch Løgstrup, the LEGO designer who leads the collaboration. “There is no right or wrong.” In the United States, the new IKEA x LEGO line will be available in October. Prices start at $9.99 for a set of three small boxes and go up to $14.99 for the largest box.

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IKEA Releases Instructions On How To Make 6 Types Of Furniture Forts

When was the last time you built a furniture fort? If you can’t remember – you’re missing out. And just in case you feel like stepping up your fort game, IKEA Russia has just released a series of instructions for some cool furniture forts that you can build at home using IKEA furniture. Not long after the instructions were released, people started sharing photos of their forts using the #явдомикеикеаhashtag (translating to “I’m in an IKEA house”) – check out the instructions and people’s pictures in the gallery below!

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IKEA Encourages People To Build Their Own Bee Homes Free Of Charge

May 20 marked the World Bee Day, and to draw more attention to the problem of bee extinction, research and design lab SPACE10, supported by IKEA, teamed up with design studio Bakken & Bæck and industrial designer Tanita Klein to give people the opportunity to design their own bee homes. You can create one and download the design files free of charge here.

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Most of us have heard that bees are on the verge of extinction but little of us actually know what we can do to help prevent that. SPACE10’s latest project wants to make it easy for people to contribute. Simply design a bee house you like, download the plans, have them printed out at a local makerspace, assemble it and place it near some flowers.

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“With a design that is flexible and accessible through open-source design principles, everyone, everywhere is empowered to design and fabricate their own Bee Home locally,” explains the creators of the project.

Image credits: Irina Boersma

Even though may appear small, they’re actually pretty efficient workers –  a single solitary bee can pollinate as much plants as 120 honeybees.

Image credits: Brendan Austin

Bee Home even provides a handy map where you can find makerspaces and bee hosts closest to you.

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Designer Tanita Klein explained that she wants people to design their dream homes for bees that provide the perfect environment for their offspring while being incredibly easy to design, assemble, and place at the same time.

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“It was important for me that Bee Home is aesthetically pleasing and almost feels like you’ve added a sculpture to your garden or your balcony,” continued the designer. “This project really exemplifies how design can do good for both people and their environment.”

Image credits: Adrian Vindelev

Just in case you’re afraid of getting stung, there is no need to be afraid – solitary bees do not produce honey therefore they have nothing to protect. Not only that – male bees don’t even have a stinger.

Image credits: Irina Boersma

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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IKEA Recreated The Living Rooms From Friends, The Simpsons And Stranger Things Using IKEA Furniture

Have you ever wanted to visit the settings of your favorite TV shows, like the living room from The Simpsons for example? Turns out you can actually recreate some of them inside your own living room!

IKEA has recently launched an ad campaign in the United Arab Emirates in which they recreated the living rooms from The Simpsons, Friends, and Stranger Things using IKEA furniture. The campaign, called “IKEA Real Life”, took two months to complete and the creators listed every piece of furniture used so you could recreate the rooms in your own home.

The Simpsons

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Image credits: IKEA

In an interview with Adweek, Vinod Jayan, the managing director for IKEA in the UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Oman, said that the IKEA team closely worked with creatives for months to make the project happen. “They went through hundreds of items to find the perfect pieces that would bring those iconic rooms,” said Vinod. “It was a great collaborative effort that led up to a stunning result. A true testament of what IKEA represents: a place where everyone can bring whatever idea they see or have to live.”

Friends

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Image credits: IKEA

IKEA even created a page where you can check out each room and the pieces of furniture used individually so you can surprise your friends with your newly decorated Simpsons-themed living room the next time they visit!

Stranger things

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People Are Spotting Shark Plushies Doing Human Things In IKEA And It’s Adorable (22 Pics)

If you’re not familiar with Blåhaj, it’s an adorable plush shark sold by IKEA that instantly stole peoples’ hearts when it first came out a few years back. Now, the toy is making a comeback and the creative minds at IKEA came up with an amusing campaign that will make you fall in love with the little shark once again.

In the campaign, titled Let’s Play!, IKEA hid a bunch of Blåhaj’s across their stores and encouraged people to go out and find them all. Naturally, people were all over this idea and started sharing their hilarious findings on social media. Check out the adorable hidden sharks people found in IKEA stores in the gallery below!

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Woman Turns IKEA Lamp Into A Death Star

Don’t want your home to look like hundreds of others you see in IKEA’s catalogs? How about making it more like a Darth Vader’s den? Just put your construction hat on and follow this do-it-yourself guide on turning IKEA’s PS 2014 lamp into a glowing Death Star.

The tutorial is made by a self-proclaimed Star Wars geek Lylelo, who “always saw the IKEA PS 2014 lamp and thought ‘it looks so much like a Death Star!’”

She seized the opportunity for the DIY project when she was moving with her boyfriend to a new place, and “converted one of those plain white lamps into the exploding Death Star floating over our bed. We absolutely love it,” she told Bored Panda. Now take a look how to make one yourself!

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I made this Death Star from a plain IKEA lamp and you can do it too

First step, of course, is to buy an IKEA PS 2014 lamp and a can of spray paint

“I used a can of light gray spray paint from the local hardware store. Do this outside because of the fumes and the necessary ventilation. If you want to have it perfect – cover the copper insides BEFORE you spraypaint the outsides. The mist of the spray dulled the sheen a tiny bit – it doesn’t bother us, but if you want it super shiny – cover it up. Or don’t use spray paint and brush the light gray instead. In my case, it was a matter of time and not wanting to paint them all by hand.”

We used masking tape for painting walls to cover the areas that should stay lighter

“Using an x-acto knife and a cutting mat with a ruler proved to be helpful to have a variation in the strips. Cut some wide, some small, some long, some short. Alternate to create the pattern, the death star wasn’t all the same, neither should be yours.”

We created a stencil of the round weapon on a piece of paper first and traced that onto the lamp with a pencil

Once you’re satisfied with the look of your pattern, you can paint a darker shade of paint over the whole ball

“We decided that black was too dark and sharp as a contrast, so we mixed a darker gray color. The paint is a mix of acrylic paint and a chalk paint, to give it a not so glossy finish. We found this paint in the hardware store.”

Paint the ball completely or work in segments – it all depends on your taste

“We peeled the masking tape not long after painting. Make sure to press the tape very well down before you paint, avoiding blotches and noses doing so. But even if you have some slight uneven lines – the end result will be great, because the Death Star has so many little bits and dots, it will look like you wanted it this way.”

The round weapon was painted by hand with a fine brush

Hang it on your ceiling as instructed – you will need a hook for that – and enjoy your Death Star lamp – it’s awesome!

Watch it in action below:

For more DIY lamp ideas, check out these 21 designs.

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