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  • Ikea plans 100 budget hotels across Europe

    Ikea plans 100 budget hotels across Europe
    Backpacking across Europe? Soon, travelers may be able to bunk in budget hotels from Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea. The owner of Ikea’s intellectual property rights, Inter Ikea, is planning to open at least 100 such lodgings across the...
  • Small house in Marina del Rey remade modern, airy, open

    Small house in Marina del Rey remade modern, airy, open
    When Joe Borst bought a run-down 1952 house in Marina del Rey, he and girlfriend Maria Torres hoped to transform the 1,200-square-foot cookie-cutter plan into something that felt larger, more open and modern — a tall order given the limited budget....
  • Ikea: 'We deeply regret' use of forced labor in East Germany

    Ikea: 'We deeply regret' use of forced labor in East Germany
    Ikea Group, the Swedish company known for low-cost furniture and home goods, admitted and apologized for contracting with East German suppliers that used forced labor to manufacture the firm's products more than two decades ago. A report commissioned by...
  • IKEA's Saudi Arabia catalog erases women; company expresses regret

    IKEA's Saudi Arabia catalog erases women; company expresses regret
    IKEA removed images of women from the Saudi Arabia version of its catalog, a decision that the furniture giant now says clashes with its values. Swedish publication Metro posted a comparison of the Saudi Arabian mailer and the Swedish version, showing...
  • Moms want 'back pay,' get Hooters, Ikea freebies on Mother's Day

    Moms want 'back pay,' get Hooters, Ikea freebies on Mother's Day
    You’re always telling your mother you owe her. Now, the American Coalition for Labor Reparations has a worksheet you can use to calculate exactly how much back pay Mom deserves. Here’s the logic: “Every laborer deserves a wage. Your...
  • Jewelry designer Amanda Keidan: a house that sparkles

    Jewelry designer Amanda Keidan: a house that sparkles
    As a designer of custom jewelry, Amanda Keidan sometimes takes delicate vintage pieces and reworks them into intricately sculptured, modern collections. The same could be said for her sunny, art-filled Venice home, where gold accents blend with sparkling...
  • At USC's Phi Sigma Kappa, new design makes frat more fraternal

    At USC's Phi Sigma Kappa, new design makes frat more fraternal
    When architect Ana Henton first toured what had been the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house on USC’s Greek Row last spring, she wasn’t prepared for the end-of-semester squalor she saw. Leased to another fraternity, the house was in an extreme...
  • Kyle Schuneman's DIY racing stripe chairs

    Kyle Schuneman's DIY racing stripe chairs
    Perhaps you've heard of the Ikea hackers, the folks who turn budget buys from the Swedish superstore into pieces of custom furniture? Well, how about some Target tweaking? Los Angeles designer Kyle Schuneman found these basic blue chairs that sell for...
  • Dads worth less than moms (at home, at least): Father's Day Index

    Dads worth less than moms (at home, at least): Father's Day Index
    For all the soccer coaching, burger grilling and spider killing that Dad does around the house, the value of his work is worth only about one-third as much as Mom’s, according to the annual Father’s Day Index from Insure.com. Fatherly...
  • Fab co-founder Bradford Shellhammer lays out plans for change

    Fab co-founder Bradford Shellhammer lays out plans for change
    For proof of how fast the business of design is changing, look no further than Fab. The site launched in 2010 as a TripAdvisor-Foursquare-Yelp social-networking hybrid called Fabulis was aimed at gay men. But having burned through most of its start-up...
  • McDonald's blames February sales slide on 2012 leap year

    McDonald's blames February sales slide on 2012 leap year
    Sales at McDonald’s restaurants slipped 1.5% last month, but not because of global economic difficulties or fast-casual competition. The fast food behemoth attributed the slide to the difficulty of comparing February’s performance against...