Who: Michelle Mason is an award-winning interiors and homewares designer.She says: "Even though it is sold throughout the world, Ikea is very much a Scandinavian brand, so I wanted to inject some classic British design into this piece, in the form of recognisable shapes and silhouettes.
WSJ contributor Hilary Potkewitz explains how to avoid the ' IKEA meltdown.' Photo: Clayton Hauck for The Wall Street Journal In therapy, so many couples mention fighting while shopping at IKEA or while assembling what they buy there that clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula has started embracing the retailer as a tool for a communications exercise. After 25 years of success as an adult educator in corporate America, I realized that I had something new to teach. I’ve helped thousands of women all around the world write their grownup love story. Sharing my heart with this man is the greatest accomplishment of my life. And so grateful that you’re going to accept my help. People ask me all the time whether I offer dating and relationship coaching for single men. So I thought I’d tell you about the experience men have when they’re trying to “date like a grownup.” If you’ve read my e Book, 7 Secrets to Finally Finding Love after 40, you know that I believe strongly that empathizing with men is absolutely essential to your dating and relationship success. Just like women, the men you’re dating have lived and learned.The Santa Monica, Calif., therapist often tasks couples with putting together a large piece of furniture at home and reporting back on how it went.
IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer with 367 stores in 47 countries, can look like a domestic wonderland.
And, ever since I've been at Apartment Therapy, I've been happy to share my geeky fangirl love of the new catalog with all of you; the annual launch has proven itself to be cause for a little collective design celebration each summer.
The new catalog won't be out officially until August 8, but my friends on the IKEA team shared a sneak peek with me, and, so, of course, I'm sharing with you...
Sand the legs then paint in emulsion in your choice of colour. Draw out your shapes on the back of some pieces of felt and cut out with sharp fabric scissors. To get a feel for how they should be arranged, play around a bit and pin them in place until you settle on the right look. Stick the felt pieces in place using a thin layer of fabric glue and leave to dry as instructed on the packet.
THE COFFEE TABLE What: "Expedit" glass-topped, white coffee table, £45.
To help kick off this year's "IKEA catalog season", I've put together a list of the top ten new products that we've got our eye on here at Apartment Therapy, starting off with a cool modern take on the rocker.