A Little Light Hacking.

Teshia Treuhaft is currently chained to her desk documenting the process of surviving senior year at A&D and her obsession with wood veneer.

        So, we all love IKEA. Everyone wants a Varmluft or Lack or Poäng for the living room, and even if you don’t it's still fun to try and pronounce Swedish. 

        The IKEA Canton location is a must for my roommates and I at the beginning of each school year, stocking up on flat pack furniture to fill dorm rooms / apartments / student housing of all sorts. So what is this about the meatball-eating masses repurposing their very own slice of Swedish greatness? Well that my friends, brings us to the new buzzphrase “IKEA Hacking” - The process of modifying or repurposing an IKEA product or component into a new object. 

        Here is a nifty hack/project from friend and fellow A&D senior Ryan Thurmer. Check it out here and on IKEA Hackers.

        "These plywood lamps, held together by the tension of their electric cables (the IKEA HEMMA Cord), attempt to add a functional purpose to the necessity of being bound to a cord, other than our requirement of objects to be constantly 'plugged in'. This combination of form, and cord as a material, allow these lamps to be used in a variety of positions as seen in the installation." - Ryan Thurmer 2011

Awesome job Ryan – Thanks for sharing!