A First Look at the Beautiful New Furniture IKEA's Bringing To the U.S.

I'll admit it: I love what IKEA's been up to lately. They're making high-tech however affordable desks. They're reissuing simple but sophisticated midcentury modern designs. And now, they're bringing a whole slew of drop dead gorgeous furniture to the United States, much of which is made of solid wood. I love it. » 1/08/15 12:57pm 1/08/15 12:57pm

Couple Finds a Dying Snake in a Free Curbside Couch Because Of Course

Snakes. Ssssssssnakessssssss. Some people swear by snakes, but other people foreswear snakes. Whatever your personal feelings about snakes, though, we can all probably agree that too many irresponsible people have decided to adopt pet snakes that either get too big, are actually poisonous, or slither into a drain… » 1/01/14 6:00pm 1/01/14 6:00pm

Lena Dunham Realizes $24,000 Sofa Is Too Expensive

You may recall that Miranda July is doing an email art project this summer in which a select group of people she knows release random, boring emails they've sent to people in their inner circle to the general public. This week's batch of words are about money; through them, we learned that Kirsten Dunst recently sold… » 7/01/13 1:40pm 7/01/13 1:40pm

Man Arrested After Attempting to Make Sweet, Sweet Love to Dirty Old…

Meet Gerard Streator. One night at around 11 p.m., an off-duty cop was out jogging when he spotted the 46-year-old Wisconsin man leaning over an abandoned couch on the side of the road. According to the police report, Streator's hips were "thrusting up and down on the couch." As the cop got closer, he yelled, "what… » 9/24/12 4:05pm 9/24/12 4:05pm

Climb Back Into the Womb With This Handy Uterus Chair

Annoyed by everyone around you? No problem, just transform your chair into a cozy womb-like tent and climb in to experience serenity like you haven't felt since you were floating inside your mother. That's pretty much what this HUSH chair allows you to do, according to designer Freyja Sewell's website: » 6/12/12 11:55pm 6/12/12 11:55pm

Did IKEA Once Use East German Political Prisoners to Make Its Sofas?

The thought of IKEA brings up complex emotions in many of us. On the one hand, their furniture is affordable and reasonably attractive, and always seems to fit that spot where you need a shelf. On the other hand, wandering aimlessly through their giant stores is a special kind of retail hell, their furniture tends to… » 5/01/12 11:15pm 5/01/12 11:15pm