Ikea Removes Lesbians From Its Russian Catalog

The unfortunate birthplace of your entire bedroom set, Ikea, has removed a feature about a lesbian couple from the Russian edition of its magazine. Sound familiar? However, this time Ikea is saying they preemptively removed the couple to comply with the Russian ban on "homsexual propaganda". » 11/26/13 10:00am 11/26/13 10:00am

Ikea's Moose Meat Lasagna Joins the Club of Meat that's Contaminated…

Ikea. Girl. I think it's time that we had a talk about how you keep making one kind of meat out of a completely different kind of meat. First, we found out that you kept making your Swedish meatballs out of horse and now it turns out that your moose meat lasagna is mixed up with pork. Now, as has been previously… » 4/08/13 11:10am 4/08/13 11:10am

Your Favorite Food (This Time, IKEA Meatballs) Is Probably Made of…

You may think that you'd never eat horse meat, but the truth is that you love it and can't get enough of it. "More horse meat," your brain and tummy cry whenever you get hungry or just want a snack because, as it turns out, horse meat is in everything. Hamburgers? Horse meat! Ravioli? Horse meat. Water? Super thin, wet… » 2/25/13 11:00am 2/25/13 11:00am

Ikea Monkey's Name Is Darwin, He's Now Living Happily at a Sanctuary

This past Sunday, a seven-month-old rhesus macaque, wearing a solitary Ugg boot as a jacket, was found wandering an Ikea parking lot in Toronto. It caused quite a stir as you don't see a primate in a baby-sized shearling coat roaming through Grönkulla towel sets and Knutstorp wicker baskets everyday. » 12/11/12 9:30am 12/11/12 9:30am

IKEA Photoshops Women Out of Its Saudi Arabia Catalog

People in the U.S. and 41 other countries around the globe scour IKEA catalogs to find the exact same cheap, simple furniture with hard-to-pronounce Swedish names, but the company's Saudi Arabian customers have a different shopping experience: there are no women to be found amongst the images of Grundtal shelves and… » 10/01/12 3:40pm 10/01/12 3:40pm

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

What Is IKEA Doing Spying on Its Employees and Angry Customers?

IKEA seems so friendly and efficient and non-threatening—unless you consider taking over the décor of houses worldwide to be aesthetically threatening—but it seems there might be a darker side to everyone's go-to furniture retailer. The Swedish company is being investigated in France for hiring private detectives to spy … » 3/14/12 10:00pm 3/14/12 10:00pm

Old People Go Looking For Love At Shanghai's IKEA


If you think of IKEA only as a place to get lost and then end up spending way more money than you meant to, you should start thinking outside of the flat-pack cardboard box. That's what senior citizens in Shanghai are doing, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, they've managed to turn their local IKEA into a hot … » 12/04/11 3:50pm 12/04/11 3:50pm

Naomi Campbell Returns To Court, Her Home Away From Home

  • Naomi Campbell's lawsuit with ex-agent Carol White is still rumbling. White, who claims Campbell stiffed her on royalties for a perfume called "Naomi Campbell Cat Deluxe With Kisses," says she has evidence that Campbell's lawyer and manager perjured themselves. [WWD]
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