Ikea: terrible and amazing, brilliant but Machiavellian, a money saving place to get your furnishings without worrying about your kids and a guaranteed way to ruin your relationship in the process. So we’re all conflicted about Ikea, but the Swedish furniture embassy is trying to make your experience slightly less traumatic: Ikea just launched its first YouTube series of how-to videos on assembling its notoriously tricky furniture pieces. It also includes videos aimed at helping you “find your style,” and it turns out “your style” involves lots of Ikea stuff! The assembly videos are meant to complement the printed instructions. They’re similarly full of cutesy images and devoid of complicated narration. Only two products are available right now, but Ikea says it will add one new one ever week. “We understand that not everyone is a natural DIY-er at heart,” an Ikea spokeswoman said in a press release. But at least we can help you get the stuff home by yourself.
When you combine the eternal draw of cheap tattoos and the current need to be active somehow, anyhow, in resisting the current presidential administration, the resulting party is bound to be popular. Party to Protect does just this, and on Tuesday the group held their second event since the inauguration, offering discount flash sheet tattoos for which all […]
Traveling between Queens and Brooklyn had never been this easy until Car2Go carsharing arrived. Here’s how it works: You can pick up your Car2Go whenever you like, without prior planning, in any one of 70 locations throughout Brooklyn and Queens. You can see the locations here. Take the car wherever you like, for as long […]
[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.] 1. Start your weekend off artfully at Greenpoint Gallery Night, with 11 art spaces across the neighborhood open late, from Jave Project to The Yard. (Friday, Greenpoint, FREE) 2. Eat some eats and tell some tales […]