Today I got the new Ikea catalog and found some great things in it! I like Ikea’s approach, they really understand the need for such a market and do it well and with style. They also have a strong focus on small living, as their primary buyers are city dwellers and those in Europe (who typically live smaller).
I like this Signun Charging Station, for $5 its a good deal. It gives a landing pad, which is good for organization and makes it easy to charge your phone and ipod.
This Sunnan Work Lamp goes for 30 bucks and has a built in solar panel and battery. Just one way to cut down on utilities.
The Norbo wall mounted table is simple, it folds down to a slim profile but still give great work space. While you can make this easily, at $29 its hard to beat.
The Nordeh Gate Leg Table is a great peice that has been around for a while. While still small it provides storage for silverware, napkins and other kitchen stuff. Not only does it get small, but it opens really big, I think you could pack 8 around this table if you really wanted to. It would be great to bring outside on a nice night for dinner with friends. It sells for $179 and has a nice butcher block top.
The lychsele Chair Bed is a nice Chair for the day, then converts to a decent bed at night, its suprisingly confmortable and comes in lots of colors
This is the PS Latop Workspace. It sells for $40 and is made out of all metal. It also locks so that you don’t have to worry about someone walking off with your laptop. The construction on these are great and with the little adjustable cubbies I really like it. This comes in a few colors and the table top obviously folds up to close the container.
These Trones Cabinates come in wood and in plastic. I like the plastics ones better, they open and close easier and look cleaner. The great thing about these is that they offer a suprising amount of storage, are really low profile and mount on the wall. I have seen these in entry ways for things like shoes, hats gloves etc. These could really be used anywhere as a great storage solution where you don’t have allot of space and don’t want something with a floor footprint. 3 pack for $40.
Here is the ANN sink, which includes the faucet, its small, wall mounted and for $80 is really inexpensive, many of know that you can easily pay 100 bucks for the faucet alone!