Ikea’s food business managing director Michael La Cour  improved his day last week by tucking into some veggie balls at their official launch in Ikea’s Brussels store. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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  Image of the week: Ikea’s veggie balls Here’s a new entry to the Ikea vocabulary: Grönsaksbullar. They are the vegetarian or “veggie(...)

Periscope has very rapidly overtaken Meerkat in downloads, possibly leaving a sour taste with some otherwise savvy investors in their rush to invest into Meerkat

Three years ago this month, Google publicly announced its “Glass” project. It was the company’s first foray into wearable consumer devices, and offere(...)

Head of Samsung mobile in the UK and Ireland, Conor Pierce: “The S6 has really been crafted around the feedback we’ve got from consumers. We have to learn from our success and learn from some of the lessons from the past.” Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Conor Pierce has been head of Samsung Mobile in the UK and Ireland for just under two months. Once Nokia’s vice president for the UK and Ireland, then(...)

3D printing may not be as satisfying as building something with your own two hands

The maker movement has been around for some time. Groups of like-minded people who are interested in doing things for themselves come together to lear(...)

People were found hiding under stuffed toys at a game of hide-and-seek in Ikea in Belgium. (Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times)

Ikea has stopped plans by thousands of people to play hide-and-seek in its box-like stores in the Netherlands. After a spirited round of the children’(...)

Convivial drinking in a pub is grand, despite what the new puritans might have you believe (see also: red fizz, stage left). Photograph: Getty Images

Ahead of Ireland’s big day, we thought we would take at look at just some of the ways Irish consumers are unique and a couple of things we think be(...)

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea  said it is to halt its online magazine in Russia due to fears it contravenes the country’s sexual orientation laws. File photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Ikea says it is halting its online magazine in Russia because of fears that it violates the country’s law banning the promotion of “gay values” to min(...)

The XC90’s squinty-eyed stare: think Clint Eastwood with metal teeth 3:50

In the end, it all comes down to where in your own personal universe you receive Swedish design. If your only conscious exposure to the products of(...)

All profits from the sales go towards empowering the female makers through employment.

This International Women’s Day put your purchasing power to good use by investing in this decorative range of hand-embroidered cushion covers, €7.5(...)

Dining area after staging: a warm, clean and inviting atmosphere

So you’ve decided to place your home on the market. What is the best course of action to help change that For Sale sign to Sold? After price and lo(...)