Be a caveman with Swedish style!

I saw this on the MAKE blog:

Helmut Smit is an artist/designer. This brilliant Ikea Hack "harks back to one of humanity's basic needs: making fire." As Ikea does not sell matches or lighters, Smits has taken cues from the wartime necessity of burning furniture to keep warm, and created a fire from an Ikea rope, hanger, wine rack, egg cup, napkins, and floral embellishments.

Since embedding doesn't seem to work consistently here's a direct link to the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzXOVbYUamc


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Minifig6667 years ago
Because all too often you are trapped in an IKEA with no hope of escape, now you can make a smoke signal to alert the staff!
That's an actual scenario that has happened to all too many married men ;-)
Kiteman7 years ago
So, if I'm ever shipwrecked in an Ikea store, I'll be fine...
Substenance on Swedish meatballs and ligonberry jam gets old fast. I think I hit the limit at around 20.
Their $1 hot dogs get me, I get 5 and only eat half the bun, or use a tonne of sauce.
kelseymh (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
More like, "if you're trapped in an IKEA store during a zombie attack ..."
oh yeah, or a visit from certain in-laws.....
nickodemus7 years ago
I wonder if Ikea makes matches...
richiendn7 years ago
For $26.42 USD, I hope He stays warm and cooks a Meal!!!!!
He could work smarter.