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Be a caveman with Swedish style! Answered

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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Minifig666
Minifig666

10 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!

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 10 years ago

That's an actual scenario that has happened to all too many married men ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

So, if I'm ever shipwrecked in an Ikea store, I'll be fine...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Substenance on Swedish meatballs and ligonberry jam gets old fast. I think I hit the limit at around 20.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Their $1 hot dogs get me, I get 5 and only eat half the bun, or use a tonne of sauce.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

More like, "if you're trapped in an IKEA store during a zombie attack ..."

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

oh yeah, or a visit from certain in-laws.....

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nickodemus
nickodemus

10 years ago

I wonder if Ikea makes matches...

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richiendn
richiendn

10 years ago

For $26.42 USD, I hope He stays warm and cooks a Meal!!!!!