BILLY bookcase with wooden painted doors

Up-cycling BILLY bookcase

Lina is a graphic designer and blogger, with a passion for re-making, re-using and up-cycling.

– Many people like to re-make IKEA furniture, she says. Read more…

Annika Edgren_crop

25 years in the service of babies, pets and teenagers

Annika sent us some pictures straight from her family photo album of her KLIPPAN sofa, where kids, friends – and pets – have all spent time – playing, eating, chatting, sleeping.

Annika’s KLIPPAN sofa is over 25 years old.  She bought it from a friend in 2003. He had Read more…

KLIPPAN1995

40 years of inspiration

In 1975 the first IKEA store opened in Australia. To celebrate this, IKEA Australia have compiled highlights from 40 years of IKEA catalogues – 40 years of inspiration.  Read more…

AJ_BILLY_Airliner-collection

Welcome to BILLY airport!

From shoe collecting, we move on to airplanes. It seems the BILLY bookcase is just as good for displaying airplanes as it is for shoes.

We met AJ on a forum for collectors of diecast airplane models. He sent us some pictures Read more…

Caryl sitting in the middle of her closet room

Shoes showing on every shelf

Caryl in the US has created a closet room, using BILLY bookcases to display her shoe collection. When she and her husband were moving in to a new house, they made a deal. Read more…

Jennifer_BILLY_library

“BILLY makes our office complete”

Jennifer and her husband wanted some built-in shelves for their office, but they didn’t want to build it all from scratch. Read more…

white narrow BILLY bookcases with hooks for bags and coats.

Finding BILLY in the hallway

Melissa and her family moved into their house several years ago. The narrow, small hallway soon proved to be annoying for the family.  Read more…

The dog Uddan lying on her back in a KLIPPAN sofa

Waking up on a KLIPPAN sofa

This cutie has been featured before on this blog, about a year ago. Uddan is a 12 year old Read more…

BILLY hack, bike hanger

The BILLY bikecase

Juan lives in Poland where he works with interiors and furniture from his design studio in Warsaw. A client of his is an avid cyclist, and asked Juan to improve Read more…

8 Black BILLY bookcases displaying sneaker collection

BILLY as art? Have a sneak(ers) peek!

Lately there has been discussion about whether IKEA art prints can be viewed as art. Well, for some people, even a BILLY bookcase, can be turned into art. Jason from the US has Read more…