KnowTechie: IKEA’s app digitally removes your furniture and replaces it with theirs

KnowTechie: IKEA’s app digitally removes your furniture and replaces it with theirs. “IKEA just launched a new design tool meant to help you envision its furniture right in your living room. Ikea Kreativ’s Scene Scanner lets you scan a room with your phone and place furniture how you see fit. You can ‘erase’ your own first, and then start placing Ikea-branded products like you’re arranging a home in Animal Crossing.”

Bloomberg CityLab: Get Lost in 70 Years of Old IKEA Catalogs

Bloomberg CityLab: Get Lost in 70 Years of Old IKEA Catalogs. “As millions of people around the world become intimately familiar with their home decor, the Swedish furniture giant IKEA is offering an online resource to fuel your redecoration reveries: In honor of the the 70th anniversary of the company’s first catalog, IKEA just dropped digital versions of every catalog on its museum website. If your idea of a good time is wandering the labyrinth of your local IKEA showroom, trying out sectionals in a pretend living room, this digital trove of modular furniture makes an excellent and Covid-safe alternative distraction — and a fascinating time capsule of Scandinavian design trends.”

House Beautiful: “A Maker Movement” Is a New Way to Virtually Discover Artisans and Makers

House Beautiful: “A Maker Movement” Is a New Way to Virtually Discover Artisans and Makers. “Amidst the closures and postponements during the coronavirus pandemic, we at House Beautiful were sad to hear of the postponement of one of our favorite design events: the beloved Field + Supply fair in upstate New York (to the weekend of July 17—mark your calendars!). But, those eager to discover new makers need not despair completely—the founder of Field + Supply, Brad Ford, has launched a new digital hub for discovering talented artisans: A Maker Moment. On the new website, Ford—also a designer and the owner of design showroom Fair—will spotlight furniture makers, ceramicists, lighting designers, and more creatives who are still working as we continue to stay at home.”

The Wilson Post: Antique Southern furniture sleuth

New-to-me, from The Wilson Post: Antique Southern furniture sleuth. “The Southern furniture historian said the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts is ‘the largest collection of Southern-made material culture in the world and is concentrated on the American South and includes furniture, paintings, metal works, textiles, pottery and some architecture.’…The museum was established in 1965, and its entire collection may be viewed online.”

Apollo Magazine: How a digital dictionary will advance furniture history

Apollo Magazine: How a digital dictionary will advance furniture history. “Previously, when you typed ‘Chippendale’ into an art-historical database, you would have received basic information, which may or may not have been entirely correct. Now there is a new resource, British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO), just launched and available to all online, which will not only tell you about Thomas Chippendale, but which will give you access to all his connections in the furniture trade, to his patrons, to the influence he had on furniture design, and to his materials and workshop practice.”