Something I am very interested in learning is whether or not products work as they were designed to work. I love to put products and ideas to the test. To see how they perform in daily life, under real circumstances. I want to learn the ways they either succeed or fail, or are re-purposed and given a second life as something other than what was originally intended. In fact, this is one of the main reasons I started this blog in the first place, to be a test site where consumers and professionals could gather real information, have conversations, and come up with new ideas.
To get things going we are kicking it off with a week of reviews from everyone’s favorite Design Supercenter: Ikea. I chose Ikea because it offers products that are designed with a purpose in mind, are mass produced, and relatively inexpensive and accessible. I want to know if these products hold up daily life, often daily family life (a more rugged existence to be sure). Also are they easy to use, or easy to assemble? As the week goes on join in the conversation, I would love to know your thoughts and experiences with using any of these products, and ultimately figure out what works, and what just creates more clutter.