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Thursday, 11 December 2014

StarLIVE talk presents IKEAhackers.net founder Jules Yap

Fun with furniture: Yap will be talking about how she turned a quirky pastime into a popular blog at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya.

Fun with furniture: Yap will be talking about how she turned a quirky pastime into a popular blog at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya.

PETALING JAYA: Jules Yap, the founder of IKEAhackers.net, a Malaysian website that draws 30,000 international visitors a day, will be giving a talk titled “Fab Hacks for your IKEA” on Dec 20 at this month’s StarLIVE event in Menara Star here.

Launched in 2006, IKEAhackers.net features a compilation of ideas for modifying and repurposing IKEA products, submitted by IKEA“hacks” worldwide.

What began as a hobby for collecting quirky ideas for the home has turned into a full-time job for Yap, who resigned as a copywriter two years ago to fully focus on managing the site.

Despite being threatened with a lawsuit from IKEA over trademark violation in March, Yap has since ironed out the issue and is now working with the Swedish furniture giant on possible future collaborations.

Yap will be showcasing two DIY projects on how to turn your IKEA furniture into custom-made pieces.

StarLIVE is a monthly talk session involving The Star columnists, experts and personalities covering various topics of interest, ranging from health and personal financing to meet-and-greet events with well-known personalities.

Registration for the talk, to be held from 10.30am to 11.30am, is on a first-come, first-served basis, and free of charge. To register, e-mail starlive@thestar.com.my with your name, IC number, e-mail address and contact number.

Tags / Keywords: IKEA , furniture , DIY

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