THE GREEN ISSUE
Sustainable ways to
spruce up your home
IKEA® FAMILY NEWS
Member homes | New in stores | IKEA ideas | Recipe: Jar salad | Timeless kids’ rooms
We’re dedicating this issue of IKEA FAMILY News to
something dear to all of us: our planet. It’s easy to
spruce up your home in a sustainable way, whether
it’s through living healthier, reducing waste, or saving
water and energy.
Take a leaf from this Garden City and bring some
greenery into your homes. Having plants around the
house (page 6-11) not only brightens the mood;
you’ll have a personal supply of herbs and vegetables
to use in your dishes, too. And here’s a quick tip for
apartment dwellers: just stack your pots vertically to
save space or grow edible herbs in hanging planters.
Cutting back on your daily wastage at home is as
simple as recycling, reducing and reusing (page 12-
13). All you need to prevent unnecessary waste going
into a landfill is to separate your recyclables from
your trash with neatly marked storage boxes. Or, you
could pack your own lunch to work in reusable food
containers. We’ve got a foolproof jar salad recipe
(page 20-21) that can be tweaked to your preference.
It doesn’t matter where you start – just remember
that small steps over a period of time can result in big
changes. We’ll see you at IKEA if you need to pick up
a handy tool or two to help you along in your journey
to sustainable living!
02 Editor’s Note
03 New and Now
06 Going Green
12 Recycling, Reducing, Reusing
14 Member Homes
17 IKEA Ideas
24 MyTOWN Partner Promotions
12 RECYCLING, REDUCING, REUSING
Publisher: Ikano Handel Sdn Bhd No 2, Jalan PJU 7/2,
Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Printed by: Percetakan Zanders Sdn Bhd No 16, Jalan BK 1/11,
Bandar Kinrara, 47810 Puchong, Selangor
NEW AND NOW
What’s in stores.
If the cushions in your home are starting to
look a little worse for wear, pop these versatile
cushion covers over them. Each comes with
double-sided prints, and there are ten designs
to choose from. Complete the set with a quilt
cover and pillowcase – artist Malcolm Stuart’s
playful cucumber prints make for a quirky and
Look out the STUNSIG collection at the IKEA
• STUNSIG cushion cover RM29.90/each
W50×L50cm. STUNSIG quilt cover and
pillowcase, single size RM149 W150×L200cm.
Pillowcase: W80×L50cm. Cucumber.
Make every home-cooked meal one to remember
with STUNSIG limited edition tableware. The
collection is chock-full of fun and whimsical prints
– think intricate collages and cute cartoons – from
six artists and design collectives.
The STUNSIG side plates, mugs and trays are
made from feldspar porcelain, which makes them
more durable – and great for house parties or
• STUNSIG side plate RM19.90/each Ø21.
STUNSIG mug RM19.90/each 35cl. H10cm.
STUNSIG tray RM19.90/each L33×W33cm.
IKEA 2016 SOFT TOY DRAWING COMPETITION WINNERS
A spiky purple monster, a
part-dog, part-unicorn, and
an egg-shaped owl – these
are just three of the out-
of-this-world creatures that
kids entered into the third
IKEA drawing competition.
After sifting through more
than 70,000 entries, the jury
picked these ten drawings
as the winners. And they’ll
all soon be brought to life as
limited edition soft toys, part
of the IKEA ‘Let’s Play for
Change’ global campaign.
“The event creates
opportunities for children
to be creative and draw
their dream toy,” says
Bodil Fritjofsson, product
developer at Children’s
IKEA. “That opens up their
fantasy, which really shows
in the art. They really draw
from their own head and
don’t copy from something.”
Congratulations to all the
winners from the United
Arab Emirates, Poland, the
US, Germany, Bulgaria,
Russia, Japan, South Korea,
Austria and Australia!
of the third
A purple monster, dragon and
hedgehog rolled into one
A spider with a
A ninja-like bird
An egg-shaped owl
A Picasso-inspired fox
A very huggable crocodile
A ‘rainbow cloud’
A part-dog, part-unicorn
A toucan with a
A fluffy lion
Grow your own greens from home and save
yourself a trip to the supermarket. Not only
is it more sustainable and better for the
environment, you’re guaranteed fresher
produce each time.
MOVING ON UP
You don’t need a big plot of land to grow a
garden – just stack potted plants vertically.
With a RISATORP trolley (pictured below), you’ll
be able to hold three rows of pots in a small
area. The trolley can also easily be wheeled
from one room to the next, for when you want
a change of scenery.
Keep your indoor garden neat and stylish with
the SKURAR hanging planter. Use them to
display flowers like orchids or petunias, and
instantly add colour to any room.
• RISATORP trolley RM229 L57xW39, H86cm.
SKURAR hanging planter RM24.90/each
Ø14, H20cm. White.
Put your green thumbs to
work on these indoor gardens
that are hassle-free and won’t
take up a lot of space.
Fret not if you don’t have time to take
care of your plants – let self-watering
plant pots do all the work.
Put smaller ferns in the SÖTCITRON
self-watering pot, which will keep the
soil moist through the week. Just leave
water in the self-watering insert and
the pot will handle the rest.
• SÖTCITRON self-watering plant
pot RM39.90 L13xW11, H14cm.
SÖTCITRON self-watering plant
pot RM49 L29xW11, H14cm.
FOR THIRSTIER PLANTS
For bigger plants, the IKEA PS FEJÖ
self-watering plant pot set ensures that
your plants always have enough to
drink. These portable pieces are ideal
for the living room or bedroom, adding
a touch of green to the space while
improving the air quality in your home.
• IKEA PS FEJÖ self-watering
plant pot RM89 Ø39, H35cm.
A SPLASH OF COLOUR
Turn your desk from drab to fab with a colourful row of PAPAJA plant pots.
Available in shades of turquoise, pink and green, these vibrant vases will
add life to your study.
• PAPAJA plant pot RM7.90/each Ø14, H13cm.
SPRUCE UP YOUR DESK
Indoor gardens don’t have to be very big. In fact, they can fit
right in the corner of your desk – both at home and in the
office. Keep all your potted plants together in the IKEA PS 2014
greenhouse (pictured below), which can also be hung on the wall
if you can’t sacrifice space on your tabletop.
• IKEA PS 2014 greenhouse RM119 W46xD18, H45cm.
SOCKER greenhouse RM49.90 W45×D22, H35cm.
småles kids club
DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN?
Children aged between 4-12 years old
can sign up for IKEA småles kids club
Earn $0.50 Smålish dållars for each visit. Use that to
redeem småles merchandise!
ENJOY YUMMY TREATS
Free drinks and member prices for kids’ meals at
the IKEA Restaurants.
Receive quarterly Bug News with games and take part
in special activities and workshops.
Sign up your child for småles kids club at the
Bug House at any IKEA store today!
Visit IKEA.my/smales for more details.
Every household needs a sturdy set of reusable
containers as a sustainable substitute for takeaway
boxes. These microwave-safe JÄMKA food containers
are ideal for storing cheese, ham, fresh fruits and
leftovers. They can even be stacked inside one
another if you’re low on space.
Recycling is simple with the stackable SORTERA
waste sorting bins. Dedicate one bin to a material
– glass, paper and plastic are good starts – then
chuck your waste into the respective bins. So the
next time you make the trip to the recycling bins,
your waste would have already been sorted.
Squeeze in some legwork and reduce your carbon footprint by switching
up your transport routine with the lightweight SLADDA BICYCLE.
Its rustproof aluminium body comes fitted with an automatic two-
gear system, plus a 25-year guarantee on the frame and a ten-year
guarantee on the belt drive – it’s a worthy investment for a cheaper
alternative to getting ’round.
Pressed for time? Packing a home-cooked meal for work isn’t a pain
when you use the VÄRDESÄTTA pressure cooker, which cuts your
cooking time by up to 50% – and therefore uses less energy – while
preserving the nutrients (and flavours) in your food.
• JÄMKA food container with lid, set of 4
RM11.90 0.3l and 0.5l. L20xW14, H4cm and
• SORTERA waste sorting bin with lid
RM49.90/each 37l. W39×D55, H28cm.
• SLADDA BICYCLE IKEA FAMILY member price RM1,699
(NP: RM1,999) L184×H115cm. VÄRDESÄTTA pressure cooker
RM179 Ø22, H17cm.
Cut back on daily wastage – and your carbon footprint