We love this swell makeshift seat from Ikea’s Christmas blog (in Swedish): a stack of oversized books with a pillow on top. It’s comes close in simple brilliance to our favorite from last year: the chair bench, made from a few chairs and a long board…

Kei Okano

It reminds us that there’s ALWAYS a way to rig an extra seat when someone unexpected shows up…

via Emma’s Design Blog

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