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A Japanese retail giant has set its sights on winning over American consumers. Aki-Home, billed as a cross between Ikea and Bed Bath & Beyond with an urban Japanese design aesthetic, has opened its first US locations, both in Orange County, Calif. Have any OC readers checked them out yet?

In other news, Snapchat turns down $3 billion from Facebook, and a guy plans to 3D print an entire house. See the headlines after the jump.

'Japanese Ikea' makes room for itself | Orange County Register
Facebook Offered To Buy Snapchat For $3 Billion, And Snapchat Said No | Fast Company
This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House | Co.Exist