Sunday, August 26, 2007

In which he spoils his coolness rating in just ten words

I'm really looking forward to getting this year's IKEA catalog.



Blogger zhoen said...

We were given a lamp from Ikea. From D's parents. So we can't get rid of the creepy thing. Some sort of huge pod creature, and uses special little light bulbs. Barely gives off any light.

You Like ths store? I am disappointed.

August 26, 2007 at 3:21:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Jenni said...

I have a love-hate relationship with IKEA. Love the inexpensiveness, hate the cheapness. Through careful selection, have found a few gems worthy to grace my home, but generally dismiss the vast majority of their offerings.

We recently got a store right here in North Texas - that place takes at least an hour to trudge through and is always jam-packed with people....another hate part of the relationship.

August 26, 2007 at 3:55:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Udge said...

As I said, my coolness rating is now officially shot. I wouldn't say that I particularly like IKEA, but they suit my budget and they do have some good, worthwhile stuff amid the dross. I'd never buy soft furniture from them, their sofas are all crap as far as I can tell (and I've tried them all back in the days when I was looking); but their bookcases and shelving systems are good value for money. I need a few more linear feet of shelving, hence needing a new catalogue.

The stores are pretty nasty. I don't know whether it is just a German thing, but here they have hotdog stands (otherwise unknown in Germany) just outside the cash register area, where you can get a hotdog with all the fixings for a Euro. To put that in context, a Euro barely buys a chocolate bar.

August 26, 2007 at 4:44:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Lioness said...

*jumps up and down* Me too, ME TOO!

I love IKEA though, and Udge, you're wrong! A friend of mine bought the white TYLĂ–SAND and they're like sitting on a firm, voluptuous cloud, they're gorgeous! I have also bought some lamps from IKEA and they're sturdy and work brilliantly, and they give off loads of light. And you saw how pretty my office looks, Udge, give in now.

Their food is vile though, even without all the dill, but add dill to that and *furball*.

August 26, 2007 at 6:46:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

It's the cool place to be out west. My daughter was so excited when moving to Portland when she discovered an Ikea store there. They used to drive four hours south just to get things.

August 27, 2007 at 5:48:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Rob said...

I like IKEA too: in fact our Ballater flat is mostly furnished with IKEA things.

One of my more surreal Indian memories is of being offered an IKEA catalogue for sale at a set of traffic lights (just where Uttar Pradesh turns into Delhi). As the nearest IKEA store at the time was, I think, Stockholm, this was pushing the entrepreneurial envelope a tad too far.

September 3, 2007 at 3:52:00 a.m. GMT+2  

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