Ikea: wrecker of unions, destroyer of lives, purveyor of annoyingly good deals on furniture. More
Whenever you’re checking out a big chain store–Urban Outfitters, for one, but it happens everywhere from Williams-Sonoma to Express to Ikea–you’re often asked a series of questions. Your email address is usually requested (which we always decline) and your zip code too. It is always framed as though your zip code is necessary to complete the transaction. We’ve occasionally given ours, having assumed it’s just for some sort of harmless market research*.
Apparently it’s darker than that. More
First apartments across the globe owe their aesthetics to IKEA’s brand of low-priced, semi-homemade furniture and décor, but it takes a certain kind of brilliance to look at one of their bookshelves and say, “That’s great, but how can I make a sex toy out of it?” But an IKEA-style vibrator is a thing that exists now. More
Shameless women! Always looking at affordable cabinets! More
According to my parents, I suffer from Peter Pan syndrome. In other words, that are less colorful and are not associated with a fabulous place called Neverland: I refuse to grow up and assume the responsibilities that come with it. Are they correct in this? No! (Read: Yes!) Do I have a defense? Of course! More
Someone get her a hula hoop and a goddamn hemp necklace. More
Women be shopping! More
Here’s the great thing about slipcovers. You know how you’ve had that IKEA chair since college? OK, you know how I’ve had that IKEA chair since college? Yeah…me too. And it’s time for a change. But sadly, I can always find something else I’d rather spend $500 on. More
Tax season is upon us. More
Did you know that you can have all the glitter and sparkle you crave and then some, right in your own home? Yes you can, and it’s primarily thanks to these furniture legs with that are handmade for couches, chairs and the like by Habit, an Italian design company that manufactures products for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. More
I’ll admit that shopping at IKEA can be about as fun as gouging my eyes out with red hot pokers, but this desk might make it worth it. Once you throw a colorful piece of furniture into a room, you can get away with minimal decorating elsewhere. Just sayin’…for the lazy designer in all of us. Or the cheap one. Or the broke one. Whatever.
They let them loose to see where they would hide. Personally, I would hide wherever the swedish meatballs are, but cats are different. And since they talk about it with British accents, it seems kind of smart.
This wall panel is from IKEA. For $12.99 you can stick it to the wall behind a stove or wherever else yu do your busines sin the kitchen and keep your walls both clean and colorful. Yes indeed.
This is the kind of accessorizing that I’m talking about. These neon plant pots from IKEA are only $0.99 each, making them a nice, noncomittal way to a) introduce life to your pad, and b) give a nod to a … More