Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Today's post sponsored by the fine folks at IKEA.

I love IKEA, plain and simple. Granted I have no real need for IKEA and its fantastic furniture right now since I'm currently shacking up at home, with the rents, in the same bedroom I've had for thirteen years...but that's besides the point, a girl can dream can't she?

For example, if I had a place of my own I would want to own this:

and this

and this


and so many other things that I can't find online right now and don't have the patience to sort through and post. Ah. Basically I just want to live in their bedrooms and living rooms and pretend that I have that kind of style.

And one man from New York apparently has the same idea since he's recently moved in to an IKEA. Mark Malkoff is currently residing in the New Jersey IKEA while his apartment is being renovated! How awesome would that be?! Haha. He's even having a camera crew follow him around and document his bizarre adventure. Amazing. Granted none of the TVs or bathroom facilities actually work so I don't think I'd really be up for actually staying in the store. Maybe just transplant their design rooms to my imaginary apartment and I'd be set...ah to dream.

22 comments:

glamour girly said...

Oh, love that cube piece, and that story about the guy living in IKEA is hilarious.

Deutlich said...

I have loved IKEA since I was 7 and lived in Germany.

Those ball pits? They're evil traps to get customers hooked at an early age. It works, too, because as a child you have this wonderful opinion of IKEA and it just sort've sticks.

ana said...

I used to like Ikea when I was in Europe, but I have out grown it now. Although I do love the cube bookcase, I have it in black....

nicoleantoinette said...

Living in Ikea?! That's sort of amazing and ridiculous at the same time.

Angela said...

I so, so very much want that bookcase in black. I love it, and just think of all the books and STUFF you could cram in there!!

Virginia said...

Mmmm IKEA...I wish we had one here. They're building one in Cincinnati, which is exciting, because it takes FOREVER for shipping to arrive.

Julie Q said...

omg i've mentioned it a couple times on my blog, but my dream is to someday have a "boutique room" where you buy all the shelving from ikea to display your clothes out like a store, not a closet! hahaha until then..

alana said...

I would love to live in Ikea :)

Kenzie! said...

ah I love ikea! :)
I need to buy my new bed that i want from there.

love the blog!:)

Maxie said...

I would totally live there... just give me a computer with wireless internet... I won't need the TV.

I love ikea, but every time I go there it makes me want to get my own apartment.

M said...

I have the cube bookcase in black and I LOVE it! kinda a pain to put together though!

KTS said...

Love Ikea, love putting together the pieces using pictures not words, and love my collection of allen wrenches.

Susie said...

Haha that's awesome someone moved in. I love Ikea when it's not crazy busy (which is not often). And when I don't get lost (which is also not often). I reallyyyy like that cube bookcase though. I am obsessed with book cases!

Andrea said...

That is too funny! Seriously I LOVE IKEA! I have the room, just not the money, to purchase anything new for the house. I will sit here and dream with you :)

Princess Extraordinaire said...

IKEA has fun stuff - it's great to roam around and find neat things for your house - I couldn't imaginr living there wihtout *facilities*, however, there's no arguing over the decor!

Anonymous said...

I like that mirror - it's very you!

Jen

LBIC said...

lol the opened an Ikea (finally) in Orlando recently and I still haven't shopped there. Though I'm moving next month so there's always an opportunity.

molly said...

my favourite part of ikea is the really cheap food

Lesli said...

I came across your blog via Love Is Blonde. Great blog--I am enjoying reading it today.

freeandflawed said...

I want to live in IKEA!!!!

TaraMetBlog said...

I love IKEA since I need all the space savers I can get my hands on, however I had one of their tables (looks like that photo) and it was so unsteady and wobbly that we sold it on Craigslist

t.b.f.love. said...

Oooo we bought that cubic shelving unit a few months back & I adore it! IKEA is so wonderful...