During our Katrina-induced furniture shortage we came to rely heavily on the offerings of Ikea. We're not the only ones.
Having become intimately familiar with their wares, Sarah and I now spot Ikea items all the time in the settings of commercials, sit-coms, and movies (and even, on one delightful occasion, in the interior of a Battlestar Galactica spaceship).
Do you think any actual people shop at the L.A. Ikea or is it all just prop masters and set designers?*
* Maybe we can start a drinking game: for every Ikea-sighting, a shot of aquavit. (Although the Ikea-item-frequency really probably isn't all that high. So you'd have to watch a lot of TV. And it would probably take a really long time. And you'd probably never even work up a low-grade buzz, and after a while you'd get hungry and grumpy and sick of all the really crappy commercials you're watching, and who really gives a damn where they buy their stupid furniture for their stupid sets, and I don't know what the hell this that I'm drinking, but somebody should tell the damn Swedes that a little bit of caraway goes a long way and who the hell puts dill in liquor...? Yeah, skip that.)