Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I See a Ikea

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.)


  1. Anonymous9:21 AM

    I Heart You.

    Happpy Thanksgiving. !! Big kisses to the girls and Sarah.

    xo mary

  2. Related randomness: Ikeas in Sweden have the best Swedish meatballs on Earth. (Do the ones in the U.S. even have cafeterias? Never been to one in the U.S...)

  3. Yes, and the meatballs are main feature of the menu.

  4. what was the Battlestar Galactica IKEA item?

  5. I'm trying to remember. I think it was light fixtures—all sleek and futuristic-like.

  6. Anonymous2:01 AM

    skip it? you just described my weekends. now what am I gonna do...

  7. Anonymous3:58 PM

    So funny, you posted in 2007 about an IKEA drinking game and having to watch a lot of TV. Here we are 2years later (I was searching the web to see if anyone had actually come up with this game) and IKEA is now so poular in the states that if you watch HGTV and take a drink for every sighting, you'll be schnockered in 2 minutes or less!