Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ikea Loot

Long time no update! (10 days according to Blogger) Went with my friend over the weekend to Ikea to help her pick out a couch & dresser and do some wedding registry stuff ("But where's her fiance?" you ask. I know, right?). I picked up some smaller stuff for myself, including a battery-powered DIODER that doesn't cost $40 a strip, and that has a motion detector to light up instead of a switch, which I personally think is really stupid. Especially when you take into consideration the fact that they don't tell you about this anywhere on the display or package and when you open it up you're like, "Uh, I'm supposed to stick this in a drawer?" (per the directions, apparently the Swedes don't want you sticking it anywhere but in a drawer or some other dark hole)

I got a really cool retro-looking clock for like $5, I'm amazed at how cheap but sturdy just about everything is that they sell. As I'm writing this, my computer sits on a soft pine desk that's about 5 or 6 years old now that is still holding up well, from Ikea of course. I bought the most soothing apples and cinammon candle, as well as some ridiculous plates and bowls. I make sure to purchase at least one piece of flatware or a plate, bowl or cup everytime I go there. Granted, nothing I get ever matches because of this method of purchasing things, but it makes for an interesting and eclectic - and unending - combination of place settings. The candle was a big deal for me because normally candles or air fresheners end up nauseating me, this one is quote unquote juuuuust right. I'm a regular insomniac, and somehow that candle made me pleasantly drowsy. After all, smell is the most powerful memory receptor in terms of the five senses.

1 comment :

Lightning Sabre said...

Now if only those candles last as long as their furniture, eh?