I took my mom to IKEA today since she's been talking about going for ages, and I figured what better day to go then on a rainy and cold one like today. I lost her the moment I stepped foot inside the doors, so I ventured on alone. I carried around the power surge cords most of the time, until suddenly I did see something I actually really liked:
It actually looks much nicer in person. It reminded me of all the old danish credenza's I've been looking to buy for my house. Although, I would still much rather have a vintage original, I thought this one was pretty nice for $299. I also really liked:
This also reminds me of some old furniture I've liked, and it would match my lil' side table from the estate sale. It costs $199.
These are bowls I should've bought Coco $4. These are by swedish designers Sissi Edholm &
Lisa Ullenius, who have a collection of designs you would recognize from their fabrics and tins at Ikea. Take a look at their website : Edholm Ullenius.
Here's another nice design, which I do not think details any Ikea merchandise.
my one-day DATA flatware $30:
a neat BOJA light $60:
A pillow that had a really nice design of two birds, which you can't see here. It's by Petra Börner, who has lots of really nice designs. You should check her out here. JORAN pillow $15:
Here are a couple other examples of her designs. She has some really amazing details in her work that can only be the product of an immense amount of creativity and patience! :
That's all for my Ikea adventure. I ended up getting two big knives, some sheets, blueberry tea (sounded interesting) and a power surge cord. :) Oh, and I got a lamp so I can shine that daylight on my computer screen when I'm working on photos. I think I should probably invest in something a little more professional though. That day will come soon.