Dan said:IKEA pisses me off, only because of their anti-American stance.
Consider that there isn't even an IKEA store in such large cities as ... Seattle.
BKM said:And, since I prefer "modern" design to faux-traditionalist stuff, I like their designs. Guess I'm a faux hipster But better that than a faux traditionalist.
BKM said:Did you ever go to downtown Walnut Creek, or even better yet, The Marina District, when you lived in Northern California?
The residents of The Marina are archetypical Chads and Trixies. I was on Union Street in SF, and the buzz of cell phones, sorority girl giggles, and manly sports talk could be barely overhead above the roar of the Navigators and BMW Z4s.
BKM said:What's wierd about the Emeryville, California IKEA is that it is NOT particularly Trixied and Chadded. Its more Wonged, Sundipped, and Juaned.
Trail Nazi said:The store is very difficult to get through without purchasing anything. I think you have to go in there with a game plan because it is so easy to get sidetracked with other things. Very tiring. Feet still hurt from our adventure.
Tranplanner said:Parts of my apartment could double as an Ikea showroom. My wife and I really like Ikea, especially the housewares.
However, over the past year we have moved away from Ikea furnishings...I find that there stuff, while half-decent looking, is invariably pretty cheap - and after moving a few times over the past couple of years, it doesn't hold up very well. We've been searching for "Ikea Plus" type stuff...got a really nice
coffeetable (the duetto, at bottom right), and a nice funky couch/chair combo to go with it - no link, sorry. Of course, the one downside is that we paid probably double what a similar table would have cost at Ikea.
Dan - the "Hamilton", Ontario store is actually in Burlington, and serves the western Greater Toronto area. There are three Ikeas in the Toronto area now, with at least one more on the way...
Thanks. And hence I added the link to their web site for the scandanavian design challenged