Thursday, October 29, 2009

ikea

I recently set up a small studio space for myself in a corner of the spare bedroom in my apartment (a space now also shared with my cat Quincy) and figured this new reclamation of space would be a good opportunity to set up some bookshelves as a solution to my ungodly book overflow problem.
Not wanting to spend too much, i set out for Ikea!

Ikea is a terrible place, especially when it's busy. Full of fast-moving little kids, slow-moving adults, and tons and tons of things that i have no use for but want anyway.
I didn't actually wind up getting anything, not even the shelves i'd come for. i found one set that i liked, but it was $60, and i figured if i was going to pay that much i might as well pay a little more and get something nice that's not made of particle board. I'm an adult now (so they tell me), and as such i think i deserve to surround myself with furniture that's not totally crappy.

So i won this round, Ikea! Perhaps someday we'll meet again on the field of battle, but it's not likely.

15 comments:

Ryan Green said...

So funny!

A few weeks ago I brought home one of those pillows, all rolled up and stuffed in a bag. They're supposed to fluff to full size when you remove them, but when I laid my head on this one, it felt like there was no stuffing inside. The stupid thing is now collecting dust in my closet.

annie said...

I'm sitting on a (solid wood) ikea chair, working at a (solid wood plus veneer top) ikea table, and having juice out of (solid glass) ikea glass. And in the corner is a solid cardboard ikea lounge seat! (made from the boxes that brought home the desk and chairs). (Moving to a new place and not having furniture is my excuse, but I totally hear you about the adult=no ikea thing.)

But, yeah, I'd never by bookshelves there. :P I'm gonna build my own.

annie said...

oh, forgot to mention, two lamps in this room are from Ikea as well. :X But they're terribly functional and not that pretty.

Lissa said...

Understand, my bedroom is two shelves, a desk, side-table, rug and betframe, ALL ikea.
Just here at work i have three lamps, a wall clock and a PLANT, also ikea.

It's just... time for a change :)

Bill Robinson said...

Oh man it is SO TRUE.

Randeep Katari said...

I laughed my ass off.

My ass is now on the floor, and I'm staring at it. I don't know what to do.

THANKS A LOT.
R.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious and made my day.

~ Random Internet Guy

Khylov said...

You'll notice that they design Ikeas like they do casinos in Vegas: No windows, maze-like interior, no way to figure out how to escape the damned building. And Swedish meatballs near the exit.

Clio said...

Haha, Lampen Floog. I check out Ikea Hackers every once in awhile to try and "un-Ikea" things.


....the word verication is "crustrap."

Clio said...

veriFIcation!! Aigh.

Dylan said...

you should try your luck at second hand furniture hunting my roomate and i got some pretty awesome furniture ( truly awesome not ironic awesome) for next to nothing, and it comes with an "awesome" story to tell people.

Heather Dixon said...

You arz brilliant. Also; IKEA is cool.

Genevieve Tsai said...

HAHAHA! This is hilarious and I know exactly what you mean!! Your drawings are so full of personality and spunk. I love it!!

Jose said...

I must admit, of all the particle board stuff in IKEA...the Swedish meatballs are the best!

Casey said...

I'd love to be able to take everyday things in life and turn them into comics like you do. But I never remember them when I finally get back to the sketchbook.
Your artwork inspires me! Awesome style.