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    IKEA : World famous furniture and accessories store!

    IKEA : World famous furniture and accessories store!

    Do we need an Ikea-thread?

    Anyone love Ikea or is it hated?

    Do you shop at Ikea...?

    Reason for starting this thread is that I came across these cool sites telling/teaching us how to hack Ikea-stuff....

    http://www.ikeahackers.net/

    And one hack I'm guilty at myself.... !

    http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/09/h...hoot-time.html
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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    Ikea when they opened their doors in Trondheim a full ten years ago... (video)

    http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondh...cle3305481.ece
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      #3
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      I must admit to a love hate relationship with Ikea. My first experience was in Sweden where I though it was the best thing in the world. Now, back in The States and married the closest Ikea is half a days drive away so every visit is a lot of time on the road to fight the weekend crowds. I do love the Swedish Meatballs from the cafeteria though.

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        #4
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        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
        I must admit to a love hate relationship with Ikea. My first experience was in Sweden where I though it was the best thing in the world. Now, back in The States and married the closest Ikea is half a days drive away so every visit is a lot of time on the road to fight the weekend crowds. I do love the Swedish Meatballs from the cafeteria though.
        Same here, a very hate/love relationship with IKEA. I'm not going to say I love IKEA because I know someone here might scold me and hate me for saying I actually think they are cool.

        They have delicious meatballs, very cheap hot dogs, tasty cheap cinnamon-rolls and cheap, decent coffee. They are only a 5 minute drive away for me so it's a very easy place to go when I need to "get out" sometimes.

        BTW, I actually browsed through their 2013 catalog at dinner today....
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          #5
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          Worst IKEA trip ever! About 8 years ago the closest IKEA was outside Washington DC which should be about 6 hours drive each way. Friends flew in the day before just for the trip to IKEA. Unfortunately we partied way, way too hard the night before the trip and deep into the next morning. Everyone was very hung over when we piled into my truck for the long drive. As we got on I-95 traffic was terrible. Stop and go, stop and go. Four hung over people packed into a pickup truck on a crazy trip to IKEA. With traffic delays we spent all day on the road and arrived 45 minutes before they closed. The fun, relaxing day was shot so as we approached we laid out a plan. Each person was going to go to a section of the store and get the items from that area for everyone, then meet in the checkout area. The shopping went as planned and traffic was better for the drive home. But, when was the last time you went to IKEA and got home the next day?

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            #6
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            Not even time for a meatball???
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              #7
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              The worst with IKEA is that you have to walk miles to get to the cashier... LOL.... but thankfully, there are some well-hidden shortcuts through the store.

              Had reindeer meatballs at IKEA, Trondheim, a few weeks ago... delicious... and REALLY cheap dinner. Not a secret that the small portion was way too big for me...
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #8
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                whatever you found about ikea,there comersials are great.



                best regards Thijs

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                  #9
                  Re: IKEA : World famous furniture and accessories store!



                  Oh, look the shiny space rocket in the first commercial.....
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #10
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                    absolutely ROFLMAO!!!!!!

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by ehp View Post
                      .....ROFLMAO!!!!!!
                      And you said whaaaaat...?
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        #12
                        A few days ago, the founder of IKEA passed away.

                        Leaves me to ask you all - what does IKEA actually mean?

                        I know the answer, but do you?
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          #13
                          It's an acronym - the I and K are the founders initials, and the E and A the farm where he was born and the village where where he grew up. These places are in the Swedish province of Småland, as is Älmhuilt where the very first IKEA store was situated, and I've actually been in that store, following the route around it even though I wasn't buying anything, just to see what it was like. (This was way before there was an IKEA in Edinburgh - folk used to go to Newcastle-on-Tyne to shop there!)

                          I believe the original store may now be, or perhaps includes, an IKEA Museum. I stayed a night or so in a hotel in Älmhuilt which then seemed rather extraordinary for small town Sweden. This was because it was largely aimed at businessmen visiting IKEA's corporate offices in the town. My reason for staying in the area was to visit places in
                          Småland associated with Carl Linnaeus.

                          I have photos from my trip, but as it was before "digital" I don't have then conveniently to hand to show you right now.


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                          • Tommi
                            Tommi commented
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                            Yes, the building that ws first "real" IKEA store is now completely a museum.
                            And E and the A stands for Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd.
                            Actually, inte the beginning, Ingvar Kamprad was actually using the following spelling IKÉA, which might give some a better clue how to pronounce the name.

                          #14
                          As you know, all the IKEA items are named after Scandinavian places.
                          So, what is you favourite IKEA furniture name?

                          Here you have some inspiration, and interpretions:
                          http://lar5.com/ikea/

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                            #15
                            CECILIA is quite nice!
                            While glancing through to see if any of my favourite Swedish places (my geology research field areas) were listed (they’re not), I came across two entries for our Norwegian Captain!

                            Look J-O! TRONDHEIM is there …and KORSFJORD !!!!!

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                            • Tommi
                              Tommi commented
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                              And I don't think that the list is actually complete.
                              I miss "Askholmen", that's the island of my sail club near Strängnäs, and "Livo" which is the village where my mother was born - have seen them both at IKEA.
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