… and I’m sorry for anyone who was missing their daily IKEA fix! My day job [the one that doesn’t allow me to look at snazzy furniture and post to Tumblr all day] has been keeping me busy. Also, as I mentioned before, I was having a wonderful Starkid-filled weekend last week so I was a tad bit preoccupied so I didn’t realize that my queue had run out. I’ll be here today though, spotting all sorts of IKEAness and replenishing my queue. If you’d like, submit some photos for me to IKEA spot! Send in original photos from your own living space so the internet can marvel at your good taste in Swedish-designed home goods. #DoEeeet
Back in action,
Angela of [IKEA spotting]
P.S. I just realized that distinguishing my ‘day job’ from my IKEA spotting blog was a little misleading. I don’t get paid for this blog, buuuuutttt if someone wants to pay me for it [ahem, IKEA] I’d be all over this like high gloss white on your EXPEDIT shelves.
P.P.S. Have you see the high gloss color options for EXPEDIT?! I want those in my life!
“These days there are websites where you can pay more to do more, from mixing your own muesli to designing your own T-shirt. According to Martin Schreier, who studies innovation and marketing at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, such sites satisfy two basic human needs: they allow people to achieve “preference fit”, by tailoring objects to their own specifications, and they require them to invest effort in the production process, which causes them to value those objects more highly.”—A description of the “IKEA” effect (The Hard Way: Our Odd Desire To Do It Ourselves by Laura Spinney in New Scientist)