“IKEA fans and transplants from large cities where IKEA stores are located
are well aware of the allure of the store. However, Texas’ third IKEA store
opening this fall in Round Rock remains a mystery to most Central Texas
The store, located on 21.5 acres at the southeastern corner of IH 35 and
University Blvd., will include three model homes, each with a living room,
dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
The layout of the models leads shoppers through decorated showrooms to
address every function of the home. This design allows customers to encounter
products they might not have thought to look for, and with 10,000
exclusively-designed IKEA products, there are plenty of opportunities for
“A look inside IKEA’s big blue box”
By Kathy Lesko
Community Impact Newspaper
Found this on Amazon.com Japan
￥1,680 if you’ve got the yen for it ^_^
“My name is Istvan and I come from Hungary. I have seen your web-site and I would like to know more about you and IKEA.
I am a big IKEA fanatic too. There was an article about me and my IKEA catalogue collection in an in-house magasin at IKEA called README.
Well, congratulations Istvan! If we ever need a back issue we know where to look now:)
Our friend LoriAnne DiSabato visit her dad’s old neighborhood and share her insights:
“…the Yukon Studio Loft condos boast Ikea kitchens, something my Dad definitely never had in the Flytown home of his childhood. If it seems odd to sell real estate on the basis of its kitchen appliances and furniture, keep in mind that there are no Ikea stores in Ohio, but there are Ikea fanatics there. Apparently the best way to furnish a tony Short North condo is with funkily fashionable Swedish furniture…and I’d be willing to bet that Swedish-made lamps work better than the Short North’s stylish but non-functional street arches.
So if you’re looking for the “urban lifestyle” of one-bedroom lofts, non-functional street lamps, and arty murals, the Short North district of downtown Columbus, OH might be just what you’re looking for. The art scene is hot and the hangouts are cool…just don’t offer an over-priced cup o’ Joe to an old Italian Daddy named Joe, or he might regale you with stories of the old days when this was a ghetto called Flytown.”
“Not my Daddy’s Flytown”
By LoriAnner DiSabato
Visit her blog, “Hoarded Ordinaries”
IKEA fanatics visit IKEAFANS.com