thank you, ikea
for making a piece of furniture that doesn't use those round metal legs or big thick hunks of rectangular wood. yes, these are still wooden and a bit on the chunky side but i'm loving these new "mandal" pieces at ikea. these chests of 4 or 6 drawers are only $149 and $199 and have alternating pulls on the drawers as well as a nice black/natural wood contrast going on. now if only they could make an affordable couch with tapered legs...until then you can check out what's new at ikea right here- the whole website's been revamped so it's a bit easier to use. though i think i might actually prefer the old version.