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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.



Blogger Prêt à Voyager said...

Congrats on your shout out in the Washington Post today, Grace!

7:54 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

wow, thanks anne.

didn't think i'd ever hear d*s referred to with AT as one of the most well known. not a bad way to start thursday :)


8:10 AM  
Blogger owentx said...

re: IKEA website- way better- except still has a few bugs to work out.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

the units are pretty ugly in real life.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Aww, I don't think they are ugly in real life. I just bought the Mandal bed. I'm very happy with it, although I think I will paint the natural wood white to better fit with my other bedroom furniture.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you seen ikea's new "Super Expensive" line? Those are their words... super quality, super materials, super expensive...that is their slogan or something similar to that.

I was just at ikea 2 days ago and saw the new line, lots of tapered legs, very clean lines, etc. looked really good.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm pretty sure you could just buy a set of tapered legs and swap them with whatever the ikea sofa has.. i think the legs just unscrew?

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a similar look but much nicer proportions and quality, check out Blu Dot furniture. Very very cool stuff. Not as cheap as Ikea, but it will last a long time. You can look at their site or see a few of their things on Hive Modern.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I like the old website better too.

3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, i like the old site better too.

1:28 AM  

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