Sunday, January 23, 2011
Ikea's Mystery Inventory
I recently became a regular reader of Ikea's blog, Livet Hemma. I don't understand any of what it says, seeing as it's written in Swedish, but the styling of the photos are all the inspiration I need. I saw a recent post featuring the work space above and immediately zeroed in on the folding desk with the words "WORK IN PROGRESS" scribbled on top of it. It not only caught my eye because I liked the look of it, but more so because I had never seen that product ever before. And sometimes I feel like I know the entire Ikea catalogue. So I clicked through the links, which took me to the Swedish Ikea page. I copied the product name, pasted it into the search bar on the US site, and low and behold, the GÖRAN table is available at my local store for $49.99. WHY had I never seen this table before?! You can search through all of the dining tables - it's not there. Search through the desks, the work tables - still it doesn't show up. I do not know or understand why Ikea has these little mystery items that are not included in the category searches, but I am sure glad I found this one. Ladies and gentlemen, I think I found my new desk.