« Smart Llama | Main | I kill me »

Friday, 06 December 2002

An IKEA designed world

Two interesting articles on IKEA in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine (catch them before Sunday, otherwise they disappear into the pay-for archive). THe first is about IKEA creating Disney-style communities:

BoKlok represents the new frontier of Ikea's design ambition. Instead of just selling furnishings, the company is trying something much bolder: actually building homes. Groups of homes, in fact -- housing developments built according to the same principles that guide the design of Ikea furniture. The homes are small modernist units, prefabricated and mass-produced to minimize the price and organized to maximize interaction among residents. ''I don't think we're creating communities,'' said Joakim Blomquist, one of the five members of the BoKlok team, measuring his words. ''It's up to people to create their own. But this is not only housing.'' [more]

The second about the juggernaut that is IKEA in the US:

Last year, 29.3 million people worked their way through the directed Habitrail of an American Ikea store. In the slog of recession, Ikea sales for the year that ended in August were up 5 percent over the previous year. Such success says a lot about the evolution of the company. ''If you look at the history of Ikea, in the early years their design was quite horrible,'' said Alexander von Vegesack, director of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, who in 1999 mounted an exhibit on the history of the company. But in the last decade, he said, the company has pushed a more ambitious aesthetic. ''They became more and more interested in design. Today if you go to Ikea, you always will find some pieces which are good designs and very reasonable in pricing.'' [more]

1 comments and trackbacks

any information on IKEA

Posted by: Kathy Farrell on March 9, 2003 03:58 PM

Take your time to visit some helpful info on poker games poker games http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/poker-games.html party poker party poker http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/party-poker.html pacific poker pacific poker http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/pacific-poker.html empire poker empire poker http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/empire-poker.html poker rules poker rules http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/poker-rules.html free poker free poker http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/free-poker.html poker poker http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/poker.html online poker online poker http://www.smithtownelementarypta.org/online-poker.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!

Posted by: empire poker on June 19, 2005 04:29 AM

In your free time, check some information about roulette roulette http://www.rebuildsanmateohighschool.org/roulette.html ... Thanks!!!

Posted by: roulette on June 19, 2005 10:38 PM

Take your time to check out some helpful info dedicated to free poker free poker http://www.wow-poker.com/free-poker.html poker odds poker odds http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-odds.html poker stars poker stars http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-stars.html poker tables for sale poker tables for sale http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-tables-for-sale.html internet poker game internet poker game http://www.wow-poker.com/internet-poker-game.html poker game rule poker game rule http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-game-rule.html poker lingo poker lingo http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-lingo.html wholesale poker supplies wholesale poker supplies http://www.wow-poker.com/wholesale-poker-supplies.html no limit holdem no limit holdem http://www.wow-poker.com/no-limit-holdem.html poker girl poker girl http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-girl.html college poker championship college poker championship http://www.wow-poker.com/college-poker-championship.html orlando florida poker orlando florida poker http://www.wow-poker.com/orlando-florida-poker.html rules for poker rules for poker http://www.wow-poker.com/rules-for-poker.html rank of poker hands rank of poker hands http://www.wow-poker.com/rank-of-poker-hands.html low limit holdem low limit holdem http://www.wow-poker.com/low-limit-holdem.html texas hold them downloads texas hold them downloads http://www.wow-poker.com/texas-hold-them-downloads.html hold em poker against computer hold em poker against computer http://www.wow-poker.com/hold-em-poker-against-computer.html holdem inspector 2 holdem inspector 2 http://www.wow-poker.com/holdem-inspector-2.html holdem scranton holdem scranton http://www.wow-poker.com/holdem-scranton.html holdem spy holdem spy http://www.wow-poker.com/holdem-spy.html online poker cheats and scams online poker cheats and scams http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-cheats-and-scams.html texas hold illegal west virginia texas hold illegal west virginia http://www.wow-poker.com/texas-hold-illegal-west-virginia.html online poker scholarships online poker scholarships http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-scholarships.html online poker sites reviews online poker sites reviews http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-sites-reviews.html texan hold em rules texan hold em rules http://www.wow-poker.com/texan-hold-em-rules.html hold em bots hold em bots http://www.wow-poker.com/hold-em-bots.html omaha hold em poker omaha hold em poker http://www.wow-poker.com/omaha-hold-em-poker.html online poker rewards online poker rewards http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-rewards.html online poker rooms that use western union online poker rooms that use western union http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-rooms-that-use-western-union.html how to win in 5 card stud how to win in 5 card stud http://www.wow-poker.com/how-to-win-in-5-card-stud.html .

Posted by: online poker add a site on June 22, 2005 04:46 PM

You may find it interesting to visit some information in the field of poker sets poker sets http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-sets.html true poker true poker http://www.wow-poker.com/true-poker.html poker pages poker pages http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-pages.html poker tip poker tip http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-tip.html 3 card poker 3 card poker http://www.wow-poker.com/3-card-poker.html oar crazy game of poker oar crazy game of poker http://www.wow-poker.com/oar-crazy-game-of-poker.html learn poker learn poker http://www.wow-poker.com/learn-poker.html poker variations poker variations http://www.wow-poker.com/poker-variations.html naked poker naked poker http://www.wow-poker.com/naked-poker.html online poker free online poker free http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-free.html online poker security player review online poker security player review http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-security-player-review.html cheats for yahoo hold em poker cheats for yahoo hold em poker http://www.wow-poker.com/cheats-for-yahoo-hold-em-poker.html online poker games for mac computers online poker games for mac computers http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-games-for-mac-computers.html holdem houston holdem houston http://www.wow-poker.com/holdem-houston.html online poker bonuses online poker bonuses http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-bonuses.html hold em poker game hold em poker game http://www.wow-poker.com/hold-em-poker-game.html partypoker evaluation partypoker evaluation http://www.wow-poker.com/partypoker-evaluation.html 1983 wsop champion 1983 wsop champion http://www.wow-poker.com/1983-wsop-champion.html no limt hold em tips no limt hold em tips http://www.wow-poker.com/no-limt-hold-em-tips.html omaha hi poker rules omaha hi poker rules http://www.wow-poker.com/omaha-hi-poker-rules.html online poker ripoff online poker ripoff http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-ripoff.html online poker school online poker school http://www.wow-poker.com/online-poker-school.html what beats what in 5 card stud what beats what in 5 card stud http://www.wow-poker.com/what-beats-what-in-5-card-stud.html 5 card stud poker 5 card stud poker http://www.wow-poker.com/5-card-stud-poker.html 6player tv hold em 6player tv hold em http://www.wow-poker.com/6player-tv-hold-em.html download em game hold poker texas download em game hold poker texas http://www.wow-poker.com/download-em-game-hold-poker-texas.html how to cheat on partypoker how to cheat on partypoker http://www.wow-poker.com/how-to-cheat-on-partypoker.html omaha hi low poker stragetys omaha hi low poker stragetys http://www.wow-poker.com/omaha-hi-low-poker-stragetys.html partypoker screennames partypoker screennames http://www.wow-poker.com/partypoker-screennames.html wsop hand ranking rules wsop hand ranking rules http://www.wow-poker.com/wsop-hand-ranking-rules.html .

Posted by: holdem poker statistics on June 23, 2005 12:41 PM

You may find it interesting to check some helpful info about jack black jack black http://www.svsting.org/jack-black.html craps craps http://www.svsting.org/craps.html black jack black jack http://www.svsting.org/black-jack.html betting betting http://www.svsting.org/betting.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!

Posted by: betting on June 25, 2005 07:56 AM

Take your time to take a look at the pages dedicated to poker games poker games http://www.poker-stadium.com/poker-games.html online poker online poker http://www.poker-stadium.com/online-poker.html empire poker empire poker http://www.poker-stadium.com/empire-poker.html ...

Posted by: pacific poker on June 26, 2005 01:49 AM

Take your time to check the sites dedicated to world series of poker world series of poker http://www.greats-poker.com/world-series-of-poker.html free online poker free online poker http://www.greats-poker.com/free-online-poker.html poker table poker table http://www.greats-poker.com/poker-table.html world poker tour world poker tour http://www.greats-poker.com/world-poker-tour.html video poker video poker http://www.greats-poker.com/video-poker.html free texas hold em free texas hold em http://www.greats-poker.com/free-texas-hold-em.html free poker games free poker games http://www.greats-poker.com/free-poker-games.html how to play poker how to play poker http://www.greats-poker.com/how-to-play-poker.html poker hand rankings poker hand rankings http://www.greats-poker.com/poker-hand-rankings.html celebrity poker celebrity poker http://www.greats-poker.com/celebrity-poker-.html ... Thanks!!!

Posted by: poker table on June 26, 2005 07:31 PM

You may find it interesting to check out some information about free strip poker free strip poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/free-strip-poker.html poker table poker table http://www.e-poker-888.com/poker-table.html poker tournament poker tournament http://www.e-poker-888.com/poker-tournament.html learn to play poker learn to play poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/learn-to-play-poker.html online video poker online video poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/online-video-poker.html free video strip poker free video strip poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/free-video-strip-poker.html rules for texas hold em card game rules for texas hold em card game http://www.e-poker-888.com/rules-for-texas-hold-em-card-game.html 3 card poker 3 card poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/3-card-poker.html video poker games video poker games http://www.e-poker-888.com/video-poker-games.html hold em hold em http://www.e-poker-888.com/hold-em.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!

Posted by: on line poker on June 27, 2005 10:35 AM

You are invited to visit the pages in the field of online pharmacy online pharmacy http://www.doctor-pills.com/online-pharmacy.html weight loss pills weight loss pills http://www.doctor-pills.com/weight-loss-pills.html pharmacy pharmacy http://www.doctor-pills.com/pharmacy.html ... Thanks!!!

Posted by: online pharmacy on June 28, 2005 12:41 PM

You can also check out some helpful info about party poker party poker http://www.allabout-poker.com/party-poker.html ... Thanks!!!

Posted by: poker on June 29, 2005 08:29 AM

You may find it interesting to take a look at some helpful info in the field of poker tables to purchase poker tables to purchase http://www.poker-places-4u.com/poker-tables-to-purchase.html build hold em tables build hold em tables http://www.poker-places-4u.com/build-hold-em-tables.html online poker and website ratings online poker and website ratings http://www.poker-places-4u.com/online-poker-and-website-ratings.html amateur poker league amateur poker league http://www.poker-places-4u.com/amateur-poker-league.html winning poker hands winning poker hands http://www.poker-places-4u.com/winning-poker-hands.html free poker game download free poker game download http://www.poker-places-4u.com/free-poker-game-download.html poker gifts poker gifts http://www.poker-places-4u.com/poker-gifts.html poker poker http://www.poker-places-4u.com/poker.html online cheating poker program online cheating poker program http://www.poker-places-4u.com/online-cheating-poker-program.html holdem texa holdem texa http://www.poker-places-4u.com/holdem-texa.html foxy poker foxy poker http://www.poker-places-4u.com/foxy-poker.html vegas holdem poker tournament vegas holdem poker tournament http://www.poker-places-4u.com/vegas-holdem-poker-tournament.html poker strip poker strip http://www.poker-places-4u.com/poker-strip.html binions wsop binions wsop http://www.poker-places-4u.com/binions-wsop.html how to win in 5 card stud how to win in 5 card stud http://www.poker-places-4u.com/how-to-win-in-5-card-stud.html cracks for partypoker cracks for partypoker http://www.poker-places-4u.com/cracks-for-partypoker.html online poker site online poker site http://www.poker-places-4u.com/online-poker-site.html canadien hold em canadien hold em http://www.poker-places-4u.com/canadien-hold-em.html wsop jackie chan phil hellmuth wsop jackie chan phil hellmuth http://www.poker-places-4u.com/wsop-jackie-chan-phil-hellmuth.html 2004 wsop winners 2004 wsop winners http://www.poker-places-4u.com/2004-wsop-winners.html poker odds poker odds http://www.poker-places-4u.com/poker-odds.html adult poker 1999 adult poker 1999 http://www.poker-places-4u.com/adult-poker-1999.html poker free poker free http://www.poker-places-4u.com/poker-free.html poker probabilities poker probabilities http://www.poker-places-4u.com/poker-probabilities.html hold em tournaments hold em tournaments http://www.poker-places-4u.com/hold-em-tournaments.html texas hold party texas hold party http://www.poker-places-4u.com/texas-hold-party.html hand rank in poker hand rank in poker http://www.poker-places-4u.com/hand-rank-in-poker.html win a seat wsop win a seat wsop http://www.poker-places-4u.com/win-a-seat-wsop.html holdem electric fence chargers holdem electric fence chargers http://www.poker-places-4u.com/holdem-electric-fence-chargers.html partypoker sign up bonus partypoker sign up bonus http://www.poker-places-4u.com/partypoker-sign-up-bonus.html ...

Posted by: 7 card stud on June 30, 2005 02:13 AM

BASEBALL BETTING

Posted by: BASEBALL BETTING on July 3, 2005 11:52 AM

Please check out some helpful info on casino player casino player http://www.casino-startup.com/casino-player.html http://www.casino-startup.com/casino-player.html free casino free casino http://www.casino-startup.com/free-casino.html http://www.casino-startup.com/free-casino.html how to win at slot machines how to win at slot machines http://www.casino-startup.com/how-to-win-at-slot-machines.html http://www.casino-startup.com/how-to-win-at-slot-machines.html slot machine burnham gum machine works slot machine burnham gum machine works http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machine-burnham-gum-machine-works.html http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machine-burnham-gum-machine-works.html california casinos california casinos http://www.casino-startup.com/california-casinos.html http://www.casino-startup.com/california-casinos.html winning gambling systems winning gambling systems http://www.casino-startup.com/winning-gambling-systems.html http://www.casino-startup.com/winning-gambling-systems.html pete rose gambling pete rose gambling http://www.casino-startup.com/pete-rose-gambling.html http://www.casino-startup.com/pete-rose-gambling.html keno with wildball keno with wildball http://www.casino-startup.com/keno-with-wildball.html http://www.casino-startup.com/keno-with-wildball.html blackjack game rules blackjack game rules http://www.casino-startup.com/blackjack-game-rules.html http://www.casino-startup.com/blackjack-game-rules.html caribbean poker caribbean poker http://www.casino-startup.com/caribbean-poker.html http://www.casino-startup.com/caribbean-poker.html minnesota casinos minnesota casinos http://www.casino-startup.com/minnesota-casinos.html http://www.casino-startup.com/minnesota-casinos.html promoting gambling suffolk ny promoting gambling suffolk ny http://www.casino-startup.com/promoting%C2%A0gambling-suffolk%C2%A0ny.html http://www.casino-startup.com/promoting%C2%A0gambling-suffolk%C2%A0ny.html technology in online gambling technology in online gambling http://www.casino-startup.com/technology-in-online-gambling.html http://www.casino-startup.com/technology-in-online-gambling.html how to win on slot machines how to win on slot machines http://www.casino-startup.com/how-to-win-on-slot-machines.html http://www.casino-startup.com/how-to-win-on-slot-machines.html free celebrity strip blackjack online free celebrity strip blackjack online http://www.casino-startup.com/free-celebrity-strip-blackjack-online.html http://www.casino-startup.com/free-celebrity-strip-blackjack-online.html best online gambling best online gambling http://www.casino-startup.com/best-online-gambling.html http://www.casino-startup.com/best-online-gambling.html casino equipment casino equipment http://www.casino-startup.com/casino-equipment.html http://www.casino-startup.com/casino-equipment.html free on line blackjack 21 free on line blackjack 21 http://www.casino-startup.com/free-on-line-blackjack-21.html http://www.casino-startup.com/free-on-line-blackjack-21.html strip blackjack strip blackjack http://www.casino-startup.com/strip-blackjack.html http://www.casino-startup.com/strip-blackjack.html slot machines developers slot machines developers http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machines-developers.html http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machines-developers.html free casinos free casinos http://www.casino-startup.com/free-casinos.html http://www.casino-startup.com/free-casinos.html no deposit casino bonus no deposit casino bonus http://www.casino-startup.com/no-deposit-casino-bonus.html http://www.casino-startup.com/no-deposit-casino-bonus.html cheap slot machine sales cheap slot machine sales http://www.casino-startup.com/cheap-slot-machine-sales.html http://www.casino-startup.com/cheap-slot-machine-sales.html most popular keno numbers most popular keno numbers http://www.casino-startup.com/most-popular-keno-numbers.html http://www.casino-startup.com/most-popular-keno-numbers.html las vegas casino map las vegas casino map http://www.casino-startup.com/las-vegas-casino-map.html http://www.casino-startup.com/las-vegas-casino-map.html slot machine clip art slot machine clip art http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machine-clip-art.html http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machine-clip-art.html slot machine odds slot machine odds http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machine-odds.html http://www.casino-startup.com/slot-machine-odds.html iowa casinos iowa casinos http://www.casino-startup.com/iowa-casinos.html http://www.casino-startup.com/iowa-casinos.html gambling and smoking gambling and smoking http://www.casino-startup.com/gambling-and-smoking.html http://www.casino-startup.com/gambling-and-smoking.html win with gambling systems win with gambling systems http://www.casino-startup.com/win-with-gambling-systems.html http://www.casino-startup.com/win-with-gambling-systems.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!

Posted by: free las vegas blackjack matchplay coupons on July 3, 2005 01:04 PM

BASKETBALL BETTING

Posted by: BASKETBALL BETTING on July 3, 2005 09:07 PM

BASKETBALL BETTING

Posted by: BASKETBALL BETTING on July 4, 2005 08:47 AM

blackjack

Posted by: blackjack on July 4, 2005 06:15 PM

You are invited to check some information dedicated to poker poker http://www.lizscottrawson.com/poker.html http://www.lizscottrawson.com/poker.html ... Thanks!!!

Posted by: poker rooms on July 5, 2005 07:49 AM

In your free time, take a look at some relevant information in the field of poker rooms poker rooms http://www.poker-4all.com/poker-rooms.html http://www.poker-4all.com/poker-rooms.html poker poker http://www.poker-4all.com/poker.html http://www.poker-4all.com/poker.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!

Posted by: poker rooms on July 6, 2005 09:11 PM

online horse racing

Posted by: online horse racing on July 8, 2005 03:57 PM

Name (required):

Email address (required):

Homepage:

Remember personal details?

Choosing yes will save a cookie on your computer that will remember your personal details.


Comment: