Thursday, October 21, 2010

These are the small storage you are looking for

IKEA and small storage. The combination of those two words makes many people giddy. Anytime I am at IKEA there is a product that, without fail, I will look at, pick up, contemplate buying and put back. It's practical, comes in a two pack and is affordable. Only thing is, I am not a metal girl. I'm talking about the EMU.


EMU 


 Not to be confused with this:

I want to own a set but I always talk myself out of it. I already have tons of storage. I think metal is too contemporary for my look. But then I see the EMU peeking out from various places on TV; all with different decors and I begin to think again: "maybe I could make it work."

Two are seen in Leonard & Sheldon's apartment on The Big Bang Theory.

At the nurse's station in the clinic on House.

On the kitchen counter on iCarly (more on that tomorrow).

In the newly rebuilt / redesigned Castle on CHUCK. 

(Side note: This was a difficult shot to get. Since the premiere of Season 4 there were many glimpses, partial and blurry views of the EMU. I have a folder of almost but not good enough to post screencaps. Thankfully I got a clean cap and it also features the lovely Yvonne Strahovski. You're welcome.)

I'd say they are quite versatile. Next time I look at them in the store and think I cannot make it work I need to remember the following - All IKEA products can be modified and hacked. You just have to think outside the box. (Ouch, yes I just said that.)

While looking for a good shot of Big Mike's EFFEKTIV cabinets in his office on Chuck I almost overlooked the pair of EMU painted yellow.

 
 hmm....

2 comments:

  1. Those are nice. I always think about getting the wooden ones that look like an old card catalog, but never do. Do you know what those are called?

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  2. These could be neat in an open pantry type storage area too. They'd sure keep mice out it were aproblem for you.

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