Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't Lose.

I am breaking up the Veronica Mars posts (because there are going to be 5 total!) with a little Friday Night Lights (2006-2011). This is another acclaimed show on my to-watch list and now I see why so many people recommended it. Kyle Chandler, my puppy love for you from your Early Edition days has blossomed with the awesomeness that is Coach Taylor. Now if they can sort out the music rights and bring Homefront to DVD I'd be a very happy girl. I digress. I am nearly done with season 4 of FNL so here is what I have thus far.

Season 2, episode 8 while visiting a dorm. There is a KNAPPA pendant lamp &  in the far corner an ALFHILD FÅGEL lamp shade (discontinued).

Season 3, episode 3 in the McCoy's billiard room there is an ORGEL VRETEN.

Season 3, episode 5 Street's son has a SMILA SNACKA seashell wall lamp (discontinued) and discontinued version of the TASSA NATT wall lamp.

Season 4, episode 8, at the Taylor's house and in baby Grace's bedroom SMILA BLOMMA wall lamp.

And a SNIGLAR changing table.

Season 4, episode 10 at the home of the Riggins' brothers there is a discontinued KNAPPA TULPAN lamp.

I know the remaining episodes are going to make me sad. Saying goodbye to Coach & Mrs. Coach will be terrible. Their baby was ugly but they were a beautiful, realistic couple. Will Tim Riggins ever get his ranch? Texas Forever? Don't spoil it for me. I'll console myself with the fact that if I don't like the ending I can pretend nothing exists beyond the near perfection of the first season. I'll let you know how that turns out.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

No better pun than 'Java the Hut'

As I mentioned yesterday I've been watching shows I somehow missed when they originally aired. I now understand the love for Veronica Mars but there are a lot of IKEA items to cover. Continuing on with the regularly featured sets from Veronica Mars we look at the Java the Hut. It is the coffee shop where in season 2 Veronica valiantly attempts to have a normal job.

Behind the counter are ORDNING cutlery caddies.

The seating area is filled with FRANKLIN stools and BILLSTA bar tables. Does anyone know the name of the coffee table? I've seen it before and am pretty sure it is IKEA but I cannot find the name of it.

There are MALMA mirrors on the wall.

Another view of the cafe.

Another coffee table with VIKA OLEBY table legs.

Seen in the background of many scenes are GYLLEN wall lamps with a poppy design (discontinued).

Today was a light post. Prepare to be inundated with guest spots in the next couple of posts. Veronica Mars ran for 64 episodes and you can bet that new IKEA spottings were in the majority of them.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What do you mean you haven't seen it???

Lately I have been tackling a list of shows that have been recommended to me over the years but I never got around to watching. After some intense marathon sessions I've been able to chip away at the list and as an added bonus spotted material for the blog. (Side note- marathon viewing of complete seasons really changes your perspective on the show. It can be like spending too much time with the family on a rainy weekend. I have to remind myself to mix it up, watch only a couple episodes at a time and go outside once in a while.)

The first show on the list is Veronica Mars (2004). How my friends haven't disowned me for putting this off for so long is a big mystery; one that only our intrepid PI might be able to solve. Because I'm featuring three seasons at once with a high concentration of spottings there are going to be several posts for this show. I'm going to start off with sets regularly featured through out the most of the 3 seasons.

The first major set with IKEA elements is the Mars' kitchen. Staying consistent over the 3 seasons, the Mars' kitchen features the GRUNDTAL wall system. The spice rack has DROPPAR spice jars, there is the magnetic knife rail, a smaller GRUNDTAL shelf from which DIREKT utensils are hung.

Onto Veronica's bedroom. In the pilot and after episode 6 of season 1 it features gray HELMER drawer units by her desk. The paper organizer over her shoulder looks like the FLÄTA but it is not.

Also in the desk area is a BENNO media tower. I'm going to call the bookcase a BILLY but I don't remember seeing the top of it to tell for certain.

In season two, episode 11 there are KASSETT boxes tucked underneath the desk.

This screencap is from season 1, episode 4 and you can see that her bed is where her desk was in s1ep1 and then post s1e6. See the HELMERs near the window & the paper organizer on the wall? Really not an ideal place to put drawer units but there you are.

Behind her bedroom door is LEKSVIK rack with 5 hooks.

Another set frequently visited in seasons 1 & 2 is the journalism room. There are popular but sadly discontinued JERKER desks lining the room.

 A dark shot of the room but it gives you the sense of the quantity of desks on both sides of the room.

Here is another room, which I believe is the a computer lab, that also features the JERKER desks.

When Veronica Mars graduated from high school I hope they sold these to some very grateful computer people. It is sad to think these may have been junked.

The last big regular set piece is first seen in the first episode of season 2. Since this post is getting long, I'll feature that in its own post. What do you think it is? Come back tomorrow to find out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sprucing things up.

Still catching up on Burn Notice episodes. It looks like they decided to change up Madeline's furnishings a little bit this season and it didn't even require Sam blowing out the sun room (that was the season 2 finale).

Episode 1 there is a TORNA floor lamp.

In shots taken from episode 5 we see that there is also a new BJURSTA dining table. On the larger picture you can see the slides for the leaves.

And, in her living room is a VEJMON coffee table.

On the left, by the windows are two orange TEXTUR lamps.

Also in episode 5 a hotel room is set up as a base of operations for a murder investigation there is a BESTA BURS side table along the wall and an ÅRSTID floor lamp.

Burn Notice is a good reliable source for spotting so look forward to more posts down the road.