Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What is wrong with candle light?

About what I was saying yesterday regarding the ever increasing trend of seeing electrical lights on every single table in a restaurant or bar?

Here's another one. From Zookeeper (don't judge I was babysitting):





I don't get it. All I can think about is the impracticality of have cords running everywhere or having outlets beneath every table. Find a less distracting way to add ambiance and light the actors. Is it just me? Are there establishments that do this in the real world?

(Fun note: Zookeeper was filmed locally so I know the production crew shopped at the my IKEA.)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Once Upon a Lovely Happenstance.

I came home after a long Monday at work put away the groceries and logged into Hulu to see if there was a new episode of Once Upon a Time Sunday night. Right there on the front page:



I that looks a lot like a GRÖNÖ lamp in the ever increasing trend of putting an electrical lamp on every table in a restaurant or bar no matter how impractical.



Here's another shot from the episode. The tablecloth fabric looks familiar but I can't place it.


Off to hunt down another thing or two I saw on TV over the weekend.

Friday, February 10, 2012

"be normal-er"

Today's post comes from  Modern Family season 3, episode 14 which aired this past Wednesday.

I think this is the first time we've seen the girls' room from this angle. By the door which appears to link to Luke's room is an EDLAND chest with 5 drawers.




For a look at the other IKEA products in the girls' room check out this post from July of last year.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

To become a star!

Did you catch the premiere of Smash last night? NBC has been promoting it at every opportunity so I'm sure you've seen ads for it. I watched the sneak peak on Hulu a couple of days ago. I miss my former theater life at times so I hope this show helps fill the void.

The big challenge for the show will be whether it can successfully depict the realities of living and trying to succeed in New York City. I don't expect it to be 100% realistic because it is on network TV which likes a bit of gloss. However, the first thing they need to get right are the NYC apartments and avoid TV NYC apartments. Anything larger than a shoe box that isn't shared with at least 1 roommate is not believable.

I can believe that the successful composer and lyricist would have rather nice apartments. Here composer Tom accents with a VILMIE RUTA cushion.


I love the eclectic clutter of the music room which has a 1x4 EXPEDIT on casters to the left of the windows.


Love Jack Davenport, the actor who plays the director Derek, and I hope they give him some great material. Also, I wouldn't mind seeing his apartment more often. Gorgeous loft. Very expensive. And hey look: TRÅDIG bowl on the counter.




So far what I've seen of the struggling actresses' apartments is optimistic. Perpetual chorus girl Ivy's kitchen looks pretty authentic complete with a cheap RUSCH wall clock and drab gray walls.



Karen's apartment has a lot of character but seems far too comfortable for a struggling actress working as a waitress to make ends meet. She has a SALMI table in her living room / dining area.




A little orange storage tin (discontinued) on top of her fridge.




 In the bedroom there is a 3-Drawer MALM.


Did you notice that her bedroom also had a closet? I don't know if her boyfriend lives with her or not but I'm seriously wondering how she could afford that TV let alone the rent for an apartment that size. I admit I'm being a little nit-picky there. At least this apartment is far more plausible than a Friends or Ugly Betty apartment.

There was of course wonderful singing and dancing throughout the episode (if you haven't heard of Megan Hilty before now, get yourself to YouTube!) but we're here to look for IKEA, right? I'm wishing the show to break a leg (and reviewers to stop with the smash puns already).

Sunday, February 5, 2012

It is Superbowl Sunday.

Keep your eye on the commercials and let me know if you spot anything IKEA. Last year I found a LYKTA in a Bud Light commercial and chances are good there will be something else this year.

Take a look back at some of the featured commercials from the past (HeinekenJamba Juice, Band-aids and video games) and see how commercials have proven themselves to be a treasure trove of spotting potential.

Versatility and affordability is attractive to consumers and commercial art departments.