Friday, August 31, 2012

Dial back on the sugar kid.

Surfing online I came across this insanely high energy, slightly trippy, commercial for Weetabix, a UK cereal.

Once you get past the dancing bears (am I the only one who thought of Ted?) and the girl's amazing dance moves there is quite a lot of IKEA to be seen.

In this wide shot you can see a JULES desk chair, FIRA mini-chest of drawers (discontinued), MILLINGE rug and a turquoise PS FÅNGST.

A close up of the PS FÅNGST (at the foot of the bed) and the bed that isn't any of the IKEA beds I could find.

A close up of the FIRA.

On the reverse view of the room, by the door, is a KRITTER chair.

There is an interesting behind the scenes video which shows you how the video was made and a look at the coolest bear costumes. The video can be seen here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

iGot a Hot Room revisit

A commenter on the iCarly Loves IKEA post makes a eagle eyed observation:

Anonymous Dec 21, 2011 10:16 AM
in the room that had burned down in the beginning of the episode, if you look at the bed it is the IKEA LEIRVIK bed with ash spread on it.

This is the LEIRVIK bed frame:

This is the LEIRVIK beautifully distressed to look like it was, moments ago, in the middle of a fire.

I always wonder how art departments choose furniture that is only seen in a brief scene

Monday, August 27, 2012

Steven Moffat is a big tease.

The above tweet was posted by Steven Moffat a few days ago prior to the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (MGEITF). Series 2 won a couple more awards and a Sherlock master class was held. Seeing Moffat's tweet and reading the subsequent new reports motivated me to re-watch episode 3, The Reichenbach Fall.

The premiere episode of Series 2 (the above mentioned "woman") was already highlighted back in January but I never published the post from Fall. In the scenes where Sherlock is searching the boarding school bedrooms of two abducted children there are several IKEA pieces.

ASPELUND night stands by all of the beds. Near this particular bed is a yellow MARIUS stool.

  The corner of the box seen on the right side of this cap is a LINGO box (discontinued).

In this wide view there is a STUVA cabinet on the left and LUSY BLOM carpet on the right.Also note more of the ASPELUND nightstands by the beds.

Another STUVA cabinet with the tell tale square cutout for the handle.

The wait between series is almost unbearable. Fortunately during the Master class the three word clues for series 3 were revealed:

Sue Vertue (producer) also gave a general production timeline for Series 3:

Sue confirmed again that Series Three will begin filming in January 2013, and aims to be delivered to the BBC in August next year. (Official broadcast date TBD) via