Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I'm so very glad people enjoy my blog. It takes a lot of time to create all the pictures and build each post. I love that people actually read and comment on my little pet project.

Please, share with your friends, send me emails and leave me comments when you've seen something you liked.

However, if you reblog, repost or share my content anywhere else please give me the proper source credit. I've found my posts copied verbatim on other sites and that makes me sad.

I'm denied the satisfaction of knowing how much I am sharing my unique skill and love of IKEA with the Internet.

I'm not looking for fame and glory, just credit where credit is due.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My laptop, she's sick.

That moment of panic when you stare at the blank screen of your crippled laptop and can't remember if your screen caps and product photos were backed up on your external hard drive.

I really hope they were.

Of course without a working computer I cannot check the hard drive and ease my anxiety.

I have some draft posts that I hope to get up once I get a hang of this mobile app. However, I think my customary image heavy posts will be too difficult to create without a functioning laptop. I'll keep you updated.

Help me rebuild my files. Send me your spottings at ikeaspotter at gmail dot com.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's amazing how fleeting perfection can be.

We're still celebrating back to school week here at IKEA Spotter with more Veronica Mars. I'm picking up where I left yesterday mid-way through season 2.

Season 2, episode 5: SALMI dining table and the glass top has been etched with astrology images. On the back bookcase is a BURKEN jar.

Season 2, episode 15: HEMNES chest of drawers.

ANEBODA 3-drawer night stand (discontinued).

FÖRHÖJA kitchen cart.

A wide view of the FÖRHÖJA kitchen cart, ANEBODA 3-drawer nightstand and MIKAEL desk (discontinued).

Season 2, episode 16: Red LAMPAN lights.

Season 2, episode 18: MACKIS storage boxes (discontinued) are over the teachers right shoulder.

Season 3, episode 1: LACK wall shelf unit hung horizontally, MIKAEL desk (bottom only) and MIKAEL drawer unit.

GORM shelving units, GRUNDTAL spice rack, and large BURKEN jars on the counter and GORM unit.

The remainder of Season 3 is on my playlist. I'm sure I'll be back with more soon.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New location for the Leverage team.

Leverage is back! As I wrote aboutpreviously, the Leverage team’s HQ for seasons 2 thru 4 was Nate’sloft in “Boston” and furnished with IKEA. About a quarter of the way through the final episode of Season 4 we get the reveal that the Leverage team cleared out of their HQ :

Makes you wonder what the production team did with all those furniture pieces now that the set isn't going to be used any more.
Thisseason is set in Portland Oregon, the city where they've actuallyfilmed the show all these years. I will admit that Portland did a good job of filling in forBoston but it is nice to see the show lovingly pay tribute to thecity that has been so good to them.

The new HQ is a loft above a restaurantand the team conveniently owns the restaurant as well. While the loftHQ has not yet yielded any good IKEA spotting, the restaurant has a EXPEDIT unit turned wine rack.

Cap from episode 4

Multi-versatile EXPEDIT, we love thee.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Going back to school with Veronica Mars

It is that time of year again. Crisp fall air, the urge to buy school supplies and apparently the motivation to complete posts that have sat in my drafts folder for a year. A year ago I first started watching and posting about Veronica Mars. Take a moment to refresh yourself with my previous Veronica Mars posts here. I'm going to continue coverage with featured guest appearances (one-off, temporary sets) of IKEA pieces in season 1.
1x12: In the waiting area of the High School front office is a SPONTAN magazine rack.

1x14: At the Mars Detective offices is a FRÄCK mirror. This mirror is always present in the offices but this is the first time it is clearly seen in the series.

1x18: The suspects of the week both have IKEA bedrooms. The first has a MALM 6-drawer dresser on the right.

JULES swivel desk chair and yellow HELMER drawers (yellow discontinued). I know I had the name of this desk scribbled down but I can't find my notes and Google search isn't helping me right now. Does anyone know the name? (UPDATE: MOTIV desk!)

This is a very dark scene but there is a birch 3-drawer ANEBODA dresser (right) and MIKAEL corner desk (center), both discontinued.

I have one more post for season 2 and the beginning of season 3 prepared. I still have to finish watching season 3. Hopefully, a year after I started, I can wrap these posts and finish the show itself.