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Monday, January 24, 2011
Portland IKEA vs. Amsterdam IKEA
As you may have guessed, there's a few key differences between IKEAs in the United States and the ones in Europe. I recently had the opportunity to visit a location on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
In addition to the incredibly cheap Bavarian brand lager in the cafe, I spotted something else...
That's right, calf-skin rugs. What you see here is an entire bin full of them. 50 or so, by my estimate. That's a lot of dead baby cows, all right.
IKEA calls them koldbys. At first, I figured they must be fakes but, as the tag explains, they're the real deal, right down to the branding marks and other imperfections.
You know what? I used to love those IKEA meatballs. Oh well!
And yeah, that rug is mos def in poor taste.
I went an Ikea in Singapore and I was shocked at how quickly I felt transported back home. It really was identical to every other store I've been in.Post a Comment
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