09 Jan 2013

Makeover

4 Comments Melbourne

The knobs I got from Anders and Linda the other day was for our IKEA Hemnes chest of drawers in our bedroom. I’ve been looking for new white knobs to change the look of it for a while but haven’t been able to find any I like. So when A&L showed me these ones they found at Åhléns, I thought they would be perfect. The only problem is that the second chest of drawers for additional storage that we picked up from IKEA in Adelaide was for our bedroom so now we need another 6 knobs so that they match. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they still have them at Åhléns so that we can get more. Until then, here is a before and after shoot for you all to enjoy. 🙂

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01 Jan 2013

Lösgodis

2 Comments Adelaide, Typically Swedish

I discovered something new today, IKEA in Adelaide has pick & mix lollies (in Swedish lösgodis). IKEA in Melbourne doesn’t, how unfair is that?! I believe it has to do with the fact that the Australian IKEA stores are different franchise businesses. I discovered this when I tried to use a gift voucher I have from back home but couldn’t since it was purchased in Melbourne. Apparently Adelaide and Perth belong to one franchise and the rest of them to another. That explains why the map on the IKEA website looks like below. 🙂

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All of a sudden it also makes sense why the chest of drawers that I went to IKEA to buy (because it was sold out back home) was on sale in Melbourne when we went there before Christmas and not in Adelaide. Luckily enough it ended up being included in the after-Christmas sale here in Adelaide though so I got the discount in the end anyway.

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All these lollies and I didn’t even buy any….didn’t want to start of the new year being bad. I regret it now. (Though it was expensive $23/kg I think which is about 160 kr.)

04 Dec 2012

Premiere

No Comments Melbourne, Typically Swedish

The first glögg of the year has just been tasted at our house. It smelled amazing, tasted alright (not the best glögg I’ve ever had) and it was dark outside so I pretended it was winter instead of summer (I’m blonde so it worked). In other words, quite a success, but I did miss the pepparkaka and lussebulle 🙂

17 Sep 2012

Fun mail

No Comments Australia, Typically Swedish

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14 May 2012

Get a **** kitchen installed

No Comments Random

I can’t really figure out if it’s a joke or the real thing. But it’s funny either way! 🙂

07 Feb 2012

Skäms på sig IKEA

2 Comments Around the World, Typically Swedish

För alla svenskar som permanent eller tillfälligt bor eller har bott utomlands har IKEA ibland varit räddningen när suget efter Kalles Kaviar, Abbas sill, Marabou mjölkchoklad, Ballerinakex eller andra übersvenska förnödenheter har blivit för stort. Men nu är det slut med det för IKEA har bestämt, vilket kan vara deras absolut sämsta beslut någonsin, att övergå helt till mat med sitt egna varumärke. Motsvarande produkter hävdar IKEA – bullshit säger jag!

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31 Oct 2011

IKEA Julbord

1 Comment Typically Swedish

IKEA i Sverige skapar tradition och följer upp fjolårets uppskattade julbord. Förra året var det välkände kocken Leif Mannerström som komponerat julbordet och i år gick uppdraget till folkära Tina Nordström.

Vi vill att julbordet på IKEA ska bli en modern klassiker och en återkommande tradition som alla kan ta del av. Vi erbjuder vällagad julmat med både traditionella och moderna smaker till ett pris som de allra flesta har råd med.

Henriette Johansson, IKEA Food Manager, IKEA Sverige.

Förra året åt fler än 200 000 gäster av Mannerströms julmat. Då var favoriterna Ris a la Malta, Janssons frestelse, julskinka med julkryddning, gravad lax och köttbullar. Vilka rätter som kommer att finnas på årets julbord vill IKEA ännu inte avslöja, inte mer än att det är Tina-prägel på maten. För oss som kommer vara i Australien på julafton kanske ett IKEA julbord blir ett bra alternativ för ett sista julbord innan avresa, särskilt med tanke på priset – 99 kr för IKEA FAMILY medlemmar (övriga 199 kr).



Julbordet dukas upp dagligen i samtliga svenska IKEA varuhus från 21 november till 23 december.