Wednesday, March 27, 2019

I went to IKEA

A couple of weeks ago, I went to IKEA. 

Here's what IKEA says about itself:
The IKEA Concept starts with the idea of providing a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to the many people, not just the few. It is achieved by combining function, quality, design and value - always with sustainability in mind. The IKEA Concept exists in every part of our company, from design, sourcing, packing and distributing through to our business model. Our aim is to help more people live a better life at home.
If you've never been, IKEA is ... an experience.  It's a labyrinth, which is to say, there is only one way through, and one must travel through the entire store in order to get out.  Well, sorta.  Unlike a labyrinth, there are shortcuts.  Like a labyrinth, it is winding and laborious.

I find IKEA to be completely overwhelming.  There is so much to see.  And if you're not prepared for the store's format, it's confusing and strange.  On this, my second ever trip to IKEA, I knew what to expect, and was able to move through the overwhelm to inspiration. 

There is so much to be inspired by at IKEA.  That said, I think IKEA is definitely best visited with a specific project in mind.  As I wandered through, I found myself feeling like I wanted both everything and nothing.  It was too much and too little.

I bought a succulent.  And took pictures of countertops.  And want to go back.  And want to avoid all future contact. 

And checked off 1/4 of another 9 for 2019 goal.

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