I realised today glasses from IKEA are a little bit like socks and underwear. You start out with many, but one by one they disappear, until eventually you have to go out and buy more. So today I went on a “glasses and Swedish food” trip to IKEA at Rhodes in Sydney.… Read the rest “Easter Surprise”
Swedishness and IKEA
As you arrive at the new IKEA at Tempe in Sydney, one of the first things you notice are the flags out the front. There’s a NSW flag, an Australian flag, and a Swedish flag all flying high. When it comes to “Swedishness”, however, that’s pretty much where it ends.
One of the things I used to love about IKEA was the food section.… Read the rest “Swedishness and IKEA”
For as long as I’ve lived in Surry Hills, I’ve been quite intrigued by a warehouse located on Wiltshire Street. It’s remained a bit of a mystery for me. I’ve never known how many people live in there or what they do. But they’ve always held some fascination for me, as I’ve imagined a “Barbery Lane”-like living arrangement you might associate with “Tales Of The City”
They’ve held legendary laneway parties.… Read the rest “Stolen Moments”
Sunday Arvo at IKEA
It’s been an outrageously hot day in Sydney.
At 6.04pm when I started to write this blog post, my computer tells me it’s still forty-one degrees.
“Where are we? In the Middle East?”, I said to Graeme as we walked out of the air-conditioned comfort of Rhodes Shopping Centre to the “blast furnace” that is Sydney weather today.… Read the rest “Sunday Arvo at IKEA”
“That is SUCH a Swedish thing to do”, Grant commented when I returned from the men’s toilet at IKEA.
Although I’m sure you can otherwise get arrested for taking photographs in men’s toilets, my intention was honourable.
I was impressed with the “baby seat” located in the cubicle so that when a father needs to attend to nature, he has somewhere to place the baby.… Read the rest “Labour Day”
Ikea at Rhodes is big. Really big. Much bigger than the one I used to have at nearby Moore Park.
I was so upset when Moore Park Ikea closed. It was so convenient, being only a ten minute walk from home. Getting to Rhodes was a far more complex affair, especially since there was track-work today.… Read the rest “Ikea Saturday”