IKEA; Cupcakes; CD Box Sets; Monster Restaurant
- Yesterday I had my first visit to IKEA. They have some really nifty stuff. I'm working on contemplating how to re-organize my office, and I'm probably going to make use of some of their merchandise; just not sure exactly what or how. Here's their Wikipedia page. Wiki excerpt on the origin of the name: IKEA was founded in Älmhult, Sweden in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, then 17. The company name is a composite of the first letters in his name in addition to the first letters of the names of the property and the village in which he grew up: Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd. This acronym is incidentally similar to the Greek word οικία [oikia] (home) and to the Finnish word oikea (correct, right). I wonder how The Museum of Useful Things compares?
- Ever wonder about anthropomorphized cupcakes?
- Here's something on the economic principles associated with CD boxed sets.
- Attention, horror-loving Chicago epicureans: Stay tuned for the opening of the Monstro Cafe. Looks like it could be... well, different.