Happy Sunday! How are you? Are you enjoying some leisure time this weekend? I am doing a little reading, mostly blogs but also Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, after I wrote the post about the movie and so many people said the book was better I thought I should read it too. I will let you know, although to be honest, I have found that when I see a movie first I like it better and when I read the book first I like that. I will try to be open minded though.
Have you noticed IKEA seems to be everywhere lately? I feel like every time I turn around I see their name or their products. Don’t get me wrong, I like the company, I am just making an observation.
Then yesterday, IKEA was mentioned again in a guest post at The Enchanted Home,where the very talented Stacy from Conspicuous Style mentioned O’verlays (in addition to many other things). O’verlays are beautiful fretwork panels that fit on many of the plain, functional furniture pieces from IKEA. This idea is genius and was the brain child of Cheryle Rhuda and Danika Herrick who created the company because they could not find products like this that they were searching for. If you would like to see some fantastic applications for O’verlays check out their new blog, there are so many great ideas for furniture, doors, window applications, and more.
|Images from O’verlays|
And last but not least I read an amusing article about IKEA erecting a small apartment inside the Paris Metro. At the Auber metro station, people who travel through will get a chance to view the apartment and it’s five inhabitants as they go about their daily routine. The installation called ” The IKEA Apartment-54 Square Meter Ideas to Life” was created by Ubi Bene to show people that IKEA furniture is compatible with small living and stylish living. The five residents will live in the little apartment for six days and you can see them having a coffee, sleeping and doing their daily tasks.
What do you think? Could you live in a “fishbowl” for a week in the Paris Metro? I think it is an interesting way to promote IKEA but I do not think metro living is for me, especially with four other people. Are you an IKEA fan?
I hope you have a fabulous day! I am looking forward to the second installment of Downton Abbey! Do you watch it? Are you enjoying it? If you are not familiar and would like an excellent overview go to Ciao Domenica where Sunday writes beautifully about the series as well as many other books and entertainments!