Posts Tagged ‘IKEA’

How IKEA Wants Us to Live: In a 259 Square-Foot Studio Apartment

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Or maybe this is an efficiency?

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“It might be compact, but it’s more spacious than you can imagine. It’s my 259 sq. ft home.”

The Colorful I-80 Freeway Overpass Paintball Test Pillar of the IKEA District, Emeryville, CA 94608

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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Word on the Street: “IKEA PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY?”

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

IKEA U, as seen near Stanford, CA:

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Go Reindeers!

Take a Look Inside of Your IKEA-Type Table: A Simple Cardboard Honeycomb – Now That’s Quality!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Or not:

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Can You Sell Drop Side Cribs on Craigslist Anymore? No, Hell No

Friday, April 26th, 2013

 

[UPDATE: Upon further review, the Morigeau-Lepine 2800 crib pictured below is a convertible, not a dropside. They also made dropsides that look pretty much the same to me, hence the confusion. See Comments.]

Check it, straight from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

 

Loophole alert: Are you allowed to throw away a drop side and sell the crib as a daybed, thusly?

“Beautiful, high quality solid wood Morigeau-Lepine crib converted to toddler day bed. Originally purchased for 850.00. Attached picture is of original drop-side crib which is now banned in the U.S. Drop side piece is not included in this sale to avoid possible danger.”

I don’t know. Maybe.

But what I do know is that you can’t sell drop side cribs no mo, even  on Craigslist.

And yet people try to do that on Craigslist each and every day.

What should you buy instead? How about a Sniglar* from IKEA? It costs just $69 (and it certainly looks like it costs just $69.)

And it will not impress any rich ladies in Russian Hill or anywhere else.

But, the Sniglar, she is legal, and that’s the thing.

Sorry for the hassle. Thank you, drive through.

*Wasn’t that Gollum’s name back when he was a Hobbit? Something like that.

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Spotting an Ikea House and an Ikea Car in San Francisco – When, Oh When, Will We Get Our Own Ikea Store?

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Here’s the Ikea House, not too far from Twin Peaks:

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And here’s the Ikea car, sighted just a few minutes later, down the hill.

(I guess you can add a door color to Smart Cars as you please)

What’s next, an Ikea store in the 415?

Maybe someday…

Huge Turnout at San Francisco’s Newest Job Center – Is There One in Your Area?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Why, yes. Yes there is, and it’s specifically designed to lift people out of poverty. Wouldn’t you, or your friends, or your relatives like to work for Safeway, Andronico’s Markets, Novartis, AT&T, IKEA, UPS, Federal Express, Kaiser Permanente, Bio-Rad Laboratories, or Comcast? What’s that – you don’t need a Rubicon Programs, Inc. one-stop job center ’cause you have all the stuff it offers at home? Maybe, but you should check it out just the same when you can. (See info below.)

And that’s what people were doing today in the Western A. Hundreds were on hand in the wet weather to witness San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, and Mistress of Ceromonies Barbara Rodgers (“I wasn’t fired [from CBS5 last year], I quit!“) kick off the new center.

A revival meeting tent for an economic revival meeting this morning at the Safeway Plaza on Webster. Click to expand:

Locations:

Civic Center: 801 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102: Tel: 415-749-7503
Mission Center: 3120 Mission street, San Francisco, CA 94110: Tel: 415-401-4800
Southeast Center: 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124: Tel:415-970-7762
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oodwill Center: 1500 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103: Tel: 415-575-2101
Chinatown Center: 777 Stockton Street, San francisco, CA 94108: Tel: 415-421-2111
Western Addition: 1449 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94115: Tel: 415-655-2620

These centers offer vocational counseling and job placement assistance, apprenticeship training for construction jobs, and access to other services for laid-off workers or unemployed individuals.

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