Ikea – some oak, some pine and a handful of Norsemen

I am of a very small group of people on the planet who can step out of his front door, walk a couple blocks and go to Ikea. Ikea’s latest catalog features disembodied heads of their designers. ‘Tis a bit odd, going to engineering school, getting a job with Ikea, and they take your head, paste it on a catalog and give weird, Swedish names to your work.

So in honor…

Listen to the N.P.R. story that ran this week on Ikea’s very non-English naming scheme

Play the Ikea Name Game

Listen to “Ikea” from Jonathan Coulton

This is the thanks Tord gets for the hard work?!?

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