I must confess: last week I went to IKEA. It was a big deal this year when they opened in Charlotte, NC and I hadn’t been to one in about 5 years so my curiosity got the better of me. I was impressed that you can now get an entire euro style kitchen (including appliances) and even have them install it for you for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere. Their drawers have gliders and auto close features…there are many styles to choose from. And they seem to be better quality than the past. In any case, I was able to find a dry erase two sided easel to help with my roadside signage next summer in Maine at the gallery and the farmers market for cheaper than I could make it myself.

For those anti-IKEA people, I refer you to TINI store in Los Angeles.The acronym stands for “This is Not IKEA”. They have marvelous visuals on their website and an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories.

Photograph courtesy of TINI Los Angeles.

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