Ed Harrington is an illustrator whose IKEA instruction manuals were featured this week on Fast Company. His Tumblr has many of them, but we think they go nicely with that brilliant IKEA video spoofing Apple, which is a monster of its own kind.
IKEA calls itself the Life Improvement Store, and it’s now expanding its services to make good on that moniker. Taking a page from the book of home-makeover shows that have become so popular, the Swedes have launched the “grassroots” IKEA Home Tour, which will send a team of experts to different cities to work with desperate homeowners (design-desperate, that is. This ain’t no Extreme Makeover).
The IKEA “Home Tour Squad” is composed of five IKEA employees (pictured, left) who are leaving their store-bound jobs and going on the road to provide two makeovers in each city they visit. So far the cities on that list include Atlanta, Charlotte, Baltimore/D.C., New York and Philadelphia.
If you, like we here at Foobooz, don’t get paid for another week, here are a few gratis food items to take note of:
The Legendary Dobbs unveils its new $5 Boneless Buffalo Chicken Blunt with free samples during this evening’s happy hour. It’s what you used to refer to as a wrap but looks a little more like a joint. And by “free samples”, that better mean that they’re handing out whole blunts, not little “mini-blunts”. I mean, if you are going to spend your happy hour on the eastern edge of South Street, you need to get fed. Go here to see a video of Chef Edwin Ramirez twisting one up.
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Curiosity and hunger leads David McDuff to Cooper’s Brick Oven Wine Bar. [McDuff's Food & Wine Trail]
Foodzings really likes the lattes at Chapterhouse, on 9th below South. [Foodzings]
Mac & Cheese checks out the vegetarian offerings at IKEA’s cafeteria.[Mac & Cheese]
And wouldn’t you know it, Foodzings is at IKEA too, but they’re eating the Swedish meatballs. [Foodzings]
Is this the economy? CE Phood is writing up Under the C at the Comcast Center food court. Best of all, 50% off prepared foods at the end of the day. [CE Phood]
Turkey sausage pizza at Home Slice Pizza. [Fries with that Shake?]