Everyone has no doubt seen the IKEA monkey this past week — a Rhesus Macaque monkey that got his identifiable title by simply choosing to wander around an IKEA parking lot with his favorite shearling coat. He caused such a ruckus I don't even think he made it inside the store to do his Christmas shopping. Given his obvious sense of style and eye for design, some of the items on this inspiration board were no doubt on his shopping list.Move over Paddington Bear. There's a new mammal in town making waves with his choice of winter apparel, and his name is Darwin! Surely a look this fabulous extends beyond clothing. I'm betting the place where Darwin, the IKEA monkey, sends his tweets and writes his upcoming blog is just as warm and lovable. New trends don't scare Darwin so there are more than a couple items from IKEA's newest PS collection including a couple glass door cabinets that make almost as big a statement as himself. His love for textures and muted hues also shows itself in his choice for chair color, and a soft high pile rug he can use to keep his toes warm during those cold winter days in Toronto.
1. IKEA PS pendant lamp
2. IKEA PS Glass Door Cabinets (two shown)
3. IKEA VAGGIS Noticeboard
4. IKEA MALKOLM office chair
5. IKEA PS Extendable Table
6. IKEA FLOKATI rug
This little monkey story has a happy ending - he's found a new home at a sanctuary. Click through to Jezebel for more details.
(Images: (As linked, Darwin from O Canada, board by Chris Perez)