We have a confession: We really don't get the IKEA adoration. Our last visit
reminded us that we don't like particleboard and plastic (with a couple of exceptions noted below), and that we don't believe in buying furniture if it's not going to last. However, we do love eight (cheap!) things at the Swedish store...
• Dish scrubbers (which we think should be disposable -- although recyclable would be better)
• LETTEN Squeegees
• VIREN Toilet brushes (again, disposable is good)
• Wooden hangers
• RIBBA frames
• The lighting like the SEPTIM Pendant Lamp
and the FAS Clamp Lamp
• VALTER Brackets
• STRIPA Wall Shelves (we blogged them here)
We also loved their simple wood peg racks, linen curtains, and cotton IRIS window shades, but alas, they all seem to have vanished.