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Orgel IKEA Table Lamps

I was originally going to get the floor lamp version of Orgel, but got the table version instead so that I could put an artificial large floor plant (which IKEA was out of stock when I went to buy the small Orgel) instead. This lamp is going out of stock, so last chance to grab your IKEA Orgel! There were only 3 left on the shelf, minus one now since I bought one for my living room.

Quite easy to set up, though the wire that you’re suppose to place in the shade to hold up the paper shade seems like it could spring open and rip the shade, so you’ll have to be careful with that part, but other than that, it’s pretty easy to assemble. Yes, IKEA= assemble everything, which is why everything is at such affordable prices. I like the dangling switch to turn on/off, but I wish I could adjust the height. It seems like the pole is too high in my situation. However, good buy for $19.99 + tax



IKEA in Germany (near Leipzig)


We happen to stop by in a market area to our drive from Nurnberg to Berlin. I wanted to check out what IKEA in Germany looked like. Well, as you can expect, it was exactly the same as here in Canada except for everything being in German and in Euros.

The layout was the same, the products, etc. It was quite deserted and the cafe looked much bigger than the Richmond one. I wondered how they made any profit.


Barely any customers…



Tried their 1 Euro coffee

But then again, we had just gone to a mall which was literally empty – Nova Eventis. It was one of those odd modern mall you’d expect from a movie, so huge with big brands inside, kept sparkling clean, but no people. It could be because it was on a Monday, but I was told this is how it usually is.

I wouldn’t recommend going to IKEA unless you’re wanting to buy furniture. In Europe, IKEA is seen as the ‘cheap’ furniture, for students and low-income. It still has that branding here, but I feel it’s a bit more accepted as the ‘modern, clean, middle-income’ customers. And it’s true that you can make some pretty stylish rooms with their furniture and decor.

IKEA Pots and Pans: SKÄNKA


The SKÄNKA set for $39.99 comes with 2 pots with lids (2qt and 5qt), a saucepan (1qt) and frying pan (11″ diameter).
Both lids have holes in them so that you can drain the water if you need to after boiling something. However, the lid for the larger one is the only one that has a locking lip so that the lid doesn’t come off when you tip the pot – a nice feature. All of them are treated with Teflon® Select, which is a hardwearing non-stick coating that allows cooking with little fat and makes the cleaning process a lot more easy. However, I have been told by some that Teflon coating causes cancer. I dunno if that is just a myth or if it’s true.

All in all, it’s a good set. You get the basic cookware so that you can do most cook.