Sunday, September 20, 2009

the couch that could

You might remember the picture below of our Swedish apartment and its centerpiece IKEA Klippan sofa. We had initially published it here on starfish and waffles when we did our story on Klippan (both the couch and its namesake Swedish town) a couple of months ago.

The former European headquarters of felix's daily starfish and waffles - complete with an IKEA Klippan couch - at Vildanden W in Lund, Sweden. (2009).

Now take a peek at the next picture ... and focus on the middle photo that spans the centerfold of the magazine. It looks like our Klippan has been published again!

Peanut (right), the editor, and Björn (left), the Swedish intern, proudly grinning from ear-to-ear. Edmonton, Canada. (2009).

Indeed, our beloved Klippan (and swank apartment in Lund's famed Vildanden W) were featured in the August 14 edition of Meubel, a Dutch designer furniture glossy. The magazine was commemorating the 30th birthday of the iconic IKEA Klippan, and we're proud our very own Klippan played a small part in the festivities.

So, I think all of this excitement proves two things. First, the editor's network of media and publishing contacts is truly incredible. Second, the Klippan is the greatest sofa of all-time.


The editor, who is apparently fluent in Dutch, reads about his old Klippan. Meanwhile, the Swedish intern waves to the crowd! Edmonton, Canada. (2009).


  1. Yah!! Everyone in the world is sure to see your pics one day!

  2. The day you make it into a dutch design mag is the day you officially MAKE it!

    That Peanut, he just keeps surprising me with his hidden skills.

  3. Donna ... well, I don't know about everyone in the world, but I'd be pretty happy with an odd pic in a European design magazine every now and then. ;)

    Mashed Swede ... and yes, that Peanut is amazing! Just when I think he's done it all, he comes up with something else. What will be next?