Friday, October 12, 2012

IKEA OUTDOORS





The other night I had the pleasure of attending the launch for IKEA's new outdoor range. It was held at Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour, a striking venue that is known (to me at least) as being one of the venues for the Sydney Bienale.

In fact, the last time I was on that Island was with a group of year 10 and 11 Visual Arts students to view the exhibition of cutting edge contemporary art. They were my favourite ever group of students* so it was with fond memories that I stood upon the windy Island to sip cocktails and talk IKEA.

I schlepped about amongst the trend setters and uber styles in my daggy denim and sloppy jumper (i really was under dressed). We ate wood fired pizza straight from the oven and talked over the benefits of affordable, adjustable and durable out door furniture (amongst other things).

Thanks for having me, IKEA.


You can view the new outdoor range here. I've got my one eye on a few things for when our landscaping is complete!


Tonight, Dave and I shall party again (like it's 1999, sing it with me). A garden party in the rain here at home (eep). We've optimistically fired up the pizza oven so  I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck.


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* can I say that? They really were the most engaged, creative, naughty bunch of students. I truly did adore them.

20 comments:

  1. Oooh. Spiffy. If you're ever having a chat with Ikea, tell them to come toTasmania. My friends and I could prettly much keep them in business just on our own!

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    1. I can't believe Tassie is IKEA-less. It's just no good! Surely they have one in the works, surely?!

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  2. I went to Ikea today, lots of great stuff :) Looks like an awesome party x

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  3. have a great party for the fella, and can I just say... your photos just keep on getting better!

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    1. oh thank you Joanna! Last night was SO fun!!

      xo me

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  4. I am SO jealous! How does one get an invite to such events?! IKEA is my obsession. I cannot wait to get cashed up (and have a place!) for the new outdoor range. So, so jealous! X

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    1. The new range is SO great. I love it!

      As for the invite, i'm not sure really, it knid of just happened!

      xo em

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  5. I k now I'm not supposed to be jealous, but I am!! What a great event to attend, glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. We just got the Ikea Outdoor junk mail thing...I had a flick though and was immediately smitten with the entire thing! And it is perfect timing too as Daddy R just finished our new back verandah! Shopping spree!

    Have an excellent time tonight...I am sure the pizzas will be delish!

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  7. Beautiful photography Emily...and I love their new range ..very retro inspired!

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  8. is that an IKEA chair i spy with the price tag on it...just in case you want to take it home with you!!! loving all of it though...but the thought of visiting their huge stores has be slightly terrified! the location however looks divine xx

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  9. Looks like a lovely event! Best wishes on your party tonight. Hope the rain holds off.
    ~FringeGirl

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  10. This looks awesome, will be interested to see the range! x

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  11. I have a list from the new outdoor range... Now all I need to do is convince then man who is earning the buck to buy it ;) (He says we have too much stuff, and likely we do.. but) there are a few things we could totally use!

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    1. ahahah oh geez, sounds A LOT like my husband!

      Why must they be so sensible?!

      xo em

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  12. Ooo, getting excited about ikea's outdoor range. It looks like a great event and the view of the opera house is so pretty.

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  13. Boo hoo hooo - we don't have Ikea here in SA poor pitiful us ;-) hope ur night was a good one with not too much rain ... Its been pouring for days here and is feezing cold (or I could just be getting old ;_) have a great weekend

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  14. Gorgeous images Em. Looks like a spectacular evening, in beautiful Sydney xo

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  16. WoW! I absolutely love it.such an awesome place making the life fabulous! southaven furniture stores Thanks for sharing with us.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em