It's convenient, stylish and a colossal pain in the ass. Ikea: Can't live with it can't live without it.
ZE: "On more than one occasion the assemblage of IKEA products has nearly killed me. Say, have you seen their new catalogue?!"
HM: "I have to admit, it has been the scene of one or two arguments between me and my one and only. I have a love of assembling IKEA furniture which not everyone understands."
LC: "A frenemy."
HP: "I really love IKEA (Swedish for "not real wood") for what it is and the fact that many of my first independent furnishing purchases came from there, sort of a rite of passage for first time apartments. However, they need to create some sort of exchange/reward program for bringing in old allen keys - short of making jewelry out of them what else are they good for??"