The I in CSI stands for Ikea

CSI IkeaThe purveyor of Swedish meatballs and home furnishings seems to think that nothing says comfy sleeping like a nice body outline. The Hulda Dans* quilt was apparently inspired by CSI and the other shows in the death porn genre. The heart monitor pillow covers are a nice touch. On the plus side: The victims were holding hands when they were killed.

*Has anyone started using the Ikea catalog as a source for Web 2.0 company names? There’s Polarvide, Granat, Klippan, Morrum, Glansa, Aneboda — and that’s just in the first few pages.

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Headline of the day: Never mind the BoKloks as Ikea moves into housing.

Quoth BrandRepublic: “The popular Swedish low-cost furniture chain Ikea is moving from flat packs to house packs as it unveils plans to launch it own range of prefabricated houses in Britain starting at £100,000. The timber-framed houses have been in joint development by Ikea and Swedish construction firm Skanska and the first shipment is set to arrive in Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, as a form of cheap housing to combat rising house prices in the UK. The BoKloks, as they are to be known, come ready-made and are expected to cost as little as £100,000 for a ready-made flat and £150,000 for a three-bedroom house. ”

Ikea pre-fab houses? They will look good but be impossible to either assemble or pronounce.

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