So a friend of mine from the States was surprised to hear that they have Ikea here in London. My sister is in St. Petersburg (Russia) this year getting her Master’s — and she reports that there is an Ikea there too. Ikea is like a state unto itself. I think they own whole south-pacific islands where they grow forests of particle-board-trees under huge yellow domes. The Ikea in London is like every other Ikea I’ve ever been to. Keep in mind as well that the last time I was in an Ikea was about 6 years go. They are a constant throughout space and time.