Monday 1 May 2017

älmhult almanac

Via Kottke’s quick links, we’re given an overview of the evolution of style and expansion of its global reach (from its humble beginnings as a single home furnishings store in the town of Älmhult, Sweden to the point of self-awareness in the acknowledgement we have reached “peak curtains”) through the lens of every IKEA (originally Ikéa) catalogue cover from 1951 to 2015. It’s funny how taste is cyclical and the latest iterations don’t seem much different than the earliest annuals.