Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hey people!

Sorry for the title in spanish, i just got a bit homesick. unfortunately i didn't make it home (Mexico) this year for the holidays, so thisisnotikea has been operating and will be open these days, not the 25th or the 1st but other than that i should be around for anyone who wants to come by... i will be going out of town the 2nd week of January, so no thisisnotikea for that one WHOLE week! 

Anyways, enough about my schedule... I just finished updating the website with all the new stuff, i still have to name and price a few things but should be all done tonight... we got some cool new pieces so check them out... and i say "we" because now it's not only me doing the buying, Tim, a good friend of mine, has an amazing eye for this stuff, so after being around thisisnotikea for the last few months he now knows what to look for, and he did find some really cool pieces, like those 2 awesome lucite lamps, that was him :) or that cool stainless steel table that was added this week, that was him too.... so we're kinda growing! and we're trying real hard to keep bringing you more and more new stuff! cause it's fun :)

Happy Holidays and cover yourselves up, it's starting to get cold!!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday gift certificates - discounts!

Hey guys and girls,

In the spirit of stimulating the economy ;-) we are doing something that no one ever does...we are giving you a discount on gift certificates from This Is Not IKEA!  Yep, for any gift certificate that you buy between now and the end of 2008, we'll give you a 10% discount.  And you don't even have to use the gift certificate right away.

The only rules are that the redeemer of the gift certificate can't be the same person who purchased it and you can't redeem a gift certificate the same day it was purchased.  Cool, huh?

So,  buy your loved ones the gift of vintage.  (It's like regifting...but the really good kind.)

And have an amazing, safe, fun-filled holiday season!  Thank you to all of you who helped make 2008 such an amazing year for This Is Not IKEA.  We have loved meeting you and, in some small way, becoming a part of your life.  Los Angeles is full of awesome, interesting, friendly people.  Here's to a great 2009!

And if there is anything we can do to make This Is Not IKEA work better for you in 2009, let us know.  We're always open to suggestions.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My First post EVER!!!!/ New GIFT certificates!!

Hello people!

So, for a couple of months now Tom has been asking me to start posting on our blog, but there were 2 problems with that a) i'm not familiar with anything computer, so i had no idea how to do it and b) u guys have kept me pretty busy coming and buying furniture, which i love u for :) but it leaves me with little time to do anything else. Anyways here we are...  i'll use this first post to say thank you to everyone who's been here in the last 4 years, i feel extremely lucky to have stumble upon this little project we've created and to have met some amazing people on the way, and started good friendships that i hope last a looooooong time, even longer than the furniture you came to buy :) 

I also want to let everyone know that we finally got our GIFT CERTIFICATES I know many of you had been asking if we had any, we never thought about it until someone suggested it, so now we have them, and perfect timing cause the Holidays are around the corner and nothing says Merry Christmas better than a gift certificate from a cool online store! We have for any amount, so this can be for anyone! 

I will post more soon, promise, someone's ringing the door bell, i got to go show some furniture.... 
Happy Holidays!