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The Girl Who Shopped at Ikea

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At one point in Stieg Larsson's best-seller The Girl Who Played With Fire, fictional Swedish super-hacker Lisbeth Salander spends $12,000 at Ikea. "She bought two KARLANDA sofas with sand coloured upholstery, five POÄNG armchairs, two round side tables of clear lacquered birch, a SVANSBO coffee table, and several LACK occasional tables," writes Larsson. "From the storage department she ordered two IVAR combination storage units and two BONDE bookshelves, a TV stand, and a MAGIKER unit with doors. She settled on a PAX NEXUS three-door wardrobe and two small MALM bureaus." This goes on for paragraphs, but if you don't have time to read the full description, just check out Apartment Therapy's helpful visual representation—they went to the Ikea site and pulled up exactly what's in Salander's apartment. [Racked National via Apartment Therapy]