Shopping at Ikea, man-style

There are so many jokes I could make about men and shopping, but I think Ikea have done all the work for me. Welcome to MÄNLAND.

Working on the principle that men hate to shop (my experience holds this principle to be true), Ikea in Homebush Bay, Sydney trialled a MÄNLAND play area for four (glorious) days. MÄNLAND was fitted out with an Xbox 360, pinball game, football, free hot dogs and had televised sporting events on permanent play. I’m pretty sure you could hear guys saying, when their women came to pick them up, “Just five more minutes!” in that exasperated tone usually reserved for four-year-olds .

Should MÄNLAND be a permanent fixture at Ikea? I think so. With MÄNLAND and SMALAND, the children’s playroom, you’ll be able to browse the Kvarnvik and Tekla in peace.

Find out more about Ikea here.

(via Gizmodo)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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