For a very long time, it has seemed to me that IKEA simply didn’t realise just how iconic and throughly suited their EXPEDIT shelves were in the DJ scene. But now they’ve got wise and tapped into the thirtysomething vinyl owning DJ market who now have families but no space to put anything – apart from the kitchen or toilet it seems. DJ Harry Love typifies said market perfectly and gets the full onslaught of IKEA’s extensive product range.
I’ve been in this particular fix more than once. Indeed, the new studio is in dire need of some Expedits to make sense of the space. And there’s nothing quite so fulfilling as neatly stacking your stuff into actually designated spaces, rather than stepping over piles of disorganised crap. I keep posting glossy wide angled shots of the new space, but the reality is somewhat different and in need of some tidying up.
I’ve never had vinyl stacked in a toilet though, and even though I have 3 in the studio, I have no plans to use them as a music library. But I did have a cat that used part of my collection as a scratching post once, and not in a cool DJ way either. So no cat for the studio methinks.
A tidy house is a tidy mind, so if you take anything away from this video, it’s to get your stuff organised ASAP. I know I have, because I had an extensive IKEA based pitch that I wrote but never got organised enough to press the go button on. Bugger. So I’m expecting many a man-cave to get the IKEA treatment in the coming weeks and months. I’ve already got a box of industrial casters ready for my EXPEDIT based moveable units.
I want a ladder to reach the top of my vinyl collection too.