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what if you lived at ikea?

so my wife sent me on a side trip to ikea this weekend. my friends and i started asking ourselves- what if you lived in ikea? well take a look…

this shoot was totally spontaneous and has had over 200,000 hits to date. i actually specialize in wedding photography if you’d like to take a look. i’m available for worldwide travel so if you’re interested hit me up and let’s make some magic!

ikea logo
ikea entrance sign
quote icon at ikea
michael sitting at desk in ikea for christian gideon photography photoshoot
dylan sitting at table in ikea for christian gideon photography photoshoo
michael in the shower at ikea for christian gideon photography photoshoo
christian gideon photography- michael laying in bed at ikea
christian gideon photography-christian reading at book on a bed at ikea
christian gideon photography- sign at ikea
christian gideon photography- michael playing at kids table in ikea
christian gideon photography- michael coloring at ikea
christian gideon photography- christian cooking at ikea
christian gideon photography- christian and dylan watching tv at ikea
christian gideon photography- michael and dylan toasting at ikea
christian gideon photography- christian reading book by fireplace at ikea
christian gideon photography- michael and christian high fiving at ikea
christian gideon photography-michael cooking at ikea
christian gideon photography- michael doing laundry at ikea 2
christian gideon photography- christian cooking
christian gideon photography- michael playing secretary at ikea
christian gideon photography- christian napping at ikea
christian gideon photography- christian contemplating at ikea
christian gideon photography- michael meditating at ikea
christian gideon photography- christian in the shower
christian gideon photography- michael sleeping at ikea
christian gideon photography-car sign at ikea
christian gideon photography- exit sign at ikea




Bre - April 17, 2011 - 4:17 pm

hahahaha this. is. great. and it’s exactly what a friend of mine and i do whenever we go. people always stare – it’s great! :)

Lauren B - April 17, 2011 - 4:37 pm

I think you should submit that to the marketing department.

myka braschler - April 17, 2011 - 5:14 pm

I agree with Lauren.. This is hilarious and very clever! Thanks for sharing guys.

Jesse Pafundi - April 18, 2011 - 9:43 am

Freaking hilarious. What a ridiculously awesome idea!

Brian Furbush - April 18, 2011 - 9:51 am

Really clever shoot – did you guys get permission for any of that? Cracked me up!

abby - April 18, 2011 - 10:12 am

that’s hysterical!

Tara @ trulysimplebits - April 18, 2011 - 1:27 pm

Ok this made me laugh!!! So funny. Good work :) Thanks for making my day

Krysten - April 18, 2011 - 1:28 pm

Oh my gosh this is HYSTERICAL! So glad I found your blog!

Caitlin - April 18, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Hahahaha so good!!!

meagan - April 18, 2011 - 1:42 pm

fricking amazing!!!
meagan, row house nest

jenny - April 18, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Haha, super cute!

Lizz @ Leading the Good Life - April 18, 2011 - 2:11 pm

hilarious! i want to go do this now. :)

Pamela Fahs - April 18, 2011 - 3:12 pm

love love love this! thank you for the fun!

Els - April 18, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Ha ha That is great! Love it! And truthfully, they DO ask for it!

alison - April 18, 2011 - 6:35 pm

hysterical!

Jason Burns - April 18, 2011 - 8:13 pm

You have no idea how much I have always wanted to do that in that store. Awesome work!

Anastasia Marie - April 18, 2011 - 8:21 pm

I don’t think I’ll ever get over this! Hahahaha!

Connie - April 19, 2011 - 12:20 am

This is hilarious! I’ve always wanted to move in!

Serena {Pretty Fluffy} - April 19, 2011 - 2:26 am

HAHAHA – this is too funny. These guys actually manage to make going to IKEA fun?? Well done!!! :)

alicen harmon - April 19, 2011 - 6:33 am

I know the answer…. if you lived at IKEA, you’d be the luckiest person in the WORLD!

NovemberMond28 - April 19, 2011 - 6:36 am

I LOVE IKEA – I LIVE IN BERLIN / GERMANY

Matty - April 19, 2011 - 9:45 am

We had an amazing scavenger hunt for my birthday at IKEA

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_162591790443264&ap=1

Great pics!

Eva Duhon - April 19, 2011 - 10:54 am

I think you should be paid for the commercial you just shot!!! That was great!!!

Suz - April 19, 2011 - 11:06 am

I work at Ikea, and I feel like live there

tisha - April 19, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Too funny! I love it! :-)

rich - April 19, 2011 - 1:22 pm

Amazing! Gotta leave it up, lol :) Great stuff.

Jorie - April 19, 2011 - 6:28 pm

I love the bromance happening on the couch…very touching.

maisonmutt - April 19, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Absolutely hilarious! I am posting to my FB. Love the bromance. Too funny!

maisonmutt - April 19, 2011 - 9:29 pm

Absolutely hilarious! I am posting to my FB tonight. My friends & I just love IKEA. This is great!

Anh Trinh - April 20, 2011 - 8:19 am

Great stuff. I wish I lived in an IKEA…

Becky D@KingsDownRoad - April 20, 2011 - 8:20 am

Ha! Perfect!!

tenina - April 20, 2011 - 8:30 am

You guys are hilarious!

Melanie - April 20, 2011 - 8:43 am

Ok, so now I’m scared to send MY husband to Ikea.

Hilarious!

Detailed KC - April 20, 2011 - 8:43 am

Hilarious!! Haven’t we all wanted to live in Ikea at some point.

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Megan - April 20, 2011 - 9:25 am

I think the best is that your are shirtless in the shower photos :) Did the workers at Ikea catch on? I can imagine you guys running around like wild men in there!

Ruth - April 20, 2011 - 12:10 pm

hilarious! i love how candid these shots feel.

Kate Mag - April 20, 2011 - 12:17 pm

I wonder, how did you passed security to take all those pictures?
Hilarious and love it!

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Amanda Chajes - April 20, 2011 - 1:11 pm

This gets better every time I look at it.

Manuela - April 20, 2011 - 4:14 pm

Love it! Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to go to my local IKEA and start getting comfortable and take pictures with friends. Maybe even have a party!!!

Jessica - April 20, 2011 - 5:05 pm

OMG! that’s hilarious! love it!

Jane Newey - April 20, 2011 - 5:08 pm

hahaha this is funny, i feel like this is my life! (i work at IKEA full time).

excellent pics, reminds me of the IKEA scenes in 500 days of summer :).

love them!

Sherri Paxton - April 20, 2011 - 5:21 pm

That’s hilarious. I would have loved to have seen the looks on the faces of the people around you!

paris - April 20, 2011 - 5:40 pm

This is just way too RAD and over the top CREATIVE idea! Awesome!!!!

Britni Williams - April 20, 2011 - 6:01 pm

This is absolutely awesome. Looks like you guys had a good time! I’m always game for these types of shenanigans. :)

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Trish - April 20, 2011 - 10:22 pm

Not so far from the truth … in the Beijing Ikea, people really do sleep in the beds and put their kids down for naps in the cribs. It’s fun just to go people watch there.

Elizabeth van der Bij - April 20, 2011 - 11:39 pm

So much fun! What a great set!

Harle - April 20, 2011 - 11:53 pm

So natural! Love them! :D

Maureen - April 21, 2011 - 7:14 am

Hi Christian,

I just found your blog and website, it all looks great!
Love your About me piece, very original.
You and your friends at Ikea is hilarious, you made me laugh outloud! Great job!
Have a good Easter,
Maureen

Jessica Define - April 21, 2011 - 12:00 pm

this was awesome, especially entertaining. I wanna do it.

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Wietske - April 22, 2011 - 8:00 am

Absolutely brilliant! This just made my day. Like many more, this makes me wanna do the same. Lol, you just might have started a trend! :D

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Sandra - April 22, 2011 - 9:58 am

HILARIOUS!!! ;P

Teaya - April 22, 2011 - 11:00 am

Love, love, love it!! They should hire you for the new catalog! ; )

cassy - April 22, 2011 - 1:36 pm

HAHAHA I love this!! So clever!

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Lisa - April 22, 2011 - 8:53 pm

That cracked me up! Very clever boys!

Simone - April 23, 2011 - 3:40 am

Absolutely brilliant! I Will never look at Ikea the same way!

solovelydecoration - April 23, 2011 - 2:26 pm

***
aahahahahhaahahah!
génial!
great!
i love that!
happy easter!
sophie :^)

***

MummyinProvence - April 23, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Beautiful, hilarious, beautiful and hilarious!

I LOVE IT!

irene boucher - April 23, 2011 - 10:22 pm

That’s TERRIFIC!!! Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! Real good idea: Im going to do as you next week-end in Toulouse’s IKEA. Now tell us: what’s the next store?

Jaws - April 25, 2011 - 5:10 am

Looks like you have been thinking other people’s thoughts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lu0SQmUosQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.ianrichardhinchliffe.co.uk/index.php?/weekly-big-shop/

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Kate Pizzo - April 25, 2011 - 12:44 pm

This rocks! Made me laugh…

My Beautiful Life - April 25, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Pretty hysterical, Christian. Thanks for the smile.

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Just finished up looking at a sample of your fine art photos on smug mug. Gorgeous photos, Christian. Really lovely-ethereal, dreamlike, and painter-ly…(specifically the countryside series). Your wife must have your walls covered in your prints.

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Mem - April 26, 2011 - 4:49 pm

haha it’s amazing! good work Christian!

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mike - April 26, 2011 - 11:03 pm

AMAZING!!! this is really great. love the surprise look on the shower pix. absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!

Leigh-Ann - April 27, 2011 - 12:18 am

Aubrey sent me this link, so awesome!! you guys REALLY got into it– which made it more than perfect! red shirt guy’s a babe.

liset - April 27, 2011 - 4:46 am

SOOOOOO funny! Love it!

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Love it!! I’ve often thought of living at Ikea… after hours of course… figured I’d get sick of hot dogs though :)

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Great set!!! My friends did this stuff in Ikea Hongkong, though tamer:D it was a lot of fun though!

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sarah - April 28, 2011 - 1:06 pm

yea i have always wanted to do it as well. but somehow i dont think it would be half as funny for someone like myself doing it. the photos are tooooo funny

windowintome - April 28, 2011 - 7:46 pm

I just LOVED this!! Thanks for sharing….makes me feel like goin to Ikea <3

Kirsten - April 28, 2011 - 8:48 pm

This LITERALLY made me LOL.. awesome!

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Kiwifraiz - April 29, 2011 - 4:08 am

Génial! J’adore! Nous en avons tous rêvé et vous l’avez fait, bravo ; )

Kristina - April 29, 2011 - 8:25 am

what a fun idea and cool pictures!! loving it!

Heather - April 29, 2011 - 6:23 pm

I’m going to ikea tonight with my hunny…. i’m sure he’ll attempt at least 3 of these scenes! lol! I love it!

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katy {of} katy loves. - April 29, 2011 - 9:34 pm

This is seriously fantastic. Just..awesome!

Garden Party - April 29, 2011 - 9:40 pm

This is an amusing take on what appears to be a suddenly popular idea.
I recently read about this artist also using Ikea –

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37305/shopping-for-transcendence-at-ikea-photographer-guillaume-janots-uncanny-scenes-from-beijings-megastore/

nina - April 30, 2011 - 3:48 am

genius!! absolutely genius!!

Justine - April 30, 2011 - 8:48 am

So funny!!!

Amanda - April 30, 2011 - 10:21 am

Absolutely hilarious. Love these photos! Nice work ;)

tara - April 30, 2011 - 11:36 am

hahah, what a great idea! the bathroom pictures are especially funny.

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Cecily at "If This Is It..." - May 1, 2011 - 2:38 pm

Three guys with a seriously great sense of humor!

TheRachelS - May 1, 2011 - 6:51 pm

This is hilarious! Love it.

Steph - May 2, 2011 - 7:00 am

Well, living in Shanghai, this is normal.
The locals treat IKEA like a western immersive experience, inhabiting the dioramas, like these guys, but mum, dad, gran, granpa and the kid are all living it large just before the 20 cent hotdog and 20 cent bottomless cup of fizzy drink.
A Shanghiese trip to Luna Park.
It is life in IKEA China.
Great work guys.

Tracy - May 2, 2011 - 12:00 pm

you sir are hysterical!

Katrina Brooks - May 2, 2011 - 12:39 pm

This is absolutely creative genius. I love it!!

Di - May 2, 2011 - 3:13 pm

You so totally had me falling off my chair laughing as I lay on my floor. I think you should do Wal-Mart or Target next.

Di

Anthony Lewis - May 2, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Love it!

Julie Congo - May 2, 2011 - 7:21 pm

I’ve been working on a similar series of Showroom Self-Portraits for about a year.
juliecongo.wordpress.com

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Hilarious!

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marcela - May 4, 2011 - 9:25 pm

OMG this is awesome! i always wanted to do this!

annie - May 4, 2011 - 11:27 pm

I loved this! I have always wanted to “live in Ikea”!

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Amanda @ Heart Tree Home - May 5, 2011 - 1:58 pm

hilarious! great work!

Catarina ford - May 5, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Ok so now I figured out who stole my lunch!!!!
Next time though.. let the toilet seat down after yerself please.

Gabriele - May 5, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Awesome! great project. Nice idea. Love it. You guys are fun!

Ana - May 5, 2011 - 3:09 pm

This is HILARIOUS! I thought you would find the soap opera “Ikea heights” (shot entirely at an IKEA store) very amusing too: http://www.vimeo.com/4921692

moriah - May 5, 2011 - 3:13 pm

you guys are nuts – and pretty darn funny

mamarose - May 5, 2011 - 3:34 pm

LOL – great idea – would love to have seen other customers’ faces at the dude in the bed – too funny !

Kristy - May 5, 2011 - 3:53 pm

hilarious!!! Thanks for the laugh….

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Diana - May 5, 2011 - 7:43 pm

This is so many levels of awesomeness!!!

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Very cute!

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It’s awesome!!!! I like this…LOVE…LOVE…LOVE. I hope you don’t mind if I shared this in my blog :D

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homestilo - May 6, 2011 - 8:36 am

Oh so funny. You guys did a great job with this.

Zzonyx - May 6, 2011 - 8:41 am

Well done, IKEA…

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Orlando Wedding Videogrpaher - May 6, 2011 - 11:25 am

Seriously funny.

Lora - May 6, 2011 - 11:39 am

So funny! On rainy days, my preschooler and I go to Ikea to play house. So much better than playing house at home.

Henry Juliao - May 6, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Quick question and completely irrelevant.
How did you get that “retro” look on your pictures?

chad - May 6, 2011 - 1:50 pm

i go gaga for ikea…

srqpix - May 6, 2011 - 1:58 pm

I really like this. I’ve always wanted to live in a retail outlet of some sort and I admire you guys for doing it.

Cole - May 6, 2011 - 3:36 pm

What, no Swedish meatballs for lunch? You clearly were not there on a rainy weekend – our IKEA gets *mobbed!*

This was such a great idea – and terrific pictures! :)

Mark Wehrwein - May 6, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Hysterical!!! And I thought I was the only one that liked to play in the Ikea Kitchens! My question is, which Ikea were the photo’s taken at? Mine is so busy you can never get into a room alone much less a kitchen or shower!

Kristie - May 6, 2011 - 5:14 pm

“Darling, I don’t know how to tell you this, but…there’s a Chinese family in our bathroom.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn9b5x1q1BM

LOVE this photoshoot :D

Bogdan Klimowicz - May 7, 2011 - 8:53 am

@christiangideonphotography H-O-M-E S-W-E-E-T H-O-M-E http://twitpic.com/4ujxaf #ikea #response #funny #whatifyoulivedatikea

busma - May 7, 2011 - 10:31 am

this is SO funny!! I really love this

sabina - May 7, 2011 - 10:18 pm

saw your photos on IKEA hacker, so funny. you guys are clever.

fromblank.blogspot.com

Agnes - May 8, 2011 - 3:23 am

I love these photos!!!!But it will be better if he take off the hat. People doesn’t wear hat at home.

Chad - May 8, 2011 - 5:28 pm

hysterical guys. hysterical. so funny.

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Maria - May 9, 2011 - 5:29 am

Hi guys,

I work at Ikea of Sweden here in Sweden. This link is being sent around here at our office and everyone think it’s hysterical :)

Greetings from Maria in Sweden!

cara - May 9, 2011 - 8:48 am

This is fabulous! Love it!

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Garmin Argentina - May 9, 2011 - 11:05 pm

ME ENCANTO, I LOVED IT :D

Lilith_de - May 10, 2011 - 2:12 am

Very very great idea! I think You are the only men I know, living in an IKEA store voluntarily.
I linked the pictures on http://www.hej-community.de to let all german IKEA fans see your great pictures!

Melissa Zimmerman - May 10, 2011 - 2:44 am

Love it. It made me homesick. I can’tt wait until we move back to the lower 48. I miss my IKEA so very much.

Other Bridget - May 10, 2011 - 3:56 am

I loved this! I also see that one of you did the Warrior Dash. Awesome.

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Awesome shoot!!!

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[…] 3 men who live at an IKEA store. […]

A Photo Series Showing What It Would Be Like If You Lived at IKEA - May 12, 2011 - 3:25 pm

[…] Christian Gideon staged a series of homey snapshots during a visit to an IKEA […]

Living @ IKEA | Sugarcoated Cow - May 12, 2011 - 3:45 pm

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Who wants to live in IKEA?! « Thoughts of Sam Isaacson - May 13, 2011 - 7:20 am

[…] Check out the entire collection. […]

magda627 - May 13, 2011 - 12:31 pm

loloolololol I love it !!!!!!!! Living at Ikea is my dream !!! I love your blog ! Thanks for sharing !!

Slytherella - May 13, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Holy brilliance, Batman! This was great. I love Ikea. :)

Hoffmann - May 13, 2011 - 7:39 pm

hahah, this is great. thank you for taking the time to make this.

TTMMW: Weather Is A Fickle Mistress « smart girls stupid things - May 16, 2011 - 12:59 am

[…] if you lived at Ikea? I […]

Katia Daniel | Graphic Designer » Links To Love 05.16.2011 - May 16, 2011 - 10:12 am

[…] •SO what if… you lived at IKEA […]

[go] live in ikea « a red trolley - May 16, 2011 - 1:50 pm

[…] May 16th, 2011 § Leave a Comment [originally taken by Christian Gideon] […]

Blogschau | lens-flare.de - Fotografie Blog - May 20, 2011 - 4:25 am

[…] wieder inspirierend, finde ich. Und wo wir grad bei Sammlungen sind. Christian Gideon hat eine witzige Serie von Aufnahmen zum Thema “What if you lived at ikea?” […]

Birgit - May 20, 2011 - 6:10 am

This really is a cool series! You guys do have a great sense of humor.

Mika - May 21, 2011 - 9:22 pm

I laughed my ass off. That’s a great series.

Nicolas Meyer - May 21, 2011 - 11:39 pm

love it…. the price tags would kinda get annoying after while…. specially on the towels!

Denise - May 22, 2011 - 9:10 am

Hahaha! You guys are hilarious! I love the sneaky look on the striped-shirt guy’s face when he’s getting (what looks like) a pen!

Happy Homemaker UK - May 23, 2011 - 6:00 am

Just hilarious! XOL

Maureen - May 23, 2011 - 6:03 am

I think you did a great job with these photo’s! Hilarious!
I made a little post today in my blog with a link to your post, more people should see this. Take care,
Maureen

the unborn chikken · Knask på ein fredag: Mai - May 27, 2011 - 4:07 am

[…] av oss har tenkt på når me er på den evig lange handleturen til IKEA. Han har saman med kompisen teke bileter av seg sjølv i dei forskjellige romma/utstillingane som om dei skulle budd der til […]

IKEA, photography | Penumbra Conundrum - May 27, 2011 - 12:00 pm

[…] Christian Gideon […]

ANNIKA - May 31, 2011 - 9:03 am

GREAT! the range I develop is coming to good use!

Lisa Dainton - May 31, 2011 - 8:46 pm

If you were a bachelor…

Kith - June 3, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Your idea is really great!
Unfortunately, it might be plagiarized by some people!!!!!!!! Please Check this out– http://www.wretch.cc/blog/kgbtonton/16841

Jennifer - June 8, 2011 - 1:30 pm

I’ve frequently wondered this as I’ve walked through IKEA. I wouldn’t have the guts to do this though… kudos to you guys!

Mainual - June 17, 2011 - 3:34 am

Funny post, love it, you make my day

‘What If You Lived At Ikea’ Is 375 Sq. Ft. Of Pre-Packaged Home | Dog Breeds in Red - June 20, 2011 - 11:47 am

[…] Living in Ikea would be a lot like living at home, except the furniture is already built so there’s none of those tiny wrenches and missing screw stuff to deal with. Oh yeah, there’s also the fact that they seem to think people can live totally comfortably in under 400 square feet of space with minimalist household tools. Would it work? Is it comfortable? That’s the theme behind Christian Gideon’s latest set of photos, “What if you lived at Ikea?” […]

Inhabiting IKEA: 16 Sweet Photos of Life in a Big-Box Store | Designs & Ideas on Dornob - June 20, 2011 - 6:02 pm

[…] Christian Gideon explores this likely-common fantasy through a series of rather hilarious (and well-shot) photographs depicting friends in everyday situations throughout a giant-sized IKEA store … the averages of which is over 50,000 square feet. […]

Inhabiting IKEA: 16 Sweet Photos of Life in a Big-Box Store | ikeaoutlet.info - June 20, 2011 - 7:27 pm

[…] Christian Gideon explores this likely-common anticipation by a array of rather waggish (and well-shot) photographs depicting friends in bland situations around a giant-sized IKEA store … a averages of that is over 50,000 block feet. […]

Inhabiting IKEA: 16 Sweet Photos of Life in a Big-Box Store | Home Designing Ideas - June 21, 2011 - 5:37 am

[…] Christian Gideon explores this likely-common anticipation by a array of rather waggish (and well-shot) photographs depicting friends in bland situations around a giant-sized IKEA store … a averages of that is over 50,000 block feet. […]

Link Love: « - June 22, 2011 - 11:24 am

[…] a month I’ve been googling Ikea. I stumbled upon this link. Christian Gideon Photography shot this fun series considering the thought of “what if I lived in Ikea”. Funny and creative, check it […]

Around the net: virtual collage pop stars, an art-filled calendar, « icepick - June 24, 2011 - 6:09 am

[…] What if you lived at Ikea, by Christian Gideon […]

zmkongkong - July 6, 2011 - 5:19 am

so cool ,i love it.

zohaib zulfiqar - July 8, 2011 - 9:43 pm

lovely work and great photography.. Thanks

zohaib zulfiqar - July 8, 2011 - 9:55 pm

I love our photography..keep it up

Mohsin Fancy - Graphic Designer - July 15, 2011 - 9:26 pm

Interesting work.. nicly Capture

Carlita - July 16, 2011 - 9:24 pm

This seriously cracked me up…..and totally reminded me of Unhappy Hipsters

The Dream Job « bliggity bloggity - August 8, 2011 - 12:26 pm

[…] and a year later he’s quickly becoming a successful photographer and you may have seen some of his work […]

WHAT IF YOU LIVED AT IKEA? | Julien Patalano - August 9, 2011 - 5:14 pm

[…] petite série photo amusante de Christian Gideon (plus de photos ici). Avis aux amateurs d’IKEA. Enjoy […]

Πώς θα έμοιαζε η ζωή αν κατοικούσες μέσα στο ΙΚΕΑ; « thousandnews - August 19, 2011 - 6:03 pm

[…] Περισσότερες εικόνες από το project μπορείς να δεις εδώ […]

Kaj če bi živeli v IKEI? | Flip Flip Me Heidi - August 25, 2011 - 1:03 am

[…] ravno te trenutke je fotograf Christian Gideon povezal v fotoesej, ki prikazuje kako bi bilo živeti v […]

LMAO - August 30, 2011 - 11:30 pm

You guys are really in touch with your domestic side. Some photos looked like scenes from Laverne and Shirley. Keep up the great work. LMAO!

Jesse - October 2, 2011 - 8:51 am

I love IKEA. The store set-up is almost asking for people to play “house”….and by people I mean children, but no worries I’ve done it too. :)
ps- I survived warrior dash too!

Cyndi Terry - November 12, 2011 - 6:07 am

Flippen Hilarious!! i could not stop myself laughing out loud!!

Advertising that hits home | Anna Dahlström - December 10, 2011 - 9:30 am

[…] then there are the unofficial ones like What if you lived in Ikea by photographer Christian Gideon who was sent to Ikea by his wife and ended up taking the pictures […]

Ikea’da hayat bir başka güzel… | Geveze Hayat - December 12, 2011 - 8:32 am

[…] Christian Gideon’un  ”What if you lived at Ikea”  isimli eğlenceli projesinden bahsetmek istiyorum size.  Öncelikle projenin yaratıcısı Gideon’un tam bir fotoğraf tutkunu olduğunu söylemek gerek. Neredeyse bütün zamanını fotoğraf çekerek geçiriyor. Aslında düğün fotoğrafları konusunda uzman olan Gideon bu projeyi eşiyle haftasonları yaptıkları rutin Ikea gezilerinden sonra arkadaşlarının “Ikea’da yaşamak nasıl?” esprisi sonunda akıl etmiş. Sonuç olarak da ortaya bu eğlenceli ve bir o kadar da samimi proje çıkmış.  Ama sanırım asıl eğlenceyi fotoğraflarda kullandığı aktörlerin sanatçının yakın arkadaşları oluşu desteklemiş.  Bu samimi  karelerin  Joseph Gordon-Levitt ve Zooey Deschanel’in  ”500 Days of Summer” filminde mağazada yaşıyor gibi yaptıkları sahneleri anımsattığı da proje hakkında söylenenler arasında. ♣ Christian Gideon Photography […]

Roberto - December 19, 2011 - 12:48 pm

such a cute couple!

living at IKEA « Shannon Patrick Designs - January 6, 2012 - 11:21 am

[…] Photographer CHRISTIAN GIDEON recently shot a fantastic photo essay called “What if you lived at IKEA?” after being sent by his wife to a local IKEA store. If you know me, you know my first job (lovingly) instilled more IKEA knowledge in my head than I know what to do with. So finding this made me literally laugh out loud while wondering how no one had thought of this before. It was hard to select just four shots, so I encourage you to check out the full series on Christian’s BLOG. […]

Что было бы еслиб вы жили в Икеи? | Fashion Box - January 18, 2012 - 1:59 pm

[…] Кристиан Гидеон воплотил это желание в новом проекте what if you lived at IKEA?. Кристиан отметил, что во время фотоссесии сотрудники […]

What If You Lived At IKEA? | The Existential Map - January 26, 2012 - 4:47 am

[…] Christian Gideon Photography […]

DAY 25 – What if You Lived at IKEA? « The 366 Day Project - January 26, 2012 - 1:56 pm

[…] Christian Gideon Photography […]

Πως θα ήταν αν ζούσες στην ΙΚΕΑ; | Endiaferonta.com - February 7, 2012 - 7:53 am

[…] επαγγελματίας φωτογράφος Christian Gedeon πάντα είχε την απορία πως θα ήταν να ζούσε κάποιος σε […]

monica - February 17, 2012 - 9:50 am

love it…hahaha …made me laugh right out loud…love you standing on the stool to reach the top shelf….hahahaha thanks for the morning laugh

天朝屁民 - February 19, 2012 - 2:41 am

真的非常有创意,多谢这些好照片哈哈

Glam glam glam & slam | So What? - March 16, 2012 - 12:11 pm

[…] * Christian Gideon […]

ומה אם הייתם גרים באיקאה | קפה ויפה - April 16, 2012 - 2:59 am

[…] הפוסט הזה הביא לכריסטיאן 200,000 כניסות, וכך התגלה לעולם הגדול צלם אנונימי במלוא תפארתו… […]

Dose - April 21, 2012 - 4:59 pm

Nice, reminds me of the guys who shoot short scenes guerrilla style in Ikea’s.

IKEA Culture: 20 Fanatical Fan Ads, Art & Design | WebUrbanist - April 23, 2012 - 1:21 pm

[…] (images via: christian gideon photography) […]

ten on tuesday Family, Child, & Baby Photographer | Donya Luana Photography | Northfield, MN - May 2, 2012 - 10:13 am

[…] 3. This makes me laugh out loud: What if you lived at Ikea? […]

site we’re psyched about: ikea’s share space - May 29, 2012 - 9:55 am

[…] Ikea products. While the room sets are to die for, and one could really imagine living in them, (remember these guys?), I like browsing through looks created in real homes across the country. What do you think, […]

Mary Mary - June 25, 2012 - 11:01 pm

I would live in an IKEA!

Tsung Wei Lin - July 14, 2012 - 1:44 pm

poto by Christian Gideon.

Tsung Wei Lin - July 14, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Photo by Christian Gideon.

Zoomple … Quick Vu: IKEA « zoomple.com - August 15, 2012 - 10:07 am

[…] Quick Vu on IKEA: IKEA is a private company started almost 70 years ago in Sweden. ( trivia fact: IKEA is the acronym of the name of founder + name of farm he grew up on and place he was from ) According to wikipedia the IKEA website has the most complete catalog of products total number at 12000. There are over 260 stores in 25 countries. Check out on this link for wikipedia for more info. Check out fun visuals – Christian Gideon’s What if you lived at Ikea click here , if you’ve never been to a store you’ll get a sampling of furniture and lifestyle , plus some humor…  […]

R.A.N.D.O.M.P.E.P.S - October 5, 2012 - 8:16 am

[…] Orang gila! Cool! What if you lived at IKEA? – Christian Gideon […]

Natalie Hendricks - October 8, 2012 - 2:10 pm

My husband and I did our engagement photos at an IKEA. Everyone thought we were shooting for a catalogue! We have some of the same shots!

“What if you lived at Ikea? Photographer Christian Gideon… - October 22, 2012 - 1:16 am

[…] “What if you lived at Ikea? Photographer Christian Gideon… Published on 17 April, 2011 06:00 by Kikos Papadopoulos “What if you lived at Ikea? […]

Pilar Ramirez - October 25, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Did you talk to someone about taking the photos? is it allowed?

Gerard Jay West - December 30, 2012 - 12:15 am

We have an Ikea room, I don’t mind living there.. ;)

AnnaMarie Larson - December 30, 2012 - 12:30 am

Ha! I think you did what all of us want to do the minute we walk into an IKEA!

Nicole Morgan - December 30, 2012 - 5:15 am

Love this – too fun, and they make a lovely couple ;).

Nancy Osborne - January 30, 2013 - 11:29 pm

I love this way too much! =]

Advertising that hits home | - April 15, 2013 - 5:02 am

[…] then there are the unofficial ones like What if you lived in Ikea by photographer Christian Gideon who was sent to Ikea by his wife and ended up taking the pictures […]

Mindy Ho - June 10, 2013 - 2:01 am

This is nice. God job guys:)