July 28, 2006

IKEA products that could be names from Star Wars

This is the first entry in our series of IKEA lists.

As I looked through the IKEA online catalogue, certain combinations of words attracted me—those products that bore not one, but two names suggested surnames and identities that seemed vaguely familiar. Where else had I heard similar combinations of carefully ambiguous, yet strangely descriptive names? And then it hit me: in the world of George Lucas, of course. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions of monikers to use in future episodes of the space saga.

  • Amorf Spets
    Old identity: Curtain
    New identity: Leader of Anno Amorf
  • Anno Amorf
    Old identity: Curtain Panel
    New identity: A trade syndicate from Kelig Groda (see below)
  • Bibbi Snurr
    Old identity: Blanket
    New identity: An ambassador of Minnen Ros (see below)
  • Fenja Blad
    Old identity: Curtain
    New identity: Feared assassin
  • Freja Strå
    Old identity: Fabric
    New identity: Henchman of Jabba the Hutt; twin of Freja Flinga (see below)
  • Freja Flinga
    Old identity: Curtain
    New identity: Henchman of Jabba the Hutt; twin of Freja Strå
  • Godis Mix
    Old Identity: Glass
    New identity: Planet in the Kelig Groda system
  • Jabba
    Old identity: Hanging Dryer with 16 Clothes Clips
    New/Old identity: Member of the Hutt clan; intergalactic smuggler, drug dealer
  • Kelig Groda
    Old identity: Slipcover
    New identity: Solar system
  • Korall Rev
    Old identity: Curtain with Tie-Back
    New identity: Ship commanded by Pax Drammen (see below)
  • Malou Cirkel
    Old identity: Quilt Cover & 2 Pillowcases
    New identity: City on Minnen Ros
  • Minnen Ros
    Old identity: RUG
    New identity: Planet in the Kelig Groda system
  • Pax Drammen
    Old identity: Wardrobe
    New identity: Military hero from Godis Mix
  • Tassa Hare
    Old identity: Quilt Cover & Pillowcase
    New identity: A Jedi master; originally from Malou Cirkel

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  2. Steinar Eliassen said:

    I guess they can sound starwarshish to people that don’t understand SSwedish, but when you do, it does not sound that way. “Tassa Hara” = “Pawy Bunny” “Korall Rev”= “Coral Reef” (but Rev also means fox, is a word play) “Kelig Groda” = “Cuddly Frog. Godis = Candy, StrÃ¥ = Straw.

    My american wife, who does NOT understand Sweedish, did laugh a lot 😛

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