Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Good news for IKEA

The Washington Post reports that hard times are leading college students to furnish their rooms more spartanly.
Among the many daunting challenges facing Shira Rosenthal as she enters her freshman year at the University of Maryland is this conundrum: Which trash can to buy?

There is one from Pottery Barn spinoff PBteen that costs $29 and is painted in pastel colors and emblazoned with catchy eco-slogans like "Think Green." Then there is the plain white wastebasket from Target for just $4 -- less than the cost of a gallon of gas. Rosenthal went with the latter.
Shira was very sensible. However, if I couldn't have the $29 trash can, I'd just, you know, die.