Kanye West latest source of inspiration is Ikea

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In 2013, Kanye West declared a Corbusier lamp his “greatest inspiration”, but it seems to have been dethroned by Swedish flat-pack retailers Ikea.

“Super inspired by my visit to Ikea today , really amazing company… my mind is racing with the possibilities…” he wrote on Twitter (sic).

Posted while he was “up late designing in Sweden”, the tweet is easy to poke fun at but to be fair, who hasn’t felt maniacally excited while shopping in Ikea?

The purveyor of cheap yet reasonably stylish furniture has dizzyingly labyrinthine showrooms, and don’t even get me started on the pump-your-own lingonberry jam.


West hwas spotted at Ikea's HQ in Sweden yesterday, causing the nation's media to publish breaking news stories and rolling live coverage of his visit.

"That's right, we can confirm that he is there. I don't want to and can't say more than that he is in Älmhult at Ikea today," press officer Jakob Holmström told Aftonbladet.

During another barrage of tweets, Kanye also revealed that, like everyone else, he’s mostly been spinning Kendrick Lamar’s new album untitled. unmastered.

“Playing the new Kendrick…  1 thousand images on the desktop…  Hennessy & what’s left of the ice and coke zero…” he wrote, later quoting the ‘Untitled 02’ chorus: “Get Top on the phoooone!!!!!”