We have covered people moving into shopping malls without telling anyone, but comedian Mark Malkoff (famous for 171 Starbucks) actually asked permission- from IKEA. His apartment needed fumigation and all his friends live in studio apartments, so moved in on January 7 and is staying there until the 12th. According to his site he will be "eating all his meals in the restaurant (he may order Domino's take out once or twice). Thankfully they have a shower for him in the back offices."
I love his "Princess and the Pea" sequence, checking out the beds, but were I the manager I would have thrown him out for jumping on the furniture. ::Mark Lives in IKEA