Monday, June 21, 2010

mid-century textiles: Marimekko

There is really nothing better to me than staring at a bunch of bolts of Marimekko fabrics, and recently on a trip to Seattle, Jeff and I did this.  We did this at a small store on First Avenue called Tuuli.  They carry a ton of Marimekko as well as other amazing Finnish-designed wares.  They had wall cubbies filled with bolts and bolts of massive print florals in every color-combo you could think of!  Gorgeous.  I didn't think to take any pictures....too busy living in the graphic-oversize-print-technicolor-moment....but it looked something like this:

Marimekko has been producing quality textiles since 1951.  The longevity of their original prints is amazing as they are still just as popular today.  CB2 carries a lot of Marimekko items, and from time to time ReproDepot (one of my favorite sources for online fabric) will have some great deals on Marimekko fabric. 

We have this print in a shower curtain, which I love:

And this yellow/black/gray simple tray hanging in our hallway as art (with Pizmo the Wondermutt posing):

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