Posts tagged ‘marimekko’

New From Quarter Report

  There are still a few more companies to cover for Quilt Market, and while those posts are in the works, I thought I’d show you some of the new stuff at Japan’s Quarter Report, including their in-house designs and beautiful lace by Reiko Oka (middle left). I have subscribed to their newsletter and and [...]

Marimekko Spring 2013

{ Jokiuoma }   Marimekko Spring 2013 fabrics are available now through the Marimekko website, and will be coming soon I’m sure to AlwaysMod and Finnstyle. { Onnen Omenapuu } { Kortteli } { Astro } { Raanu (organic cotton) } { Vatruska } { Vatruska } { Kompotti }     { Roustikko } [...]

Marimekko Check-O

{ Sonja by Aino-Maija Metsola }   Because we need a Marimekko fix once in a while. The newest prints had emerald before emerald was cool! And triangles after they’re cool. Oh, just kidding. We still love you, triangles, never change! These images are from Design Scandinave in France — these fabrics are also available [...]

New From Marimekko

{ Ikkunaprinssi by Erja Hirvi }   The checkout girl at Home Depot saw my son’s Angry Birds shirt and she said “the most famous thing to come out of Finland!” I didn’t know that! She said, “and Fiskars scissors.” I didn’t know that either! I said, “And Marimekko!,” and she said, “oh yeah”! And so it was [...]

Marimekko Spring 2012

In some circles, being named the World Design Capital is as cool and exciting as getting the Olympics in your city. Helsinki has been named World Design Capital for 2012, so naturally it’s going to be a big year for Marimekko, who is responsible for so much of the Finnish design aesthetic. To celebrate, they’re [...]

More Marimekko Autumn 2011

Is anyone still resisting the fact that the 80s are back? Marimekko Autumn 2011′s collection has several prints from their 1980s archives, but it’s not about being retro. I think it’s more that after 20 years of computer-generated lines, people are longing for the genuine texture of hand-rendered art. These prints from the Fujiwo Ishimoto, [...]

Marimekko Autumn 2011

Marimekko‘s newest fabrics for fall 2011 include some new prints and, as always, classics in new colorways and scales. Above are some of the brighter, colorful prints, and I’ll follow up with another post of darker fall colors. Here you see: Elämänpuu (Life) by Anu Luhtanen The classic Pieni Unikko by Maija Isola Jätski (ice [...]

Textile Stew: 3/11/11

Good news for digital fabric designers — Spoonflower has released its official 3600-color standards map with RGB color codes. It’s much more extensive than their previous color guide, and it works in conjunction with an Adobe Swatch Exchange Library, which you can download from here. To make a long story short, working from a chart [...]

Textile Stew: 2/9/11

Helen Dardik + Retrosaria = quality ribbon by quality people! What’s Up With Cotton? A dozen or so statements from the major quilting manufacturers on the causes of the price increase of cotton, and what it means for you. (via Fabritopia‘s twitter) Here’s Whipstitch on the same topic. Marimekko is tripling their textile production capabilities, [...]