Monday, February 22, 2010

Oh Marimekko...How I Love Thee

Marimekko Dresses

Marimekko Ceramics

A sampling of Marimekko that I've been drooling over lately...from Fall/Winter 09 and Spring/Summer 10.

I worked for Crate & Barrel for many years - from floor stocker, to sales to store merchandiser and I had never heard of Marimekko until I started working there. They have an exclusive thing going with Marimekko and we would hang yards and yards of banners of their fabric around the store, changing with the seasons (I don't miss climbing those ladders). I fell instantly in love and couldn't wait for the next shipments of the new fabrics to arrive. Over the years I would *ahem* "borrow" some remnants here and there and made a skirt one time, pillows another. Luckily you can buy older Marimekko fabric by the yard at the Crate & Barrel Outlet on 4th Street in Berkeley. Especially now that I can't "borrow" anymore.


Peppermint Pinwheels said...

You're giving away my secret stash! I could totally see you rocking that belted black and white stripe dress.

Papaver Vert said...

That's the one I want!! How did you know?

Terrill said...

Hey Papaver! I'm so glad to find your blog. I love your work and was reminded of it after seeing you on channel 4. Your fab. keep it up!

Patty said...

Hiya Terrill! How are you? Thanks for watching the interview. It was nice to do that with a seasoned pro like Whitney :)
Love, love your glass work. I'm going to be stopping by your blog!