Textile Designs by Marimekko Stand the Test of Time

Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company known for their iconic original prints . The fun, colorful and innovative designs became an instant sensation in 1960 when Jackie Kennedy appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing a fabulous sleeveless Marimekko red dress. Sales soared. These brightly colored textiles, simply designed with minimal ornament, allowed mixing and matching in fun new ways. They became iconic images of the time.

Simple black and whites were designed as perfect accompaniments in modern decors. The brightly colored upholstery fabrics made their own statement and were used in many of the fine modern interior designs of the era.

Recently there has been a amazing resurgence in Marimekko’s popularity. The iconic fabrics are showing in many luxury modernist interiors as accents and focal points.

When used as accents, the vibrant fabrics draw you in to almost any modern environment and cause many smiles.

Marimekko continues to design and manufacture new clothing, textiles, bags and other accessories, all with their magical signature style.

Placemats and pillows…bags and wall art… Check them out, and be inspired.


Kleenex Keeping Retro Alive

The iconic brand, Kleenex, has recently revisited styles from a bygone era, producing a series of colorful and retro package designs. Other than the square box design, a slim package for purse or pocket also reflects a distinctly modernist style. Innovative package design positively impacts this brand’s image.

Aladdin Designs Come Up Hot…and Cold

The Aladdin Senja Desktop 16 oz. coffee mug is one of our new favorite designs.  The coffee mug is easy to clean, keeps coffee hot for hours, and fits into most car beverage cup holders. It has an ergonomically-designed handle and a sleek stainless design with a modern flair.

Senja Desktop Mug made such an impression at $17.99, that there has been an addition to the family – the Aladdin To-Go 16 oz. Tumbler.  This condensation-free cold cup has certainly saved numerous table-top finishes already and, with its double-insulated design, it protects surfaces from water marks. This handy model is sold for $9.99 on the Aladdin site, and is also available at Target stores.  Both products keep cold beverages cold, for long periods of time, especially when ice is added!