Making Marimekko

Sunday, November 11, 2012 12 Comments A+ a-

Finnish brand Marimekkoo launched a new store in Sydney a week ago! I paid a little visit on my lunch break and enjoyed browsing their kaleidoscope of floral print textiles,apparel and homewares. I wanted to take everything home in the store but given that their iconic pieces are quite exxy in price I settled for these napkins in my fave print.

I was also in awe of their store front fabric installations that included bicycles, trees, cars and poles wrapped in their stunning linen collection as well as giant Marimekko pillows!!

These pillows (seen in my below instagram snaps) inspired me to make my own 'paper' pillow version using their napkins.
Now I have my own little piece of Marimekko!

My paper Marimekko pillow
Oh so pretty print
The gift bag is a treat in itself
Pix of the store front Marimekko pillows




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Lisa
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November 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM delete

Marimekko is very expensive!

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yoojin
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November 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM delete

Oh I love Marimekko! Reminds me of my study abroad in Finland. :)

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Camila Faria
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November 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM delete

I love their prints, they're always super adorable!

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bellalullo
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November 15, 2012 at 8:41 AM delete

Il tuo blog è bellissimo, pieno di idee e ispirazioni e un sacco di colori candy!!
Ciao
Bellalullo

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November 18, 2012 at 8:46 AM delete

Each piece is very wow lovely though :)

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November 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM delete

Hey Yoojin thanks for your comment. I would love to go to Finland one day!

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November 18, 2012 at 8:50 AM delete

Always lovely to hear from you Camila. Me too, wish I could by them all! Xo

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November 18, 2012 at 8:52 AM delete

Hey hi bellalullo! Thanks for your lovely comment about my blog. It put a smile on my face ^_^

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Anonymous
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November 30, 2012 at 6:00 AM delete

Hey,

I guess Marimekko has gone on a mission, they seem to be expanding quite alot opening stores around the world.. A nice surprise to see Marimekko on your blog :) Its true that Marimekko things are expensive but here (in Finland) you can make cool finds at flea markets with sellers who don't realise the worth of old Marimekko :) And if you go to a student housing area you can see so many windows with old Marimekko curtains and I'd bet that students are usually not the most wealthy people around.. ;)

Cheers from Finland! Really like your blog :)

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December 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM delete

Hello from Finland! Delightful to hear from you. Thanks for all the info about Marimekko, wish our flea markets had fantastic Marimekko products. xo

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