Honestly, I would have loved to have gone to Helsinki this year for the 50th anniversary of Marimekko; dreamed about going to those special anniversary events happening at the Marimekko Village……but alas, a couple weeks ago, for my quick fix, I had the chance to go in the Marimekko store in Tokyo’s Ometesando. Snapped these few photos… Even just that brief experience got me all jazzed up and ready for spring!
Speaking of “jazzed up” I’m heading to New Orleans next week for the first time! Promoting Paper Connection‘s unique papers at the SGC International Conference. If you are attending I would love to meet you, so stop by and say hi.
Courtesy of Michael Lin. His wallpapers, inspired by traditional Taiwanese textile designs, are not simply plastered in the latest trendiest boutique hotel- they would actually be on the hotel.
In this case, gloriously and boldly draping the Vancouver Art Gallery:
It almost seems superimposed, I know, but these hand-painted panels are installations that can be seen in museums, cafes, galleries, and have been included in past exhibitions at Turner Contemporary.
I love how he mentioned he was inspired by pillows in his living room. Check out more on how he explains his process here:
I chuckled when he pulled out a Marimekko fabric in the film, because only recently I went to an all Marimekko store in Tokyo…then voila! very soon after going there, I found Michael Lin’s story on the internet via Illusion 360. Something is definitely in the air! Great feeling when things connect like that!
Check out our new papers with very happy patterns. These our very own custom color schemes. Hand-carved woodblocks were used to hand-print on tree-free bast fiber paper called LOKTA. Each sheet is approximately 22×30 inches.
Why not try them out today? We think on your walls as wallpaper or wall-art would make you smile every time you see them. Click here for quick video about using paper for walls found via AOL.
Making happy customers,
Paperwomen at Paper Connection International, LLC www.paperconnection.com
Sleep soundly under these papers in the Clouds Room at the Maison Moschino Hotel in the heart of Milano. A former railway station, it now is an apparently exquisite boutique hotel with surreal and dreamlike decor.
Clouds Room at Maison Moschino
For fashionistas, there is the Ballgown room:
Sleeping in a Ballgown
The only problem with the website-no images of their menu, with sushi Italian style! It reads delicious though.
Italy has always been on my top ten list of dream vacations. Someday I will make it there.
found via the style files