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!