Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Stop at Marimekko

Unikko by Maija Isola

 One of my design heroes is Finnish artist and textile designer Maija Isola. 
Maija Isola is known for painting The Unikko (Poppy) in 1964 while working for Marimekko. She defied the company ban on florals when she painted the iconic Unikko which is still very popular today. 
She created five hundred prints while employed at Marimekko.
Maija Isola at work

Marimekko opened a store in Boston today on Newbury street, so I felt it would be fun to share some Marimekko store snaps from my visit to their Fifth avenue store in New York's  Flatiron district last week. 
The staff was so gracious and had that fun exuberant Marimekko spirit. 


Thank you for stopping by.
This is "Where Art and Beauty Meet Lifestyle"©

All images and content belong to Deborah Velásquez. Copyright 2005-2012.  All rights reserved.
Please do not use anything without permission or without note of the origin on your blog or website.


  1. Lovely pictures Deborah, I would love to visit that store!

  2. Thank you so much for the pics, Deborah. I'm definetely a Marimekko lover too.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...