April 15, 2013

mmm... Marimekko

At the Textile Museum of Canada until May 12,  2013. 

aaaaa... the colourful and bold prints by Marimekko get me so excited! This textile company has been around since the 1950's and they have created timeless patterns inspired from Finland's natural landscape. Jackie Kennedy once wore a few of their dresses which sparked much interest at the time, and they've continued to succeed enormously ever since.

They hold excellent values, creating enduring products, "... that bring people joy for a long time...", and as Janis Kravis states:
Is it necessary, do I like it, does it work, does it give me joy and pleasure, is it quality, is it good value?
Let me leave you with a lovely thought from Marimekko's founder, Armi Ratia:
There is only one responsibility – beauty.
There is only one reality – a dream.
There is only one strength – love.

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