Marimekko is known its bold/bright colors, graphic patterns, and of course the legendary Unikko (poppy) print. To a person who loves a wild play with colors, patterns in textile, the Marimekko store is a "must-see" in NYC. The store offers its signature prints in apparel (both women and men), bags, pillows, fabrics by yard, kitchenware & glassware, bathroom essentials, and more. As you can see, I was in heaven the moment I stepped into its flag ship store! All I could think of for the first 5 minutes was (1) drapes, (2) pillows, (3) poufs, and (4) huge fabric upholstered chandeliers!
Here is the store display to welcome you to the land of Marimekko fabrics: the vibrant hues and the cheerful poppy/wave/ polka dot patterns are perfect for the splashing pool party in the summer. Or if you prefer an afternoon tea with cakes, this mod black & white + lemon yellow palette surely adds lot of whimsy to the tea party.
Speaking about inspiration for your next tea party, Marimekko also offers tea/coffee with milk and brown sugar in these oh-so-stylish black & white polka dot and stripe paper cups to enhance your shopping experience. I should have asked if they would sell these polka dot cups!
If you are wondering how to incorporate all these Marimekko colors and patterns into your home, well ... here is a foolproof guide with color coordinated products for your living room, kitchen, and more. Green, blue, yellow, or red (picture gone missing ... sorry), Marimekko has certainly made it easy for us to visualize it all at a glance.
Love the fun artwork in the store and hello gentlemen, here are some bold fashion statements for your next party!
Yes there is a shower in the store as well. Not that you can actually take a shower there (or can you?), there is an array of bath towels, shower curtains, bath robes, and more in every color of the rainbow for you to choose from.
And now is the time for me to show you what I brought home with me. Don't you just love the packaging? I DO!
I just absolutely adore and couldn't resist the classic white and green stripe cup, this cute as a button (literally) bow tie, the stylish polka dot pillow, and a couple of soft, spa-worthy hand towels in my favourite color of the season, kelly green.
Hope you are inspired by the Marimekko store as much as I do, and next time when you are in New York, make sure you check out its flag ship store.