Marimekko desktop wallpapers | How About Orange

July 28, 2008

Marimekko desktop wallpapers

Um, you may not have noticed, but I have a thing for desktop wallpaper. I also have a thing for fabric designers, particularly of the Nordic and Scandinavian variety. (Is it in my blood? My mom's side of the family is Norwegian. The only time I ever give it a thought is when we eat lefse at Christmas time. But maybe my genes predispose me to love Scandinavian design? Beats me.) Anyhow, while poking around Marimekko's site, I came across some downloadable free desktop wallpapers and some ecards. Reading about their designers' individual creative processes was also really interesting. If you're a creative type, maybe you'll be interested, too.

16 comments:

creatist said...

kool i like it! :)

Brie said...

I <3 Marimekko soo much. One of the Crate and Barrel outlet stores in Austin actually carries some Marimekko fabrics. (At a rate much lower than what I can find online) I'm not sure if they're seconds, but I don't really care hehe.

Rebekah said...

do you know that i always thought marimekko was a japanese company? that's happened to me a few times. i'll see some great design work and think, 'man, those japanese designers are so talented,' then come to find out it's finnish. maybe i'm not so quick on the uptake...

elizabethcarroll said...

I love Marimekko! I am lucky enough that I only live 20 minutes for the outlet in San Marcus . . . I should go check out the fabrics they have there soon.

Now I have a fun new desktop, thanks!

Grandma G said...

Lefse... desktop wallpaper... Scandinavian fabric designers....

Yup, it all adds up!

;-)

Norwegian Mum

Sarah said...

They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

Interesting. But I was looking at the ETSY sidebar thing, and there was NOTHING of the color orange in it! CRAZY!

Cheryl A said...

Marimekko makes me so happy. We did some decorating with marimekko in our orange living room...
http://naptimequilter.blogspot.com/2008/04/marimekko-week.html
I normally hate to post links in comments, but I thought you would apprecaite my curtains.

Nicole said...

I heart lefse.

Janvangogh said...

Lefse is good. Interesting that that tortilla factory in MN makes it once a month.

Jess said...

Yes, all Scandinavians are crazy about desktop wallpaper, Mum.

Emily, I will have to fix that pronto!

lindsey clare said...

yay, i love marimekko!
thanks for the link :)

Solveig said...

LOVE Marimekko! BTW, I'm in Norway so if you ever need a "fix" of a certain norwegian food or anything just drop me a line ;)

danielle said...

I LOVE MARIMEKKO!!! I studied in Finland for a summer and bought so much of it. The marimekko outlet store outside of helsinki was one of my favorite shopping trips ever.

:)
thanks for posting this!

danielle (ravennagirls.etsy.com)

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for another great site for desktop wallpaper. You always come up with the goods!

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