Marimekko’s latest home décor line, Sääpäiväkirja (Weather Diary), was inspired by Finnish nature in the fall: wind-blown trees, rustling reeds, glowing golden grasses, storm-soaked rocks and misty archipelago mornings. I grabbed my favorite dishware into one collage:
I am certainly reminded of sky and water when the weather is changing, or of seeing a golden sunrise through mist.
In the design process, I’m fascinated by the number of iterations a pattern might go through before “the one” emerges. Below is a photo with the Sääpäiväkirja coffee mug and some of the sketches:
If you’re at all interested in the design process, you should definitely visit the U.S. Marimekko site for more photos of sketches next to finished products.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.