Friday, February 13, 2009

Crate & Barrel Outlet

One of the great shopping gems out there is Crate and Barrel's Outlet stores. What you don't see on the website is that Marimeko fabric is offered as well as their standard store fare. Marimekko was a fabric that defined mod back in the day. Many of us who can remember that far back remember wanting some of their fabric stretched on wooden bars for instant Finnish inspired decorating goodness. This 54" wide mid-weight cotton fabric normally sells for about $32.00 a yard and more but is available at the outlet stores for $4.95 a yard. I was recently at the Dalas outlet store and scored three pieces that I love.
Example No. 1- Bright, almost fluorescent, orange designed by Fujiwo Ishimoto in 2002 and called Sudenkorento.
Example 2: One of the early designs by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in 1958 and called Rotti. Seems perfect for a mid-century decorating scheme.
Example 3 - Wonderfully weird earth tones by Katsuji Wakisaka designed in 2001 and called UTA.
Not sure what I will do with these - they all seem perfect for Bog coats but I have a couple of ideas so that this fabric will not become well-aged.

1 comment:

heather fish said...

Oh, I love C & B - so jealous you have an outlet store there - and LOVE that orange fabric on top!!!