The collaboration is a fitting one, as both brands aim to create products that enhance daily life, and with Marimekko’s beloved prints mixed with UNIQLO’s casual styling, it’s a no-brainer. The collection marks a brand-new print design and includes t-shirts (2 styles, 10 colors/patterns), French-sleeve blouses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), wide cropped pants (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), short-sleeved dresses (1 style, 4 colors/patterns), French-sleeve dresses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), canvas sneakers ((1 style, 3 colors/patterns), and bags (2 styles, 5 colors/patterns). The UNIQLO x Marimekko Collection will launch online and in stores on March 29th, 2018 at 9pm
<a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqlo-and-marimekko-reveal-limited-edition-collection/uniqloxmarimekko-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/UniqloxMarimekko-Collection-1-810x422.jpg" alt="UNIQLO and Marimekko Reveal Limited Edition Collection" /></a> Japanese clothing retailer <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/home/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO</a> revealed their latest collaboration and this one takes them all the way to Finland to partner with iconic Finish design house <a href="https://us.marimekko.com/#US" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marimekko</a>. The <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/marimekko/us/en/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO x Marimekko</a> special edition collection includes nine items featuring bold prints inspired by nature and urban lifestyle, designed by Marimekko pattern designer Maija Louekari.
The adidas Originals NMD City Sock is a pared down and fashionable homage to three of the brands most iconic 1980’s running shoe silhouettes.
In 2016, we brought you a mix of <a href="http://design-milk.com/category/style-fashion/" data-wpel-link="internal">Style + Fashion</a> posts, covering everything from really cool sneakers to LEGO bags to building your own Fender guitar. From the rankings of the most popular posts in this category, it seems you all liked the variety as well. See which posts were the most popular this year. <a href="http://design-milk.com/adidas-originals-nmd-city-sock-looks-comfy/adidas-originals-nmd-city-sock/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2016/03/adidas-originals-NMD-City-Sock-600x335.jpg" alt="Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2016" /></a> 10. <a href="http://design-milk.com/adidas-originals-nmd-city-sock-looks-comfy/" data-wpel-link="internal">adidas Originals NMD City Sock Looks Comfy</a><br />
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<a href="http://www.target.com/" >Target</a> is prepping for their next collaboration to launch and it’s bound to be massive hit, much like their epic <a href="http://design-milk.com/missoni-for-target/" >Missoni</a> collection. <a href="http://www.target.com/c/marimekko-brand-shop/-/N-4vq64" >Marimekko for Target</a> drops April 17th featuring <a href="http://www.target.com/c/marimekko-brand-shop/-/N-4vq64">over 200 pieces</a> of home decor items, furniture, along with apparel and accessories for both women and girls. The theme centers around summertime and carrying that feeling all year long. Take a look at some of our favorite Marimekko x Target decor items… we hope to snag some before they get snapped up. <a href="http://design-milk.com/marimekko-target-coming-april-17th/marimekko-for-target-2016/"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2016/03/Marimekko-for-Target-2016-600x600.jpg" alt="Marimekko for Target Coming April 17th" /></a> 1. Salad Plates 2. Hurricane Lantern – Traktori Print 3. Umbrella 8’x6′ – Kukkatori Print 4. Adult Bicycle – Kukkatori Print 5. Body Board – Mansikkavuoret & Koppelo Print 6. Oversized Beach Tote – Albatrossi Print 7. Kitchen Towels – Kukkatori & Appelsiini Print 8. Deck Chair – Koppelo Print 9. Beach Towel – Kaivo Print 10. Carafe Drinkware Set – Lokki Print 11. Bean Bag – Appelsiini <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/JS_tbV2sbtE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> 12. Napkins – Multi Print <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/JS_tbV2sbtE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
1. Cantina Glass Mug 2. Alessi To Mug 3. iittala Origo Mug 4. Marimekko Unikko 50th Anniversary Mug 5. Jonathan Adler Carnaby Vertebrae Mug 6. Hurrig Mug 7. Royal Copenhagen Contrast Mug 8. Ferm Living Geometry Cup 9. Seletti I-Wares I-Mug 10. Slim Mug 11. Heller Rainbow Mug 12. Qdo Babuska Thermal Mug
It’s summertime which equals outdoor family fun – laying by the pool or just on your back deck, having a BBQ, or just soaking up some summer rays. One thing’s clear though, while it’s all about the sunshine there can come a point where you need a little relief from the heat and there’s no better place than to be underneath an umbrella. With umbrellas like these, there are plenty of ways to enjoy some vitamin D without getting burned.
Above: Let a little sun shine through this leafy, lace-like parasol, designed by Chris Kabel for Droog, making you feel like you’re sitting under a tree. It even has a golden bird perched on top. Photo by Stefanie Grätz. (US peeps – get it at GNR8)
Leaving behind the typical rounded top umbrella, the Manta, by Tuuci, was inspired by the graceful moves of a manta ray in the ocean. The elegant lines help to avoid obstructing your view while you’re sitting underneath it.
Our love of Marimekko and their menagerie of colorful fabrics and patterns is well documented and luckily they’ve carried the awesome to the outdoors with their Appelsiini umbrellas for Crate & Barrel. Available in Caliente or Green.
The Four Season / Public sunshade, designed by Thomas Bernstrand for Swedish company Nola, is durable enough to work year round to protect you from the hot summer sun or the torrential downpours of fall. The clean lines and punchy yellow color are bound to make you happy.
From Umbrosa Collection comes the Rimbou Icarus Shade Leaf. Just as you would imagine, this umbrella’s tropical leaf-shaped design is large enough to cover a small table or seating area while stepping away from a traditional shape.
I’m sure you know Fatboy and their incredibly comfortable bean bag chairs and adorable dog beds. Did you know they also make a massive sunshade featuring the ever popular Unikko flower fabric from Marimekko? Yep, The Flowerpowersol will bring a bit of color and iconic floral to any backyard. It also comes in a black version.
Steering clear of the traditional center pole, the Shady X Centric umbrella from Royal Botania hangs from a cantilevered arm. The oversized umbrella can rotate 360º around the base to provide ample coverage wherever it’s needed. It even has a removable LED light fixture for a bit of light when the sun starts going down.