UNIQLO and Marimekko Reveal Limited Edition Collection

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                                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 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
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Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2016

                                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.
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                                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 />
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. Agabag-Gold-plated-LEGO-bricks-1-bag
  1. Gold-Plated LEGO Bags and Jewelry
    Agabag expanded their line of LEGO handbags by creating bags with gold-plated details and a new line of gold-plated LEGO jewelry.
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  1. Sculpted, Mixed Material Bags Inspired By Dreams
    A collection of casual, yet elevated, mixed material bags inspired by dreams that complement your casual wardrobe staples.
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Marimekko for Target Coming April 17th

                                <a href="http://www.target.com/" >Target</a> is prepping for their next collaboration to launch and it&#8217;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&#8230; we hope to snag some before they get snapped up.
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                                1. Salad Plates  2. Hurricane Lantern &#8211; Traktori Print  3. Umbrella 8&#8217;x6&#8242; &#8211; Kukkatori Print  4. Adult Bicycle &#8211; Kukkatori Print  5. Body Board &#8211; Mansikkavuoret &#038; Koppelo Print  6. Oversized Beach Tote &#8211; Albatrossi Print  7. Kitchen Towels &#8211; Kukkatori &#038; Appelsiini Print  8. Deck Chair &#8211; Koppelo Print  9. Beach Towel &#8211; Kaivo Print  10. Carafe Drinkware Set &#8211; Lokki Print  11. Bean Bag &#8211; 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 &#8211; Multi Print

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10 Modern Tea Kettles & Teapots

As summer fades into fall, the cooler weather makes tea the perfect beverage to help keep you warm. With so many options on how to make it, we did our best to narrow down our 10 favorite modern tea kettles and pots to help you get the job done. 10 Modern Tea Kettles & Teapots 1. Helena Tea Pot by Georg Jensen  2. Kaico Enamel Tea Kettle by Makoto Koizumi  3. Marimekko Oiva Teapot by Sami Ruotsalainen  4. DeLonghi Kmix Kettle  5. Il Conico Kettle by Aldo Rossi for Alessi  6. Circulon Circles 2-qt. Tea Kettle  7. Bodum IBIS Electric Water Kettle  8. OXO Uplift Tea Kettle Anniversary Edition  9. K3 Picquotware Tea Kettle  10. Nambe Alloy Chirp Kettle






10 Colorful, Modern Beach Towels

Summer is here which means plenty of time at the beach or your nearest pool. Bring some color to your beach or poolside experience with one of these super fun colorful, modern beach towels. 10 Colorful, Modern Beach Towels 1. Mara Hoffman for Pendleton Towel 2. Abstractions by Lulu DK for Matouk  3. Nine Space Geo Beach Towel  4. Hay Pool Towel by Scholten & Baijings for Hay  5. Pic-nic Turquoise-White Beach Towel by Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel  6. Missoni Home Hugo Beach Towel  7. Multi Stem Beach Towel by Orla Kiely  8. Mykonos Beach Towel by Jonathan Adler  9. Happy Place Towel by Gorman and Castle  10. Marimekko Kivet Turquoise/Violet Beach Towel For a look at more beach essentials, check out Modern Day at the Beach.






Modern Day At The Beach

I just bought some beach towels and a beach bag, which reminded me that we’ve never rounded up modern beach essentials. Here are some of the things I’d like to tote to the beach with me this summer: Modern Day At The Beach Clockwise from top left: Folding chair by Gallant & Jones, Takenaka Bento Box, Vista Outdoor Blanket, Beach Umbrella, KOR Vida water bottle, Marimekko Opaali Bag, Pic-Nic Beach Towels by Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel, and, you can’t forget a good book! In my case, I’m reading #GIRLBOSS by the pool this weekend… what are you reading? See more modern outdoor and beach umbrellas in our roundup here.






12 Umbrellas We’d Be Happy to Sit Under

12 Umbrellas We’d Be Happy to Sit Under

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)

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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.

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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.

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The Ensombra sunshade, by Odosdesign for Gandia Blasco, is made up of long segments that are connected on a central axis that fan out to create a modern shade.

12 Umbrellas Wed Be Happy to Sit Under in home furnishings Category

Your basic umbrella, by Parasol, updated with thick stripes of black and white creating an eye catching pattern. It also comes in a host of other colors.

12 Umbrellas Wed Be Happy to Sit Under in home furnishings Category

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.

12 Umbrellas Wed Be Happy to Sit Under in home furnishings Category

We featured the sculptural Stingray several years ago and its design is definitely unforgettable. Designed by Tuuci, the Stingray’s elongated design helps provide an impressive area of shade.

12 Umbrellas Wed Be Happy to Sit Under in home furnishings Category

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.

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Simple and clean, the silver Parasol from Dedon offers a minimalist, yet stylish take on your basic umbrella.

12 Umbrellas Wed Be Happy to Sit Under in home furnishings Category

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.

12 Umbrellas Wed Be Happy to Sit Under in home furnishings Category

The Nenúfar parasol from Samoa Design mimics the shape of a water lily leaf. It comes in bright colors and the design tilts so you can angle the shade however you like for the most protection.

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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.