Annukka and Marimekko

By Tom Ran

Published: December 22, 2008 under Design

Sanna Annukka designed textiles for Marimekko. Ihmemaa (“Wonderland”), Taikamylly (“Magic mill”),  Onnen helmet (“Pearls of Fortune”).

Photo: Marimekko

Collaborations when done correctly can be a beautiful thing. That’s why we’re pretty excited about the team up between Finish-British illustrator/designer Sanna Annukka and Marimekko. The Finnish textile company unveiled the collection earlier this month at their factory near Helsinki. The line is set to be released next Spring. Read more about the collaboration here.

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Process Type Foundry

By Aaron Carambula

Published: December 18, 2008 under Design

Photo: Mike Perry, New York Times

We respect craft in the many form it takes—precision engineering, delicate handicraft, spontaneous creativity expressed by the hands of an expert. In Process Type Foundry we see these elements take the form of some of the finest type design around. Eric Olson’s fonts are hardworking, tasteful, and flexible while being anything but mundane. As proof, look around. You’ll see his work everywhere from the Walker Art Center to the New York Times Magazine to Reuter’s latest house style.

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By Tom Ran

Published: December 16, 2008 under Design

enormouschampion cards

Photo: Staff

In this digital age there is something special about the hand made and the tactile sense in printed materials, letters, and cards. Who wouldn’t prefer a holiday card over a text message? The creative team behind enormouschampion understand this. Though their greeting card line is only eight months old, the husband and wife team have been collaborating on various projects since 2000. The Scout spent an afternoon with the couple discussing their creative process and inspiration.

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Studio Job / Moss

By Sarah Williams

Published: December 1, 2008 under Design

Left, Bavaria Screen, Right, Bavaria Bench

Photo: Moss

We are in love with the new Bavaria collection from Studio Job. The extremely limited series will be showcased by Moss at this year’s Design Miami. The pieces meld folk art charm and high end design, using decorative elements to create bountiful farm scenes. Each piece is made from Indian rosewood and laser-cut veneer insets. These pieces build on the theme of “Farm,” presented by Studio Job during Milan Design Week, a sparse installation of objects in bronze, wood, and white.

Update: The Moment interviews Murray Moss about Design Miami and the Bavaria collection that will be exhibited.

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Riitta Immonen 1918-2008

By Tom Ran

Published: August 27, 2008 under Design

Unikko, one of the more popular patterns produced by Marimekko (“Mary’s little dress”)

Photo: Marimekko

Riitta Immonen one of the founders behind Finish textile company Marimekko past away on Sunday in Helsinki. She was 90 years old. Her career is covered in today’s edition of the Times.

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Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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