Marimekko Fall 2006

Last month must’ve been the craziest month ever. Crazy at work and crazy at home… culminating in the mother of all moves for my sister and I… we moved to Astoria in Queens! My sister and I are now in the midst of decorating our new apartment. We love the area to death and our apartment most of all. Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of framing large scale fabrics behind glass in big white frames. I was so happy to see the new stuff from my favorite textile company, Marimekko. I love the combination of berry pink/red with chocolate in the above Fandango pattern. Looks so delicious.

Fandango, $38/yard.

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10 comments
  1. joy

    congrats on your new apt. i’m sure you’re decorating will be amazing!

    October 10th, 2006
  2. K

    Welcome to Astoria.

    I’m sure that you and your sister will love it. I’ve lived here for nearly 3 years now and am pretty proud of my little neighborhood.

    The arts are a tad lacking here, but the food is great. Three tasty treats are:

    Omonia (B’way and 33)
    Le Petit Price (B’way between 33/34)
    Himalaya Tea Shop (31st Ave between 33/34)

    Good luck!
    ~Kim

    October 10th, 2006
  3. priya

    Thanks for the tips, Kim! I’m actually living in that general area (off the 30th Ave N Train stop) so they are totally perfect. What a lovely welcome! I knew I liked Astoria. :)

    October 11th, 2006
  4. Janeofalltrades

    Welcome to Queens Priya :-) You will love it. It has so much more character than the other island.

    I missed you and wanted to thank you for all the invaluable information I have gained from you about design in the past year. I incorporated so much of it in my new home.

    I’m sure your apartment will be fabulous.

    October 11th, 2006
  5. Luria Bertani

    Holy Beautifulness Marimekko!

    October 11th, 2006
  6. Ismat

    When’s the housewarming, yo? I’m so bringing you a bundt cake. Welcome back!

    October 12th, 2006
  7. cruststation

    Wow, congrats on moving into your new apartment hope you will enjoy it there. I love the idea of framing fabrics especially when they are so beautiful!

    October 12th, 2006
  8. Distar

    moving can be time consuming- so that’s why you hadn’t been posting!

    i’ve never been to astoria- but Himalaya Tea Shop definitely sounds worth a visit

    October 13th, 2006
  9. K

    Himalaya is really a gem. The second you step inside you’ll see. It’s a very calming place.

    31st Avenue is developing into a street with chops. Slowly but surely.

    In the same block as Himalaya, there’s the Brick Cafe (a local hot spot which was actually written up in the Michelin Guide) and across the street is a cute little vintage shop (a bit pricey) but very chic.

    In the next block east (between 34/35th Sts) there’s a local greek place with tacky murals called Taverna. The food is very fresh and it’s not as crowded as Uncle George’s.

    Candy Plum is a little clothing boutique on 36th Street and 31st Avenue that has done a good job seeking out independent clothing and jewelry designers. The stock is hit-or-miss sometimes, but there’s nothing else like it in the area, so it will do for now.

    Sorry, I sound like a tour guide. But it makes me happy to share what I like about my neighborhood.

    October 13th, 2006
  10. sarabeejensen

    my husband and i live in astoria. we are going to start an dinner club with astoria people.
    let me know if you are interested. we also have started to make a new dog park, if you have a dog.

    October 23rd, 2006

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Priya is twenty-nine. She lives in New York City. She art directs advertising for a luxury jewelry brand. She loves fizzy lemonade, Ladurée macarons, Jean Schlumberger jewels, vintage fashion advertising, Audrey Hepburn movies and letterpressed paper. She also loves her work.

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