Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wipe It Down

This Rubelli fabric featured in House Beautiful made my heart skip a beat. I immediately tore it out to be filed in the "must have" folder. It has such a dreamy quality to it....There was another reason why I pulled it out though. Somewhere in the back of my brain it made me think of another old favorite, Marimekko. While there are thousands of reasons to love the funky company, a top one would have to be the plastic coated fabric. Yes, some of their best patterns covered in plastic- yet still as functional and flexible as regular fabric- only you can simply wipe them down at the end of the day.

I ordered this one a long time and was very pleased with the result.
These fun fabrics would be great for homes with children (or just accident prone individuals, myself included). However, the possible applications do not stop there, aside from seat cushions, table clothes, pillows; hung as art- pulled over a canvas for example- they could be statement pieces without costing a fortune. In fact, this may be my next project.

All fabrics can be found HERE.

18 comments:

short southern momma said...

Oh my gosh, I love them!!! = )

Blueprint Bliss said...

I love them- but esp the last one!

Emily said...

Love the one with the blue and white!

Lauren said...

Wipe down fabric? Now that is dreamy! :)

Meg said...

Oh these are SO beautiful! Lovely!

Rachel said...

Love, love the idea of this fabric and really love the prints! Definitely something to think about when working on my next projects!

Amy said...

oh, i love that first fabric! trying to think of where i could use it...

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I have never seen these, great idea!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Love the Marimekko poppies - wipe down would be so perfect for a home with a toddler!

Jennifer said...

OH my goodness, that Rubelli at the top! LOVE.

I had Marimekko poppies in my dorm room in college, still love it!

Sweet Nothings said...

ohh, how much is the first fabric??

Morning T said...

I'll definitely check those out- very cool!

urbansardines said...

It's gorgeous fabric. Is it sort of plastic looking like oilcloth? Or is the plastic component more subtle than that? Inquiring minds want to know. :-)

LindsB said...

looks like a pretty watercolor!

Yansy said...

I love them all but my favorite one is the first one. Please, stop by when you have a chance. I have a design dilema and I need your help.

Ms. B said...

Ooh I'm in love with the 4th one

Maria Killam said...

Marianne, I just realized you should have been tagged in my post tonight. Let me know if you want to play and I'll add you to my list of peeps!

Beautiful post by the way!

down and out chic said...

oooh, i looooove patterned fabric, the possibilities are endless!