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Arren Williams is the name, and I'm a stylist, editor and trend reporter. You'll catch my work regularly popping up in print in the likes of the National Post, House & Home and elsewhere. I'm also a guest expert on Citytv's CityLine, and you can occasionally find me on HGTV as well as on ABC 7 News in Chicago.

To keep things fun I've tapped a couple of friends - Julia Black and Jenn Hannotte - to contribute their views on design too. Enjoy!

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Entries in Marimekko (2)

Thursday
Dec162010

{giving it} Sukat Makkaralla glassware

{giving it} is all about my take on what makes a good gift. Today I have kitchenware on the brain, since I've been pulling together a look book for a kitchen shoot next week. And that's when I stumbled on Marimekko's latest line of glassware - Sukat Makkaralla. What the what? Yep, the name is kind of a mouthfull, but translate it from Finnish to English and it means "socks with sausage" or - I think this probably conjures up a better visual - "socks rolled down", which is what inspired designer Anu Penttinen to give the colourful glassware its ruched design. Click here to get in touch with Marimekko Vancouver, who'll happily ship just about everywhere. 

Tuesday
Jan122010

Sanna's birds

You probably know Sanna Annukka's work for Marimekko (her Kanteleen Kutsu pattern is a fave of mine), but did you know she designed Keane's Under The Iron Sea album art? I love her sense of style, pattern and colour, so to I was super happy discover she's launched a new online shop for her screenprints, lithographs and these v. cool wooden Soul Birds. So, be sure to check out her site, and definitely have a gander at the rest of this talented half Finnish, half British designer's projects too.