Kinfolk's Creative Escape

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With spring settling in quite nicely, and much faster than most of us had expected, our weeks sprinkled with days that would make you believe we’re deep into summer, we thought we’d seek out some design inspiration to match the season. 
Kinfolk, “a slow lifestyle magazine published by Ouur that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family.” (www.kinfolk.com) is a staple at Mikko and a brilliant inspiration for much of what we do. Their current issue, available in store, features a lovely article titled “A Creative Escape” that provided the perfect creative spark for bringing that spring feeling into your home. 
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The article is short and sweet, and the images are all sourced from a film project and photo essay titled Pilgrim (view here) in which film directors Andrew & Carissa Gallo of Sea Chant explore Oregon's beautiful landscape seeking fresh ideas for their work. The concept is universal- observing nature and its intricacies feeds imagination and creative inspiration- and in this case, a single image from their work sent sparks flying at Mikko. Set on a muted  cool landscape, we love the way the pastel colours in the photograph below dance across the page.  

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Taking this photograph as an inspiration launching pad, we've come up with a simple way to bring a little bit of this beauty to your dining room table, a shelf or wherever you see fit! Playing with Marmara Turkish cotton textiles & the lovely spring color palette that is Ester & Erik candles of Denmark brightens a room sleepy from winter. 

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What's so cool about Marmara Turkish cotton, traditional pestemal, used for centuries in turkish baths, is that it's multi-purpose and eco-friendly. One day a table runner or picnic blanket, the next a scarf or beach towel. The quality of the cotton makes its so versatile that you can bring it with you anywhere, even on your next creative escape. And in this case, we think it makes a pretty nice match for hand-dipped candles by Danish husband and wife duo Ester & Erik.

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Inspiration can come from anywhere- and sometimes all you need is one photograph. This lovely table set up is fun and easy and a little green from the great outdoors doesn't hurt either. Swing by Mikko to shop these items or have a look right here on our online shop!

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Photos by Melanie Guilbault