DC designer, Curbly contributor and Design for Men blogger Kibwe Daisy alerted us to a recent DIY project he completed in his studio apartment: a time-consuming but inexpensive approach to mimicking the look of Harri Koskinen's Frekvenssi wallpaper for Marimekko. Using Sharpies, a vector-based graphic software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, etc.) painters tape and a metal ruler, Kibwe transformed his home in 5 hours and about $20 worth of supplies.
Finnish designer Harri Koskinen works extensively with Iittala, Alessi, Design House Stockholm and many recognized design brands. His Frekvenssi Wallpaper for Marimekko was part of Marimekko's first wallpaper collections (a licensing agreement with Italian wallcoverings company Sirpi). You can find original Frekvenssi Wallpaper for $149 a roll at Always Mod.
For Kibwe's complete How To instructions, see Curbly | How to Make a Marimekko-Inspired Wallpaper Transfer. For a better glimpse into Kibwe's transformation of his space, see Design For Men | Sneak Peek: My DC Studio.
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