[Unless otherwise noted, all photos are my own.]
Missoni for Target frenzy erupt in Atlanta?
Edgewood location, a few serious Missoni hoarders were in evidence and wares were starting to fly off the shelves but displays were still relatively intact. Technically the vignettes I saw were standard Target shelf set-ups dispersed throughout the various departments of the store, however, the iconic Italian zig zags and stripes grouped en masse were so visually arresting that nothing extra was needed. And no shoppers needed help finding the goods -- the colors and lines served as sirens.
In the end, the fever got to me, too, and I bought a couple of small goodies including a melamine tumbler chosen because its graphic pattern reminds me, not just of the 1960s, but also of that bold 17th-century needlework known alternately -- according to the V & A -- as flame stitch, florentine stitch, Irish stitch, Hungarian stitch, and bargello stitch. (The Museum says the multitude of names reflects the uncertainty of its origins.)
The pencils I couldn't resist because they are like cousins of the Lovely.
Be back soon with the first of the fall book reviews. Click here to read about Target's involvement with today's Teen Design Fair. Related past post: Small Scale, Huge Impact.