Can Marimekko's Colorful Prints Conquer America?

Marimekko is an unusual retail concept. It's not built around a product-type such as apparel or housewares, but a common material -- colorfully printed fabric -- for which it and its customers dream up a range of uses. Jackie Kennedy loved Marimekko; can it make a U.S. comeback in our time?

2009 Comebacks: Sewing your own

Suddenly, everyone wants to learn to sew, and my sewing machine is no longer an oddity, but an object of lust. Sewing your own clothes may not be...