I have a little blog collaboration coming up with the awesome people at Michael Miller fabrics so I got together with them in order to brainstorm and meet each other. I will be sharing more about the collaboration itself soon but also really wanted to chat about the experience of a visit to Michael Miller fabrics.
I mean, seriously. It’s Michael Miller! And, it’s me in their offices in the heart of NYC! It’s not every day that you get to glimpse the inner-workings of a fabric company. So cool. This is me with Kait, the amazing woman behind the fantastic MMF blog, Making it Fun.
First of all, this place is in one of those old New York buildings with beautiful, creaky wide plank, wood floors. The type that looks like any other building from the outside, with a doorman and utilitarian elevator. This is one of the things I love about New York. So many of its magical, inspiring spaces are hidden inside everyday-looking buildings. It always feels a little bit like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, going from black and white into technicolor. MMF is one of those places. It’s a big, open office crammed full of color and fabric. They told me they often yell across the room at each other. It looks like true, full-on constant action and activity. It’s a very vivid place. You can see the creativity seeping out of every corner. Ideas, fabric, paper…everywhere.
New ideas and collections and color, color, color seeping up out of everywhere. It’s honestly a little chaotic and obvious that all aspects of making a collection somehow involve everyone around on any given day. Everyone is so super nice! It looks like a blast.
And, of course, the fabric. I mean…the fabric. It is everywhere and all over. It’s under desks and covering one end of the room and under a massive cutting table. Rolls and rolls of glorious, beautiful, super fun fabric.