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Memories of wood-paneled rooms, shag carpeting and screen prints give us an instant shot of nostalgia. (Do kids still play spin the bottle?) ??
Today, we?d scrap the hideous fake wood, but we?d happily revisit the groovy prints that once hung on those walls.
That?s how Naoko Nagano--owner of the West Town boutique Study Hall--felt when she started scouring Midwestern thrift shops for the screen prints of sailboats, seashells and woodland animals made in the 1970s and ?80s by bygone brand Marüshka.
To celebrate Study Hall?s recent move to new, larger digs, Nagano has launched a summery line of wall art, clothing and accessories featuring vintage Marüshka motifs.
What we want most: a sweet sandpiper wall hanging ($35) or a trippy fabric-covered bulletin board ($50). The top seller, Nagano says, is a three-color racerback tank ($28) featuring an abstracted catamaran, a ?70s design staple.
The line came to life when Nagano reached out to Michigan Rag, the Grand Haven print shop that was once Marüshka. It turned out the owner had saved the original rubyliths, the hand-cut masking film used in screen printing.
The rest is history--or an updated, organic-cotton version of it.
?Study Hall, 2016 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-733-4255 or shopstudyhall.com
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