the designs of orla kiely take me back...not sure to where or how or why but they definitely conjure a memory/sense. i suppose it doesn't really matter--i simply love her designs. she's a cute lady, too. some of the rooms shown below are a bit of an orla kiely overload but there are some great retro and mid-century pieces; fantastic inspiration for such styles, too.
images courtesy of harlequin.uk.com
amazes me how such a simple design can become so iconic, like marimekko.