Author - Kristin Crane

It’s Design Pool’s Third Birthday!

It's hard to believe it, but January marks Design Pool's third birthday! As we look back on the past three years we are feeling proud of all we have accomplished. Especially when we factor in the surprise wrench thrown into our plans (and everyone else's on the planet) back in March 2020. But, we've rolled with it. We adjusted where we had to, pivoted where we could, and learned to take things as they come and try to enjoy...

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Designing a Connection to Italy

I think lots of creative people will probably agree about how fun the journey is from inspiration to finished product. I love running my own business because inspiration from my personal life often finds its way into new patterns in the Design Pool library. For example, a book I read about codebreaking turned into The Cryptology Collection. Recently, our partner LDI Interiors reached out with a specific request for a pattern with a “connection to Italy.” The request came...

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How To Order a Sample Through Our Website

So . . . you've searched through our licensable library and found the perfect pattern for your project, now what? Now it's time to order a sample. It's easy to work with our partners to get a sample before you place an order. Keep in mind that Design Pool and our printers print on-demand and operate a non-inventory system. This means, that they aren't going to a sample room and cutting a sample off a roll for you. They're...

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How does a non-inventory system work?

At Design Pool, we talk a lot about how print-on-demand technology is changing the way interiors are designed. Also, how printing only what you need when you need it is a more sustainable means of manufacturing. One of the reasons this is true is because this type of manufacturing is a non-inventory system. To understand what makes this system so unique, let’s look back at how this system used to work. Traditionally, interior designers working on a project looked through...

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Design Pool’s 2021 Highlights

As the year winds down we're spending time reflecting on 2021 and looking forward to 2022. Recently, Kristen and Kristin chatted about the year and thought about the 2021 highlights. Getting a new business off the ground has had a lot of surprises. Yet, we both feel proud of the year we had and want to share our favorite parts of 2021 with you. 2021 Highlights Kristin Crane (left), Kristen Dettoni (right) at NeoCon 2021 NeoCon It was a blast to finally...

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2021

Each year we round up the most popular blog posts on the Design Pool blog. We want to make sure you don't miss out on any good ones! It's also super helpful to see what interests you as we plan out content for 2022. This year our Top 10 includes some of the top posts from 2020 and also some new ones. Did you miss one of these? We link to all of them below so you can go...

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Color Riot! at the Montclair Art Museum Through 1/2/2022

Textile lovers in the northeast should absolutely add a visit to the Montclair Museum of Art to their holiday break to-do list. Their featured exhibit, Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles closes on January 2, 2022. This exhibit, which originally opened at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, is a breathtaking collection of Navajo (Diné) textiles. It features the work of contemporary artists weaving in traditional techniques alongside work from the period of time known as the Transitional Period...

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We want to hear from you!

As we wrap up 2021, we're busy planning what to cover on the Design Pool blog in 2022. Our goal is to create content that is informative, interesting, and inspiring! We are asking for input from our readers to guide us in creating the best content for you. If you have thoughts to share, please consider taking a few minutes to complete this short survey. Loading… Thanks for your time!

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2022 Colors of the Year

It's that time of year when we gather everyone's pick for 2022 Colors of the Year in one place. Not only is it inspiring to see the beautiful colors companies have chosen to represent the upcoming year, but it's even more interesting to hear why they chose what they did. What happened in the year we just lived through that informed their selection? What are they seeing on the horizon that helped them choose this particular color this year?...

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Design Pool’s Pick for Color of the Year 2022

Every December, we look forward to doing a round-up of the color of the year picks from popular paint companies and, of course, Pantone. But before we look at what everyone else is picking, we like to pick our own. Last year, we chose an energetic yellow to bring light and optimism into 2021. Our color of the year 2022 pick is also inspired by optimism and positivity. Unlike the cheeriness of our 2021 pick, we're looking at 2022...

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