Author - Kristin Crane

Radio Waves, a Closer Look at the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collection, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen created a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Radio Waves, the messages reference two significant things. The first is the invention of the wireless telegraph,...

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Radio Waves, an Acoustic Panel Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including upholstery, wallcovering, flooring,...

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Introducing Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the Inspiration for The Cryptology Collections

Elizebeth Smith Friedman is an American hero whose work is largely unknown to most people. Yet, when we learned about her work as a codebreaker and cryptanalyst, she became the inspiration for The Cryptology Collections. Thankfully, in recent years, people are finally telling her story. Elizebeth is the subject of Jason Fagone's book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies and her story is the focus of...

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Knowledge is Power, the Technique Behind the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collection, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen wanted to create a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Knowledge is Power, that message is the name of the person whose work sparked the...

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Knowledge is Power, an Upholstery Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs. This collection is inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including...

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The Cryptology Collections, Debuting at NeoCon 2021

Design Pool LLC. is excited to introduce The Cryptology Collections at NeoCon 2021 in Chicago this fall. This collection of twenty original pattern designs is inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collections is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collections invites people to take a deeper...

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Meet the Team: Kristin Crane, Director of Marketing & Communications

Kristin Crane, our Director of Marketing & Communications, joined the Design Pool team in January 2020. She works out of her home studio in Providence, Rhode Island, and has experience in both marketing and textiles. She is an avid maker, travel lover, and Design Pool's first employee! We asked Kristin Crane to answer our Meet the Team questions to get to know a little more about her. Photo by David Hansen Meet Kristin Crane When you were a kid,...

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Meet the Team: Kristen Dettoni, Founder of Design Pool

Kristen Dettoni founded Design Pool in January 2019 and is based in southern New Hampshire. Kristen also launched Domanda Design in November 2020 and is a practicing artist. We've talked before about her design process and her inspiration for starting Design Pool, but not much about Kristen. In the first in our Meet the Team series, we asked Kristen Dettoni a couple of fun questions so you all can get to know her a little better. Photo by...

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The Design Pool Website Has a New Look

Regular visitors to Design Pool may notice a new look on our website. We want it to be as easy as possible for you to use our library as a resource and tap into the world of digital, print-on-demand technology. With that goal in mind, this summer we worked with a UX designer to make the Design Pool website easier to navigate. So, what did we do? Here's what's new on the Design Pool website: The pattern library is easier to...

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Find Us At Healthcare Design Expo This October

This October we'll be exhibiting at the Healthcare Design Expo (in person!) in Cleveland, Ohio. This show is dedicated to the healthcare design industry and highlights best practices and top healthcare design products. Attendees will be able to attend continuing education courses, network with other professionals, view new products, and impact the industry as it grows and expands. Organizers of this show work hard to put together an event with valuable educational sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, facility tours, and...

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