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Tumbled into The Rabbit Hole Where Interior Designers and Textile Designers Intersect

Designers Today is a digital and print magazine that promotes itself as the link between interior designers and the home furnishings industry. As part of their goal in pushing the envelope to make the interior design profession stronger and more transparent, they are hosting a yearlong webinar series that interviews experts on their business practices. I urge everyone to check out their upcoming editions. I was lucky to come across their April 21st webinar entitled “Soft Focus: How to Create...

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Join Kristen at Digital Textile Printing 2021

Join Kristen in summer in Phoenix, Arizona at Digital Textile Printing 2021! Kristen will be discussing print-on-demand design and production opportunities. Starting an e-commerce business has never been easier. In fact, Design Pool launched its own online shop last December, Domanda Design. With on-demand technology comes the opportunity for a world of products that can be manufactured with minimal waste and great design. Products from Domanda Design We believe this is an exciting time to be in the world of...

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Four Tips for Combining Neutrals in Home Decor

Recently, I interviewed Lisa Lev, of Lisa Lev Design based in Toronto. I asked her, "What is your most challenging, yet satisfying, project to date?" She replied, "the Clarendon job." This modern rehab of a heritage home for a repeat customer, was challenging for her. This client has a bad reaction to color and Lisa loves starting from the color scheme. But as you can see, Lisa embraced the challenge by combining neutrals to great effect. Photo credit: Alex Lukey Here...

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Introducing Design Pool’s Proprietary Designs Collection

At Design Pool, we understand that licensing designs isn’t always the best solution for every business. For those customers, we’ve put together a special collection of proprietary designs. Every design in this collection is individually priced and available for purchase. With this collection, you pay a flat fee upon purchase with no royalty structure. This means you own the design and that’s it! You assume exclusive rights to the design and can use it as many times as you...

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Rebecca Pry, Featured Designer in our Proprietary Collection

Our collection of proprietary designs has been growing, thanks to recent collaborations with independent designers such as Rebecca Pry. Rebecca is a talented illustrator and designer whose bright, bold, energetic patterns we can't get enough of. Rebecca's Design Pool collection is currently for sale in our Proprietary Library. You can gain access to that library by signing up for a free account. We sat down with Rebecca to learn a little more about her and her work. Can you...

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2021 Fall Color Trends From Fashion Collections

Our March Trend Letter was all about trends we spotted while poring through the look books from the 2021 Ready-To-Wear shows. As designers created yet another collection in various stages of pandemic lockdown, collections were quite different from each other. However, an overarching theme did emerge: texture. Huge knits, pleats, leather, satin, faux fur. These all mixed and layered and were often embellished with sequins and shimmer. It seems that a year spent connecting through screens has designers yearning...

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Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear Trendspotting

In this month's trend letter, we're talking all about the trends we see on the Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear runways. (Are you subscribed? If not, do it today!) We pored through designer look books and watched films created in place of traditional runway shows, it was clear that this season's overarching theme is coming out of lockdown. With people getting vaccines and hope on the horizon, fall feels like the time of year life will begin to resume some regular activities....

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Image Craft, the Newest Design Pool Partner

We are so excited to welcome Image Craft as the newest Design Pool partner. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Image Craft is nationally recognized for its design, production, and execution of visual communications, with a focus on environmental graphics. Our partnership makes it possible to print any pattern from the Design Pool library on any Image Craft product, particularly their sound-absorbing wallcoverings and acoustic panels. These functional panels are perfect for interiors and can function as a permanent or temporary...

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Kristen Joins Shoshana Burgett for a Virtual Symposium

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Kristen joins a panel discussion moderated by Colorkarma's Shoshana Burgett as part of the Texprocess America Virtual Symposium. The discussion, How Direct-To-Consumer Is Transforming the Supply Chain, begins at 2:30PM EST. Joining Kristen on the panel is Koskia Bello, Design Director Retail Markets at Greg Norman and Ryan Stanley, Senior Director of Color, PVH Corporation. Description "Direct-to-consumer is transforming the manufacturing supply chain. Time to develop, produce and ship is condensed, and consumers are demanding...

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Graphic Design Kate Huot Bruzzi Talks Trends

Talking Trends with Graphic Designer Kate Huot Bruzzi

Kate Huot Bruzzi is a graphic designer based in East Providence, Rhode Island. Throughout her career, she has designed for companies with a focus on branding and marketing. She has skills in packaging design and most recently works building digital marketing packages for businesses. When she’s not working at her day job (or running a half marathon), she designs logos and branding on a freelance basis for local nonprofits and independent artists.    What types of trends does Kate Huot...

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