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A Creative Trip to England, Ireland & Scotland

About three years ago, I learned of a company called ACE Camps through a colleague. I describe it as an adult creative summer camp. It has always been a bit of struggle for me to find friends with similar vacation interests, but when I heard about ACE Camps, I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and take a vacation on my own. It turns out that stepping out of my comfort zone was the best idea ever. After...

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KwickScreen Customizable Privacy Screens

KwickScreen originally began as a student project for Michael Korn. Still, today, it is slowly revolutionizing how hospitals and medical centers create privacy and comfort for patients and families in an instant. Design Pool Pattern Prairie Michael enrolled in an industrial design program at the Royal College of Art with the spirit of an inventor. He wanted to design a product that would make a difference in people’s lives and was inspired to look to the healthcare industry because of its...

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Trellis Pattern Definiton and Designs
Trellis Pattern Definiton and Designs
Trellis Pattern Definiton and Designs

Trellis Pattern Definition and Designs

There is always the desire to bring the outdoors inside to our interior spaces. The garden as a source of design inspiration offers endless forms, colors, and textures that create a feast for the eyes and senses. A trellis (treillage) is an architectural structure, usually made from an open framework or lattice of interwoven or intersecting elements that are normally made to support and display climbing foliage. They were first invented by countryside gardeners who needed a way to support growing...

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A Creative Vacation to Lisbon Portugal

Running your own creative business can be incredibly fulfilling and rewarding, and the life of an entrepreneur is never boring. But a creative business is not all drawing and drooling over color swatches. It's also sending out checks, figuring out why your website isn't updating and making sure there is toilet paper in the bathroom. It can be a challenge to switch on your creativity after an afternoon of boring bookkeeping. To keep her designs fresh and exciting, Design...

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Common Pattern Repeats, Learn the Basics

Computer software may make it easy to take a motif and tile it out, but that doesn't mean that a pattern has been designed in a pattern repeat. In fact, a skilled pattern designer can spot a design that has just been tiled out and not designed in a pattern repeat from a mile away. Ok, maybe not a mile, but definitely from a few steps behind someone on the sidewalk walking with a dress printed with a horrible...

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ITNH Printing Equipment

Digital Textile Printing, ITNH Explains the Basics

From high print resolutions to limitless creative possibilities, digital textile printing opens up a world of opportunities for DIYers and businesses both small and large. But the textile printing process can be a bit more comprehensive than printing on materials like vinyl or paper, so it’s important to have a solid grasp of the basics. Take a look at our overview below to get a general understanding of the process.   Ink Chemistry The most important thing to understand about digital textile...

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How Do Our Eyes See Color?

Part 3: How do our eyes see color? The physiological reaction to color is the first step to understanding our reaction to color. Light enters the eye through the pupil. Hazel Rossotti describes the process in Color, Why the World Isn’t Grey as “When it reaches the retina on the inner surface eye, it passes through layers of transparent nerve fibers between capillary blood vessels on to the photosensitive cells at the ends of the nerve fibers.” The photosensitive cells...

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DRRP Designs an Office Space for Alicorp

Using data to support decision making is a trend in nearly every industry. Big brands use data to decide where to open new stores, how to market to their customers and how to get everyone to keep scrolling, clicking and buying. DRRP Arquitectura, an architecture firm in Lima, Peru, is designing buildings with data. DRRP describe its process of designing with data as an intelligent design approach that responds to the specific needs of the people who will be using...

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How Do We Perceive Color?

Part 2: How do we perceive color? Webster defines psychology as the science of the mind or mental states and processes. It is the science of human and animal behavior. Perception is defined as the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or the mind. A single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present. Perception can also be defined as cognition, the act or process of knowing or awareness. One can further explore...

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Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain
Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain
Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain

Tana-Tex, a Print-on-Demand Privacy Curtain

Tana-Tex Inc. is revolutionizing the privacy curtain business with technology that allows for seamless curtains produced from an integral mesh fabric. Anat Unruh, owner of Tana-Tex had been in the privacy curtain business for a while when she got the inspiration for this new product in an unusual place: the tennis court. Traditional privacy curtains had long been created with a mesh section sewn into a woven curtain, or connected by snaps. Anat wondered, why couldn’t these curtains be created...

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