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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

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 fact, a skilled pattern designer can spot a design that has just been tiled out 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 repeat. How can pattern designers spot it? It hurts our eyes. Well,...

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ITNH Printing Equipment

The Basics of Digital Textile Printing

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 textile printing...

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DRRP Designs a Beautiful 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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Polka Dot Definition and Designs

The polka dot has been and will always be a classic pattern. A basic favorite among textile patterns, it has never been out of style. The polka dot is a classic spring pattern, particularly in the colors of navy and white. It takes its name from a Bohemian folk dance, first performed in Prague in 1837 and brought to Paris by 1840. By 1845 the polka had spread to England. In the United States, Godey’s Lady’s Book (https://www.accessible-archives.com/collections/godeys-ladys-book/), featured a...

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Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Overview It was another great Neocon! This was my 20th, so I probably need to stop counting. No matter how many times I’ve been, I’m always inspired and I truly believe the show is still the best way to see all the latest products in one location while packing in as many customer meetings as possible. The attendance was abundant, which you can always judge by the length of the elevator lines. Most of the OEM, Original Equipment Manufacturers, showrooms...

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Damask Definition and Designs

Produced in China over a thousand years ago, the ornamental reversible weave usually in one color was originally produced in silk and wool. Damask reached Europe from Damascus, then a center of land trade on the silk road, when Marco Polo returned to Venice in 1295 with crimson damask in the bundles he carried with him. The genuine article was once the wallpaper of the wealthy. Very early European damasks featured flowers, fruit and animals The usual designs are in...

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Design Pool Collection of Proprietary Designs

Design Pool Paper Cut Collection by Paula Becker

At Design Pool we offer a range of solutions for your design needs, including an exciting collection of proprietary designs. The "Paint Paper Scissors" collection is perfect for those in need of an exclusive license or purchase of the copyrights. Rhode Island designer, Paula Stebbins Becker, designed the first collection in our proprietary design library. Paula has a love for beautiful materials and rich textures. Though her designs eventually become digital files, she always begins her design process with a more...

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InPrint Show and Print on Demand Opportunities

If you are interested in getting involved in the print on demand business and are in need of printing equipment and inks, InPrint is the place to go! This unique show is highly focused and very well organized. Admission includes access to all the presentations and the chance to network with a wide range of people from different industries. I attended InPrint for the first time as a keynote speaker, presenting on “print on demand” capabilities and customization for commercial...

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