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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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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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How To Use Design Pool as a Design Resource

At Design Pool, our goal is to make digital, print-on-demand technology accessible to interior designers. Our whole team has worked in the textile industry for many years and has watched this technology grow exponentially. It is exciting to see fashion designers using it to revolutionize the apparel industry. We think it is time for it to make its way into both residential and commercial interiors. That's why we created the Design Pool library, the only pattern library created exclusively...

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How Does a Design Licensing Agreement Work?

At Design Pool, we realize people work differently and aim to make using our designs as easy for interior designers as possible. That’s why our library is unique in that patterns are licensable and not individually for sale. We partner with digital printers we trust and have a licensing agreement in place with each partner. This arrangement makes it easy for interior designers to use our patterns, without adding any additional costs to the materials they order. In order...

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Design Pool on Pinterest, Your Easy Resource

Do you follow Design Pool on Pinterest? If not, we hope you will. We use our Pinterest page to make it easy for designers to use Design Pool as a resource in all your interior design projects. We recently gave our Pinterest page an update to make it even easier to use. So, what can you expect to find on our boards? Color Resources If you follow us on Instagram, you already know that every Friday we share a...

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Sprinkler Factory Presents “In Tandem” Through July 10

Don't miss your chance to see (or buy) pieces of art created by Design Pool team members at the Sprinkler Factory. "In Tandem: An exhibition of Counterparts" is currently on display at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, Massachusetts, until July 10. The exhibition features the work of 110 regional artists. According to the curators, each artist exhibits "two works of art that are bonded together by material, theme or technique."   Our founder, Kristen Dettoni's two pieces are each based...

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Lindenmeyr Munroe Webinar with Design Pool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIUZsoTb_k8 Earlier this month, Kristen joined Lindenmeyr Munroe for a webinar to discuss how to use Design Pool as a pattern resource for the interior design market. If you weren't able to make it, you can view the entire presentation on YouTube. If you have any questions about using the Design Pool library, let us know!

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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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