Insight

It’s Design Pool’s Third Birthday!

It's hard to believe it, but January marks Design Pool's third birthday! As we look back on the past three years we are feeling proud of all we have accomplished. Especially when we factor in the surprise wrench thrown into our plans (and everyone else's on the planet) back in March 2020. But, we've rolled with it. We adjusted where we had to, pivoted where we could, and learned to take things as they come and try to enjoy...

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How To Order a Sample Through Our Website

So . . . you've searched through our licensable library and found the perfect pattern for your project, now what? Now it's time to order a sample. It's easy to work with our partners to get a sample before you place an order. Keep in mind that Design Pool and our printers print on-demand and operate a non-inventory system. This means, that they aren't going to a sample room and cutting a sample off a roll for you. They're...

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Design Pool’s 2021 Highlights

As the year winds down we're spending time reflecting on 2021 and looking forward to 2022. Recently, Kristen and Kristin chatted about the year and thought about the 2021 highlights. Getting a new business off the ground has had a lot of surprises. Yet, we both feel proud of the year we had and want to share our favorite parts of 2021 with you. 2021 Highlights Kristin Crane (left), Kristen Dettoni (right) at NeoCon 2021 NeoCon It was a blast to finally...

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2021

Each year we round up the most popular blog posts on the Design Pool blog. We want to make sure you don't miss out on any good ones! It's also super helpful to see what interests you as we plan out content for 2022. This year our Top 10 includes some of the top posts from 2020 and also some new ones. Did you miss one of these? We link to all of them below so you can go...

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We want to hear from you!

As we wrap up 2021, we're busy planning what to cover on the Design Pool blog in 2022. Our goal is to create content that is informative, interesting, and inspiring! We are asking for input from our readers to guide us in creating the best content for you. If you have thoughts to share, please consider taking a few minutes to complete this short survey. Loading… Thanks for your time!

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5 Things We Learned at the HCD Expo + Conference

Last month we exhibited at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This event was a great opportunity to meet with lots of people working in the healthcare design market. We were excited to introduce them to Design Pool and our new R&R Collection. While exhibiting, we also spent time walking the Expo Hall to spot trends in healthcare design. In addition, we also attended conference sessions to learn about the industry from experts in the field....

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How to Search the Design Pool Library

We've been working to make our website even more user-friendly. If the thought of searching through over 600 designs seems daunting, don't worry. It has never been easier to search the Design Pool library and all 600+ patterns. It's easy to search the Design Pool library. When you visit the Licensable Designs Page of our website, you will see all of the designs in our library. The designs at the top are the ones most recently added to the library. If...

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Digital Textile Printing Conference • Durham, NC

Join Kristen at the Digital Textile Printing Conference in Durham, North Carolina, on December 8 – 9, 2021 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. Kristen will be speaking about textile Print-on-Demand Design, Product, and Production Opportunities. on Wednesday, December 8, at 3:30 PM. Following her presentation, she will participate in the panel discussion: Designing for the Future. Other participants include Myrna Gutierrez, Rachel Crumbley, and Shoshana Burgett. Kristen last attended this show in 2019 in Dallas, Texas, and came...

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NeoCon 2021: 5 Tips to Guarantee an Inspiring Experience

NeoCon 2021 starts October 4th! We have gone to NeoCon for many years as an attendee and we love it! It is absolutely one of our favorite shows. If this is your first time, we wanted to share our tips for getting the most out of your experience. 5 Tips to Guarantee a Successful NeoCon Make a plan. It is easy to get overwhelmed at events like this. theMART is a big space, and let’s be honest, we’re all a little...

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Design Pool’s NeoCon Survival Guide

NeoCon is one of the most important events in the commercial interiors industry. Since launching in 1969, it has brought together designers, architects, manufacturers, students, and end-users all under one roof. This year’s event is taking place October 4 – 6, 2021 at theMART in Chicago. Anyone who has been to NeoCon before knows this is a small industry and this show can feel a lot like a class reunion. You'll likely be bumping into people from different jobs...

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