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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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Meet Felix Wijaya, CEO & Co-Founder of Chroma Imaging

A few months ago, Felix Wijaya from Chroma Imaging approached us about becoming a Design Pool partner. We were struck right away by Felix's enthusiasm. He is passionate about the company he co-founded with his wife, and his energy is infectious. Just as Design Pool has had to pivot because of everything 2020 threw at us, so has Chroma Imaging. They are eager to expand into new markets and we are excited by all the different printing capabilities...

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The Inca Insistence, the Cultural Relevance of Symmetries

What could possibly be meant by the term The Inca Insistence? I will get to this! First, I have to explain how patterns are categorized and how this is culturally relevant. Previously in this blog, we have discussed basic pattern repeats. An ogee, such as this image below (and which we defined here), is an example of a half-drop pattern repeat. The motif moves a half step over in each subsequent horizontal line. Ikat Ogee Pattern P468 But if you look...

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Luise Stromberg’s Plain Weave Challenge

“I have to find a light somewhere,” thought Luise Stromberg as spring turned to summer in 2020. Like most of us, Luise was spending most of her time home and was searching for a creative spark to get her through the dark time we were all experiencing. So, she turned to a passion of hers, textiles, and started a quarantine project she named the Plain Weave Challenge. Throughout her 30+ year career in commercial textiles, she moved further away from...

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The Evolution of Printing; a Discussion with Design Pool, Spoonflower & Prima-Tex

In case you missed it, Kristen recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at What They Think, entitled Industry 4.0 and The Evolution of Printing. Joining Kristen on the panel were Kerry King, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Spoonflower, and Jonathan Tio, CEO of Prima-Tex Industries. Their discussion centered around printing technology, both analog and digital, and the digital transformation in manufacturing.     As digital technology has evolved, the printing industry has...

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Texprocess Americas Virtual Symposium

Next week, our founder Kristen Dettoni joins a panel discussion at the Texprocess Americas Virtual Symposium: Monthly Webinar Series. Industry 4.0 and the Evolution of Printing takes place on January 13, 2021, at 2:30 PM, EST. Moderating the discussion is Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink. In addition to Kristen, the panel includes Kerry King, Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Spoonflower and Jonathan Tio, CEO of Prima-Tex Industries. Industry 4.0 and the Evolution of PrintingIn this session,...

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Helen Scott on Recycled Content in Car Interiors

No conversation about sustainability exists without mentioning transportation and cars. And most of that conversation tends to center around our driving habits and gas emissions. We don’t think much about the actual car interior that we’re sitting in. That is changing though. Helen Scott, Head of Fabric Design at Borgstena Textile North America, spent much of her career in the automotive industry and sees sustainability and the use of recycled content in car interiors as a big part of...

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Design Pool Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2020

Our goal on the Design Pool blog is to create original content that you find inspiring, educational, or just plain entertaining. We love talking about our favorite topics such as trends, color, and pattern. We also love introducing you to designers and artists through our series of interviews. As we look forward and plan out our content for 2021, we're looking back at our most popular posts of 2020. We don't want you to miss out on anything good,...

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Batik Fabrics & Different Resist Techniques

In our previous post about resist dyeing, we focused on the 4 most common techniques for creating shibori patterns on fabric. We talked about binding, stitching, folding, and pole wrapping as ways to add pattern to fabric. In this article, we're going to dig deeper into the world of resist dyeing and discuss different types of fabrics created by applying material to the surface of the fabric to create the resist. Whether wax or paste, the resulting fabric falls...

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Denyne Designs Founder Opens Up About Her Process

Denyne Sanville is the founder and luxury design specialist at Denyne Designs, a full-service, residential, interior architectural design firm. Founded in 2003, Denyne Designs is located in Dunstable, Massachusetts. An award-winning design firm, they specialize in kitchen and bath design and remodeling. Yet their service offerings don’t stop there. With over 40 years of combined experience in construction and design, they also provide solutions for any home renovation project. From creating the design concept and building plans, to specifying...

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