Tag - Proprietary Library

Seamless Pattern Designs Cornucopia Collection

Introducing the Cornucopia Collection

The word cornucopia comes from two Latin words: Cornu, meaning horn, and Copia, abundance. How did a horn come to symbolize abundance? It comes from a Greek myth. Amalthea, the name of the goat which fed Zeus as a baby, broke off. In its breaking, it was endowed with the power to be filled with whatever the owner desired, usually fruit, flowers, or grain. This symbol of abundance is often associated with Thanksgiving. It speaks to the quantity of food...

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ICYMI: Lots of New Patterns in the Libraries

Fall has arrived, and it seems like everyone is putting the beach chairs away and getting back into the work groove. If it's been a while since you last looked through our pattern libraries, you're in for a treat. Over the past couple of months, we've added a lot of new patterns to both our licensable and proprietary libraries. Some additions were added as mini collections, while others were single designs. We currently have over 700 patterns to license and...

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Three patterns in the background with words reading Natura Collection.

Introducing The Natura Collection

Are you registered to view our proprietary library? If not, you might want to sign up today to view our new Natura Collection. In this collection, we want to bring the outdoors inside, particularly into healthcare interiors. There has been a lot of research into the physical and mental health benefits of nature. Today, interior designers purposefully design healthcare interiors to incorporate nature into their designs. In some cases, that means access to nature itself. Yet, where that isn’t possible, nature-inspired...

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Proprietary Library, Your Questions Answered

Design Pool has two libraries of pattern designs, each with its own unique group of patterns. Most of our patterns are in the licensable library. These designs are available to license, not purchase. Design Pool owns the rights to the designs, and different printers have access to the same pool of designs. There are over 700 patterns in the licensable library, and we add designs continuously to the library. There are no restrictions to viewing any of the designs in...

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Field of tulips in bloom with words on top that read The Netherlands Collection.

Introducing The Netherlands Collection

In the spring of 2022, I went on a creative trip to the Netherlands. While this was technically a vacation, life as a creative entrepreneur means that even my vacations usually influence my work. Planning for inspiration, I made sure to pack my new camera. Last year, I treated myself to a new camera so I could take better photos for Design Pool in between professional photo shoots. I’m still getting to know the camera, but how much better the...

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Background of patterns with a purple overlay. Words read String Art, a new proprietary collection

String Art, a New Proprietary Collection

The Design Pool Proprietary Library continues to expand with more patterns and new designers, A few weeks ago we added the Swatch Collection, and this week we added String Art, In this collection, there are six different patterns, each with its own colorline. String Art Collection The String Art Collection was named after the genre of art created with string and thread that we see trending in contemporary art. This genre isn't new though. Back in the 19th century, Mary Everest...

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Introducing the Swatch Collection

This month in the Design Pool Proprietary Library we're introducing a new group of patterns, the Swatch Collection. In this collection, there are sixteen different patterns, each with its own colorline. All geometric in nature, these patterns are modern with unexpected traditional touches. The Inspiration for the Swatch Collection. At any given moment in time, Kristen's desk can be found covered by all different kinds of swatches. Sometimes it's swatches of woven cloth, other times, it's color swatches. Usually, it's both....

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Proprietary Designs vs. Licensable Designs

If you click on "Our Designs" on our homepage, you will notice we have two categories of designs: Licensable Designs and Proprietary Designs. We talk a lot about our licensable library but not as much about our proprietary library. So, what's the difference between the two categories? Licensable Designs These designs are available to license, not purchase. Patterns in this library are not exclusive to any manufacturer or designer. We have licensing agreements in place with our printers. They pay us a...

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Floral background design with words Introducing the Design Pool Proprietary Collection

Introducing Our Proprietary Designs Collection

At Design Pool, we understand that licensing designs isn’t always the best solution for every business. For those customers, we’ve put together a special collection of proprietary designs. Every design in this collection is individually priced and available for purchase. With this collection, you pay a flat fee upon purchase with no royalty structure. This means you own the design, and that’s it! You assume exclusive rights to the design and can use it as many times as you want;...

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Rebecca Pry’s Proprietary Collection Designs

Our collection of proprietary designs has been growing, thanks to recent collaborations with independent designers such as Rebecca Pry. Rebecca is a talented illustrator and designer whose bright, bold, energetic patterns we can't get enough of. Rebecca's Design Pool collection is currently for sale in our Proprietary Library. You can gain access to that library by signing up for a free account. We sat down with Rebecca to learn a little more about her and her work. Can you introduce...

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