Pillow Power…Lives On!

An inexpensive yet effective way to refresh any room in your home is to change up your dec pillows…with so…

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Keith Haring

We lost a wonderful artist 25 years ago today. His style and approach to art has inspired artists and designers …

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Trend Alert! Neon

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! We’re spot on with the trends. Here is a sneak peek at some brand …

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Happy Doodle Day!

Earlier in the week, we kicked of Design Works International Doodle Month because of today! DOODLE |ˈdo͞odl| verb [ no obj. …

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Homemade Soup Day!!

Creativity is not limited to just the visual arts. The designers here at Design Works have been known to dabble …

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Cut Out Art

Back in December we mentioned a few fun things you could do in NYC over the holidays, one of which …

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SNOW DAY!

We were stranded at home, but we ventured out into the great white tundra… Some images from the previous 24 …

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Happy Handwriting Day!

Also known as cursive, longhand, script, joined-up writing, joint writing, or running writing has become a dying, if not already lost, …

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Inspiration from Home

For a designer inspiration is one of the most important parts of the process. It’s important to keep your eyes …

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Happy Popcorn Day!

    Did you know that Popcorn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago from a wild grass and …

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Rubber Duckies Day!!

Today is National Rubber Ducky Day! In 1970, Jim Henson performed the song “Rubber Duckie” as Ernie on Sesame Street, and …

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National Argyle Day

Argyle (or Argyl) truly never goes out of style. From the World War I Highlanders and Louis Armstrong, through Pierre …

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A Brand New Year

Gregorian Calendar – 2015 Buddhist Calendar – 2559 Hebrew Calendar – 5775-5776 Julian Calendar – Gregorian minus 13 days Design …

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Tweet Seat!

In celebration of the 13th Annual National Bird Day! Custom fabric we printed to repurpose a chair which now sits in our …

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Holiday Inspiration

The Holiday Season is in full swing, hopefully we will all get a little rest, enjoy our families and be …

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Tis The Season in NYC

Had the privilege of touring the NYC Holiday House located in The Academy Mansion at 2 East 63rd Street, which …

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Who Makes the Best Santa?

Having trouble seeing the photos? Click to open your browser. Wait a second or two… Study the photos! Pick your …

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Mentoring Cornell Students

by Nancy Fire   After 25 years as Founder and Creative Director at Design Works International, I love that I …

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Cyber Monday 2014

Cyber Monday was created in 2005 to persuade people to shop on-line and for the past 14 years, on-line sales …

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A Word of Advice

as seen at Surtex.com NANCY FIRE, Design Works International, New York City:   “The best advice I have ever been …

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Street Art in NYC

NYC is truly the center of the creative universe; amazing museums, film festivals, concerts, Broadway shows. One of the wonders of …

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A Glimmer of “Book Hope”

Book Culture, an independent bookstore in New York City, announced its plan to open a third location at 450 Columbus …

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Small Holdings

This past weekend I happened to stumble upon what I call “A Treasure Chest of Goodies” at the Small Holdings …

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