Fusion Friday – Cork

Cork is quite possibly one of the better materials for any type of creating; fashion and home included. Oak trees that grow in the western Mediterranean form thick, rugged and corky bark. Over time, this park can develop a considerable thickness and can be harvested every 10-12 years as cork. The harvesting of the cork does not harm the tree, and the a new layer of cork regrows, making it a renewable resource.cork

Nancy Fire at High Point Market

 

 

If you have questions regarding the IFDA event at the Surya Showroom,

please contact Dawn Brinson, FIFDA at dbrinson@northstate.net or 336-870-4066.

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InGlobal Greats: Home Design’s Creative Hits from a Worldwide Perspective | Sunday, Oct. 19 @ 11 a.m.Nancy Fire, founder of Design Works International and design director of HGTV HOME, will share the best in worldwide design gleaned from her recent travels in Paris, Amsterdam, London and Wales. Join us for an inside look at the home, fashion and lifestyle designs that will inspire home product ideas in the coming seasons.

Creative Collaborations

 

 

As much as creativity is an individual, personal act, we believe that being able to share ideas and collaborate with other artists and designers makes us more creative. As you saw in our post last Friday, we began sharing our collaborations with you, today we look back at one of the masters of the 20th Century to inspire us to further greatness. Keep an eye out for our “Creative Collaboration” series to find out how we continue to feed our creativity and grow as designers.Picasso-Quote

Fashion as Inspiration as seen at FrontDoor.com

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Nancy Fire of Design Works International attended Maison Objet and Paris Design Week and snapped this candid photo of a stylish yet relaxed pair.

“Our friend Nancy Fire, founder of Design Works International, takes inspiration from every part of life and integrates those experiences into her work. Whether it is the creamy foam of a cappuccino with its brown crust or the blush of a young woman’s cheek, Fire is a collector of details. This approach creates designs that are unique and completely original for each client.

Fire recently attended Maison Objet and Paris Design Week and snapped some candid photos of locals lounging around in the Marais area of Paris. This inspired us to seek design inspiration in the everyday things – people and their fashions.”

to read more, go to frontdoor.com

Repetitive Tile Trend

Repetitive tiles are in at Design Works International. We are inspired by soft color textured tiles… a trend that we have been following from ceramic bath and kitchen tiles. Now these beautiful patterns are seen in soft home products to compliment the hard good home sensibility.

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We’re excited to present the first in a series of collaborations.

Selina Briggs, a senior designer here at Design Works International, will be at New York Comic Con this weekend loads of fun Jelly the Robot collectibles. Make sure you stop by Booth 401 at the Javtiz Center and say hello when you pick up her 3rd comic, “The Story of Jelly the Pirate”! She will be debuting a bunch of new items including some exclusive, custom NYCC items that are guaranteed to sell out!

Click the image to visit her website and find out more!

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#TBT Throwback Thursday!

NOT!

Throwback Thursday… happening in Amsterdam; vintage inspired furniture and accessories.

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photos by Nancy Fire

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Fusion Geos

Go Bold or Go Home!

The Fusion of Fashion & Home with Bold Geos

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Trend Board Tuesday – Embroidered Pillows

Stunning work by Ankasa in New York City. Talk about artesian hand detail!! Each pillow is uniquely hand crafted with amazing detail.

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Printed Words

“From typography to calligraphy, from street art to the plastic arts, handwritten or printed words continue unabated.” -Elisabeth Lerich from Maison Objet Osbervatoire Edition No. 25 – “Sharing”

“Without words, there is nothing.” – Nathalie Sarraute

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Still Into those Blues

This season we are “feeling the blues” and we’ve realized… we kind of like it!

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Throwback Thursday!

NOT!

…Happened last week in Paris..still stylin’ after all these years! Priceless!!!

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Ah… Paris.

We never get tired of this view… or this color palette. Paris au naturale.

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Trend Board Tuesday… Global Geos!

Now that “Global” has gone Global…the newness this season is a watercolor influence in technique…along with a pattern play of motif mixing.

 

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Fall into Color

Fall into Color

Burnt Oranges are trending for 2015, but they’re a bit more subdued and just a dash of yellows welcomed into the mix.

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All photos by Nancy Fire

Chair Styles

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/CHe(ə)r/ (Noun) -A separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.

Well I have to confess after my trip overseas…many of these bad boys were big enough for two persons!! Shape, fabric, detailing, substrate and color are all so unique!

Shown tenfold from Paris, London & Amsterdam!

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FatBoy Outdoor Furniture

I spotted FATBOY at Maison Objet in Paris.

Fatboy is an imaginative lifestyle brand that brings energizing comfort to the outdoors. With their newest collection that uses color and is design friendly, these original outdoor products are just what I needed to ‘chill’ for a while at Maison.

Talk about cozy comfort in style!

Personally, I love the Tipi/Yurt inspired hammocks in tangerine, turquoise and pink!  -Nancy

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Europe 2014 Graphic Prints

TRENDING…Graphic Geometric Patterns on dec pillows, rugs and accent chairs.

Here are 3 examples focusing on simple shapes, updated color and bold lines. CLICK IMAGES TO SEE MORE

Printing mixing is a great way to add stylish updates to any space, some simple considerations like color and scale of a pattern are important elements to consider. All photos were taken at Maison Objet and in Paris shops. Enjoy! CLICK IMAGES TO SEE MORE

 

NEXT… Outdoor Furniture!!

Europe 2014. Color Hit List For 2014-15

Beautiful Bright Berry Bliss

Happening now in exteriors to interiors…fiery red, cranberry and burgundy.

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Acid Yellow

Seen in colder, greener hues, yellow offers a bold statement in tabletop, soft accessories and furniture.

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Into The Blues

Calming yet powerful, the blues are used in saturated hues, with blue metallic finishes, washed denim tones, all-blue textiles and even watercolor effects.

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All photos by Nancy Fire

NEXT! Graphic Prints!

COMING UP… More from Europe & Tutorial; Repeats in Adobe Illustrator

Europe 2014. First Stop…

Paris and Maison & Objet.

 Paris…ok so we know that you know this is the capital and most populous city in France and that it is situated on that famous Seine River. It is also where twice a year Maison Objet & Paris Design Week happen allowing designers from allover the world to view the most awesome home products…

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Did you know… Maison & Objet translates to “House Object”? The actual tag line for this Amazing Show in France that takes place two times a year (January & September)..is “trade fair reserved for professional dedicated to lifestyle, decoration and design”. Hey, I think that includes so many of us designers; so here is a sneak peek to tempt you… Enjoy! -Nancy

NEXT… Color!

THEN… Graphic Prints!

Win 2 yards of custom printed fabric!!

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Design Works International @PrintSource August 12 + 13

 

 

 

Design Works International showing

at PrintSource August 12 + 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion

 

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Upcoming Events // NYC Textile Design Shows : From Indigo to PrintSource

Upcoming Events // NYC Textile Design

Shows : From Indigo to PrintSource

Just finished up at Indigo NYC at Pier 92 this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  We are now prepping for PrintSource Tuesday August 12 & Wednesday August 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion NYC.  Our Fall 2015 collection and Seasonal collection will be at the show.

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Here is your official invitation to join is at PrintSource Next Month.

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PRINT, PATTERN, PRODUCT // Do-it-yourself Ottoman Reupholstery

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First Step is your Inspiration.

Everyone needs an ottoman or stool.  It’s a very useful accessory for the home.  I found some ottomans/ stools on Etsy and at WorldMarket pictured below.

 

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Next Step is to find the PRINT & PATTERN

You can purchase designs on our online gallery at Design Works International and then have it printed digitally at First2Print, our sister company.  They have a variety of fabrics you can choose from.  You can also have your own custom design printed at First2Print.

These designs below are currently available for purchase:

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Now It’s time to assemble your PRODUCT. 

I already had an ottoman at home,so I decided to change out the solid fabric for an updated PRINT & PATTERN fabric. Below is a simple How-To for upholstering your ottoman.

 

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One afternoon and a DIY project to show for it!!

Visit us at Indigo July 22-23 2014

We will be showing at Indigo again!!!

There is a NEW LOCATION : Pier 92 (55th street at the West Side Highway)

Come enrich your passion for fashion…

Register now Indigo New York – Get your pass/To visit

Search our gallery of prints in the purchase designs page Design Works International

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Quick Recap w/ Design Works

Catching up with Design Works International

Catching up with Design Works International

Nancy Fire in NY Moves Magazine

Nancy Fire, Creative Director of Design Works International, was honored to be featured in the most recent issue of NY Moves Magazine, talking about design and the impact of women in the design  industry.

CLICK IMAGE FOR NY MOVES MAGAZINE AND TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

 

2014 Color of the Year

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Happy Holidays from Design Works Intl and First2Print

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Fusion Indigo

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See our very own Nancy Fire, Design Director of HGTV HOME, sharing the story of the HGTV HOME Collection.

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Trending – Vintage Global Prints

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Design Trends from Design Works Intl. Guest Blog Via Surtex.com

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Design Works Intl Spring/Summer 2014 Trends 3

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Fusion – Gold Black Art Deco

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Design Works Intl Spring/Summer 2014 Trends 2

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Fusion: Cat & Dog Sketches

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Design Works Intl Spring/Summer 2014 Trends 1

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Design Works Intl Designer

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Fusion – Lime Pop

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Cozy Crew Necks

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In NYC This Weekend…

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Fusion: Gold and Copper

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Fusion: Silver

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Inspired by Paris

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