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 NYC is wherever you look there is some sort of art to inspire you. Just this morning, walking to our studio this morning I was greeted by this great “graphic graffiti” inspired truck… great inspiration to start the week.

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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

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

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.

 Below are some photos from Indigo.

 

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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.

 

SUPPLIES:

OTTOMAN/STOOL

FABRIC

SCISSORS

STAPLE GUN 

SCREW DRIVER

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

Quick Recap w/ Design Works

Catching up with Design Works International

Catching up with Design Works International