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.

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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Creative Collaboration I

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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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.

photos by Nancy Fire

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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