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

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

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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!

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

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photos by Nancy Fire

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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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