Handmade Wine Bags by Marnie

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We had a young entrepreneur visit the studio this week named Marnie. She is only 10 years old and already has coined herself as “CEO” of Handmade Wine Bags by Marnie. She started her business only a year ago after she got her own sewing machine for Hannukah. She started out by doing simple sewing projects on the weekends but ended up working with her grandmother to make custom wine bags for grandmother’s friends. Now, her business is official with her own business cards and is even creating new variations of her project regularly.

When Marnie visited the studio, her creative skills were put to the test by getting to work with our in-house designers and textile makers on creating her own fabric. She decided on a floral print she liked and then worked on Photoshop to make her hand-drawn work come to life. She even got to see her fabric being printed on the machines.

She uses a 4-step process to cut & sew her wine bags. She makes 6 bags in 1 sitting, using 1 yard of fabric. One bag is $5.00.

If you are interested in purchasing a handmade wine bag, email handmadebymarnie@gmail.com

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

NY, Now

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Tropical State of Mind

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It is almost less than 100 days until SUMMER & we can’t wait!

We are already working on summer prints in the studio and have seen the tropical influence stretch from Germany to Paris to NYC. Here are some of our favorite tropical inspired products and prints from our travels.

Also, make sure you SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM of this blog post to see some of the fun prints our in-house artists are working on!  

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Here are some great examples of what our artists are working on now. If you are interested in purchasing any prints or want to see what else we create, CLICK HERE 

 

In the name of print & pattern, 

DW 

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart | Freebie February 2018 Tech Wallaper

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Oh, the month for lovers has arrived! This month, we have designed a desktop wallpaper that reflects the love we all feel towards that special someone in our life…. Being a partner, dog or cat, or even the plants! Show some love and be inspired by downloading our February tech wallpaper.

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Download one, download all.

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In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

4 Heimtextil Color Trends

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Check out these year-around colors we saw all over the Heimtextil show in Germany this month. They all have a subtle feel to them and work really well together, or when accenting a neutral. Say “hi” to Merlot, Deep Teal, Cobalt, & Pistachio.

 

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Merlot is still thriving and now can be seen popping up on more textured materials like that great shag throw or a woven tablecloth.

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Deep teal is a great blue-green shade that has a calming effect. It looks even more amazing when accented with bright colors (we especially like it with the lime green).   

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Cobalt is a playful and fun color that reminds us of the summertime. Lets all jump in the pool and relax on the beaches of the Amalfi Coast… Is it summertime yet?

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Coming off of the greenery trend, Pistachio brings the outside in with this bright but calming shade. We love this color for a bathroom or entryway!

 

Do you like these colors from Heimtextil? We are forecasting these colors showing up on a lot of products this year. We will keep you updated!

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Highlights from Heimtextil – Day Three

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Its our last day at the show here in Frankfurt and a final chance to share a few of our favorite highlights from the day. Don’t worry though, the fun (and inspiration) aren’t over just yet – stay tuned for a more curated look at the trends we’ve explored during our time here.

Inventive Swatches

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Dramatic Neutrals

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Designer Doggies

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Communal Weaving

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and speaking of weaving…

Mega Macrame

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Highlights from Heimtextil – Day Two

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Day Two of Heimtextil brought tons of print and pattern our way. One of our favorite themes is chock full of lush botanicals, exotic fauna, and tropical leaf everything. Take a peek at a handful of the highlights below.

Jewel Toned Jungle

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Plus Size Palms

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Hidden Creatures

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Pink Flamingo

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World Record in Wallpapering

a 100-meter long wall is being papered day and night in hopes to enter the Guinness Book of World Records

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Don’t forget to stay tuned tomorrow for our last day of highlights from Heimtextil and more trends to come.

 

Highlights from Heimtextil – Day One

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Hallo from Germany! Laura here in Frankfurt to bring you a few highlights from this year’s Heimtextil as we trendspot our way around the show. Stay tuned for the next few days to see what else we’ve spotted as we explore and develop trends in print, color, and lifestyle.

Playful Pinks

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Nomadic Metals

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Lush Tropics

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Softly Scandi

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Modern Memphis

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See you tomorrow for day two of Highlights from Heimtextil!