Summer Shows & What We Saw

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This week New York was bursting with more creativity than usual with multiple trade shows across town. Our team split our time between showcasing our own art at PrintSource and scoping out the latest retail collections at NYNow and Shoppe Object. Keep reading to see a few of the trends we spotted along with some of our favorite finds!

Conscious Design

One of the best things we saw trending at the shows was a commitment to being environmentally conscious. Products that replace single-use items, use sustainable materials, and can be reused or disposed of in an earth-friendly way were highlighted.

Colorful, sculptural water bottles and reusable straws made of silicone, metal, and glass make re-use fun with options to match your personality

A popular material showcased in travel cups and food containers uses bamboo pulp from recycled chopsticks mixed with melamine.

Recycled glass is making a comeback while cork gets a modern makeover
Colors pulled from the earth influenced items in browns, clay pinks, terracotta, and sage
Modern terracotta planter

Have Some Fun

Playful products in fresh colors, fun materials, and unexpected shapes remind us all to have a little more fun

An abundance of tinted glassware replaces clear, colorless drinkware and vases
A magnetic glaze makes these ceramic pencil holders (or bud vases!) even more useful
Straining pasta brings us a sense of peace, too
We first spotted these lights in Paris at Merci and were so excited to find them in the States – they’re made from real bread and are lightweight, mobile lights for what’s sure to be an illuminating conversation stater
This is not your average Christmas – and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Bring on the magic!

Merry & Bright | December Tech Wallpaper

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‘Tis the season for festive wallpaper! Enjoy these freebies for the holiday season.

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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!