February 2012

Genius: Nike’s new Knittop Shoe

by Deb Barrett on 23 February, 2012

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Reposted from Co.Design

I had to repost this because it is a fabulous example of the kind of   results you can get when you listen to the client and design innovation to meet their needs. I have always been intrigued with the design process, so I would have loved to be in the rooms with the show designers as they brainstormed and collaborated their way through the design process creating groundbreaking techniques to fulfill their client’s “wishes”.  Imagine the possibilities of this technology when applied to interiors! ( Window Coverings industry take note it CAN be done ; we just have to commit to it!)

Nike Unveils Its Big New Paradigm: Shoes Knit Like Socks

The new Flyknit shoe was the product of four years of R&D, which yielded new machines for a fabrication technique that never existed before.

When most of us think about what we want in a shoe, a sock probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Sure it has comfort, but what about stability? And how about some support?

Nike is filling in those blanks with its newest line, Nike Flyknit, which will make its big splash in the Olympics. Four years in the making, Flyknit is the product of an entirely new shoe-making process that can produce a single, lightweight knit upper (tongue included). The resulting intricate patchwork of yarn, cables, and fabric boasts a heretofore unseen look and feel.

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I ♥ Pinterest

February 21, 2012
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Pinterest is on FIRE! and I’m loving it. You could even say I am starting to get obsessed. OK officially obsessed..
More importantly, Pinterest is a match made in heaven for interior designers. It satisfies our burning desire to discover, be creative and collect. (Who knew I was a closet scrapbooker!) and because [...]

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Speaking of Color- Pantone’s Fall Fashion Report

February 14, 2012
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Fall 2012 Betsey Johnson
Today, designers know that what their customers are wearing is almost instantaneously translated into the rooms they’ll be wearing them in.
So here’s Pantone’s Fall 2012 Fashion Report that definitely forecasts our interiors color palettes.  Love potions, the magical hour of sunset; witches and warlocks, fantasy and illusion are all inspiring designers this [...]

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Trend Dispatch: Maison and Objet 2012- Colors of the Moment

February 13, 2012
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Walking the aisles and showrooms in Paris for Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off, I couldn’t help but note several colors that kept popping up everywhere! Put these on your must have list for 2012.
Fool’s Gold

Schumacher's Ripple Effect
This bold citron gold hue with brassy green undertones was all over the place. [...]

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