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Jul.02nd, 2015

Neocon 2015 Product Trend Review

Neocon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, held once a year in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Buzzing with excitement and attracting a global audience, it includes exhibitors such as Knoll, Vitra and Herman Miller. Hundreds of new products are launched here every year, making it a great place to note design trends important in the contract furniture industry.

Overall, two product trends stuck out to me this year, the blurred line between work and life, and acoustic solutions. Here is an overview of a few of the products that fit into those categories: Continue reading

Jun.12th, 2015

ICFF 2015: Color and Material Trends

My name is Natalie and I have known Kristen and Geraldine for many years, first as a co-worker and fellow designer, then as a friend. When they invited me to help them with their first ever trade show (Surtex) I jumped at the chance!

In between helping Pattern Pod customers and running to the Apple Store for extra power cords (J), I took advantage of visiting ICFF in the pavilion next door, to see what the latest design trends were. Continue reading

Apr.28th, 2015

How to Care for Every Fabric in Your Closet

This post is brought to you by Alight at http://www.alight.com/blog/fabric-care/! Thanks Alight for the information! We love a good infographic! – Kristen & Geraldine

 

Laundry is a tough job on it’s own, but when you add a variety of fabrics to the mix it becomes especially daunting. Machine washable, dry clean only, air dry, handwash—keeping the care instructions for each fabric straight is a difficult job. We’ve put together this simple guide to caring for your fabrics to make your next trip to the laundromat a little easier. Continue reading

Bios

  • Geraldine Blanchot Geraldine Blanchot

    A designer, artist and color "freak" who loves to travel and draw. She also is a fan of kickboxing, wakeboarding and pretty much anything outdoors.

  • Kristen Dettoni Kristen Dettoni

    A designer, artist and crafter who loves anything creative. She is also an amateur Claymation animator and movie fanatic.