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Revisit The Cryptology Collection

At NeoCon 2021, Design Pool unveiled The Cryptology Collection. Even though it was our first time exhibiting at NeoCon, this collection made an impression. Two groups in the collection were named Interior Design Magazine HiP Award honorees and our Knowledge is Power group was a HiP Award winner. Metropolis Magazine named the Radio Waves group as one of their #MetropolisLikes products. Ahead of NeoCon 2022, we think it's a good time to revisit The Cryptology Collection Let's revisit The Cryptology...

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International Women’s Day Spotlight

Photo by Kristen Julianna Photography This International Women's Day, I'm thinking of the women who inspire my work. In The Woman Who Smashed Codes, by Jason Fagone, I first learned about Elizebeth Smith Friedman. She and her husband invented the modern science of cryptology and used it to crack enemy codes during both world wars. Elizebeth was a true trailblazer. Learning about her work and how she used pattern recognition to crack codes, inspired Design Pool’s award-winning collection, The Cryptology...

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Design Pool’s 2021 Highlights

As the year winds down we're spending time reflecting on 2021 and looking forward to 2022. Recently, Kristen and Kristin chatted about the year and thought about the 2021 highlights. Getting a new business off the ground has had a lot of surprises. Yet, we both feel proud of the year we had and want to share our favorite parts of 2021 with you. 2021 Highlights Kristin Crane (left), Kristen Dettoni (right) at NeoCon 2021 NeoCon It was a blast to finally...

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R&R, A Collection for Healthcare Interiors

This month we are excited to introduce R&R, a collection of health and wellness-inspired patterns for healthcare interiors. This is the latest group of patterns in the award-winning Cryptology Collections. Using our innovative technique of designing with coded messages, we created beautiful designs with hidden messages about health and wellness. When we created The Cryptology Collections, we thought about how patterns contribute to what is being communicated in a built environment. When it comes to healthcare interiors, what if...

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We Won a HiP Award & Metropolis Likes

That's a wrap on NeoCon 2021 and it was a productive 3 days for Design Pool. It was so rewarding to introduce Design Pool to interior designers, architects and students in the commercial interior industry. We also won two awards from prestigious national publications, a HiP Award and a Metropolis Likes. We won an Interior Design Magazine HiP Award! Our Knowledge is Power, part of The Cryptology Collections, won a HiP Award for Health + Wellness: Fabrics +...

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Classified, a Video Guide to the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collections, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen created a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Classified, the messages reference terminology used in the building and breaking of codes. Beginning with those coded...

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Classified, a Wallcovering Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including upholstery, wallcovering, flooring,...

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Top Secret, a Video About the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collections, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen created a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Top Secret, the messages reference five codebreaking women from WWII and their interesting histories. The work these...

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Top Secret, a Vinyl Flooring Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including upholstery, wallcovering, flooring,...

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Want to give codebreaking a shot?

When we read this book by Jason Fagone about Elizebeth Smith Friedman's work codebreaking, we were quickly bitten by the cryptology bug. Months later, that inspiration manifested into The Cryptology Collections, a collection of pattern designs inspired by code. What about you? Do you want to give codebreaking a shot? Before you get started, let's define a few codebreaking & building terms. Cryptology: the scientific study of cryptography and cryptanalysis Code: a system of symbols (such as letters or numbers) used...

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