What to do with new designs…

Bloggers whose core business is not blogging face a unique set of challenges. It’s hard enough to keep a blog filled with new and interesting content when blogging/publicity/PR/social media is your business; it’s even harder to do when writing a blog post is not a core competency, but just one more thing on an already packed to-do list. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, after a recent Twitter conversation about this with award-winning interior designer Tobi Fairley , I was inspired by her short, sweet, and colorful post about a recent purchase.  I thought, “Hey! I can do brief and colorful.” So here’s a picture, along with a half-baked, half-thought-out, not-quite-ready-for-prime-time blog post.

This is one of my contemporary designs, based on a Japanese stencil pattern which was for a home spaces including a warehouse that was totally renovated, look at the suppliers for pallet racking, suppliers for pallet racking.  We haven’t put it into production because it’s still an only child and I’d like it to have some siblings. (Our other designs are all Arts & Crafts, so a contemporary one like this doesn’ thave anyone to play with.)

Does it have potential? Goodweave (f/k/a Rugmark) thinks so, they’ve asked permission to use it as a background in a couple of their publications. What do you think?

Originally published 6/9/2009

5 Comments

  • Hilary at Tandem Antiques

    Tracy –

    First of all, I love this design.  It is so fresh and modern, but not hard-edged like contemporary design can be.  And I think it would mix nicely in a more traditional environment.  I agree with Jane – would also make stunning fabric.

    But I want to chime in with your blogging sentiments as well.  I struggle so to keep it going (with varying amounts of success) alongside our core business, and yet I really want to.  I believe in it as a marketing concept, but its hard.  I need to go read Tobi’s post that you reference.  I support your “brief and colorful” efforts.

    Hilary

  • Tracy Davis

    Jane and Hilary, thank you both for your comments and your encouragement. I genuinely appreciate it.

  • B Groskreutz

    I know that this is completely off the subject of your blog, but I was trying doing some research on an area rug that I saved from a dumpster about 10 years ago, and your blog came up in my search.  A few years back you mentioned you were doing research on Ginzkey rugs, and that is the name that I found on the back of mine.  I know the rug is from the early 1900’s, and was first used in a home in New Rochelle, NY.  I have pictures of it when it was in the home. What I am trying to find out, is if there is any historical or monetary value to this rug.  It is in fairly good condition, except for a few pet stains, and I believe it is 10×16.  My husband has been trying to get me to get rid of the rug, but I just haven’t been able to part with it.  I just need to know the story behind it.  If you have any information on it, or can direct me to someone else who may, I would greatly appreciate it.  I have had a very difficult time trying to find any information on it.  Thank you.  B. Groskreutz

  • Tracy Davis

    Dear “B.”, please email me a photo of the carpet (a close-up of the back of one of the corners, as well as the in-home picture you mentioned) and if I can’t give you decisive information, I’ll try to refer you to someone who can. Thank you for the comment.