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Designer Diaries: Lotta Jandsdotter

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“Everything is design,” Paul Rand has said, rather aptly. Through this series (Designer Diaries), we bring you snapshots of the people who inspire us with their work and philosophy.

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Mood Boards: A great team tool!

How do you get clients, designers, marketing guys, the communications team and the accounting folks to get on board with what’s on your mind? Don’t reach for Voodoo yet, try Mood Boards instead!

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A summer inspired travel mood board at Chimora Print

“Mood boards (sometimes called inspiration boards) are used in a variety of disciplines. A mood board is extremely useful for establishing the aesthetic feel of a project. Things that can be explored in the mood board include photography style, color palettes, typography, patterns, and the overall look and feel of the project. Soft or hard? Grungy or clean? Dark or light? A rough collage of colors, textures and pictures is all it takes to evoke a specific style or feeling.”

That said, “mood boards can be a pain to create, with many hours spent trawling image galleries, websites, books and magazines looking for that perfect image to sum up your intended feel for the work at hand. So here are a collection of tips to help make your mood board making more effective – and double your chances of winning that pitch!

And finally, mood boards are all about imagination coming together beautifully, so here’s the how-to for the art of inspiration boards! 


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5 Easy Earth Day Projects – Upcycle, Recycle and Do Your Bit!

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” – Carl Sagan

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Printed fabrics: Home makeovers made easy!

If you’re looking to redo your home decor, give custom printed fabrics a second thought. From stunning wall decor to lively DIY accessories, there’s more to the humble digital print than meets your eye! What’s more, with Chimora Print, printing custom fabrics has never been easier. With an order quantity of as little as one meter, and home delivery across India, it’s time to bring Spring into your home!

1) Wall Art gets a new avatar

Move over paintings, frame an arresting fabric instead!

Move over paintings, frame an arresting fabric instead!

2) Give your headboard a snazzy makeover

Choose fabrics with different prints in complementary colours for a quick and easy makeover!

Choose fabrics with different prints in complementary colours for a quick and easy makeover!

3) Spring-clean drawers

Move over boring brown papers... line your drawers and cabinets with vibrant prints instead!

Move over boring brown papers… line your drawers and cabinets with vibrant prints instead!

4) Make your own one-of-a-kind decor

Jazz up corners or empty spaces with an eclectic and unique take on wall decor!

Jazz up corners or empty spaces with an eclectic and unique take on wall decor!

5) Why should the kids miss all the fun?

Use vibrant printed fabric, decals and photographs for a bright and happy kiddie space!

Use vibrant printed fabric, decals and photographs for a bright and happy kiddie space!

6) Don’t recycle furniture, upcycle it!

The quickest makeover? Change your upholstery!

The quickest makeover? Change your upholstery!

There you have it, our six easy and budget-friendly tips to makeover your home. Remember, printing your custom fabrics is now easier than ever with http://www.chimoraprint.com! Enjoy!

Combining Colours To Create The Perfect Pleasing Patterns

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Did you know that colour and visual elements activate the right brain (emotions), while the printed words activate the left brain (logic)? Colour and Typography remain to be the two most important elements in design. When you harmoniously combine them all you attract a quicker attention to the subject, reinforce impact and recognition, help in establishing powerful identities and brand, set a mood.  Continue reading


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The 10 Commandments of Colour Theory!

This infographic gives you the 10 rules of to follow that can help you save time, when you have to choose colours. Not all of us are born with a natural sense of colours. Hence we find ourselves, often enough, at a  loss to figure out the colour schemes and combinations, that would work for us. Also, it is very expensive to ask a designer to step in and use their expertise in colours for your creation. It could be anything, from your dresses, or even to choosing fabric for your DIY projects at home. So when you are struggling to figure out, which fabric you should choose, for your No Sew Pillow Cover project, and getting confused – look up this infographic.

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