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Custom-created home decor, apparel, housewares and accessories that are bold, sophisticated and unique. We use the latest Print on Demand (PoD) technology to create items that you can truly claim as your own.
the ISLAMIC ART COLLECTION >
Geometric patterns make up one of the three nonfigural types of decoration in Islamic art, which also include calligraphy and vegetal patterns. Whether isolated or used in combination with nonfigural ornamentation or figural representation, geometric patterns are popularly associated with Islamic art, largely due to their aniconic quality. These abstract designs not only adorn the surfaces of monumental Islamic architecture but also function as the major decorative element on a vast array of objects of all types.
Flotsam & Jetsom Platform Heels$75.00
Flotsam Women’s Racerback Dress$35.00
Armage Quilt Latte Mug$15.00
Mosque Backpack (Made in USA)$63.00
Spiral Leather Bracelet$32.00
Sun Quilt Women’s Briefs$29.00
Double Jelly Men’s Boxer Briefs$32.00 – $34.00
Armage Quilt Socks$18.00
Pan Am Men’s Polo Shirt$26.00 – $33.00
Pan Am Lounge Staff Men’s Polo Shirt$26.00 – $33.00
I’ve Been Taking Notes Journal$15.00
the QUILT COLLECTION >
“(…) before 1830, abolitionists were working hard to end slavery. One way they did this was to hold grand fairs to raise both awareness and money for the abolitionist cause. Quilts were one of many craft pieces sold at these fairs. These quilts were usually fine quilts often with beautiful appliqué. Women sometimes put anti-slavery poems and sayings on the quilts they made for fairs as well as for friends and family. The goal was to show the terrible plight of the slaves.
Some abolitionists were active in the Underground Railroad helping runaway slaves get to safety. There are stories that certain quilts were used as signals to help the slaves in their flight to freedom. The idea that a log cabin quilt would be hung on the line of a safe house was one. Stories tell of certain quilts being used to tell the slaves what they needed to do to get to safety.”
the PROCESS >
I use a service to deliver Print-on-Demand (PoD) products. Printify primarily fulfills almost all of my requirements. And they do it well. The main challenge is to match the right design with the right product/media.
Once I’ve found or created the perfect graphic, the most important detail is that the medium is of high enough resolution to be rendered well in a variety of sizes and on multiple matetrials.
Not all designs work on all products.But when you find the sweet spot, it’s a blast to create virtually anything
You can read more about the technical requirements and issues in a recent post: