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About my Product Lines

        The design award i was surprised with in college propelled me to think... Hey, what ELSE can I do with my designs and artwork?  There happens to be an amazing number of accessible resources by which I can produce my designs on a variety of surfaces and products.  I am able to offer my work as cloth wall tapestries, wood photo panels, throw pillows, wood coasters, spiral notebooks, tote bags,stationery cards, and postcards... and the list keeps growing!  This summer I took a class on pattern design, and I duly intend to identify and create products and materials for end use within niche markets, so that more options will be available to savvy consumers like you and I who want to live in a 'fun' home or create a more colorful 'look' that fits our personalities and lifestyles!  All I need is a "duplicator" like Calvin had in the 'Calvin and Hobbes' comic books... but all of my 'duplicates' would probably harass each other to get the same fun assignments and ditch the hours of computer work that gets me out in the big wide open.

        Here's a brief roll call of the products I currently offer, which are available through my ETSY shop.  All of my products are either handmade by me or made in the USA with the help of various manufacturers. I can customize product lines to match, and I recently upgraded my photography equipment so that larger graphics will be available in future images that i will produce.  Don't be shy about heading over to my 'contact' page and asking for me to do custom work for a variety of your own projects.  My focus now is on interior design and everyday products that hit the pavement with you, as well as traditional wall art.

 

Cloth Wall Tapestries

        These photographic tapestries are made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finished edges.  Featuring vivid colors and crisp lines, these highly unique and versatile tapestries are durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use.  Each tapestry is large enough to be used as a beach blanket or as a backdrop for close-up profile shots, so take it outside!  They are also great for covering up ugly walls in rentals or for decorating behind a bed or couch. Ignore convention and use them how you please!  They are Machine washable with cold water on gentle cycle using mild detergent - tumble dry with low heat.

Three Sizes Available:

51" wide x 60" high
68" wide x 80" high
88" wide x 104" high


Wood Photo Panels

        The idea came from a friendly suggestion from a retailer I was working with who said, "Hey, have you ever thought of putting your photographs on wood panel?"  Well, I had been looking for a non-traditional way to display my photographs, and this turned out to be a very fitting way!  Framed paper prints still look amazing in stylish frames, don't get me wrong... but there is something 'so fresh and so clean, clean' about my photos flush-mounted onto 1.75" deep wood panel that screams 'simplicity' and 'modernity.'  My wood photo panels are carefully crafted using all archival materials in either table-top or wall-hanging styles.  A variety of paper options are available, and these seem to do well in the right kind of retail setting where buyers are looking for some 'local' imagery to sell to residents as well as travelers.   I can do custom sizes other than those listed below for your space.

Most Popular Sizes Available:

5" x 5"
8" x 8"
10" x 10"
12" x 12"


Throw Pillows

        You can bring the outdoors in, no matter the weather, with my northwest photo throw pillows.  Take a nap on the beach or rest your head on a douglas fir, it don't matter!  Throw pillows feature a full-bleed double-sided print and are finished with a low-profile concealed zipper for ease of care and good looks.  Fabric is 100% spun polyester poplin and come in either indoor or outdoor finishes.  These pillows are individually cut and sewn by a California manufacturer after my highly detailed photograph is printed on them using the latest technology.  A down alternative pillow insert is included.  These have gone off to hotels for their interior design, as well as private homes all over the world.  Got a custom photo idea? Hit me up via the contact page!

Three sizes Available:

18" x 18"
20" x 20"
24"x 24"


Marble Coasters

        Each one of these coasters is made with a hand-transfered image from my catalog of PNW imagery.  The 4" x 4" marble tiles have their own colors and variations that lend to these being small works of art that don't resemble factory-made reproductions.  Their backs have four cork feet and are branded with my name and website.  Coasters are Double-sealed for use with hot coffee and cold beer!


Spiral Notebooks

           I suppose we all need a notebook at some point... where would my ideas be without paper handy!  Spiral Notebooks measure 6" x 8" and have 120 lined pages, with a nifty grey pocket in the back.  The graphics are printed on a matte heavy-stock, featuring my images of the Oregon and Washington coastal areas.  I offer matching tote bags and notebooks, which make great gifts for students, teachers, office staff, and friends.  Contact me for a full catalog if you would like some!

Size Available:

6" x 8"


Canvas Tote Bags

        Big enough for the perfect coffee shop work-day bag and durable enough for an everyday work bag, a Sunday market bag, or a beach bag.  These professionally made polyester canvas tote bags are printed full bleed on both sides with my images using archival printing methods.  They are lined with black fabric and include my designer label with care instructions.  The bags are washable in cool water and are best dried hanging to retain crispness.  I am happy to do business logos and custom images on the totes for prospective buyers.

Three sizes available:

14" x 14"
16" x 16"
18" x 18"


Stationery Cards

        Designed on heavy matte card-stock with my full range of images, Each 5" x 7" card is blank on the inside and includes a soft white, European fold envelope for mailing.  Cards are currently available in select retail stores in the Pacific Northwest - Please see my Representation page for a list of stores where you can find them.  If you are a wholesaler interested in that opportunity, feel free to reach out to me.  I have several paper options available for minimum orders.

size available:

5" x 7"


Postcards

        Postcards are still fun to receive and collect, in my humble opinion!  There are so many wonderful sights on the West Coast, why not collect them all in this tiny, affordable format?  These 4" x 6" postcards are printed on heavy-weight paper and have a UV glossy coating on the image side, as well as a matte back for writing on.  Other paper options and sizes are available at different price points for custom orders or to fit your graphic design needs.

Size Available:

4" x 6"


Product Design Education Opportunity

      If you are interested in learning how i do any of this or how to expand your own work into other markets, please reach out to me via email, as i would love to begin a list of interested students for a potential workshop on those very topics!


Kim Rose Adams    Astoria, Oregon     designbykimroseadams@gmail.com