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16 04, 2019

Simple Elegance Of Austrian Zip-Wall Drapes Work Impeccably For Tour

By |April 16th, 2019|Clients, Products, Projects|0 Comments

We have been so proud of the images and comments coming back to us lately from happy Rent What? clients who have used our striking rental drapes for their special events, concerts, and tours. Our theatrical curtains are all easy to hang, easy to ship, and are absolutely outstanding with reflecting colorful lighting–which can better help create unique and gorgeous one-of-a-kind looks for all kinds of stage designs.

November 20 - Jorja Smith + Ravyn Lenae @ Orpheum Theatre

Recently we were thrilled to work with the incredible Lighting Designer Tyler Trofatter, with Trofatter Productions. He needed some breathtaking, yet versatile, rental drapes that he and his lighting director Matthew Kemp could impeccably light up on a leg of Jorja Smith’s much-anticipated–and smash success–national tour.  Known for her charming–yet complexly vibrant–songs, they didn’t want to build a stage design that would be overly extravagant. Tyler and the exceptionally talented lighting team at HSL strived to have this up-and-coming young songstress’s enraptured audiences be able to fully hear and absorb the words and the music coming from the songs themselves, and not be distracted by a lot of “muss and fuss” onstage. But they still wanted to create a beautiful, picturesque background for this soulful and sultry powerhouse to sing in front of, too. 

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They would require rental drapes that could fit in various sized concert halls, but still needed something that they would look magnificent in and of themselves, too. Choosing 30’h x 16’w Cloud Satin Austrian Zip-Wall Curtains (from our Silver Satin Rental Drapery Collection), they could zip together as many–or as few–as they needed to create the backdrop necessary for that particular stage’s dimensions. As you can see by these amazing photos (taken by some supremely gifted tour photographers), they did a truly sensational job with the show’s entire motif!

Jorja Smith 11/26/2018 #16

The fantastic staging, the perfectly added décor, the dazzling RW drapes, the stunning theatrical lighting…they all lent to fashioning a genuinely spectacular tour design not soon forgotten by Smith’s excited audiences all over the country. Let our team of drapery experts help provide you with some of our exquisite rental OR custom-made theatrical curtains for your upcoming special event, concert, or production, too.

8 04, 2019

Colorful Digitally Printed Drapes Perfectly Compliment Tour’s Upbeat Atmosphere

By |April 8th, 2019|Clients, Digital Printing, Projects|0 Comments

We love when we get to help our clients create create a one-of-a-kind experience for the adoring fans of their band or artist, by building them custom-made theatrical drapes–which can then be enjoyed throughout the entire duration of their tour or production. A splash of vibrant color is often a very effective way to really grab the audience’s attention, and custom digitally-printed drapes and stage skirts are a fantastic method of adding an array of exciting colors to your own unique stage or event design.

Jason Mraz- Good Vibes Tour at Edgefield

This past summer our Senior Sales Representative Shane Nelsen was delighted to work again with the incomparable Production Manager Ettore Dedivitiis (“E.T.”) this past summer on Jason Mraz’s international “Good Vibes Tour” (which, due to its wild popularity, is still going strong and slated to continue through at least until this fall). ET wanted a versatile stage backdrop and a few complimentary, matching riser skirts for these lively, high-energy shows. He would need these drapes to work well on stages that were both large and small, and in venues that might be indoors or outdoors

Jason Mraz- Good Vibes Tour at Edgefield

With spot-on advice from Shane, ET decided to have us custom-build the tour some beautiful stage curtains out of our digitally-printed IFR Vinyl Mesh. This 25% blow-through (“wind transmission”) substrate is the perfect option when you are looking for a polyester coated material that will offer excellent color accuracy and high quality durability, and yet still be weather resistant. Tours love this direct-print digital substrate because it is lightweight, has low wind flow resistance, and yet still offers crisp image details and a truly brilliant color display. As you can see, these drapes were the perfect background for these cheerful, upbeat performers at both indoor concert halls and outdoor arenas.

Jason Mraz- Good Vibes Tour at Edgefield

Check out our new Flickr Gallery to see a collection of exceptional photos of these distinctive and vivacious digitally printed stage drapes, taken by a couple very talented photographers across the country. We strive to provide our clients with memorable stage curtains for all of their special stage designs, and were thrilled with how eye-catching these drapes turned out. Contact a sales rep today and let us help you create a completely original look for your design, too. We highly recommend that you try and catch Jason Mraz’s Good Vibes Tour live in person this summer, too—it’s a fantastic, exhilarating show filled with Jason’s honeyed voice and an incredibly talented band of musicians and back-up singers. It’s an unforgettable, feel-good show that the entire family will enjoy!

Jason Mraz- Good Vibes Tour at Edgefield

2 04, 2019

Trixie (And Friends) Have A Brand New Sign

By |April 2nd, 2019|Company, Rent What Team, Sew What Team|1 Comment

Seems like our resident company squirrel Trixie is growing up more every single day. And with growing up, she has also become quite the demanding and tenacious (yet still completely adorable) individual! We have given in to the fact that we will be pretty much catering to all of her requests for a delicious morsel of nut, seed, fruit, or treat that she can get her tiny—yet efficient—little hands on. This daily (sometimes hourly or more) accommodation of fresh and delicious food has compelled Trixie to come to the main entrance of the company and make her desires known to any and all humans that she can make eye contact with. She does this by peering at us through the main large glass door right in front or through any and all windows that face the parking lot, letting us know that she is patiently waiting for her meal to be hand delivered to her… “anytime now!”

Everyone at SW? knows Trixie and her buddies (and competitor squirrel friends) Trudy, Stumpy, and Bobby, and so no one is surprised at all to see them traipsing around the entrance waiting for a new snack to come their way. But our visitors are sometimes taken aback by what they assume is a wild woodland creature walking right up to them, waiting for the person to share a tasty treat with them pronto. We are used to explaining who Trixie and her chums are, and how they came to be in our Whatter’s World… But we also thought it might be fun to make it a little more apparent to those who were curious about these cuties. SW President and Owner Megan Duckett has a huge soft spot for animals of all kinds, but she has an even bigger one for Trixie and “her crew” especially. (I mean, c’mon, could you resist this endearing sweetheart?)

So she decided it would be fun to create a sign in the front window facing both those entering and those leaving the building, showing everyone that it is completely normal for this cute and charming squirrel to be hanging around so close by. And as you can see by the photo, Trixie even allows a few fortunate individuals to hand feed her…and this sign shows that Trixie and her friends are all actually officially part of the SW Family now, too. So now when people come through our main front door, they are both intrigued and excited to see that this friendly squirrel is formally the head of our welcoming committee. And that she is also usually very happy to accept a small “bribe” from most of these delighted folks, too (in the form of tasty peanuts—always two at a time!).

27 03, 2019

Celebrating 10 years of “It’s All Sew Biz”

By |March 27th, 2019|Company, News|3 Comments

It seems like only yesterday that I published the very first post on our company’s brand new blog, but amazingly enough, it was ten years ago, on March 24, 2009. In the beginning, I was not only the blog administrator, but also the primary author of posts, with Megan contributing as well. I was learning as I went along, so the early posts were mainly text with the occasional photo.

As the years went on, this blog evolved. As I became more comfortable with the WordPress platform and other platforms like Flickr and YouTube, we began to include more embedded content – including YouTube videos and Flickr photos of our custom stage drapes and rental stage curtains out on tour.

Over the years, the voice of the blog has become more diverse, as a variety of staff members have contributed posts. Some have contributed just one or two posts, while others have became regular and frequent authors. Today, blog posts are primarily written by Marianne, Megan and me (though my focus these days is more on administering the blog rather than writing posts).

It is just so amazing and gratifying to see how this blog has evolved and improved over the years. Whow would have imagined when we launched this new unfamiliar format ten years ago that the blog would still be going strong in 2019! Thank you to all of our readers and contributors – here’s to another ten years!

19 03, 2019

Event Design Innovatively Uses Silver Satin Legs

By |March 19th, 2019|Clients, Products, Projects|1 Comment

It’s always very exciting to work with our super-artistic clients who are envisioning a stage or production design using our rental drapes and soft goods in unique and innovative ways. This helps them produce a completely one-of-a-kind, memorable look for their own special event that has never been seen before.  

Recently we were thrilled to hear from the talented Nathan Braniff and his exceptional team of event production staff at Cory’s Audio Visual, a family-owned Oklahoma-based AV company that strives to give their clients an outstanding experience time and time again. We love working with these impressive folks because they are ready to “think outside the box” when it comes to stage designs, and they consistently fabricate dazzling stage designs using curtains of various different styles and sizes. For this project, they needed to build a stage for the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Executive Board Meeting that would be functional, but also had a little extra “panache.”

To help them achieve their design goals, we were delighted to provide them with a handful of our gorgeous 40’h Silver Satin Legs from our Silver Satin Rental Collection. They were able to swag these taller-than-average shirred drapes horizontally and then clamp them onto the truss bar directly—creating a truly distinctive background for the event’s special presenters and speakers. Adding some eye-catching and colorful theatrical lighting to these curtains, they were able to create a fresh, new motif for each individual portion of the meeting. Easy to hang, easy to ship, and utterly spectacular to light up, drapes from our luminous Silver Satin Collection are a surefire crowd-pleaser! Photographed beautifully by Jerry Hymer, you can see that, by simply changing the color of lighting being splashed onto these drapes, Nathan and his lighting designers were able to give this event’s staging an absolutely resplendent appearance.    

Let our experienced sales reps help provide you with the drapery elements you need to build the remarkable event or production design that you are envisioning, too—contact one of them today!