KBM D3signs stands for designing dynamic, bold and personal surface designs to help customers expressing their personal home decor style.

Partnering with print on demand platforms like Zazzle, Artsadd, Artofwhere and PAOM opened a world of possibilities to do what I love most:

Experimenting with shapes
Creating pattern
Imitating textures
Playfully combining colors

Inspiration for designs and compositions come out of every day life while sauntering the city, hiking in bush and rain forest of the Waitakere Ranges or from exploring Auckland’s varied and beautiful beaches.

Monarch Butterfly Designs

Monarch Butterfly Designs and the Law of Attraction in Action

 What have the Monarch Butterfly designs to do with the law of attraction?

On a blue skied summer morning in the first week of January, while driving to the market, our family car broke down. A single event that set a burst of inspired action in motion, apart of majorly inconveniencing all parties. During this time of the year customary many small businesses are on their yearly vacation. Often businesses are closed for one or more weeks. As it turned out our mechanic had a break of two weeks. Consequently a mind boggling long week needed bridging without car. Luckily a close by living friend jumped in to help with our transport dilemma and lent her car on Sunday for the trip to the local market.

After returning the car, I crossed the neighborhood school ground on my way home. Routinely I would have followed the path along the fence. This time differed. Responding to an inkling I wandered past the classroom entrances. Guess what, the flower patches lining, the classroom windows were dedicated to? A study project monitoring the life cycle of Monarch Butterflies.

Milkweed bushes were scattered throughout the beds to attract these beautiful winged insects. In New Zealand milk weed is commonly known as swan plants in reference to the swan neck-like bending of the leaves. On this delightful morning Monarch caterpillars with their eye catching markings in black, yellow and white proved the students’ intention successful. The butterflies spotted the bushes and laid their eggs for breeding. Now larvae competed hungrily in munching leaves, blossoms and seed balls. Where clusters of caterpillars feasted the bushes looked bare.

Testing the possibilities of the phone camera, during this and multiple return visits in the proceeding fortnight, I was able to capture different morphing stages from caterpillar to the hook like meditative stage before cocooning, the chrysalis and the hatched butterfly itself.

Always on the lookout for new design ideas this stroll off the routine track unleashed ideas for original designs. Inspired action filled every available second for weeks with creating templates and strategies on how to spread the word about the new designs.

Surprisingly when our mechanic re-opened his garage, nothing was detected that could have caused the motor malfunction. Since this incident the car drives reliably on. As a strong believer in the law of attraction followed by inspired action I take it as such and am happy about the creative phase the incident prompted. For now five beautiful summer designs are the result and more are in development.

Visit the Monarch Butterfly collection on Zazzle.







Beach Brunch

Beach Brunch

The NZ art print “Beach Brunch” by Holly Roach had been inspiration to the design series “Colors of New Zealand.

Beach Brunch by Holly Roach

“Beach Brunch” explores a composition of a red beaked and long legged oyster-catcher in-midst a buffet of sea fruits like shells, clams, cockles and kina with sea water sweeping the shoreline.  The print beautifully captures a scene encountered on a walk along one of West Auckland’s vast beaches.

Colors of New Zealand collection at Zazzle.


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Design Services that Make you Feel Creative

Design Services that Make you Feel Creative

How design services of KBM D3signs can help you:

KBM D3signs uses the site as a portfolio for past and current pattern designs. The portfolio shows off relevant designs of our creative work. Most noteworthy everyone experiences a feeling of pride by taking part in a creative process. Hence many of our pattern welcome customer to personalize text and select their preferred color.

As a result our designs allow:

  • Filling in initials and
  • Choice of color

Relevant new design posts give insights about how to customize and what to customize.  In conclusion the introduction of a new a surface pattern design provides a  look-book link. Here fun mood-boards allow to explore styling possibilities and color schemes. Numerous decor items shine in compositions.

Yet, these are fun to create. It is also a great place to socialize online and meet people to exchange, compete and explore ideas in home decor and fashion. Please join in to a creative journey of color and pattern in one or both groups at Polyvore.com. The Group ‘Fall for It’ explores interior mood-boards. Color and Pattern, the second group runs contests to exchange fashion ideas.

Where to Find our Pattern Designs?

It is especially noteworthy that KBM D3signs publishes their surface pattern designs within ‘POD’s’ (Print On Demand) platforms. Find stores run by KBMD3sings on Zazzle, Artsadd, Artofwhere and PAOM (Print All Over Me). An affiliation with multiple companies gives as well a wider selection of products as a wider range of product qualities:

  • Customers choose the product and we fit any of our dynamic, bold and personal pattern designs.
  • Following customer request we always modify design color schemes.
  • We prepare custom surface pattern designs for retailers interested in the POD’s wholesale program.   Consequently these become uniquely theirs. Hence a retailer chooses product type, surface pattern and color.

In conclusion, for inquiries about our design services please click through to the contact form.