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Smith Optics called upon Dept of Energy to present conceptual ideas for a line of helmets and goggles for the 2008/09 season. Always keeping one ear to the ground to hear the rumble of an approaching trend before it hits big, we saw a visual pattern starting to form with a few small independent clothing designers and a small circle of street artists showing in galleries. These designers were drawing inspiration from an early 17th century form of porcelain called Delftware, named after the town of Delft that produced it.