Found Patterns: Wood

Monday, August 15, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Woodworking” by Vladimer Shioshvili,  “herring bone lines weathered wood” by Markus Spiske,  “Cunningham Bridge – HDR” by Nicolas Raymond,  “Wood Pile” by Chris RubberDragon,  “Concentrical lines around tree knot” by Horia Varlan (cropped from original),  “Weathered Wood…

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Found Color Palette: Primary Colors

Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Пиксели” by Asparukh Akanayev (cropped from original),  “Primary Colors” by Peat Bakke (cropped from original),  “Primary too” by Scott.Symonds (cropped from original),  “it’s a matter of primary colors” by Elia Scudiero,  “Juergen_ButterflyFish” by Creative Linux (cropped from original),  “Deep…

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Found Patterns: Vegetables

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Hillcrest Farmers Market” by Rob Bertholf (cropped from original),  untitled photo by j bizzie (cropped from original),  “Kale” by Quinn Dombrowski,  “11/52 – Beauty in the Everyday Details” by Nana B Agyei (cropped from original),  “Peas” by Ritesh Man…

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Found Patterns: Computer Parts

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Day 75 – Connected” by Simeon Berg (cropped from original),  “computer motherboard tracks” by Creativity103 (cropped from original),  “Raspberry Pi” by SirMo76 (cropped from original),  “Patch Tuesday” by Andy Rogers,  “Primitive Memories” by Steve Jurvetson (cropped from original),  “Chips4” by Conor Lawless,  “City” by Simon…

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Found Patterns: Origami

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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As pattern designers we often look to two-dimensional patterns and designs for inspiration, often ignoring the potential inspiration in those three-dimensional works of art around us. In today’s…

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Found Patterns: Fossils

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Fossil Heaven” by Mike Beauregard (cropped from original),  “Spinners” by Mike Beauregard (cropped from original),  “Diploria fossil brain coral on Devil’s Point Hardground (Cockburn Town Member, Grotto Beach Formation,…

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Found Color Palette: Iridescent

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “becoming the pearl” by jasleen_kaur,  “Bubble Blur” by Jeff Kubina,  “Brevard Zoo, Viera FL” by Rusty Clark – On the Air M-F 8am-noon (cropped from original),  “iridescent crinkled paper” by cindy jerrell (cropped from original),  “Iridescent…

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Found Patterns: Knits

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Knitting” by elitatt (cropped from original),  “framgang” by Elisabeth Augusta Borchgrevink,  “Warm Fair Isle” by Diane Wellman,  “Knitted rainbow” by tiffany terry (cropped from original),  “knit blanket” by Chris Phan (cropped from original),  “Knit Texture 3” by beep1o (cropped from original),  “Knit Texture 8” by beep1o,  “White…

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Found Patterns: Around the Cabin

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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When I am in a different environment one of my favorite activities is “pattern hunting.” I love looking for found patterns and textures that might go unnoticed. Sometimes…

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Found Patterns: Plastics

Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Many colored straws thrown on top of each other” by Horia Varlan (cropped from original),  “the merry family” by batintherain (cropped from original),  “Green Plastic Bricks” by funkblast (cropped from original),  “Free blue plastic faux…

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