Found Color Palette: Harvest Hues

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Autumn is upon us here in the U.S. and there is nothing cozier as the air starts to get crisp and the days start to get shorter than soaking…

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Found Patterns: Look Up, Look Down

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Looking for some fresh pattern inspiration? Why not change your perspective? Take your camera or sketchbook for a field trip and try looking at a building, tree, or other…

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Found Patterns: Rain

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Rainy days might seem dreary, but to look at them through the lense of pattern design is one way I’ve come to appreciate less than ideal weather. From droplets…

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Found Patterns: Scaffolding

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Scaffolding” by tup wanders,  “Scaffolding” by Brett Weinstein,  “Scaffolding supporting false building facade, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin” by Metro Centric,  “Scaffold” by KARL-SEBASTIAN SCHULTE,  “Scaffolded Bay” by Bill Stilwell,  “Magpie Scaffolding” by Kevan,  “Scaffolding” by Tom Godber (all images cropped from original…

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Found Patterns: Stacked Objects

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Stacks” by studio tdes,  “Pebble Stack” by Ian Griffiths,  “Ceramic bowls” by ~My aim is true~,  “coin stacks” by frankieleon,  “stacked” by Magnus Hagdorn,  “stacks” by Michael Cory,  “Wine Corks_2813” by Barta IV,  “tire stack”  by Markus Spiske (all images cropped from original sizes)

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Found Color Palette: Pink and Green Plants

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Pink and Green Coleus” by Lori L. Stalteri,  “Pink and green” by Quinn Dombrowski (cropped from original),  “Striped shirt” by Quinn Dombrowski,  “pink” by Robyn Jay (cropped from original),  “flowers, green pink white” by Lisa Yarost (cropped from…

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Found Patterns: Agate

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Salt” by David Björn (cropped from original),  “agate” by andy muir (cropped from original),  “Agates” by Smabs Sputzer (cropped from original),  “Uruguay agate” by Jessa and Mark Anderson (cropped from original),  “agate” by Lisa Ann Yount,  “Australian Moss Agate Opus02”…

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Found Patterns: Tropical Fish

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Pesce Scropione” by Giorgio Minguzzi (cropped from original),  “Cal Academy of Sciences” by Anita Hart (cropped from original),  “Discus in Carmel” by David Dennis (cropped from original),  “Barry” by Qiou87 (cropped from original),  “IMG_4004.jpg” by kntrty (cropped from original),  “Tropical fish”…

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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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