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: 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: 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 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: 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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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tropical Iridescence” Collections

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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We had another bang-up round of Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab, with some truly stunning pattern collections created around WGSN’s “Tropical Iridescence” trend. I can’t tell you how inspiring…

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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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