Found Color Palette: Pink and Green Plants

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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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Papercut Patterns by Bryna Shields

Friday, July 31, 2015
Pattern Observer featured designer Bryna Shields

Bryna Shields is a Portland-based illustrator, surface designer and photographer. The images in this post are part of the pattern series Bryna created for a 100 Day Project. She…

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Street Patterns: Autumn Leaves

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Autumn leaves street patterns

Post by Victoria Snape. Images via: (Top row left) Netamente (Middle row left) Maelu Designs (Middle row right) Maelu Designs (Bottom row right) Netamente

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Found Patterns: Banana Leaves

Monday, February 20, 2012

* images via: “Banana Leaf” by Mark Roy, “Banana Leaf” by David Blaikie, “Banana Leaves” by Cory Redford, Krossbow, “Banana Leaf” by Three Headed Monkey, “Rain” by Mark…

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Textile Designer: Ayelet Iontef

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I love, love, love all the beautiful textures and colors found in these pieces by textile designer, Ayelet Iontef. Ayelet is a textile designer, blogger and teacher, who…

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New Collection: IDAD

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just a few super cute bags and pillows from the Milan based brand- IDAD. For more information check out the store here and Ida’s beautiful blog here. Enjoy!

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Found Patterns: Fall in The South

Monday, November 7, 2011

  These are just a few shots from my recent trip home to South Carolina. Fall is a beautiful time in the South and I was really inspired…

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Found Patterns: Fall Leaves

Monday, October 24, 2011
Fall Leaves

*images via: “Fall Leaves On Grass” by Kevin, “Leaves” by Sonja Lovas, “Falling Leaves” by QUOI Media Group, “Fallen Leaves” by John B., “Fall Leaf” by Martin Cathrae,…

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Textile Designer: Lital Gold

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My first “real” design job was in the swimwear industry so I have a soft spot for swimwear prints. It is a wonderful industry for textile designers because…

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Manish Arora Fall ’11

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

*images via There are oodles of inspiration in this collection from Mr. Arora. I love the dye-cut textures and the placed palm illustrations have a fabulous retro…

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