Gardens For Health Pattern Contest

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I am thrilled to announce the Gardens For Health Pattern Contest! Gardens for Health International is a wonderful organization that works in East Africa to provide agricultural assistance…

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Street Patterns: Aztec

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Ikat- Aztec street pattern-1

*post and photos by Victoria Snape, shorts via Calabash Designs

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Sarah Burton for McQueen: Spring 2012

Monday, October 10, 2011

*images via vogue Feathers, lace, marbled pearls, and textural tie-dyes. Simply exquisite. Give your day a little gift by checking out the rest of the collection here.

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Valentino: Spring 2012

Thursday, October 6, 2011

*images via vogue, photo: Yannis Vlamos/ I’ll be posting more from this collection next week, but I couldn’t help but share two of my favorites pieces from the…

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Street Patterns: Fall Florals

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
fall floral street pattern post

I love fall florals..I think maybe I love the contrast of using an image that is so associated with spring or summer in colors that are so rich,…

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Found Patterns: Bark

Monday, October 3, 2011
bark pattern post

*post by Jessica Shipard, images via: “Melaleuca quinquenervia (Paper Bark)” by mauroguanandi, “scribbly-gum” by Thristian, “Peeling bark” by Tessa Fox, “Red bark” by Tessa Fox, “Leopard tree bark”…

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Ana Romero Monteiro with Parke and Ronen Spring ’12

Thursday, September 29, 2011

*images via Photo Š Gerardo Somoza Ana Romero Monteiro is an important part of the Pattern Observer community. Her work has been featured a few times and you…

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Dries Van Noten Spring 2012

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

*images via vogue, Photo: Yannis Vlamos/ I am loving the black and white photographic prints seen at Dries Van Noten’s Spring collection. They remind me of Giambattista Valli’s…

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Found Pattern: Ropes

Monday, September 26, 2011

*post via Rita Jardón, images via: “Two weights and Twine” by Psyberartist, “Rope and two poles” by Psyberartist, “Knowing the ropes” by Psyberartist, “Rope Macro” by Holly Kuchera, “Dripping” by Xavi Talleda, “Ship’s Ropes” by Garry Knight, “Barco…

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Rodarte Spring 2012

Thursday, September 15, 2011

  *images via, photo: Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW Remember Rodarte’s Fall collection? Arts & Crafts meets The Wizard of Oz? (For a little refresher check out the post here.)…

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