“To see a pattern as simply an ornament, however, is to misunderstand it in a fundamental sense. Pattern exists in the world: it is part of the underlying mathematical structure or design of life. Just as our eyes are capable of making many fine colour adjustments, we are predisposed to create order, to find pattern in what we see. We are always on the lookout for connections, just as one thought leads to another.
To cut yourself off from pattern is like depriving yourself of a sense, or living without music.”
Orla Kiely 2012, Pattern, Hachette UK
Update 23 May 2013
Beautiful coasters I was given on Mothers’ Day. Made of silicon or rubber, they are called Sejjadeh and are reflective of Mediterranean ceramic floor tiles. These are from http://www.imagesdorient.com via Blackbird and Fox in Hawthorn (http://blackbirdandfox.com.au/)
Some days you need a few just to make it to the end.
Large granite fragments (if such large objects can be called fragments) lying near the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. I love the curves, symmetry and patterns in these.
I used this little book throughout my primary school years (1967-1973) and was thrilled to find a copy on eBay recently. My love for the letterform started early 😉
On my 50th birthday weekend my husband and I went to Daylesford and surrounding districts. He’s used to me taking snapshots of typography in public places 😉
Welcome to my blog. Starting a blog is a course requirement as a third year student at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. I’m 50 years old and studying Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communication) and I’m majoring in Visual Communication Design. I did start a course like this when I was 17 but dropped out after 6 months after I’d discovered socialising and … life. I just wasn’t ready. Now I am.