Patterns – make my heart sing and soothe my soul

“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 via Blackbird and Fox in Hawthorn (

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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.