As you may have guessed here at The Store Hus studio we love pattern. We could spend hours upon hours looking at, researching and designing patterns. Literally. All. Day. So it is fair to say we are looking forward to getting our hands on a copy of Patterns: Inside the Design Library for some serious pattern indulgence and inspiration.
Holding a collection of over seven million pattern swatches the Design Library in New York is somewhere I have always wanted to visit. The collection holds samples of wallpapers, textiles, embroidery swatches and pattern books from as early as 1750's and the book has a carefully selected highlight of the archieve between its covers.
Kinfolk's article on the new book talks to science writer Philip Ball who explains what happens to our brains when we see a pattern and why they will often establish a pattern when there isn't one as a way to find order in chaos.
This book is definitely on my reading list!