Tag Archives | Pattern

…Bugs have Flight Patterns?

I’m always amazed by the regularity that occurs when you look at something with a time frame that is outside of what the human brain can process. (Example: Time lapse or slow motion.) Under the right conditions, the seemingly random and unpredictable can often turns into nice, neat patterns.

One example of this is Flight Patterns, a short clip by Charlie McCarthy that shows the flight patterns of bugs under a streetlight. It was made by stitching together a bunch of long exposure photographs, and shows that each bug has its own unique pattern that it likes to follow.


…You can carve your own Barack O’Lantern?

Yes We Carve

If last night’s debates got you pumped, and you’re looking for something to do with Halloween just around the corner, why not carve up your very own Barack O’Lantern.

Simply download the pattern, carve the pumpkin, and let the world know that “Yes We Carve”.

[Barack O’Lantern]

[Via: Yewknee]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Naked & Angry?

Naked & Angry

Naked & Angry is skinnyCorp’s latest venture (the guys behind Threadless) and they’re hoping to take Threadless’ success and expand it into other areas of design.

Their stated goal of Naked & Angry is “to create high quality products from patterns submitted and chosen by the brand’s audience”.

    Anyone can come to Naked & Angry and submit a pattern design to be voted on by other Naked & Angry users. The design will be scored for 14 days at which time it will be given a final score. The highest scoring designs will be manufactured and products will be created inspired by the patterns. The winners will receive a $750 cash prize and 1 free Naked & Angry item.

Their first series of objects was a set of silk neckties, and they’ve now moved on to hand screened wallcoverings, so you can see that the product line is going to be diverse. Apparently their plans include everything from ties and tops to pillows and belts to socks and sweaters to wallpaper, so if you can put a pattern on it, Naked & Angry will turn it into a competition.

Naked & Angry Ties

New patterns will be chosen every season, and the goal is 5-15 various new items at a time.

Will Naked & Angry ever equal the success of Threadless?

My guess would be no, because I can’t imagine that the market for neckties and wallpaper is nearly as big as the market for t-shirts, but regardless, it seems like a great idea, and a great place to check out if you’re looking for something really unique with a handmade touch.

[Naked & Angry]

…Cotton Monsters are cute?

Cotton Monster

Cotton Monsters are Jennifer Strunge’s cute, stuffed, and hand made monsters.

Since she uses no patterns, each one is unique, and every day, new monsters are added to the store.

They’re also “made with love using recycled clothes and linens” so you can feel good knowing that you’re saving a shirt from sure destruction.

Hurry though, as these monsters go fast.

[Cotton Monster]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Sid Lee likes to Sit?

Sid Lee Bed

This wonderful collection from the Sid Lee Collective, called Sit!, features couches, sofas and cushions covered with interesting prints and unique patterns. Plus, you can make a mess, and it only adds to the design. Nifty.

Sid Lee Cushion

[Sid Lee]

[Sid Lee Collective]

[Via: Fun Forever]