"All are parts of one stupendous whole"
Alexander Pope, Poet, 1688 - 1744

Welcome to the place where we share our research on patterns both seen and unseen. See how pattern connects our universe and what we can learn from it to live more positive lives.

Take a scroll or delve deeper into a selection of our favourite themes such as Pattern Innovation or Pattern Exploration, or view some of our curated collections – both visual and theoretical – like our PATTERNTILES or PATTERNIQUOTES

If you'd like us to connect our explorations to something that you do, find out more about our bespoke pattern research and presentations

A delve into the PATTERNITY Archives reveals a swirling, spiral headpiece. Nadja Auermann photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1996. Hat by Phillip Treacy Read More
We've been learning about the GDPR – a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy – and want to make sure that you still want to stay connected with us. We’re... Read More
Jupiter's atmosphere is constantly in motion, and scientists have only recently understood the make-up and dynamics of this giant body. NASA's Juno spacecraft took this... Read More
On International Day of Human Space Flight, we reflect on the unifying opportunities travelling to space can have for those of us on Earth. Many astronauts and space... Read More
Using flowers as the principle medium when exploring the everlasting cycles of life and death seems fitting – visualising ideas around beauty, fragility and impermanence... Read More
New technology has allowed us to imagine worlds we could never have visualised before, seeing things from perspectives that were inaccessible, or pushing materials and... Read More
How can we use art and design to talk about the bigger picture? At PATTERNITY we use pattern to visualise the unseen and connect the individual to universal principles.... Read More
The foundation of what we do at PATERNITY begins with noticing connections between the unexpected. This formed the basis of our award winning archive and design studio,... Read More
Maddie Williams has been 'one to watch' for a while, because of her bold approach to sustainable design. Wanting to move away from overly simple designs that often... Read More
Today the Earth is located directly between the Moon and Sun, making the lunar disc perfectly illuminated to those of us below. In March – according to Native American... Read More
PATTERNITY Friend and Collaborator Fritjof Capra has opened his course exploring the new systemic conception of life at the forefront of science and its application in... Read More
Some of the most beautiful patterns appear momentarily or under certain conditions, creating a fleeting moment of wonder. In the case of iridescent bands of colour,... Read More
Many recall fond childhood memories of playing pick-up-sticks, the simple game of physical and mental skill in which a bundle of "sticks" are dropped as a loose bunch... Read More
In the UK every person uses approximately 150 litres of water a day, a figure that has been growing every year by 1 percent since 1930. Today take note of how much water... Read More
Increasingly, people in the creative arts are finding ways to interpret deep science and unseen phenomena. Similarly, scientists are surprised to find serendipity and... Read More
Look at this wonder of nature! This majestic Male Northern Flicker Woodpecker was captured but wildlife enthusiast Jason Paluck. There are over 100 common names for the... Read More
The everlasting pattern of the Moon's ebbs and flows, is a rhythm that we can all tune into. Often symbolising a time for inward reflection and renewal, the New Moon is... Read More
Colour, form and pattern burst out of photographer Fabrizio Raschetti's work. His images capture corners and facades of urban spaces, drawing out the detail and vibrancy... Read More
Since 2009 our pattern research has connected the mundane and the magnificent. Having evolved from an image archive to a full design studio, research platform and events... Read More
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