"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

Sometimes a change of perspective is all you need to see something new… Read More
A serendipitous fly-by of the Space Station in 2009 enabled an astronaut to capture the exact moment the Sarychev Volcano on Matua Island – part of the Russian Kuril... Read More
Noticing similarities between tousled hair and swirling rivers with tempestuous reeds… Photography by Viktoria Stutz Read More
Looking up to the heavens tomorrow, 27 July 2018, you might witness a Blood Moon, which is believed to be the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. This occurs... Read More
The recent heatwave in the UK and Ireland has had some unforeseen effects: revealing long-forgotten archaeological sites in fields and farms across the nation. New... Read More
Today we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, who pioneered interconnectivity of people, and championed pattern in his inspiring wardrobe choices!⠀ Mandela sported what... Read More
Sharing some of our favourite bold rainbow inspiration from across the globe. From Bouquet Agates from the ground beneath our feet, to spectral glows in the clouds above... Read More
Observing the forms and textures created by nature can help us think about the objects we want to use and wear. Take for, for example, a delicately pressed petal... Read More
Having a simple lens to explore the world with can direct inspiration and draw attention to patterns and details that might otherwise go unnoticed. Photographer Stuart... Read More
Jil Sander has created a modern take on a classic pattern, varying the scale with an updated colour palette. Read More
A scientist has been dubbed a 'cartographer of snakeskin' as he has been investigating the power of serpent skin in understanding friction. From measuring the shape,... Read More
On World Ocean Day we're sharing a pattern pairing that reminds us of our eternal connectivity – anatomically and through every system that shapes our life – to the sea.... Read More
On 8 June we celebrate World Ocean Day, and remember our interconnectedness with the water that covers our globe. Take a moment to consider your personal affinity with... Read More
Our seas and oceans sustain life on Earth and are home to tens of thousands of fascinating species. They cover 72 percent of the planet, contain over 97 percent of its... Read More
Noticing similarity and pattern coincidence is the first step to understanding the power of pattern. The same structures appear all around us, everyday, and spotting... Read More
Sharing bold architectural inspiration by Peter Behrens from his Dome Hall of Farbwerke Hoechst, Frankfurt, Germany, 1921-24. Coloured bricks are illuminated by light... Read More
Bauhaus Master Oskar Schlemmer played with the art of costumery in an utterly modern way during his career. Drawing inspiration from fundamental geometry, as well as... Read More