Threadless Pattern Design Contest

July 6, 2011 @ 14:49 in Inspiration, Pattern Design Contest by Studio Ludens

Threadless is running a pattern design contest. We thought this could be an amazing opportunity for all your Repper enthousiasts to join and show the world what beautiful patterns you can make!

In their own words:

Whoooo wants another $10K Loves?! We do! We do! Pattern us happy! We are so excited for this Loves challenge and hope you are, too. From now on, we’ll be accepting ongoing submissions for Threadless Patterns, which will be printed on tons of different types of products. But we wanted to kick it off with this awesome Loves challenge! YIPPEE!
There will be four grand prize designs, one design chosen for each product: scarf, wall decal, tote bag, and Select apparel. Each chosen designer will receive $2,500.

So don’t wait any longer, go and create amazing patterns and drag in those prizes!

via Blik Blog.


July 5, 2011 @ 05:23 in Designers, Inspiration by Studio Ludens

Our user minus78 compiled a great list of pattern designs for website backgrounds. Check it out!

Irregular Wall Covering

June 29, 2011 @ 16:14 in Inspiration by Studio Ludens

We love this wall covering by Camila León for the innovative company Blik. Be sure to check out some of the other designs they have for sale, it is definitely worth it!

And who knows it would look great having some Repper patterns on those walls. Interested? Contact Blik to see if they are into it.

via MyKea.

Patterned Screen Prints by Roland Barth

June 4, 2011 @ 00:43 in Designers, Inspiration by Studio Ludens

Screen Print "Schrei" by Roland Barth

Beautiful patterned screen print by Roland Barth. He is part of the Supalife collective based in Berlin.

Origami Tessellation

May 23, 2011 @ 11:13 in Inspiration by Studio Ludens

Melisande is one of my favourite origami artists. Her work keeps on amazing me and I keep hoping I will have some more time to do some of these amazing tessellations myself.

Via the Origami Tessellations Group on Flickr.

Pencil Pattern Cabinets

May 21, 2011 @ 14:04 in Designers, Inspiration by Studio Ludens

pencil pattern cabinet

We love this pencil cabinet and the simple pattern all those wooden sticks create. An aww, the work! Great design by Sebastian Errazuriz.

via Design Boom

Spam Patterns

May 19, 2011 @ 17:56 in Inspiration, Products by Studio Ludens

spamghetto wallpaper

This is an interesting concept, spam on your wall. And it has pattern goodness!

Spam Ghetto

Win a Free Copy of the Repper Pattern App

March 2, 2011 @ 14:21 in News, Pattern Design Contest by Studio Ludens

Ponoko Repper Contest

Our friends at Ponoko have come up with a great new contest to let their community meet the awesomeness of Repper patterns.

The Contest

This month we’re giving away 5 free licenses of the delightful Repper tool, a simple application that lets you create repeating patterns.

With Repper, you can start with any source image, zoom in or out, change the tiling, edit colors on the fly, and export your repeating unit or the entire surface as a raster file. It does not export files in vector format (yet), but you can convert them using a vector editing application like Illustrator.

People have applied their Repper generated patterns to web and graphic designs as well as product design and interiors — and yes, a laser etched banana.

How would you apply a Repper pattern to a Ponoko project?
The top 5 answers will win a free Repper license courtesy of Dutch developers Studio:Ludens.

How to Enter:
Leave a comment below telling us about how you would use a Repper pattern with a project you could make using Ponoko.

Only comments describing projects that could be made with Ponoko’s digital making methods (3D printing & laser cutting) will qualify to win.

5 winners will each receive 1 free license to Repper, a €29 ($39) value.

Contest closes 16 March at 10p.m. PST.
People from the Ponoko and Studio:Ludens team will choose 5 winners total.
Winners will be notified on 17 March 2011 and announced in an update to this contest announcement.

For more information & inspiration:


Patterned skylight shades by Velux

February 14, 2011 @ 14:35 in Inspiration, Products by Studio Ludens

Velux is sharing design proposals for their shades that are both fresh and repetitive (the good kind). Designed by Karim Rashid, you are sure to get some well thought-out patterns. You can vote for your favorite here, if you can read Italian.

We do wonder though: why not let people design their own shades with Repper? Would you like to pattern your own shades or curtains? Let us know and if there is enough interest, we’ll give Velux a call. ;-)


Justine Ashbee

February 2, 2011 @ 19:14 in Designers, Inspiration by Studio Ludens

unknown by Justine Ashbee

I just love this organic work (ok, it is not a geometric repeating pattern per se, but who cares?) by US-based artist Justine Ashbee. And apparently her artistic weapon of choice is a Sharpie. Kudus!

via Engrave Your Book