I hope you enjoyed our recent Instagram Pattern Challenge, whether you posted a 'found' pattern or just looked at the patterns others had found.
Some of the patterns we found are deliberate ones - beautifully decorated walls and ceilings, architectural features and so on.
But in many ways the most fun patterns are the 'accidental' ones. The ones created by shadows, the alignment of a number of features, leaves or flower stalks against the sky. Sometimes it can be something quite ordinary, seen in a particular way.
This type of pattern is the hardest to spot 'to order', for a challenge. You see them when you see them. But the idea of the challenge was at least partly to encourage you to keep looking. Look up, look down , look around, wherever you are. You never know when you're going to spot the next wonderful pattern to inspire your designing.