A great inspiration for me when I create patterns is looking at various textures. Seeing how light hits a particular surface and reflects off or creates crevices and shadows. From things found in nature, to crinkled paper or an oil slick—looking at these surface details always gets me revved up. You might notice how one has already inspired another.

Here are a few snaps from my Textures board on Pinterest. Click here to see more and get yourself inspired!

Clockwise from top left: Gunter Uecker (Zimmerman-Heitman), Anna Wilson, Carrie Pollack, Issey Miyake, Coral via Erica Tanov, Mainbocher sequin dress, Yumiko Arimoto, Honeycomb, Javier Leon Perez (Japanesse paper on Board),