by Maxwell Tielman FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST Text by Amy Azzarito. Design and Illustration by Maxwell Tielman. jorey hurley says: January 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm Oooh I hope this will be a regular series! Like the color/pigment series from a while back.! Are there any books you like about pattern history similar to the list of books about color history and lore you did to accompany that series? Reply Maxwell Tielman says: January 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm Jorey— personally, I think the hands-down best book when it comes to pattern and decorative ornament is Owen Jones’ 1856, “The Grammar of Ornament.” Jones breaks down ornament into historic and cultural styles and includes dozens of examples for each. For creatives, the book is awesome because it’s old enough to fall into the public domain—you can reuse the patterns in your own creative works! You can find reprints of the book in bookstores and on Amazon. Reply Dominique Paolini says: January 8, 2014 at 11:15 am Just that little blurb makes me what that pattern in my life. Infinity and unity. Why isn’t the pattern used more in weddings, I wonder? Reply natalie says: January 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm I saw this Greek Key pattern today when I was shopping for towels! love your blog! http://www.garnethill.com/garnet-hill-greek-key-towels/bedding-bath/bath/339924 Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.