Pattern Play


I was fabric sourcing at the design center yesterday and found myself drawn to this classic tumbling cube pattern for a desk chair on a project at Osbourne & Little.  It seems modern and yet I know it’s based on a historical pattern (and seems very French in a way).  I then starting noticing it everywhere!


The same tumbling cube pattern seen in a gorgeous marble floor…


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At Axel Vervoort’s castle some fo the floors are this pattern in parquetry. Amazing (the rest I could do without).


Then I became kind of obsessed with this Pierre Hardy bag and iPad sleeve (if I had an iPad, which I think I need to cave and get)! So classic and not as overdone like the similar Goyard prints.


These iPhone cases add just a hint of it to your life.

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Or maybe just a throw like this Adler one….

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Still trying to find a great rug version of this pattern.  I think it could be gorgeous is light neutrals to ease the dizzying effect it can sometimes have.  Any thoughts? Seen one?

17 Responses to “Pattern Play”

  1. Pru says:

    I think I would wobble around the kitchen if I had the floor. I love the iPhone cases though.

  2. pve says:

    paint it on canvas for the floor!

  3. love love love that marbled floor in the more subdued shades.

  4. Gorgeous! I love it in the kitchen!

  5. Caroline says:

    These actually do remind me very much of Goyard bags!

  6. Ella says:

    It makes me nauseous!

  7. Sarah Wyatt says:

    I am a lurker I don’t usually comment.HOWEVER gotta say really cool.

  8. Liz says:

    Love the iPhone cases and the throw…but it really reminds me of playing Qbert as a kid!

  9. Brenda says:

    I really love the kitchen floor… and the La Cornue oven! xo, B

  10. Louisa says:

    I have the Pierre Hardy bag with black straps, and I always get a ton of compliments. It’s great to wear with a lot of neutrals. Also great for traveling as a carry-on.

  11. Franki Parde says:

    Mmmmm….not so much. franki

  12. Justine says:

    My brother painted this pattern on his walls in place he lived in, in London. It was a larger scale, really cool idea for an entry way where he had it.

  13. Elisa says:

    I love them but my eyes disagree. I feel like I’m going cross-eyed! What a shame :(

  14. Sandy says:

    Old Arabic origins, in quilts the pattern is called ‘tumbling blocks’ and has been around forever. It’s very three dimensional looking, don’t know as I would want it large on a floor or it would be called ‘tumbling woman’.