Best find in NYC: Petit Pattern Books. Last weekend, on our visit to NY, we spent way too long in the amazing Kinokuniya Bookstore. When we lived in SF and LA, we made regular trips to both of the west coast outposts of the store - we need a Chicago branch! We were thrilled to find these fantastic design resource books, each includes 140 patterns in full color (the color choices are really fabulous) and here's the best part - they are also on cd in eps and jpg formats for use on all your projects. We grabbed all three collections in stock: Scandanavian style, Japanese style and Dots and Stripes.
Looking around on the web after coming home, we were not surprised to see that the series was blogged in December over at Print & Pattern (after all, where else would be more appropriate?). At $39.20 each, these added up quickly, but we know that we will be using these long term for a myriad of diy projects...now we just need to find some time to start one! Available at Kinokuniya, 212.765.7766. Top image via: Print & Pattern