The new issue of IdN looks at how patterns can be incorporated successfully into design . The familiarity and calming effect of patterns seem to make them an obvious choice for the designer, but the balance of shape and colour can be a difficult thing to get right. Inside this issue, we get to look at the work of 15 pattern makers who share their thoughts on what makes good pattern design. Prepare yourself for beautiful ornamentation, rhythmic surfaces, perfect geometry and a rush of perfect colour. There is also a brilliant ‘Creative Country’ guide to Singapore where 6 cutting-edge design studios demonstrate a new flowering of creative freedom in the Garden City.