TBXI am a big fan of postcards. In this day and age when you can send a message to just about anyone anywhere at any time electronically, there is something very cool about sending and receiving old school postcards.

I love finely curated boxed sets of postcards so I have many cards on hand for when the spirit moves me to send one. I also end up pinning the images I like to the old corkboard and using other cards for writing myself notes or as bookmarks.

Anyway, one of the coolest sets of postcards I found recently is The Pattern Box – 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers’ Textile Arts Center.

About The Pattern Box – 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers’ Textile Arts Center: “Curated by New York City’s celebrated Textile Arts Center, this vibrant, pattern-filled collection features one hundred postcards from ten international designers. Housed in an equally vivid keepsake box, the postcards are ideal for correspondence, enclosure notes, and inspiration boards alike. The set also includes a booklet about the designers, highlighting their creative processes’ and influences. Contributors include: New York designers Shanan Campanaro (Eskayel), Brittany Keats Cerullo, Helen Dealtry, Leah Reena Goren, Hannah Schultz, and Leanne Shapton; California designers Jennifer Parry Dodge (Ermie) and Kindah Khalidy; and international designers Victoria Garcia (Australia) and Anna Niestroj of Blink Blink (Germany).”

The patterns on these cards are so cool and eclectic they can be used to send to just about anyone.

The Pattern Box – 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers’ Textile Arts Center is available from Princeton Architectural Press.