I do love pinterest. Though I was a bit of a late starter, I now find it is a daily addiction, finding inspiration from others and sharing patternbooth favourites. I'm clueless when it comes to google+, and I've never really got into facebook, but pinterest is just delicious. Instant pattern pleasure in a giant scrapbook at the press of a key.
1. pin source - PatternPeople
2. Tata Naka AW12/13 pin source - cutfromadiffcloth
4. Ambrym AW12/13 pin from Veronique Pecheux
It reminds me of the japanese street styles called fruits and Decora. I first came across the FRUiTS books back in 2002 in a book shop in Melborne but it's been around for much longer. In '94 Japanese photographer Shoichi Aoki started to document Tokyo street fashion, leading to the FRUiTS magazine, which I think, is still going strong.