As we begin a new project at my school the teachers usually find us a couple of books for inspiration, and they just purchased these two; Pattern Magic vol. 1 and 2.
The books show these amazing sculpturel patterns. they are almost like origami - and it's such a fantastic source for unlimited inspiration.
As a fashion student you easily get nerdy about cuttings and patterns, imagining how you create products like these. I am especially crazy about the example on the first book with the squares.
Even though the book is in Japanese the pattern development is very easy to understand so you can still use it.
So Pattern Magic vol. 1 and 2 are just another two on the long list of books I dream about buying.