Nature by Numbers

February 2, 2013 @ 13:47 in Inspiration by Studio Ludens

For a pattern lover like me, Nature is almost always the best inspiration. The people from Eterea Studios have made a great inspirational video where they link us mathematics with patterns in nature. A great watch for all you pattern lovers out there!

Patterned Lamps

January 21, 2013 @ 13:39 in Designers, Inspiration by Studio Ludens

Sometimes you discover an artist so talented that you cannot keep it to yourself. Przemek Krawczyński is from Poland and creates amazingly intricate lamps made from the Gourd fruit. He makes all of these by hand, though a painstakingly detailed process. Judge for yourself the beauty of the patterns he creates with such simple basic materials.

design by calabarte.com

 

lampa 20

design by calabarte.com

WALL LAMP VII

TABLE LAMP XVII – CONTINUO KNOT

TABLE LAMP XV – STRING STRUCTURE

 

Calabarte (on Facebook) via Brough Atelier for Islamic Geometric Design

Repper for Education

November 9, 2012 @ 18:39 in Education, News by Studio Ludens

We have just released our new initiative: Repper for Education. When you are an educator you can get Repper free for your class room (if you teach kids under 16) or with a large discount for higher education. Take a look at the education page and get started using Repper in your class room soon!

We are also making a list of schools using Repper in their educational practices and have compiled a list of educational resources for getting the most out of Repper in the class room.

Why?

We are doing this because we think that Repper is a fun and engaging way to teach kids important mathematical and aesthetic concepts. We have seen in the workshops that we have done that children are enthousiastic and willing to take in abstract concepts a lot easier when they can play with them and see how they work interactively.

How you can help

Are you using Repper in the class room already? Then contact us and let us know how you are using it, what the children are making with it and how it helps your course. If you are willing to share educational material that would be wonderful, because it gives a chance to other teachers and educators to make use of it.

Hexagonal patterns by Andy Gilmore

May 20, 2012 @ 14:04 in Designers, Inspiration by Studio Ludens

Icon 106 by Andy Gilmore

Icon 106 by Andy Gilmore

Andy Gilmore creates these amazingly intricate geometric patterns, mostly by hand in Illustrator and Photoshop. We wonder what would happen when you use Repper to create this… The fractal nature of these images reminds me of the things you can do with Elise.

PRINCIPIA by Andy Gilmore

PRINCIPIA by Andy Gilmore

MERU by Andy Gilmore

MERU by Andy Gilmore

GOLD PANDA Mountain / Financial District 7" by Andy Gilmore

GOLD PANDA Mountain / Financial District 7" by Andy Gilmore

via It’s Nice That.

Affiliate Program

October 21, 2011 @ 20:53 in News by Studio Ludens

So, you have a website/blog with lots of visitors and you think they might be interested in using Repper to create patterns. Well, we recently implemented our Repper Affiliate Program. You can become an affiliate and earn money by helping us to sell copies of Repper.

How does it work?

You can sign up for the program and we will set you up an account. On the affiliate page, you get your own unique link. When you refer to Repper on your site, use that link. When someone visits our site through your link and decides to purchase Repper, you will get notified and get a share of the profit.

The referral is saved using a cookie. This means that somebody that visits the Repper site through your link, takes a look and comes back later to buy will still get you a referral. If the person buys Repper within 30 days of clicking the link on your site, you will get a commission.

How much can I earn?

For every sale you make, you get 15% of the sale price. Usually, Repper sells for € 29.00. That means that for every copy of Repper that is sold with your referral, you earn € 4.35.

We can pay you once your earnings reach the limit of € 50. You can send us a message and we make sure that you will receive your money within a day. You will need to have a PayPal account for us to send you the money.

How do I sign up?

Go to the affiliate registration page and fill in your details. You will get a confirmation email with your details. Log into our affiliate system and get your own unique URL to use in your site. It’s that simple!

Online weaving class with Repper

September 26, 2011 @ 03:32 in Uncategorized by Studio Ludens

Weaving expert Alice Schlein has recently discovered Repper and became excited about applying it to weaving. With 40 years of experience in weaving, we are really looking forward to see what she will be making with Repper patterns!

She has already made some wonderful B&W patterns that we would love to see woven:

She has even decided to do an online masterclass explaining how to use Repper with Photoshop and weaving software to create weaving patterns. It will be offered on Tuesday, November 8 from 7 to 9 pm EST, and you can sign up for it on Weavolution.com. Check it out!

About DPI, digital imaging (and Repper)

August 8, 2011 @ 08:46 in Tutorial by Studio Ludens

Every so often we get a message from a customer asking us how to save patterns in Repper Pro at a higher DPI than 72.

The short answer is: you can’t.
The relevant answer is: DPI does not affect image quality, it is just some metadata in an image file. All that matters are these two things:

  • 1) the resolution of your file (= the amount of pixels)
  • 2) compression quality (in case of JPEG)

Read on for the long but satisfying answer that includes info about what DPI really is, how it relates to digital images, to what extend it matters and how to change the DPI of an image (if you really need to).
Continue reading →

Luscious Life Patterns

July 19, 2011 @ 18:28 in Designers, Inspiration, Scapbooking by Studio Ludens

Luscious Life Studios


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The Result

Dori Melton from Luscious Life Studios has been so kind to write a blog post about Reppers ability to transform any image into a beautiful pattern.

We love the recent surge in interest for Repper from the scrapbooking community! We are very happy we can support this community of enthousiastic creatives with the tools to bring their digital memories to life.

If you are interested in thinking with us how Repper can be of even more value to the scrapbooking community, please comment on this post and share your ideas!

Diane Rooney’s take on Repper

July 15, 2011 @ 15:50 in Designers, Review, Tutorial by Studio Ludens

Diane Rooney PaperPack

Diane created a paper pack with a number of great designs

Diane Rooney, and enthousiastic Repper user, wrote a little review and tutorial on her blog. She will show you how to create digital scrapbooking paper with Repper. She also created a set of papers just for you to use, for only $3.95. Check it out!

Read the tutorial & review here.

Repper Review by Renee Pearson

July 13, 2011 @ 20:19 in Review by Studio Ludens

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Renee Pearson, a digital designer, illus­trator and educator wrote a review about Repper on her blog. It is accompanied by a little tutorial video with a nice jazz tune :) .

“I think Repper just might be in my design future.”

Thank you Renee for your kind words!

Read the review here.