Bigger lace patterns can be used envelopes, papers
Sea Fan Coral - intricate patterns in nature; organic texture inspiration
detail of Giambattista Valli, Striped tweed skirt. Click photo to see entire skirt. Looks a bit like an installation by Yayoi Kusama (one of her infinity rooms), see http://pinterest.com/marshro/yayoi-kusama/
Luli Sanchez- reminds me of Tony Craig's work at the Nasher right now!