I was recently alerted to Stripe Generator while perusing facebook updates this morning. Noah Brier, a friend and fellow blogger, posted this stripe-making website to his list of running favorites. Though I immediately laughed at the idea of designers needing assistance in pairing lines together, my dismissal was quickly silenced by the seemless usability of the toolset. Spacing, color, background and direction can all be manipulated, similar to iPhoto’s editing capabilities. Once I played around a bit and made a few patterns, I clicked through to Tartan Maker, an equally impressive site for designers not privy to Pointcarré.