It's pretty easy to list the trendy styles and patterns in stationary, home decor, etc. lately, it often becomes hard to distinguish one source from another, of the designs. Yesterday, riding the subway, I spotted a black and white bar striped cell phone case and was a bit surprised to see that it was distinctly logo adorned by designer Kate Spade. After doing a bit of research, I can see that much of her patterns and designs are inspiration for much of what is being found out there on many sites. Pretty much, it is hard to tell whose is whose really. Though I do like her more biker chic black leather purse and tote designs, which caught my eye one day on the transit, and if I were to buy a designer bag, hers would be my first choice, it was surprising to see that all those repeated design trends one sees everywhere most likely came from her making them popular. Many are recycled from decades ago even by her really.