Learnings from a pop up shop

by Ruth September 16, 2014
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I mentioned on my facebook page that I would do a blog post on my learnings after running my second pop up shop this summer…so here goes. This time round, I had a little under 5 weeks notice that the space was available. This was so much more notice than I had last year so […]

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Dark, seductive ribbon sample books

by Ruth September 15, 2014
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Let me take you on a dark journey into the bellows of our family archive room. This particular visit, I spent most of my time on the floor, in the semi dark (conditions to preserve the archives), taking photographs of the archive book spines. My pulse starts racing every time I enter, inhaling the smell […]

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Exquisite Threads

by Ruth September 15, 2014
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I would often hear the words, whatever you don’t want or need just throw it in the bin, something I could never do. Ever tiny fragment reminded me of how fragile this artisan industry is and how quickly the skills are disappearing. No matter how small, how shreaded or how out of fashion, I would […]

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La retour

by Ruth September 13, 2014
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I’m back…and it has been one serious ride the last six months. A lot of ups and quite a few downs to balance it all out. So if I were to describe everything it would take pages, and pages and it would be terribly boring so in an attempt to give you an idea of […]

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Inspiring me

by Ruth May 18, 2014
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I can’t get enough of these incredible collages mixing antique jewels, gravures, notions and found objects. “Each one of these objects in my store, they don’t belong to me permanently. They are just passing through.”   Photography by Anita Calero for the book Jewelry by Federico de Vera

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Sparkling beauties

by Ruth March 31, 2014
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Charlotte and I hit the French highway and embarked on our first ‘ladies-only’ adventure down to see my friend Corey Amaro. She is a wonderful supporter, listener, friend, fellow hoarder/collector and we spent hours with her talking silk, dreaming and scheming collaborations , drinking ‘Wedding Imperial’ Mariage Freres tea, sifting through antique limoges stamps, chandelier […]

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In the studio

by Ruth February 19, 2014
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One of the major inspirations for me at the minute when working away on new pieces is an wondrous painting from the ‘Desirs et Volupte’ Exhibition which ran in the Musee Jacquemart -Andre this winter. I could stare at it all day, Les Roses d’Heliogabalus, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1888 What to do with an antique 1920s […]

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Works in progress

by Ruth February 19, 2014
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I got busy the last few days finally finishing some necklace projects that I have been procrastinating over for weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the projects over the next few days. Sometimes I remember to snap some photographs during the making process and in this particular case, I documented it quite thoroughly as I […]

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Strike a pose

by Ruth January 22, 2014
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The new season of Girls just started, I just love Lenas refreshing voice and watched the first two series back to back. The new season coincides with the long awaited Lena Dunham Vogue cover and shoot which is all over the news, how dare she agree to photoshopping, she is conning us all, why don’t […]

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Inspiring me this week …

by Ruth January 16, 2014
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I loved reading this interview between two of my favourite creative people, Tavi talks to Lorde … what a wonderful insight into them both! A post by Miss Moss introduced me to the gorgeous work of British illustrator, Eleanor Taylor.  I find it really fresh but yet it reminds me of all that I love […]

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