Song of the Sea

by Ruth December 2, 2014
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“PUT THIS SHELL to your ear and you hear the song of the sea,”  I just had to share this incredibly beautiful trailer for Song of the Sea.  I remember hearing Tomm and Paul talk of this project when we were drawing up the marketing campaign for the launch of The Secret of Kells in […]

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A beautiful flower, a painter and Paris.

by Ruth December 1, 2014
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I just stumbled across the beautiful portfolio of painter Alexandra Dillon and it reminded me of this image I had saved in my inspiration folder of these beautiful flower bags from the Chanel Spring Summer 2015 Paris show. A much needed taste of Spring amidst the grey, dark, wet Provence winter.

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Still life on a Sunday

by Ruth November 30, 2014
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I took this image of beautiful antique pots assembled in the kitchen of my friend Corey Amaros house. It’s hard to take a bad photograph chez elle.

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A little bundle of silk joy

by Ruth November 29, 2014
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I had shared glimpses of this beautiful bundle of 1800s silk samples on my instagram which I happened upon at the recent textile flea market in Lyon. I nearly didn’t see them, they were wrapped in string, all twisted and dusty hiding underneath a stack of broderie papers. But I glimpsed a slice of pattern […]

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Fashion, art & print, Harpers Bazaar UK

by Ruth November 28, 2014
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This is my favourite look, an Etro tunic dress Raphael just got back from a work trip to London and he was so thoughtful – he brought back a bunch of UK magazines that he knows I miss, among them Harpers Bazaar. I just had to share this beautiful fashion shoot featured in the November […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs, Johanna Flanagan of The Pale Rook

by Ruth November 27, 2014
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This weeks muse, Johanna Flanagan of The Pale Rook is a very special textile artist whose work I discovered via Mister Finch. He shared a delicious photograph of one of Johannas unique doll creations. Ever since I have been utterly hypnotised by her exquisite, magical, soulful creatures – truly unlike anything you have ever seen […]

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Sounds on a Monday

by Ruth November 24, 2014
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What to listen to on a Monday, frantically trying to get back into work mode after being on maman mode to two sick children for the last 6 days? Let’s put on The Sundays, Reading, Writing & Arithmetic album. I discovered The Sundays in the summer of 2001, the summer I turned 21 in Chicago, […]

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Miss Moss – Valentino, Art meets fashion

by Ruth November 23, 2014
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Readers of this blog will know how I have been a big fan of Diana Moss aka Miss Moss for years. I always turn to her music mixes when looking for a soundtrack in my atelier. Thanks to creatives like Diana and my friend Claire (who sends me the most incredible music compilations), I have […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Emma Cassi, Jewellery Maker

by Ruth November 21, 2014
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This week I am really very excited to introduce a very special artist, someone who has inspired me immensely since I took the plunge into creating with textiles. I don’t think I have ever seen an image of Emmas work, home and art that I haven’t loved and desired. Everything that Emma puts her hand […]

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Inside a textile flea market

by Ruth November 18, 2014
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So I wanted to share these earlier but between a sick little boy who is off school and photographing some of the treasures I found at the weekend – I have delayed posting about my treasure truffling excursion at the weekend – so without further ado. I do apologise in advance for the not so […]

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