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Media Book

H E I R L O O M D E S I G N Delicious Cushions & Quilts


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We all have a favourite food, and for Ruth Sumner, the maker and creator of Heirloom Design, hers is honey, so why not have these indulgences as something tangible and soft to snuggle into? The inspiration for the cushions first came into fruition when the first of many sisters was heavily pregnant in the midst of a rip-roaring cherry season in Marlborough; Thus a combination of filling (and ultimately rapidly emptying) many buckets of cherries and a sister needing something to ‘prop-her-up’ on the couch, the fruity cushions were born. Using up-cycled classic NZ wool blankets, coupled with pure new wool,  feather-down inners, nickel-free zippers and buckets of dedication and love, Ruth aims to  explore and recapture recollections from the past, reinventing them with a modernist twist to give them purpose and beauty.


The Dominion Post Indulgence June 2009.


Cranfields Homewares Store. cnr Lambton Quay & Johnston Street, Wellington 25 Teed Street, Newmarket, Auckland


Kina NZ Design & Art Space 101 Devon St West, New Plymouth


Ministry of Art & Design Exhibition September 2009.


Clever Bastards Online Store 2009.


Dish magazine, issue 30.


Workroom Design 37 Main (Papakura/Clevedon Road) Clevedon


Urbis Magazine, issue 58


Her Business Magazine Issue November 2010


Stay Tuned, there’s plenty more to come.

heirloom design media book  

media book for small business making cushions and custom quilts

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