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My modern organic Pebble Quilt set was among Surya’s Top 5 Best Sellers in the bedding category from this season’s High Point Market!

As a designer, it is always validating to know that your designs have resonance. I heard from so many High Point Market attendees, Interior Designers and Retail Buyers who saw the quilt set in the Surya Showroom, expressing excitement about our newest bedding design. It has such a quiet yet elegant presence. Soft, neutral color ways enhanced with a unique organic tone on tone stitching that originated as an ink and watercolor design from my art portfolio. No bold colors… no on trend florals,… and yet…it still caught their eye;) I believe its appeal is that the quilt holds its own and looks great as is on a bed, but it also layers in beautifully with other bedding, making it a versatile investment for your bedroom decor.

This is a personal success for me, particularly sweet as my design studio has been very close to bringing this quilt to the marketplace before. Thanks to Surya’s team, I was able to finally bring this vision for textural, tactile, neutral bedding to life in such a beautiful way.

You can shop the full Shell Rummel Surya collection here.

Shell Rummel Interview for the Sit & Sew Podcast

I was so honored when Stephanie Soebbing, owner of Quilt Addicts Anonymous, asked if she could interview me for her engaging Podcast, Sit & Sew. We sat down recently to chat and I shared my experiences as an artist and designer. We talk about the evolution of my career, art licensing, my design inspiration, my creative process and more:)  Stephanie asked great questions and our conversation covered the span of many years and a lot of territory that I hope you'll find insightful and interesting. So, grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a listen. 

Stephanie and I have collaborated on a couple of quilting projects that will come to light this year. Additionally, she used two of my fabric lines, Soft Repose and Quiet Moments, to create beautiful quilts that will be featured in her upcoming book, "Simple Quilts for the Modern Home". The book will debut later this year so if you are interested in grabbing a copy, sign up for her newsletter so you are on the list! She has a thriving quilt store in Illinois and a very established blog and podcast which is a resource for quilters of all skill levels, providing daily articles featuring tutorials, original patterns and quilting news. Visit her website, Quilt Addicts Anonymous to see more:) 

 

 

 

 

Feature Article in dpi Magazine Taiwan

Shell Rummel|海的律動 | The Rhythm of the Sea

I recently received my copy of dpi Magazine Taiwan (Vol. 217), which honored me by running a lovely feature article on my work along with a short Q & A. Happy to share a few images from my eight page spread as well as several passages from our interview. Warm thanks to the editorial team of dpi Magazine for including me in this beautiful, professional and high quality publication! x

Shell Rummel DPI magazine

 

Q: Would you share yourself with us? 

A: I’m Shell Rummel, an artist and designer whose art and design studio is located just outside of Washington DC.  I have an extensive fine art portfolio, having worked as a professional artist for nearly 20 years. Watercolors are my chosen medium and the unpredictable quality of painting with water suits my love of fluid, organic shape and line. I often detail my works with ink to add intricacy and depth and this has become a signature style for my work.  I have a passion for textiles arts and as a designer, I am proud that through licensing my art, my designs and patterning can be found gracing a large variety of home décor products such as rugs, pillows, bath and bath and textiles, via the Shell Rummel brand.

Shell Rummel dpi magazine taiwan

Q: Your paintings are full of organic lines and layers of color. You’ve said that your inspiration is all things from the natural world.  Where do you get the inspiration the most, sea, shell, tree or something else?

A:  Inspiration for a painting comes from many unexpected places but more often than not, there is a connection to elements found in nature. It’s no surprise that I am drawn to the water, specifically the ocean, and often pay homage to it via my paintings and design work. I paint what I feel more so than what I see…and nowhere is this more evident than in my modern coastal inspired artwork which tends to abstract natural elements into line, pattern and shape. The things that most often catch my eye? Many a seashell, oyster, tideline, variegated rock and seagrass have inspired my work…I try to pay tribute to the details of their distinctive organic shapes.

Shell Rummel DPI magazine taiwan
Shell Rummel dpi taiwan magazine
Shell Rummel DPI magazine Taiwan
Shell Rummel DPI magazine taiwan

Q: It seems you like all kinds of blue and green colors a lot! Why do you like these colors? How do these colors make you feel?

A:  My go-to color palette includes watery blues and greens offset by neutral greys and browns. There is a grounded calmness to this combination of colors that I find very soothing and of course, reminds of the ocean I love so much. 

Shell Rummel dpi magazine taiwan

Q&A with Shell...

I was interviewed by the fabulous CylCollective women's group that I joined early this year for a quick Q&A over on their blog. Click the picture above to read my words that were shared with my CYL squad. 

Love this group! The women inspire me everyday with their creativity and their voices. Most are considerably younger than me, but I find their confidence and openness  to be so inspiring. They are strong, empathetic, kind, helpful and giving... women helping women...Woman, at her best. 

For all of the women creatives who are following me on this journey, I invite you to join this group and see for yourself how finding a tribe can push you further, within and out of your own comfort zones. Member enrollment opens up again next month so follow @cylcollective on Instagram and keep eyes open for the new membership dates...feel free to mention that I sent you! I'll be posting about membership again as it gets closer. 

Have questions? I am happy to share my own experiences so far with you... just ask. 

UPDATE: Membership is now open for enrollment! Here's a link to the CYL website... If you decide to jump in, please mention that I sent you:)  

Press ~ LDB Interior Textiles

Always a great day when we get a lovely feature in a trade magazine! Warm thanks to LDB Interior Textiles for including us in their article and highlighting our strengths; The unique vision and design aesthetic of the Shell Rummel brand in the marketplace. Click on the images below to read the article.