Kris Ruff Designer Series Luggage

I just returned from the Travel Goods tradeshow in Las Vegas for the debut of Travelpro’s new Designer Series luggage collection. The bags turned out great. The bright colors and fresh graphics made the collection unlike anything else at the show. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive with several major retailers placing orders. To top it all off, the weather in Las Vegas was perfect and lots of good food and wine was enjoyed by all!

The new Kris Ruff by Atlantic Designer Series luggage collection at the Travel Goods Tradeshow in Las Vegas.

The new Kris Ruff by Atlantic Designer Series luggage collection at the Travel Goods Tradeshow in Las Vegas.

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Stationery at Half-Price Books

I just made a visit to Half-Price Books and was pleased to find some of my new stationery for Crown Point on the shelves. They turned out really well and I’m amazed at the quality Crown Point is able to achieve at such low price points — in other words, they’re a great deal!

Clockwise from upper left: A collection of notepads, A casebook with 3 journals, Boxed notecards, Boxed memo sheets

Clockwise from upper left: A collection of notepads, A casebook containing 3 journals, Boxed notecards, Boxed memo sheets

This is a folio of cute little sticky notes -- perfect for page markers or reminders.

This is a folio of cute little sticky notes — perfect for page markers or reminders.

Flower box cards at Half-Price Books

Flower box design on cards at Half-Price Books

New Wall Decor

I’m pleased to announce I’ve partnered with Gango Editions to produce wall art. The artwork is available as high-quality prints on paper as well as stretched canvases. Here’s a sample of the images available at GangoEditions.com. Soon these prints will also be available at Amazon.com and several bricks-and-mortar stores. I’ll keep you posted!

MidCentury Patterns by Kris Ruff Pen & Ink floral by Kris Ruff

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A La Carte Napkins for PPD

Summers in Minnesota go by soooo quickly! How could it already be September?! This summer seemed to go by even faster than usual. I guess it’s probably because, in addition to the usual vacations, trips to the cabin, sending kids off to camp and skydiving weekends at the dropzone, I was busy doing follow-ups after the Surtex show in May. Some good things came out of that show that I can’t wait to share with you, but it’s still a little too early to announce.

In the mean time, I’m pleased to show off my new A La Carte napkins for PPD (Paper Products Design). I think they’ll be great for entertaining this fall. There will also be matching porcelain mugs that’ll be packaged in decorative gift boxes. I’ll be sure to post photos of them as soon as I get samples.

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Rug Samples Arrived!

I got my samples of the area rugs last week and they’re wonderful. The quality is really nice, very thick, 100% wool. It’s great to have a new rug for our dining room. I was a little worried about such a big print in a small room but I think it actually makes the room feel bigger, more expansive. I’m digging’ it.

Nova Rug for Loloi

Nova Rug for Loloi

New Mugs!

I’m pleased to introduce a new line of coffee and travel mugs designed for Housewares International’s Blue Harbor Collection. I love how these mugs turned out! I think you will too. There are eight sets in all with lots of wonderful colors for each set. You can find them at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx stores. (Post a photo if you see them in a store near you!)mugs_slider