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Judy Ross's trip to Mexico

Tue April 12, 2011

Mexico was so inspirational for color. All the buildings are painted in rich vibrant colors. Also the signage is many times a beautiful naive drawing.

Merida, where we stayed is a quaint colonial town. We spent hours walking around the streets, looking at the beautiful painted houses. We also visited many artisanal shops and bought lots of colorful Yucatan crafts. I especially loved all the straw accessories in great colors .

We visited the Mayan ruins at Uxmal. We spent hours walking around and climbing the temples and houses. It is amazing to think this was built by hand around 1200 years ago.

Judy Ross Pillow in Laurie Simmons' Photography Exhibit

Thu April 7, 2011

My longtime friend Laurie Simmons recently had a show at the newly completed Bowery location of Salon 94 in New York. She has always collected my pillows as I collected her work. This exhibition, "The Love Doll: Days 1-30," included a photo that features my Lattice pillow in cream/black. The show just ended, but you can see more of Laurie Simmons' work at

New York International Gift Fair

Tue February 8, 2011

Judy Ross Textiles presented the Spring Collection at “Accent on Design” -- the New York International Gift Show at the Javits Center. Judy showcased her new linen pillows embroidered in black, cream, and pewter with touches of silver. She also presented a new hand-knotted rug in the pattern, Shells. Of the other new colors and designs, marine blue was a favorite, and Trellis design was one of the most popular.  Judy is shown sitting in the booth matching her Stencil wool and silk rug perfectly with her grey patent leather Mui Mui shoes.

Apartment Therapy Meetup

Fri January 14, 2011

One of Judy’s favorite blogs is Apartment Therapy. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the founder of the blog, has been a strong supporter of Judy Ross Textiles since he launched the blog. This photo was taken after their January Design Meetup. The theme for the evening was “Design and Motherhood: How to Make it Work.” It was especially fun for Judy to be on the panel with Sandy Chilewich, who she has known for many years.

You can check it out here: AT Offline: Judy Ross, Tina Roth Eisenberg & Sandy Chilewich

Boutique Design Show

Wed November 10, 2010

At the inaugural New York Boutique Design Show Judy Ross Textiles showcased Judy’s new line of printed pillows alongside her Fall Collection of hand-embroidered pillows and hand-knotted rugs. This interiors trade fair for the hospitality market was held at the new Javits Center North building and was co-located with the esteemed International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show.

Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

Sat May 1, 2010

The pillows of Judy Ross Textiles were featured in this wonderful book, which contains beautiful photos of small and creative spaces, written by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the founder of Apartment Therapy. Christiane Celle hosted a well-attended book release party at her Clic Gallery in Nolita. 

Judy Ross' Trip To India With Her Two Boys

Thu April 29, 2010

Judy and her sons in an Antique Automobile at Gem Palace

In April 2010, Judy went on a business trip to India. Combining business with pleasure, Judy took her two sons, Gabriel and Henri, to visit her manufacturers and spend some time sight-seeing. They visited Jaipur and spent some time with Munnu Kasawail at his world-renowned shop, Gem Palace. Judy got to look at the most exquisite jewels and the boys enjoyed Munnu’s antique car collection.


Judy, Gabriel and Henri at the Taj Mahal

A trip to the Taj Mahal was a must. The boys were really excited to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Now they only have 6 more to see! 

Project with Lycee Francais Second Grade Class

Mon March 1, 2010

Judy created these gorgeous scarves with her son Henri's 2nd grade class at the Lycee Francais in New York. The class had been studying the work of Picasso, and the children were asked to draw their own interpretation of Picasso’s style.  All of their drawings were sent to Judy’s artisans in Kashmir and the children’s line drawings were embroidered onto charcoal grey scarves. 

The class came to Judy’s studio to see a designer in action. They not only learned about the traditions and crafts of India, but they each later received a beautiful scarf with their design to treasure forever. Judy Ross also presented the teacher with a scarf featuring a miniature version of each of the sketches of the children of the class.

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