March 01, 2016


Why We're Loving By May Placemats

First and foremost, we love By May placemats because they're seriously stylish, unique and functional.

We've finally found placemats that not only add style to the table, they're generous in size and super easy to clean with a simple wipe.

And finally, their simple designs and colours are modern and playful. We've checked them out and they look equally handsome on a modern or more traditional table.


By May is a design studio and brand by designers Johanna Orn and Maria Bergstrom. By May create unique products with a focus on print design and colour. Their vision is to create functional and beautiful products of quality design made to last in the long run. Inspiration is sourced from a combination of their Scandinavian design heritage with Japanese influences. We are delighted to carry a selection of these designs at Ruby Roost.

January 10, 2016



I totally fell in love when I first came across the work of talented illustrator Maartje van de Noort. I adore her beautiful drawings and am delighted to carry a small collection of her work at Ruby Roost. Maartje who works and lives in Amsterdam, a fine art graduate from Zeeland, the Netherlands takes inspiration from nature which is clearly evident in her illustrations. I'm totally drawn in by the simplicity of her work and her free spirit approach. Maartje says she loves to 'stare, dream, observe, give form, design, combine, mess up and repair'.

Maartje Van Den Noort

Maartje focuses mainly on illustration but also likes to experiment combining textile and paper. I love the lace detail in the yellow bird:

Yellow Bird Postcard

I wish I could  spend a day simply messing with ink and paper and create dreamy results like these:

 Ink & Paper Postcards