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A Studio Tour With: Pauline de Roussy de Sales, Our Illustrator

flying carpet kilim shoes illustration.
All of the lovely illustrations that you see on our website and in our book, A Short Story by Artemis Design Co., have been illustrated by Pauline.  During a recent visit to New York City for Fashion Week, Milicent stopped into Pauline’s studio to see where the magic happens, and to pick up a few projects that Pauline is working on for us. 
 
illustrator Pauline with flying carpet shoes children's picture book by Artemis Design Co.
illustrations of womens classic kilim loafers and women and men in kilim shoes by pauline.
Pauline holding and admiring our book.  She did the beautiful illustrations of our Kilim shoes for its interior, which contains a little story about how we hand-source our magic flying carpets for our Kilim loafers.
 
pauline's artwork around her studio, including seashells, and paintings.
pauline's workspace at her studio, with pink velvet chair and desk.
small white sculpture found at pauline's work desk.
I loved all of the little knick knacks and art works in her studio. Here at Artemis, we are a community of dreamers, so we adore anything to get our imaginations working.
 
illustration of womens kilim loafers on paulines work desk surrounded by paint supplies.
paulines brown desk with paint supplies and illustrations of womens kilim loafers.
Pauline's desk gets us excited; we love collaborating with artists who work in all sorts of mediums.
 
illustration by pauline of Istanbul, Turkey, found in Flying Carpet Shoe book.
Pauline studied Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design.
She now works as a freelance Illustrator and splits her time between New York City and Paris.
 
pauline showing her watercolor illustrations of different kilim shoes, carpets, and favorite places.
paulines illustration of various dogs.
One of my favorite illustrations by Pauline (above)!  How cute are those little dogs? I would love for her to do one for my little mutt Gerry, who hangs out in our studio all day.
 
pauline seated cross legged on green velvet couch.
paulines ceramics in a bowl found in her working studio.
Pauline is also an amazing ceramic artist!  We love her ceramic work featured on the table in the photos below.
 
paulines kitchen table with two vases, one with flowers and small overhead lights.
pauline opening envelope next to white kitchen table, with small overhead lights.
paulines kitchen table with two white and blue vases, one with assortment of flowers, under small white lights, with small animal figurine.
colorful illustration by pauline of turkeys grand bazaar and kilim rugs.
The illustration above, Pauline did of a typical bustling scene from a Turkish bazaar--note the bins of spices and dried herbs, beautiful fresh produce, and, of course, the carpets that we source to create our Kilim shoes.
 
paulines studio with two white chairs, a small brown table between them with a plant and cactus on it. a painting behind the chairs and white walls.
view from paulines apartment window with vases and sculptures lining the ledge of the window.
We love the view from our studio. Like Pauline's sunlit workplace, our studio overlooks the treetops and hilly streets of the colorful neighborhood of Allston, in Boston MA.