"The Half Drop" Blog

Featuring textile stories that weave together past and present human experiences.

Half Drop Hero: Madeleine Porthault

Half Drop Hero: Madeleine Porthault

Last winter, I sent my textile-loving aunt my "Blue Phlox" tablecloth, and she immediat...
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Half Drop Hero: Josef Frank

Half Drop Hero: Josef Frank

My first encounter with Josef Frank’s work was in in the home of our Swedish friends wh...
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Suzie Zuzek, "Half Drop Hero" Blog by Lea Rutledge

Half Drop Hero: Suzie Zuzek

“There’s nothing different in this world, it’s just the different twist you give a thing.” - Suzie Zuzek, Designer for Lilly Pulitzer from 1962-1985 

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For the Love of Home

For the Love of Home

At some point during my career, I became obsessed with the human love of place, and more specifically, the love of home.
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On Textiles and Motherhood

On Textiles and Motherhood

Create an atmosphere - No interest in domesticity requiredAfter all, it is the people contained in the home, not the textiles, that have the capacity to provide the most lasting comfort.
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Welcome to "The Half Drop"

Welcome to "The Half Drop"

Welcome to "The Half Drop", an editorial platform that will allow me to share a bit m...
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