JAIME RUMMERFIELD and RON WOODSON
How does living in Los Angeles influence your designs?
As native Angelenos we can't help but be highly influenced by this magical city. Witnessing the constant evolution of this eccentric town is what has been infused into our design sensibilities. From the fashion forward, street art, architecture styles, old Hollywood glamour, music and nature-you see these traits woven into our designer flair creating a style of our own-Modage.
How does being in a partnership synergize your design work?
We both owned our own design firms prior to merging into Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design. We quickly learned that the combination of the two forces took every idea to an elevated level and our standard of excellence was raised. We keep each other in check, both bringing something different to the table. We are the male female complement to one another and the design work reflects that balance. We refer to the saying "One + one equals three"-the two of us collaborating creates a whole new entity altogether.
What can't you live without?
Jaime: Vintage jewelry (large-scale bangles, rings and pendants), Coco Mademoiselle perfume by Chanel, my Macbook and i-Phone, my husband, Dana, and our Jack Russell terrier "Buddy."
Ron: Vintage cufflinks, Bespoke suits, my Rotring writing instruments, all of my old music collection; anything from Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Brazil 66 and Dinah Washington, my dogs Petra and Niles, my Ray Ban aviators that I've had for over 20 years, old photos of my parents from the '50s, and foreign travel.
What musicians, artists, and writers are your muses?
Jaime: Pharrell Williams, Elsa Schiaparelli, Eileen Gray, Robert Rauschenberg
Ron: Tom Ford, Oswald Boateng, Franz Kline, Tina Turner
What is the best compliment you can hear about your work?
When people's eyes light up and think the work is stunning, intelligent, and timeless, and it makes people happy.
Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design