Maud Vantours, my goodness! Just a wee young thing (well, younger than me, anyhow), Maud is a French designer and artist, trained in Paris. She specializes in textiles and materials research, and I think she’s just the bee’s knees. She has worked on a variety of different projects, doing set design and editorial work for some pretty high-profile clients (Yves St. Laurent, Tag Heuer, and Lancome to name but a few). She has a keen eye for geometry and colour and likes to take simple materials and transform them into complex and beautiful works of art. Her medium of choice (the reason I love her work the most) is paper, and she creates some absolutely gorgeous layered works. Yet another talented artist to add to my inspiration bank.