Sophie has always loved ribbon. A job at VV Rouleaux, a ribbon ‘emporium’, helped mend a broken heart when she was in her twenties. A friend collected two metres of ribbon from a series of luxe shops for her Christmas present one year. Her husband designed a striped grosgrain ribbon and had it specially produced as a birthday present. She uses her ribbons to wrap presents only when she knows they’ll be appreciated. They’re stored in a transparent box, so they can always be looked at. The box contains twenty years worth of collecting, it’s layers like rock strata, preserving memories in sequence.