Wednesday, December 29, 2010

bunnies...probably not a lot here till after new years but I thought I'd share this one thing I saw today...I'm feeling a bit frumpy and chubby lately {shocking I realize after the holidays}. Thought I'd go check out some fashion to lift my style spirits back up. If you have a few minutes roll through Tommy Ton's giant roll of yummy images on

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I last thing...

Chris proposed this morning in a very funny, very unexpected– total Richie and Chris way.

I'm kinda excited to call him my fiancé instead of just my boyfriend.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I have some things to tell you about

Hello Kittens...

I just saw 3/4 of this movie on Sundance and I'm madly in love. Beautiful Losers please watch it - it would make me so happy to know that you did. I might say that you should only watch it if you're an art lover or maybe you just want to know what it's like to be inside my brain.

Also, I just dropped of my last order of the year and I'm super excited to NOT be working for a few days. I love what I do but I need a breakie-poo.

Chris and I are headed to Bean-Town for Christmas. We're not exactly staying in a castle but there will be snow if that counts. Plus the photo? just damn pretty. >via this lady

second 2 LAST...

this my pets is tattooed paper. I think it's just brilliant btw.

There are no grumpies at Christmas {Chris says so} so go out and get you some CHEER would ya?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Twenty Questions

One of the projects that I've been working frantically on in the past month was a super fun project for Ms. Jamie Flannigan over on Souled a Realtor with Heart. She gives good text don't you know? {she does} So we got together to do this fun set of 20 questions. Her words–my color and type treatments. Did I mention they're naughty? well some of them are anyway. I might have blushed once or twice thinking about my own answers while making them.

think of it as sex and the city reality style. You could go Jersey Shore {how would snookie answer it I am curious to know} with it or New York Upper East's all up to you.

I'm thinking New Years Eve and Champers will make a *brilliant* combination if you ask me. It will definitely turn your party into something to talk about for weeks to come.

Available on Jamie's Etsy store - total deal by the way $15

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mad for Oscar

there is an outfit for every mood. I *heart* oscar de la renta

see the rest of his AMAZEBALLS show over on

what season you ask? it's Pre Fall 2011 darlings! {I barely knew this existed myself]

Friday, December 17, 2010

life is hard ... move on

The elves are busy here at Camp Richie so sorry I'm using videos as filler lately but there are just so many good ones.

Alec has it sorted out, by the way, about girls. He's getting his "playa" on at 9.
he's killing me!

happy friday all

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I Am

this looks lovely.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


have I ever told you I keep a notebook by my desk 24-7? I have for years now. When I left my job of 14 years I had notebooks going back almost 10 of those. I write down my daily lists, contacts sometimes a taped photo or an inspiration. I can remember from those books what side of the page I wrote down a hotel's name and number from visual reference [and I've had to do it on a few occasions years after the fact]

I have only one rule for my notebooks. They need to be cute {duh} but they also need to have a spiral bound so they stay open at all times.

dog-gonnit this one is so cute it makes me want to skip the spiral bound rule. {one in each color please!}

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lauren Hutton

lauren hutton is a new face for JCrew right now. She's the bomb don't you think? I also love the fact that they didn't retouch a single freckle or wrinkle out of her - it's what women look like [even though I would retouch the hell out of myself given the chance]

it's so lovely to see her, I forgot about the clothes. Probably not what JCrew had in mind but it says a lot about the woman. The clothes don't wear her, she wears the clothes.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I have nothing better to say than this

I have watched this 4 times now. I can't believe the Grace that is present here. There is nothing better to say today than this.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

what to get your favorite cold girl

I am ALWAYS cold. I wear a scarf 10.5 months out of the year even in So Cal. I realized a few years ago if I kept my neck and chest warm that it was at least half the battle. Lately I've been looking like a homeless woman with 10 layers of clothing on in my home office.

I was thinking that this little gem would be IT though. It's down right half of a sweater - which I love
find it on Branda's shop Etsy $150

by the way...she's in Argentina it makes it double chic

shhhh don't tell them but...

Some of my favorite clients are getting a paper treat this year from the elves here at Richie Headquarters. It's seriously so cute I don't want to give them away.

2 color letterpress on pearl white paper.
linoleum block printing and vintage type were hand inked and printed to create the master images I used - then turned into vector art for the master plate. a true merging of new and old technology!

click to enlarge images

Become Your Dream

I learned about James De La Vega today. He's a NYC artist, some call a graffiti artist. Spreading the word and hope of becoming your dream. Sweet sentiment I found a little video about him on youtube [below]

reminds me very much of one of my favs Jean-Michel Basquiat 80's graffiti artist turned art world darling.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

nice little song, nice little video. I *heart* stop motion.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Saturday, December 04, 2010

fashion christmas

Illustrator Danny Roberts from igor and andre has some of his prints up for sale this holiday.

see his full shop here. Prices range from $20 - $100

when I grow up

when I grow up I want to ride my bike while wearing a fur coat, turban and high heels

catherine baba as seen on Man Repeller

image viat Tommy Ton

Friday, December 03, 2010

great commercials

I've seen some fun commercials lately. Tommy's is one of my favorites. Also? the man at the answer his question, Yes, I do when they look like you.

{PS have you noticed that Honda Autos is using the same song in their commercials? I would be so bummed if I were them. The Tommy ad came out first. Someone dealing with that tune should have known it was already being used. #ADfail}

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

furry snuggles

I just put the jersey sheets back on our bed. Warm, furry, yummy sheets they make such a difference. This morning I woke up clutching a pillow like a bear and realized I'm still 6 while I sleep. Then this morning I saw this:

and realized maybe I'm just six all day long in a bigger body. snuggle up baby bunnies!

photo via The Selby

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dear Santa I want this cute car

Dear Santa, Yes, I know I just asked for a puppy yesterday but I might have a couple more dream items for my list this week. Call me greedy I know, it's just been so hard starting my own company etc the past couple of years. I've been such a budget girl that I thought it would be ok to dream a little this Christmas.

Santa, I drove past this little cute nugget on PCH on Sunday, the dealership is on the way to Newport Beach if you need to know exact GPS points. I realize that the Fiat 500 is not listed on their website right now but I think it's because they're holding it for you to go pick up just for me.

I was thinking that the Fiat would be a good advertising for my letterpress business {thus making it a write off as well} I mean it practically matches my website! That's a sign right? I would put my little scripty logo on the door and toodle around my cute town honking my horn and waving like a parade of letterpress happiness I promise.

I realize that my clown car wishes are a little over our $100 Christmas budget this year but if you have an extra 10k or whatever crazy price they're charging I promise to be a good girl all year round.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dear Santa, I want a puppy

I have puppy brain right now. My cousin has caviler king charles puppies for sale and the one left is squeeking my name. This poses a problem as my landlord is not favorable on dogs and I am allergic to cats [the pet of choice for choosy landlords]. BTW should you be interested that puppy in the window is located in Elk Grove an hour outside of Sacramento

I should also tell you I can pet cats, snuggle with cats as long as I don't touch my face or have to live in the same interior air that they inhabit. It allows me to get my kitty on in the neighborhood with pets and snuggles when they let me. This will make more sense when I say that...

My favorite neighborhood kitty that I was madly in love with was kidnapped a month ago. Really. Chris and I had named her Fatty Patty as she was fond of snacking her way down the street into chubsville. She's a girl after my own heart really, it probably is why I was so drawn to her . The neighborhood was all madly in love with her and she just disappeared one day [not hit by a car and she was microchipped and all] We think she was so snuggily that someone took her in without thought of the others that loved her. I missed her more after seeing this video as she looked very much like the kitty to the right.

Patty Cake onward Ms. Fatty we miss you

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

solar lightbulbs

I'm super impressed with this company Nokero based out of Denver, Co. They have developed a solar lightbulb that will help millions of people in third world countries around the world with an affordable light source [other than kerosene hence their name]. They have two models that range from $15 - $20 and replacement bulbs available as well.

Other uses with camping, patio and in natural disasters. I'm thinking about buying a couple to keep in our earthquake kit [yes I'm in So California here]

Monday, November 22, 2010

NYC for the holidays

I can't decide which video to post so I'm giving you both. It make me feel all snuggily and holiday-ish today. Granted the bird isn't even done yet but whatevers.

happy {early} holidays

Valentino for Gap

Apparently, Gap is opening in Italy this month. They asked Valentino to do a capsule collection to celebrate. This is what I read this morning as I nearly fell out of my chair. Guess what? It's only limitedly available in Europe and at Colette of course. All great things come from Colette. Paris selfishly keeps all the good stuff to themselves.


via Fashionista

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Buy The Bay

Heal The Bay a Los Angeles non profit organization here in Southern California are helping protect our beaches and oceans locally and globally [by default].

A few months ago I was asked to participate with their group for a collection of products to be offered up in limited edition to raise money and awareness for the group. Buy The Bay was launched to do just that.

Though I only got to help out minimally so far with some tags etc for one of the products, I'm happy to be a part of such an amazing group and organization. Tonight I joined my friend Khobe for the launch party. She did get to produce something amazing with them [this necklace] that is now available for sale along with other Los Angeles artisans work on the site

I hope if you have a minute, please click over to see the amazing work the group is doing along with the wonderful project as a whole.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pod People

I could sign up to be a pod person. I just wonder how do you get the pod back to dry land to enter and exit. Details details

Nest Rests designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety

via black eiffel

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

that rocks

Ron van der Ende made with reclaimed timbers and salvaged wood. YES please!

via design crush

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

cute overload

this maybe the cutest thing I've seen all month. Bebe in Madrid. Yes, darlings their children even look as chic as they do. via> Who? The Sartoralist of course

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Hello Sparkles

Miss Kate has some pretty sparkles up for the holidays, and a sweet type bracelet that is calling my name in a big fat way.

you know what else I love? the sweet mini hat box they all come in. You know I'm a sucker for good packaging.
Kate Spade

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Paul Weller

odd as it is...I won tickets to see Paul Weller on Saturday from KCRW here in LA. I'm looking forward to tonight at the Wiltern!

Monday, November 01, 2010


Do you know about J3 Production's Zine At Your Leisure? You should if not. Jonathan from Happy Mundane is the brain child behind this lovely new shelter magazine in it's second issue. Each issue is limited edition and signed BRILLIANT!

Despite my love of all things limited edition, the Zine is really beautifully shot and produced with very clear intentions of their mission which I love:

It's simply a visual train of thought.
A little bit of candy to make your eyes happy.
To highlight individuals that "live what they love" and showcase their creative spaces.
To pay homage to the people, places, things that have inspired us.

I would get on buying one of these beauties. Only 500 pieces in this press run. Each one comes with a little gift did I mention? super fun! Don't miss the behind the scenes shots on their site. Their model? worth the click over

Sunday, October 31, 2010

been on a photoshoot for the past few days - sorry for the radio silence around here. I thought I'd wish everyone a happy and safe halloween. Here's a fun treat to leave you with. Me, my brother [hulk] and my youngest cousin [clown] and a random neighbor kid[witch] the glee on my face for the soon-to-be sugar makes me laugh.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

yes please! I'll have the orange one with the basket.
Public Bikes.

free shipping right now through election day!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Pondering today

while I'm waiting for all heck to break loose here. I thought I would load a few more pictures from my kamakazi trip to Utah last week. Kamakazi as we drove one day, hung out for one day and did some business and drove back the next.

remind me never to do that again.

I'm a city mouse have I mentioned? Dunno something about nature... what do you do with all that silence? seriously? I was twitching being away from my computer that long. And? I rolled my ankle on a mundane path. I said out loud to my girlfriends "I f*&in hate nature". Not really, it's just funny how I am lost out there. I can tell you this. You can do a LOT of work from an iphone if you have to. I managed a business and 2 photoshoots from that handy thing. I thought smoke was going to pour out it at one point.

and Lastly, my friend Chelsea turned me on to this and I'm obsessed. Giant bunnies. NO LIE people

How do I get one? and will it eat me in the middle of the night thinking I'm a carrot? this is what we should be considering with NATURE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Be back soon!

Robert Redford says hello btw. A stop in at his Sundance Compound was lovely.

traveling a little for fun and for work right now. It will be spotty at best in the next few weeks. I'll stop in to say hello just as soon as possible!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I double dog dare you

we're kind geeking out on paper this week over here. Don't mind us.

What? you say you must have one? Darling...of course, just click here

This is how I feel about all of you

You're as yummy as a thick slab of bacon and I mean that in the nicest way
Available here

Don't Fret

we've got some of the funnest new cards rolling off the press this week! This is just one of them. Available on Etsy don't-cha-know?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

going grey

Is it gray or grey? I prefer grey if you ask me. That little "e" makes it that much more elegant I think.

I am grey. as in my hair. as in about 30% possibly more is grey at this moment. I color it all up. When I was home this summer my mom reminded me that my grandma's hair was nearly all white. I forgot about this, she said I was wondering if you might be the same way. Thanks mom, way to induce hair stress onto a 41 year old woman.

but today? today I saw this woman who is someone important in fashion - she must be, she's sitting front row at Céline after all. It made me not so afraid to go white.

plus this woman? she must be French I mean really? How is someone that chic?

images via Garancé Dore - she does lovely videos now don't you know? I liked seeing her standing next to her beau Scott near the beginning of the video. She's about 2 feet taller than he. Good for them right?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm having a music moment lately. I'm currently working on remembering the lyrics to Jay Z Empire State of Mind a song that I've been listening nonstop for the past two weeks. Can I tell you that I've never felt whiter in my whole life than trying to keep up with Mr. Z's prose? I'm still determined to bust out at some party and do my best rap video posing and hand throwing. Maybe even with a ball cap pitched to the side for effect.

{laugh, I know you want to}

but the adult in me, the oh my gosh that is good music? Oren Lavie is my guy. On par for me with Nick Drake {scandalous for music lovers I realize} but something about his smokey voice makes me want to curl up with my blankie and take a serious yummy nap {insert biggest cat stretch here}

yo yo yo I'm off to hit the beat yo.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Levi's photo workshop NYC

did you know about Levi's community projects? first one in SF had full blown printing presses [like what I use] to use during workshops and lab hours. Their next version going on now is in NYC where the local community can rent all sorts of cameras, bring them back print images or create tees from them and just be creative.

fantastic article here. I like how they're thinking


New issue [their first anniversary as well] is up

check it out here

Friday, October 08, 2010

Juliette Lewis has some music chops. Reminds me a little of Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs

plus? she has a great rock look - doesn't hurt things!

Things I'm obsessing about this week

it's official...I really, really want one of these

adult size scooter with basket {I would so put a richie logo on the front of that and zip around town} $245

they call them brogues, I call them wingtips. potato potattoe

jcrew $250

can't stop listening to Empire State of Mind with Jay Z

happy weekend