Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm with VT

One of my dear friends is in Vermont - luckily she and her husband are ok but she tells me some of her coworkers have lost everything during the storm. Thought I would pass this along. Independent Vermont Clothing is donating all the proceeds to the Red Cross.

[from their site] All of the profits (about $15 PER shirt) benefit the Red Cross' efforts to get Vermonters back on their feet after the recent devastating floods.

This shirt is now available for PRE-ORDER. It will be printed September 15th.

thanks to Design Crush for the info

Monday, August 29, 2011


because this will be the highpoint of my week.

Mr. Brad Goreski mentioned me today on Twitter - granted I did send him a question but alas I just touched virtual shoulders with the bow tie master himself.

BTW we're on the hunt this weekend for Chris' wedding suit. He wants something classic but a little funky in the brown/plaid/glen plaid field. Of course I'm drawing a blank. Have a suggestion? send it my way.

Monday, August 22, 2011


in the land where everyone is sexy and young...

I adore and admire the photo diary of Hedi Slimane The man has got the black and white thing down.

I know you're saying but wait Hedi is a girl? No. Read here it will explain

Saturday, August 20, 2011

new in the studio - chevron stripe invite

super clean and sharp invite suite got finished up this week. It's my first time using a chevron and I'm kinda hooked!

I've made it available for sale on Etsy in case you're in love as much as I am.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Long Time - Mayer Hawthorne from MayerHawthorne on Vimeo.

this is special for Susannah because I know she likes to get down and boogie with her lamé and headbands.
thanks to gregory han for the tip off

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

fall colors

ooh that blue. and don't get me started on the cranberry and pink combo.
all from DVF

in love with a rug?

I said to Chris last night as I was fondling my Elle Decor. "I'm not sure it's possible to be in love with a rug, but if so, I am". He wasn't impressed. He wasn't even convinced it was a rug to be honest. He thought it was wood. Rothko inspired of course. You know I'm a sucker for Rothko.

Warp & Weft
designer studio collection by Annette Rusin

I'm afraid to even know how much this sucker costs. 10k? 20?

Monday, August 15, 2011


seen here

Friday, August 12, 2011

friday night in the big city. waiting for C to get home, I'm cruzing Pinterest and thinking about makeup and hair. I'm loving this pretty in pink look.

via here

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Art of the Letter

recently, I've had a couple of opportunities to talk about printing and greetings. It's probably no secret that I like a greeting card.

So here is what I've figured out: I don't know of a single person that has printed a tweet, an email or a text out and put it on their mantle. Maybe you have? Tell me, because if you did, I'm curious.

sending a card or a letter is a treat for the receiver. It's also a lost art and apparently I'm not the only one noticing. Today on CNN the headline Is Handwriting Dead? It's not a secret, I'm assuming, that our kids can't write cursive.

I see a huge future for these people, The Snail Mail Project, that you can have an email transcribed for you and sent to your desired person. [are we that lazy? really?]

The Art of the Personal Letter is available through Amazon and others should you be in the need for a fresh course on what to say.

Friday, August 05, 2011

I'm a size 4 {in my mind}

I'm not a size 4. I haven't been since I was 14. But in my head? I'm angelina Jolie and can wear this dress. I might add that I'm probably wearing it to the grocery store since I don't do much entertaining that would call for such a frock.

but I'm also sexy enough in my mind to pull off this short hair do

I've had short hair before. It's fun I'm not gonna lie but sometimes a lot of work in that in-between length. Stella is selling it pretty hard right now but the wedding "do" has me on hold.... lets see if it will pass.

The new Zara lookbook? to die for. I would take one of each. See it here and some of the new fall stuff staring Stella HERE

don't be such a pill

these made me laugh.
made by Los Angeles Jewelry designer Cast of Vices

Thursday, August 04, 2011


I'm pondering holding a couple of letterpress classes for the curious. I'm still laying out the idea but if you're interested please email me for more information. richele[at]

classes will be project based approx 4-5 hours on saturdays. First class to be held in September. Very limited [max 2 students at t a time]

located in Southern California [Long Beach to be specific]

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

food porn

if you're a foodie you'll know the name elBulli. I accidentally caught Anthony Bourdain's episode about the last days of elBulli on Monday night. I can't stop thinking about it.

Little food dreams have been dancing through my head ever since. The truffles....she says whistfully....

And if you're not a foodie? Chef Ferran Adriá was/is considered the best chef in the world - elBulli the best restaurant in the world – earning a three Michelin Star rating. You should read more about him here. The restaurant closed at the end of July but will reopen in 2014 as a 'think tank' with food and other creative minds. Somehow I think TED will end up here. hell, I will end up here - I'm claiming it now.

I wish I could embed the full clips here on the site but you'll have to click HERE and HERE to watch. And that plate of black Truffles he's served? dunno probably $600 worth of truffle? sure sign me up.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

happy shark week

The trouble with real life

Mattson Creative



I guess it just got a US distributor after European acclaim - I'm intrigued

Monday, August 01, 2011