Thursday, March 31, 2011

it's a Neil Diamond Kinda Day

it's 80 degrees here in So Cal today. Something about the weather was making me crave Neil Diamond - who knows why.

you can't beat a classic though

JCrew F11 preview

it's not a secret that I'm a huge fan of JCrew's Jenna Lyons. She pretty much can do no wrong in my eyes [except maybe lowering those prices a wee bit] This fall promises not to disappoint.

ok aside from the clothes? this red bag is making me lose my mind

capes. they're *brill* to hide muffin tops and other things that plague. plus? I always wanted to be sherlock holmes

perfect outfit. the purple pants are a fresh take on a neutral don't you think?

see many more images via Fashionista here. They are privy to the full line up.

images > jcrew > fashionista

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You can get with this or you can get with that

this commercial KILLS me. Currently the abridged version is running on tv. My favorites? The drummer and the two hoochie mice freak dancing at the end. Seriously funny

kate spade art

I'm liking this idea A LOT. Kate Spade has begun to commission artists for limited edition prints. Three are available now.

and reasonably priced I might add. Something I usually can't say about Miss Kate set of 3 $45

set of three prints
10"h x 8"w
january illustration by caitlin mcgauley
february illustration by jenny bowers
march illustration by pie bird press

Monday, March 28, 2011

ladies and gentlemen start your engines

New in the studio this week a racing good Save the Date poster

the bride and groom are involved in automotive racing and wanted a fun save the date poster to announce their upcoming ceremony. I brought in my friend and talented illustrator Mark Sasway to get the cars just right. The poster was shipped to guests in a kraft tube with matching icon label.

digitally printed.
11" x 17"

want some fun of your own? contact me richele[at]richiedesigns[dot]com for details

Friday, March 25, 2011

Saturday Night

if you're in the LA area. Saturday night artist David Weidman is having an open house artist reception in the arts district here in Long Beach. Located at The Vintage Collective on 4th street.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

i say a little prayer for you

aretha is on my mind today

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

not much more to say than what's floating around but that I've lost my sister in eyebrowness and pale skin.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

filthy if this isn't one HOT set of stationery! see the full kit over on Lovely Stationery a new fav site - thanks R. for the tip.

sexy little commercial

I say this only because I could spot them from my previous life in moto land ... A Ruby Helmet and Ducati 750 Sport were used in the commercial

thanks to Jonathan for the tip

Monday, March 21, 2011

samantha french

I have a thing about water. I'm sure I've mentioned it before? I must I take a bath every morning, or that I would love to be a fish but it's too cold and the whole breathing under water thing doesn't work so well for me in this life.

I just want to lay in a warm pool or on a warm sandy beach 75+ish degree water please if I might request; air temp 80+ if might be so bold.

because I just want to hang out and have a cocktail and be warm.

the artist? WOW Samantha French via Ace Hotel

Saturday, March 19, 2011

anything with Tom Hanks is alright by me

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bloggers Day of Silence

I'm a little late to the game but alas I'm participating in love for Japan with many other bloggers today. They have chosen a group called First Giving /Shelter Box to donate to.

I don't know anything about that group so If you would rather donate to the American Red Cross you can also find their link here

because wherever you give it's good.

Best Coast

I dare you not to tap your toes.

Best Coast - Crazy for you

pinch me anyway

luck of the Irish to ya today. Lets hope we all get a little pinched

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

custom stationery

I have a new set of custom stationery going out this week to a great client and friend. She told me to surprise her with whatever I wanted to do [orange was a recommended color though] I think she'll be delighted.

interested in a custom set of your own? I can do that. email me richele[at] and we can set something up or go take a look over at my Etsy shop to get some ideas of what we can do.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fitz & The Tantrums

a little obsessed with this group. Doesn't he remind you of the guy from Spandau Ballet?

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I'm pretty much in love with the simplicity of this package. Want to see the full schmeal? click here for the details.
via Twig and Thistle

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The bride wore McQueen

only in my dreams.

But rumor has it that Ms. Kate Middleton will be next month in her grand British Wedding. I hope the rumor is true, it will be classic with a little funky in there just how I like.

see the full McQueen show on

fyi: If you're a fan...designer Sarah Burton did a smashing job, I might add, taking over for Mr. McQueen after his untimely death last year from suicide. She has brought his aesthetic out just right with a little bit more wearability than Lee's own collections.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Business Solutions

You may think I'm just a one note girl with cards and invites but I do work on other things I might have you know. I've been working with Mail Delivery Service for a couple years now. I just realized we have quite the office package we've put together over time. We just finished up a fun oversized direct mail postcard as well.

initial "zippy mail guy" design and website done by a colleague of mine, David Gath for Curve Communications.

click to enlarge for more detail

Saturday, March 05, 2011

perfect studio

I'm putting my order in for my next studio to look like this.

via a few folks on Pinterest but it looks like originally it came from here.

by the you know about Pinterest? it's probably the most fab thing ever. Follow my pins here

Friday, March 04, 2011

Happy Friday

this made me smile today...have a good weekend kiddies!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Oh So Beautiful Paper

Have I mentioned that it makes my whole day, week, month to be featured on this site? It does. I was lucky enough to have Nole feature my shark card today. If you haven't ever visited her site, please do. Aside from my stuff the woman shows some amazing printed work on a daily basis [no lie]

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


this card is *brilliant*
I'm a little bummed out that I can't say it's mine!

designed by James Prunean via lovely stationery

via>oh so beautiful paper

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

More Tommy Ton - Paris

It's Paris Fashion week darlings...
go check out Tommy Ton and the stylish ladies