Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy New Year's you animals!

wishing for 2012 to be magical for all of us.

photo via fffound

Saturday, December 24, 2011

O Holy Night

Rufus Wainwright's voice is so perfect for this song. Merry Christmas, Love Richie

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 I promise I'll do a full wedding post - heck you haven't even seen my invite

but until then. I got some more of my photos back the other day. This is why I married Chris - everyday feels like this with him.

I'm just barely dog paddling here with my schedule before the break darlings. You may or may not see me again till after xmas. If I forget to check in? Happy Holidays to you all.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Design Shuffle

I was introduced to Design Shuffle - A social media site for designers and architects recently and you know I like me a good interior. I spent a few, well lets just say too much time, looking through the scores of interesting designers and architects pondering, one day, when we own a home.

Let's take a look, shall we?

Scott Sanders LLC, NY City project: Hampton Home Traditional and East Coast, but I love the layers of things happening in this room it's bright, sophisticated and elegant

Venegas & Co, Boston, MA a kitchen design studio. This is brilliant. I'm sure there is a need just to have one's kitchen done and not feel bad that you're not giving the rest of the house to the designer doing the job. I love this modern but warm kitchen. I'm especially digging the stacked tile backsplash that goes to the ceiling. I adore cabinets that go to the ceiling. I've always thought what the heck? with cabinets that just stop and leave a foot of gap [that could be storage] at the top. plus? it destroys the line of sight when you're in the room [but there I go again being picky]

how incredibly sweet is this back house turned rec room? gosh it's like a little gum ball heaven. [ikea curtains btw] John Loecke Inc., NY

lastly, gosh what a "great room". This is just calling for three kids and a couple of dogs. I hope they are rollerskating across those floors [when mom isn't looking] Blackfish Lane residence is a project by Workshop/APD out of NY. This group is amazing - don't miss the rest of their portfolio

if you're looking for inspiration or a designer/interior group to find a solution to your issue at hand you'll definitely find a little bit of everything here.

school house electric

apparently I'm in a video posting sort of mood lately. Have you seen this one? Love School House Electric's products

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co on Vimeo.

PS kind of in love with this chair

Friday, December 16, 2011

That's Gangster Traffic

so good I can barely stand it.

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames

Thursday, December 15, 2011

new in the studio: moon business card

graduating BFA design student Satsuki Atsumi contacted me a couple weeks ago about producing her business card. I soon realized she was under the gun as she wanted it for her senior show in approx 10 days from when we met. A crash course in teaching her printing details, some discussions with a master printer I have studied with about the grey moon image portion and a bunch of hoping and crossing fingers it would work in her time frame. [I've had incredible [luck? and] success with projects turning out involving screens or a percentage of the original image which normally are tricky to achieve.

We opted to produce two sets of plates in case the lower of the resolutions of the grey plate didn't work. We opted with our first select anyway. We got them completed and handed off to Satuski the eve of her senior show [nothing like a little pressure]. We were both thrilled with the finished piece.

interested in a glammy biz card? I know you are. email me for details richele[at]richiedesigns[dot]com

please enlarge image to see the yumminess up close.

beautiful project

Jon Crispin's Willard Project is really stunning.

This is part of an ongoing photo project by Jon to document the suitcases left by the people who lived in the Willard Asylum in upstate New York.

"In 1995, the New York State Museum was moving items out of the Willard Psychiatric Center in Willard, NY which was being closed by the State Office of Mental Health. It would eventually become a state-run drug rehabilitation center. Craig Williams and his staff became aware of an attic full of suitcases in the pathology lab building. The cases were put into storage when their owners were admitted to Willard sometime between 1910 and the 1960s. And since the facility was set up to help people with chronic mental illness, these folks never left. An exhibit of a small selection of the cases was produced by the Museum and was on display in Albany in 2003. It was very moving to read the stories of these people, and to see objects from their lives before they became residents of Willard."

There is some question to what Maude's tools were used for, but I'm fairly certain she was a book maker. The leather tools, glues and binding threads look very familiar to what I've played around with in book making projects. I also suspect she may have set some type in her day as the wood photo'd looks to be "furniture" the wood spacers used in typesetting [which I still use today]. She definitely was an artisan.

to see a small video about his project please click here. I wish I had known about his Kickstarter project while it was still going. It makes me happy that he raised more than double the money he had set out to with his goal.

thanks to Aubrey Road for the intro to his project

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The $100 dress

Is it possible to get a good looking [and fitting] dress for under $100? I found a few that might convince me it's doable.

Top Shop little black dress for office or jazz it up for night with some sparkles $96

red dress ASOS $72.72

SALE short sleeve ASOS soft skirt Midi dress $50.90

navy split hem dress [slightly over budget but too cute not to think about] $109.08

chain print dress $72.72

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Do I look like a doily in this?

I'm down with a good laugh these days. Silly You Tube videos with talking animals ... children rapping to whoever. Call it the demise of my brain cells I suppose. Most of all I love good wit.

you know you've said at least 3 of these things to friends in the past 6 months don't lie. The Twitter feed is even better. #shitgirlssay

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jet Setter

For your chic jet setting girlfriend this year.

vintage tray goodness. John Derian European Hotel Decorative Trays. Feel like a jet setter without leaving the house. available Bergdorf Goodman $66-$80

Friday, December 09, 2011

new in the studio

A holiday card pretty much for anyone. The 2012's might be arriving to your doorstep if you're on my list. That color combo is so darn cute I can barely stand it.

available here if you don't know it all ready.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Dear Santa

If you've hit the lottery this year - these would be lovely...

Chanel black patent jumbo quilted kelly briefcase. Can't you just see my ipad in this? $1950 - gosh it's even slightly USED...because I'm willing to slum a little for Chanel

of course I don't want to be greedy but this sweet little scarf from Hermes is lovely too, you a stocking stuffer or something tiny. I promise to find a lipstick this exact shade of reddish pink just to match it. $546

gosh, and I can't forget something for the house now can I? This Hermes Giant Avalon Blanket will keep our tooties warm all year round. $2575 best part about this one is I don't even think you have to be put on "the list" to order it. Super easy peasy gift if you ask me.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

holiday stationery sets

There is still time to order custom stationery for the holidays. Last day for orders for Christmas delivery is Thursday Dec 15th.

use this free shipping code as my treat for you. FREESHIP11

Love of NYC

I have a secret love affair - don't tell Chris. It's been 2 long years without visiting - maybe this spring.

A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.

It's with NYC and sometimes SF as well - I'm greedy like that. A lovely video to capture the heart of.
via>design crush

Monday, December 05, 2011

I'm distracting you with some pretty shiny images while I recover from the Unique Show.

dress: Jenny Yoo
brooch: vintage [it's so awesome]
shoes: flat and nothing to note
groom's suit: jcrew - can he be more handsome? [ps summer suit not currently available]
photographer: eighty eighty-four
flowers: Twig Floral

what you can't see and was probably the best thing I wore...I had asked my cousin to let me borrow my grandmother's watch [as my borrowed] and she also sent something down for me to keep [as my old] that sent me into hysterical crying I was so moved. My grandma and I were very close so it was so nice to have something that reminded me of her on that day.

Friday, December 02, 2011

if you're in LA hope to see you at the Unique LA show this weekend 11-6 both days. I'm in spot T51