Wednesday, February 29, 2012

swell necklace

zara geometric necklace $19.90 {seriously}

davey...always had a crush on him as a kid

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Intern wanted

you just might need to pull a rabbit out of your hat, or maybe you just make my life magically easier. I'm game for both really.

what I'm looking for:
6 month commitment - school credit
someone with a laptop and CS knowledge
flexible schedule [approx 15-20 hrs a week] but be on time and efficient.

a good eye
attention to detail is a must
interested in printing [previous experience a plus]

what's in it for you? learn to letterpress print, working experience in a small business, I write crazy good recommendation letters and have been know to show up with coffee and or treats. it could possibly turn into a paying job for the right situation.
long beach, ca company - must be local

email me richele[at]richiedesigns[dot]com with your info


I'm a perfectionist. have been since I was little. I remember crying hysterically going into a geography test in the 4th grade because I knew I wasn't going to get an A.

along the way in my adultness I gave up trying to pretend to be perfect, we're not - any of us... though my assistant would probably tell you otherwise. I'm sure Angelina Jolie can't cook and maybe Katy Perry farts in her sleep, it's just the way it is.

Recently, this lovely, crazy talented gal posted something about perfectionism, which I must say was a relief to me because her schedule makes me exhausted just watching it from the outside. She's 25 or whatever... is what I kept telling myself. I'm comforted to know she has days like mine.

I just read this business report [which I adore] and they spoke to perfectionism, and how it relates to brands. It's an interesting read if you're curious about such things.

Monday, February 27, 2012


it's monday, rainy, blue sort of day.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

for my guy's office

got one for the guy's office [he works in cardiac surgery] how swell is that? $18

new fav

I have to admit it... when I see a very young person with immense talent I get really jealous. I'm not even jealous of their age, it's just that they have so much more to go and they're already SO GOOD. Hopefully, someone thinks that about me as well.

you guys probably already know about Mr. Bazaar? You're all cool like that. But if you haven't, the 20 yr old wonder-kid is seriously talented with spotting color. Apparently, I'm not the only one to notice, the pup works for Rue as well. The online mag which seems to be a magnet for the rest of the 20 year olds that I'm entirely jealous of. {sigh}

plus? our sites colors? I think he might be

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

pink & orange

one of the most magical color combos - just having a moment about pink and orange

kids art? pssh wish it was mine

groovy dining room


rothko my favorite painter

a daring home color


happy happy

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chris Cornell

if you know anything about me, it's that Chris Cornell is my rock boyfriend [ok, maybe Henry Rollins too and possibly a few more we won't talk about right now]

A lovely tribute and a great version to the song.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Post Secret

some sunday's this site makes me sad - sometimes I laugh outloud.

still an amazing site.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Calvin Klein fall 2012

I can't tell you how long I've been searching for the perfect collar. Thank you Francisco Costa

hopefully one of those will show up at Loehmann's in a couple years after everyone else is done with it.

images >

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I use to date a guy named Raoul, although he spelled it Raul. It was one of those romances that you like him WAY more than he likes you. We actually had a lot of fun, I don't know what his problem was since I'm awesome.

My mom of course was convinced we would have babies, and he would run off back to his country with them [I think she had just seen some movie of the week] I tried to tell her, he's from South America not the Middle East as her movie was set. I honestly think she thought the continents were one in the same.

What does this have to do with the clothing here? Absolutely nothing. The line is called Raoul though and it made me start to think about Raul and his Mr. Big ways. What can I say? I was post-divorce and retarded.

So here's to handbags and South America men and how I made out WAY better in the end.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Have I told you that I've put in my request for my next life? Maybe that's morbid to speak of, but I have. There is only one problem, I have a few and I can't decide.

First off I'm coming back as a house cat - duh. snacks and naps in the sun, need I say more? Second, I'm coming back in Sophia Vergara's body. This is no joke people - she's has the most insane body I've ever seen. And lastly, I'd like to come back as Garance Doré. Shooting fashion week, fabulous friends, running in heels, champagne, France, ciggies and a traveling boyfriend. I mean really, who wouldn't want to be her.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

sidewalk love

wishing you a heart filled day.

just a little sidewalk love from my neighborhood

in case you're in need of the greatest love story of all? go see this Mr. Newman reminds me of my grandpa - he loved my grandma as equally too.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Downtown LA

I'm having a love affair with downtown LA right now. I couldn't figure out why but this weekend I realized it reminds me of New York. I'm not down there very often but if you have a chance to go down on the weekends [in the morning], the streets, the sounds and the beautiful buildings can transport you [or maybe it's just me]

I got some fun photos of things before my days at Unique LA, hopefully this week I'll have more time to post them. Until then this gorgeous building is the Eastern Building developed by the Kor Group a few years ago into residential lofts. Kor is also responsible for the stunning Viceroy Hotel Group among many.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

let's make out

well, not exactly making out.

lets chat over some lovely paper goods this weekend? if you're nice I'll give you a hug or maybe a peck on the cheek.
see you at Unique LA.

All the fun details are over here. I'd love to see you

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

best valentine's ever

um wow. Those Coudal guys don't mess around. seriously one of the sweetest valentines I've ever seen.

Field Notes: Red Blooded from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

get your red field notes here.

feeling minnesota

ever have those days when you just want to be a bad ass?

to be honest, I'm exhausted. big job we just finished...all that daily life stuff. But today I just have this inner rock girl screaming to get out, motorcycle boots and all. I'm going to live vicariously though.

Karen O Yeah Yeah Yeahs [awesome in concert btw] and alison mossheart of the Kills / Deadweather fame.

photos? are from this lovely lady's pinterest - she's living the 25 year old's dream as a new So Cal transplant and I'm picking up her youth-induced discoveries along the way

p.s. anyone get the feeling minnesota reference? special brownie points from me if you do

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

clutch me

just {still} having a moment about clutches. divine photos? all here of course darling

linoleum cuts / typeface

thanks to Jessica for turning me onto this video.

Aria from Fountain Type on Vimeo.

I miss doing linoleum cuts {very much} an old shoulder injury makes it impossible these days. It's very difficult to concentrate one's hand for long periods of time for carving ... or it leads to expensive chiro appointments same/same.

Monday, February 06, 2012

I'm putting my date request in first

Lets have a date this weekend shall we? me & you? I'm even calling before Wednesday so that that you can't already say you have plans.

this weekend is the special LoVe edition Unique LA. Single? come anyway there's free booze and cute boys - or if you're into that whole married thing, but I suspect the wife will be with him.

Rumor has it I'll be just inside the front door - next to the DJ booth getting my groove on.
Where is it you ask? California Mart. Get all the deets here:


I'm sure you are all ready thinking about it but may I entice you to order your card like NOW? The bacon cards are flying off the shelf today. So much so, we're reprinting later this week. Make sure to get on the early wagon kiddies!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

kitchen love

My best friend and her hubbs just bought a house that they'll need to renovate from it's 1970's madness. I've been on the hunt for interesting photos for her ever since. Some days, living in So California you can only dream of owning a home. At 600-700k for a fixer upper...{sigh} it's so far away from being a reality for C and me. I'm living vicariously.

not crazy about the dark cabinets but love the banquette seating. Everyone is already in the kitchen anyway might as well make a space for them.

pretty much love it all. {thank you also for making the cupboards to the ceiling - nothing makes me crazier than short cupboards]

all of the images came from this board.

oh the loft / open kitchen. In reality it will probably be a nightmare to cook in but Form over Function!

OMG the pull out stools. yes, please.

Slim Aarons and yellow? hells to the yah - sign me up pronto.

all of the photos? via here

Friday, February 03, 2012

all time girl crush

Linda Evangelista to be featured in the new LOVE magazine - the end of elegance /punk issue available Feb 6th

via> fashionista

Thursday, February 02, 2012


don't mind me just having a moment about orange.

Jcrew skirt / sweater combo

orange swing jacket $198

an orange door, why the hell not?

Hermés of course

texture via matchbook

Umeki Dress $375 but I might be more in love with the bag.

bubble necklace $150 wouldn't it be smashing on a grey blouse? omgosh.

Kei Emblelished Dress DVF $565 because you can never have too much sparkle at the grocery store.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tom's ballet flats

Just released today!

I have yet to be able to do a Tom's shoe - flat feet and those shoes don't work so well. I'm thinking I might have an easier time with their new ballet flats {or I can fill with all my gear}. I can't wait to try them on.

leather, canvas and suede variations available $74-84. As always, One For One as the company has been built on from the very beginning.