Saturday, March 30, 2013

new in the shop - OLD IS THE NEW BLACK

the fashionistas out there will know what I mean.
available HERE


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

pep talk

I don't know about you but I'm always in need of a pep talk. this made my day.

thanks black Eiffel

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I have gay friends who have had longer, more successful relationships than myself and my parents combined.

I hope that one day when I'm 80 and I'm talking to a young person about their history lessons, that they'll talk about this day as we talk about the civil rights movement now. How could we have been so dumb? How did we let this go on for so long?

Love is equal. end of story.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New in the studio - Kristin & Michael

peony image blind embossed + charcoal ink, champagne envelope with pink liner, grey envelope rsvp.
looking for something unique for your own event? I love working custom! contact me richele [at] richiedesigns [dot] com

click to enlarge images.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

sneak peek: in the studio

My husband says it's his favorite of my work "down to the envelope". I might have to agree, I'm not sure what that means for my own invite a year + ago!

I still haven't sorted out why Blogger has changed the large image size postings. click this bad boy to enlarge to it's glory.

blind emboss with translucent white ink, charcoal grey. Envelopes rsvp gravel grey + opal outer envelope. Pink liner to come.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

new in the studio

Part 1 of 5 series for photographer Eric Hameister. We're looking back at his career through his cameras 1979 "dad's camera" was his first. We're trying something different than the standard old 'photo postcard' and telling the story of how he got here.

click to enlarge photo

Monday, March 11, 2013

New in the shop: Happy Wife, Happy Life

An office I use to work in had some fairly sassy women in it. One day my boss was griping about something his wife had done and a coworker said to him "as soon as you realize you were BORN WRONG you're life will become so much easier" We all had a good laugh about it but for years he repeated that mantra with a chuckle. It's true though, yes? Happy Wife, Happy Life?

Perfect for a new couple's wedding, anniversary or ummm, I'm sorry I was a bonehead type of moment.

available HERE

Sunday, March 10, 2013

lea cappelli

keep this 17 year old on your radar. her voice is like butter.

lea cappelli

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Saatchi art online

I just discovered a site dedicated to art and emerging artists. The London gallery [and I believe part of the advertising agency as well?] has long promoted art and artists around the world. Their online content helps emerging artist post and sell their art to a higher end buyer than say Etsy. Here are some of my recent favorites:

"le Birkin"

Valerie Carpender

LOVING this Saatchi artist Kaley Rhodes
"Blonde Ambition 4"

Friday, March 01, 2013

more new in the shop

a little reminder to chew rather than gulp.

Available in the shop