Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wayne Thiebaud

Ahhh Wayne Thiebaud, my soul brother in art. 

Raised in Long Beach, Ca he later moved to Sacramento where he has lived most of his life. He taught art at Sacramento City College for a bit [can you imagine?] and later at UC Davis. 

Mr. Thiebaud has an exhibit that just opened in Laguna Beach and will run through early June

Though he has lovely figure work and landscape paintings. I'm most in love with his food series. Cakes and Pies and Americana.

Can't wait to see the show!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Aldea Home - San Francisco

Happy to welcome Aldea Home in San Francisco as our newest location to carry Richie Designs greetings.

If you are in the area stop by the store for fantastic home goods, baby and gifts. By far my favorite stop while we were in town in December shopping. Here are a few favorites from their website.

for your favorite photographer
Canon and Nikon camera pillows [ahem, would go nicely with my camera card I might say!]

omgosh. this quilt - I'm madly in love.
San Francisco map quilt 
[kitty not included]

super chic macrame light - that room isn't shabby either!

Aldea Home
890 Valencia Street
San Francisco, Ca
open everyday 11am-7pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lou Reed

Dunno, something about Mr. Reed - I've never been a crazed fan but for the past few years he's just the IT for me. Did you read the Rolling Stone letter from his wife? Possibly the best love letter.ever.written.  We should all be so lucky to live like he did.

"As meditators, we had prepared for this – how to move the energy up from the belly and into the heart and out through the head. I have never seen an expression as full of wonder as Lou's as he died. His hands were doing the water-flowing 21-form of tai chi. His eyes were wide open. I was holding in my arms the person I loved the most in the world, and talking to him as he died. His heart stopped. He wasn't afraid. I had gotten to walk with him to the end of the world. Life – so beautiful, painful and dazzling – does not get better than that. And death? I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.
At the moment, I have only the greatest happiness and I am so proud of the way he lived and died, of his incredible power and grace.
I'm sure he will come to me in my dreams and will seem to be alive again. And I am suddenly standing here by myself stunned and grateful. How strange, exciting and miraculous that we can change each other so much, love each other so much through our words and music and our real lives."
-Laurie Anderson

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Monday, February 03, 2014

A Valentine for everyone!

We've got a little something for everyone - whatever stage of love or like you may be in the midst of!