This is Nathan, my husband (on our wedding day). I don't think he's going to like that I'm posting pictures of him on here but I just feel like I have to to formally introduce him. Not only is he my second half but he's been working with me nearly full time as my business has been growing.. and I really could not do this without him (though I like to think I could sometimes :) It's very much a team effort here at the RIFLE studio.
He's behind the scenes helping me manage projects, make business decisions, answer the question "does this look okay?" a million times a day, and even helps print and put together invitation orders. Once the online store opens he'll also be pretty much running it and taking care of all the orders & shipments.
So, say hello to Nathan!
p.s. I'm clearing my schedule in the Fall to focus on the online store so it'll be open sometime in the next couple months. Sign up for the mailing list on the sidebar for the announcement and a special offer. I know, it's been a long time coming...
I've been a big fan of Jason of The Small Stake's posters for a long time and thought I would share some of my most recent favorites. I just love how simple and thoughtful each one is. To me, they're the perfect posters to decorate a house with.
images via The Small Stakes site & shop
Did you watch Mad Men last night? We don't have cable so I've got to use iTunes to watch the show. I just downloaded the premiere episode and can't wait to watch it with Nathan tonight! A lovely end to what looks like a long day at the office.
image via Vanity Fair
I just got back from my friend Blair's workshop to check out the bookshelf he's building me for the studio. This will serve the purpose of dividing the front shop section from the studio part of the space. I'm super excited about it and can't wait to see the finished piece. Everything seems to be coming together lately and I should be ready to officially open in a few weeks!
p.s. please check out Blair's amazing Etsy vintage store. The descriptions are awesome.
Have a great weekend!
Thank you to everyone who commented on the previous post about the name! I've appreciated reading opinions and welcome them to keep coming while I try and decide on something (I'm not sure I'm swayed either way yet).
I'm starting off a busy week with a lovely illustration by Max Dalton. It's from a new book that he illustrated called "The Lonely Phone Booth."
Yesterday I arrived to work to find my new awning being installed! The original one was a horrid teal color and the cheapest option I could do was have the existing frame recovered (a new frame meant hundreds of dollars in permits). I also had to go with a vinyl instead of a cloth awning because I would've had to pay extra to get it fireproofed (thanks Winter Park).
Now I've got to work on designing the writing to affix to it which brings me to this... I've been wrestling back and forth about what to call my paper line of goods. My overall company name is RIFLE design and that encompasses my graphic design, illustration and paper goods. But the paper goods line needs it's own little sub brand. Originally I was going to call it "Rifle Made" (hence this blog) but lately I've been liking "Rifle Paper Co." (it seems like it fits a little better since all the things I will sell have to do with paper.. and I like writing "Co.").
What do you guys think?? I need some opinions to help me out. :)
I lied because I have not been consistently posting this week, which is due to still trying to catch up after being gone. Vacations are wonderful but getting back into the groove again is tough.
However, I did just finish a new DIY post for Once Wed! Check it out here.
Have a happy friday & lovely weekend! I'll be posting more consistently next week and will also have a new DIY project for Once Wed coming up.
Above is a radical vintage postcard that Nathan and I picked up at an antique store during our trip.