Provenance: Rifle Paper Co.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Rifle Paper’s beautifully whimsical stationery creations, and we are certainly not the first. Back in 2009, Anna Bond was working as a freelance illustrator when a close friend asked her to design her wedding invitations. Anna posted a few custom designs online and hey presto, the whirlwind success that is Rifle Paper started. The blogosphere fell in love, she was flooded with orders and landed her work in the pages of Martha Stewart's Weddings.
In just four short years the company has evolved from Anna and her husband Nathan working in their apartment to a full staff employed at Rifle headquarters - a studio and shop in the couple’s hometown of Winter Park, Florida. You might say their success is testimony to the power of the internet but we have a sneaky feeling it just speeded things up a bit. Really, Rifle’s success is the story of one talented and determined girl with great style who’s not afraid of putting in some serious hardwork.
Inspired by a “hodgepodge of things” from mid-century design and vintage children’s books to architecture and folk art, night-owl Anna spends her hours developing the company’s product lines (hand painting her beautiful designs) as well as negotiating the headaches of starting and growing a business. She freely admits there have been many sleepless nights and lessons learned along the way but ultimately she spends her days doing what she loves, with the person she loves most by her side.