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Featured Seller: Rich Neeley Designs

Nov 28, 2011

by RichNeeleyDesigns

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Rich Neeley, and I’m married to Brenna. We live in Southern California, where we grew up. Brenna graduated with a degree in comparative literature and has had a passion for books since she learned to read. I’ve always wanted to start something and make it my own. So, it only made sense that, less than a year after we got married, we started a small business making iPhone and iPod charging docks from new and vintage books. It’s called Rich Neeley Designs, and I recently made the move to working on my shop full time to create more awesome book magic. Our goal is to bring more books into your life.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I love fishing. Freshwater is my favorite, but I’ll fish anywhere there’s water. Being outdoors really appeals to me. I am also a recent fantasy football addict, which Brenna just loves. She likes video games (she’s a nerd), crafting and reading. Together we go on book hunts, out for great Mexican or Italian food (depending on who wins the coin toss) and take weekend trips with friends.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Rich Neeley: The Rich Neeley Story About Rich Neeley. By Richard Neeley. Just kidding. Brenna’s a better writer, so I’d probably let her title it. She’d call it Everyday Obsession, because when I like something, I tend to fixate on it. She says it’s both my best and worst quality.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Last year we got married and Brenna’s books took over the decoration. Her dad made us bookshelves for the altar, and we had book centerpieces on the tables. Then, in the aftermath, she had piles of leftover books that didn’t make the cut. This inspired me to create our product. I’d had the idea for a long time, but I hadn’t done anything with it. After the wedding I had the time to think and stacks of books to work with.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade means connection. Sometimes when Brenna’s wrapping up a book charger for a customer, she’s sad to see it go. It’s impossible not to get attached to something you make by hand. She sometimes wonders where they are and how they look in their new homes. I feel that handmade is more a way of thinking than anything else — it’s the reason I want to talk to customers and answer questions and why we won’t send out anything we don’t love. It represents us. Everyone deserves our best work.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My wife.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Brenna’s answers to this are mostly authors. And by mostly, I mean all. I’d want to see my dad’s engineering design plans and process. He passed away when I was very young and so I don’t really remember seeing him work or design. We use his drafting table in our studio as a work table, which is pretty special to me. It makes me feel a little connected to him when I work.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
It’s the same for both of us. We have a small oil painting we purchased on our honeymoon. We bought it from an artist at an outdoor art fair.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I try to get uncreative — I’ll throw little bits of paper at Brenna or I’ll watch a movie or an outdoor survival show. I also like talking to my next-door neighbor Bill — he always has advice on new tools, processes, buildings, and innovations.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Celebrating the ten year anniversary of you asking me this question!

Still creating and working for myself. Maybe not in the same way or in the same place, but if I can make a living doing whatever new thing I’m excited about, I’ll be good. Etsy has really helped me see that being creative can lead to amazing things.  Also I’ll have a pet baby jaguar that never grows up.

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The Alice in Wonderland booksi for iPhone or Android
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Pride & Prejudice booksi Dock for iPhone - Cloth
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The Scarlet Letter booksi for iPhone and iPod - Nathaniel Hawthorne Book Dock
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James Joyce's Ulysses booksi for iPhone or Android - Ruby Red
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Peter Pan booksi for iPhone and iPod - New Leather Edition
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Frankenstein booksi Dock for iPhone and iPod - Mary Shelley
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Sherlock Holmes booksi Dock for iPhone or Android - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Lord of the Flies booksi for iPhone - William Golding
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189 comments

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 4 years ago

    Great shop and interview! Congrats on the feature.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Love your shop! Your work is amazing! Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • SacredandProfane

    SacredandProfane said 4 years ago

    Wow! Amazing products! Great interview!

  • marieowltoinette

    marieowltoinette said 4 years ago

    Ingenious! Such a wonderful idea for old books! And I bet your wedding looked wonderful! Using books as centerpieces is such a cute and inventive idea!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 4 years ago

    what a stinkin' cool idea! loved reading your interview~ congrats on the feature

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 4 years ago

    This is a great Idea and a wonderfully thought out product ~ cheers to individuality !

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 4 years ago

    I love books....

  • fiorejewellery

    fiorejewellery said 4 years ago

    Great interview! Fab shop!

  • BlenderGallery

    BlenderGallery said 4 years ago

    What a cool idea. Great Feature. Congrats on your success.

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 4 years ago

    What a fantabulous idea! Congrats on being featured and good luck with your endeavor.

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 4 years ago

    I am a bookahoholic therefore this was so interesting. Congrats on this article!!!

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 4 years ago

    Brilliant! Love the idea that one can have beautiful authentic "paper" books collaborated with an electronic device!! Congrats on the feature!.

  • TheWellingtonBoot

    TheWellingtonBoot said 4 years ago

    Such a great product idea, congrats!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 4 years ago

    You two pick great books to use as charging stations! They'd look great in any house.

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 4 years ago

    lol @ "a pet baby jaguar that never grows up" I am so stunned by all the fantastic stuff in your shop - seriously, what a freaking genius idea, well executed.

  • reflectionsjewelry

    reflectionsjewelry said 4 years ago

    A unique perspective, and thoughtful creativity. I enjoyed viewing your work. Thank you!

  • TheGreenPoetCloset

    TheGreenPoetCloset said 4 years ago

    beautiful work :)

  • TheGreenPoetCloset

    TheGreenPoetCloset said 4 years ago

    great work :)

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 4 years ago

    A fabulously resourceful shop! Great interview as well. Congratulations on the feature!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 4 years ago

    What a fun shop!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 4 years ago

    Great interview and I love all of those books and of course your designs.

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Love ♥♥♥♥♥

  • outoftheblue

    outoftheblue said 4 years ago

    Amazing! Congrats on being a Featured Seller!!

  • LiddoKiddo

    LiddoKiddo said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature and great idea!!!

  • starbee

    starbee said 4 years ago

    Great ideas, great design. If only you had a charging station for my EVO!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    COOL!!!

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 4 years ago

    how very creative!

  • TheLonelyHeart

    TheLonelyHeart said 4 years ago

    CONGRATS on being the featured sellers, you guys are seriously creative!!!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Wish you much success!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 4 years ago

    I found you through pounce so many months ago!!! LOVE this!! I am sooo happy for you!!!

  • lunagirl65

    lunagirl65 said 4 years ago

    I love this concept! I love that old books are being re-purposed for modern technology =-)!! Would you consider making such things for the i-pad?? I'm not sure I'll be using my old i-pod much now that I have an i-pad ;)

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 4 years ago

    What a cool idea. Especially in my studio where I have antiques and old books, this would blend in perfectly. Congrats on the feature!

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 4 years ago

    Great shop! Cute interview! Dream Husband!

  • vinskord

    vinskord said 4 years ago

    What a great idea! Congrats on the feature!!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 4 years ago

    Very clever and unique! Congrats!

  • susiehesse

    susiehesse said 4 years ago

    Love the book shelves organized by color!!

  • emwi

    emwi said 4 years ago

    I love projects for repurposed old books! These are really great pieces. Very discrete for your coffee table. I also just found this bird house made from old books the other day: http://emwi.tumblr.com/#13400309144.

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 4 years ago

    LOVE your shop and your story~ I'm so happy to see you doing so well! Congrats on the feature!!!!

  • phuleffect

    phuleffect said 4 years ago

    Just bought two for my siblings! So excited--love you work!

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 4 years ago

    Wow, these are so cool! Congratulations on being featured, I loved your interview!

  • devikasart

    devikasart said 4 years ago

    Very COOL feature! congrats!

  • Melissababycreations

    Melissababycreations said 4 years ago

    I think you items are terrific! So much nicer than a mechanical looking charging doc! I love books also, so your work really appeals to me! Love your bookshelf too! Best of luck!

  • adrianaallenllc

    adrianaallenllc said 4 years ago

    Books are a very important part of my life. If I am breathing and not inolved in some creativity process, I am usually reading. So I certainly encourage the presence of books in our lives. Great idea. Best of luck!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 4 years ago

    Wonderful article.

  • estheraguirre

    estheraguirre said 4 years ago

    Super nice interview!!! Many sales!!! Awesome idea! Black friday sale still going on!!!! Just visit us: estheraguirre.etsy.com

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 4 years ago

    Sweet!

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 4 years ago

    Lovely interview and a wonderfull store!!! Congratulations!!!

  • peshka

    peshka said 4 years ago

    Wonderful shop and interview!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 4 years ago

    You have such cool products! I love your shop!

  • KatyMcCready7

    KatyMcCready7 said 4 years ago

    Hey Hey, Best thing on Etsy, currently! Incredibly creative. Vintage awesomeness! Way to Recycle! The earth thanks you and so do the book authors! Katy

  • SkinnyKnits

    SkinnyKnits said 4 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats!!!

  • funsicles

    funsicles said 4 years ago

    i have a question...why do you put your iPhone on the books?

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 4 years ago

    Love these chargers - such a creative and ingenious way to reuse and upcycle old books!

  • KatyMcCready7

    KatyMcCready7 said 4 years ago

    LOVE this product! Super way to turn a book into a treasure!

  • kkcarlsondesigns

    kkcarlsondesigns said 4 years ago

    ahhh thats so awesome on being the featured seller! congrats! I love your idea, so creative!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 4 years ago

    this is amazing! congrats!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 4 years ago

    I love love love your products. How cool to use those antique books!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 4 years ago

    Loved reading your feature! Your items are really beautiful; I'll have to remember that if I ever have an iPod! Congratulations on your sudden fame. :o) Blessings on you, your family, and your business, Hannah Jasmine

  • mistleandtoe

    mistleandtoe said 4 years ago

    what a fabulous idea! these are so attractive and functional. congrats on the feature!

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 4 years ago

    These are very cool! Congrats on the feature

  • DCFraulein

    DCFraulein said 4 years ago

    This makes me want an iPod!

  • JustBeachyJewelry

    JustBeachyJewelry said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the article! I love having books around, great idea!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 4 years ago

    Aw you guys are so sweet! Congrats :)

  • leslieholz

    leslieholz said 4 years ago

    BOOKWORMS RULE!!! Congrats on your article!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 4 years ago

    wow! awesome shop!!! such fabulous designs!! you two are such a fantastic couple!! congrats!

  • babiesandbabes

    babiesandbabes said 4 years ago

    What cool products! well done!

  • FiligreeCreations

    FiligreeCreations said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • creativecarmelina

    creativecarmelina said 4 years ago

    genius.....simple...beautiful....i love it! ciao Creative Carmelina

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 4 years ago

    yay! love your work :) and a pet baby jaguar that never grows up! we'll take two!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 4 years ago

    very cool.. congrats

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 4 years ago

    I just love being introduced to new to me, fabulous shops through featured seller! Congrats to you both ~ Awesome way to use books creatively!

  • ModernTypography

    ModernTypography said 4 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I am a book lover/crafter, too! Also, a southern California resident. I'd love to know some of your favorite spots to shop. If you share yours, I'll share mine ;)

  • uniquefabricgifts

    uniquefabricgifts said 4 years ago

    We love books, and think that they beautify our homes. Very creative product. Congratulations!!!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 4 years ago

    Great items!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 4 years ago

    Love the picture of you two together! You look so happy!! Congrats on being on the front of Etsy and having a wonderful interview. We love to read about other couples working on Etsy. Have a great holiday.

  • inbook

    inbook said 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your coments! If you have any questions feel free to head over to my shop and send me a message. Thanks again, Rich

  • divelegant

    divelegant said 4 years ago

    Great Photo! Congrats....

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 4 years ago

    What fun! I saw your item featured somewhere else a few months ago and I think it's fantastic. Best of luck to you both.

  • theyellowdoorpaperie

    theyellowdoorpaperie said 4 years ago

    It's awesome to see the two of you loving each other and what you do! Congrats to you! -- Mary McLeish Arteche

  • TechnoChic

    TechnoChic said 4 years ago

    I love the colors of books you choose :o) You are awesome!

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 4 years ago

    very cool!

  • MoreThanStitches

    MoreThanStitches said 4 years ago

    Great article! Lovely works.:)

  • 14xbags

    14xbags said 4 years ago

    Such a great shop and article! Very cool!!!

  • HomeStudio

    HomeStudio said 4 years ago

    How cool are those!!!

  • TheCozyBarn

    TheCozyBarn said 4 years ago

    very smart product for today's world Great Job!

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 4 years ago

    Hilarious interview! Congratulations on the feature. You two are rad.

  • elleandcompany

    elleandcompany said 4 years ago

    love love love it!! great read

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 4 years ago

    Loved this! ..great way to bridge the old with the new!

  • TheresaAnnVintage

    TheresaAnnVintage said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful idea, book docking stations! As a lover and seller of vintage books (not to mention a person ruled by her iPhone) I say, Bravo!

  • HeatherKent

    HeatherKent said 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Rich & Brenna!!!

  • honeyscolors

    honeyscolors said 4 years ago

    Cool! Congrats. ;D

  • muffintopdesigns

    muffintopdesigns said 4 years ago

    you guys rock. so do those books. xoxoxo

  • sugarnums

    sugarnums said 4 years ago

    Love it! Congrats on being featured!

  • quiltfever

    quiltfever said 4 years ago

    What creative minds and great interview. Best to you both in your business.

  • GoodAndOld

    GoodAndOld said 4 years ago

    I love this idea! I'm also a bibliophile so I doubly love the idea. You both sound like a great team. Congrats on your wedding, too, and doing something you love.

  • HOomen

    HOomen said 4 years ago

    These are really great, such a good idea and they are beautiful too.

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 4 years ago

    I love taking old and turning into NEW! good job!

  • vintagefindsMN

    vintagefindsMN said 4 years ago

    very cool! congrats!

  • whphotography

    whphotography said 4 years ago

    Amazing blend of old and new! Beautiful work. xo, WHP

  • masonke

    masonke said 4 years ago

    How very innovative! I like the contrast between old and new!

  • ALTernativeCreations

    ALTernativeCreations said 4 years ago

    just love this! how creative ive never seen anything like it, what a great unique gift! congratulations for being FS~!

  • freesoul

    freesoul said 4 years ago

    Bravo!! just a little confusion if you can read the book as well?

  • theyankeepeach

    theyankeepeach said 4 years ago

    Unique and incredibly creative! Congratulations on the feature :o)

  • ChezaIndigo13

    ChezaIndigo13 said 4 years ago

    OMG, LOVE THIS!!!! So proud of you, and I may have to get over my issues with Apple just to celebrate this love of books!

  • AscendedEarth

    AscendedEarth said 4 years ago

    What an incredibly creative idea, one of the best I have seen in a long time :) Best wishes for your business!

  • HappyMappy

    HappyMappy said 4 years ago

    What a creative idea! What a creative couple! Fabulous!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 4 years ago

    oh my goodness...this is the coolest thing EVER!!! love this you two! congrats on the feature...so well deserved!

  • 2vcreative

    2vcreative said 4 years ago

    Awesome work. What a wonderful way to give new life/function to books!! Congrats on being featured. Best wishes to you and Brenna.

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 4 years ago

    So neat!! Its great to see how you inspire each other! So much fun! ~KK~

  • inbook

    inbook said 4 years ago

    Wow. We are overwhelmed with all the compliments! We will get more vintage books up as fast as my little hands can go! - Brenna

  • JenniferKingDesigns

    JenniferKingDesigns said 4 years ago

    LOVEing this! Congrats!

  • SageWillowsVintage

    SageWillowsVintage said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. I love your shop. ♥

  • gesthandmade

    gesthandmade said 4 years ago

    Super cool! I am going to share on my FB page :)

  • AdinaAndGem

    AdinaAndGem said 4 years ago

    what a wonderful idea! I am such a book lover...this will be going in my future home one day! wish you much success!

  • giftworldz

    giftworldz said 4 years ago

    Great interview and great product! Congrats!

  • goldminetrash

    goldminetrash said 4 years ago

    What beautiful and unique items. Great interview too. He seems very cool!

  • MakeItSpecialMosaics

    MakeItSpecialMosaics said 4 years ago

    First off. . .you and your wife are adorable. Congrats to you both on this wonderful feature and on your business success. I just purchased The Hobbit from your shop for my adult son who loves anything unique, and this docking station is definitely that. I had asked him last week what he wanted for Christmas and he actually said "gosh mom, I have no idea". Then he mentioned an external hard drive for his computer, which I will purchase next week and I knew when I saw your shop, I had to buy him The Hobbit because he is a Lord of the Rings fan. Thanks for creating such a unique product. May you and your wife continue to be blessed. Rose

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 4 years ago

    Congrats!

  • evarios

    evarios said 4 years ago

    Great product!Congrats to you!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, was lovely to read about the story of your shop! Hope your successful for many years to come : )

  • Inklets

    Inklets said 4 years ago

    Cool idea!

  • vintagebyme

    vintagebyme said 4 years ago

    Great Idea, so unique!

  • alvelo6

    alvelo6 said 4 years ago

    What a great idea to bring traditional and technology together!

  • KPlager

    KPlager said 4 years ago

    Always, new and innovative ideas on Etsy!

  • SimplyCutebyKarin

    SimplyCutebyKarin said 4 years ago

    Super cool!!

  • inspirationalbanners

    inspirationalbanners said 4 years ago

    Really. Enjoyed. This. Best wishes to you and your bride.

  • koribarto

    koribarto said 4 years ago

    Love how a simple idea fills a creative niche, well done.

  • lacegrl130

    lacegrl130 said 4 years ago

    I love your things. I keep looking for a VIrginia Woolf book! My daughter is getting her Phd and VW is her specialty! Take care and congrats on your wonderful shop and this brilliant article!

  • Genlin

    Genlin said 4 years ago

    Unique!

  • iamFineArt

    iamFineArt said 4 years ago

    Very coo idea :)!!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 4 years ago

    Great idea & lovely story. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • julsofparadise

    julsofparadise said 4 years ago

    Great story and cute couple! Best wishes for a long life of love and creativity together!

  • WysteriaLodge

    WysteriaLodge said 4 years ago

    What an amazing and creative product! You two are just the sweetest, congratulations on the article and your recent nuptials. :) Can't wait to wander through your shop!

  • Gelada

    Gelada said 4 years ago

    LIKE ♥

  • AlexandraMontclair

    AlexandraMontclair said 4 years ago

    Love it! I also arrange my books by color!

  • Bmbyx

    Bmbyx said 4 years ago

    @ AlexandraMontclair, I do too. All my books are arranged by color :o) @Rich and Brenna, Congratulations guys. You deserve to be featured! Olga :o)

  • rusticCrush

    rusticCrush said 4 years ago

    awesome idea

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 4 years ago

    Congrats!

  • sweetmellyjane

    sweetmellyjane said 4 years ago

    You guys are so clever! Congrats on the feature!

  • NaturalandVintage

    NaturalandVintage said 4 years ago

    what a smart idea!! love it

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 4 years ago

    so creative I have seen you before? I mean that same photo of you two! Did Etsy ever feature your wedding? Best wishes for continued success!

  • Popups

    Popups said 4 years ago

    amazing

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 4 years ago

    Great Feature! Love your product! Wouldn't mind one of these being in my stocking this year. :0)

  • PiacereMioPaperie

    PiacereMioPaperie said 4 years ago

    Lovely couple! I love how you feed off each other. Congratulations.

  • WillowandQuinn

    WillowandQuinn said 4 years ago

    brilliant idea and exceptional product. rich neeley designs is bound for great things. that's my prediction!

  • BirdiesCozyNest

    BirdiesCozyNest said 4 years ago

    I love reading about happy people doing what they love. Congrats and best wishes! :)

  • ImpactStudio

    ImpactStudio said 4 years ago

    Wow! I love how you weren't afraid to take what you love and turn it into something completely different. I'd be afraid to do anything to books because I love them so much, but your products celebrate reading and the beauty of written word!

  • BeadSoupJewelry

    BeadSoupJewelry said 4 years ago

    Very unique! Congrats!

  • LidiDesign

    LidiDesign said 4 years ago

    What a cool and unique idea! Congrats on the feature.

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    EggMoneyQuilts said 4 years ago

    What a neat idea! Good luck to both of you guys!

  • traceydumont

    traceydumont said 4 years ago

    Love it! :))

  • vicro

    vicro said 4 years ago

    This is a great idea!! I expect that you will be very successful!

  • jessterk

    jessterk said 4 years ago

    Awesome stuff! Liked the Mitch Hedberg reference =)

  • Toxicguineapigs

    Toxicguineapigs said 4 years ago

    I got the Mitch Hedberg quote...well done! I have to refrain from answering with that at interviews....

  • verstrickt

    verstrickt said 4 years ago

    As an ironic commentary on the state of the book in contemporary U.S. society, I'd say your products succeed. But given that nothing in your interview suggests you meant this ironically or as social commentary, it just makes my soul hurt to see such beautiful books treated in this way.

  • 5150mommy

    5150mommy said 4 years ago

    Hello neighbor ! Congratulations on the feature and congrats on such a wonderful creative product ! Wishing you much success and wishing for all your dreams to come true !

  • PigandPepperShoppe

    PigandPepperShoppe said 4 years ago

    Great Shop!! These are very clever!

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop said 4 years ago

    Congrats!! Love your creative ideas!!!

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 4 years ago

    Amazing idea...cool! Congratulations!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • FieldsOfVintage

    FieldsOfVintage said 4 years ago

    Great shop and interview as well. Congratulations on the feature!

  • tisareads

    tisareads said 4 years ago

    I don't even have an ipod and I want one!

  • feathertreestudio

    feathertreestudio said 4 years ago

    Cheers to you! Love your Omaha poster. I live there!

  • FunkyFriendsFactory

    FunkyFriendsFactory said 4 years ago

    Hello Rich!! I love reading and I think making charging docks from books is a GREAT idea : )

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Loooove your work!!

  • 2ndtree

    2ndtree said 4 years ago

    I completely agree with Verstrickt; how could anyone who loves literature treat great works of art like this??? Yes, books are so decorative but sadly non-functional. Gotta fix that. But I keep books on my desktop for a quaint function -- to read them

  • RocksandRoses87

    RocksandRoses87 said 4 years ago

    I just got one of these! They're amazing! Congratulations on the feature!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 4 years ago

    Okay, now these rock! I am always rescuing books and finding alternate lives for them..just can't stand to see them go to landfills...many do! Thanks for giving these new life!

  • tjalaine

    tjalaine said 4 years ago

    What a cool idea! Great feature as well!

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 4 years ago

    awesome product and y'all seem to really have it goin' on :)

  • sarahelisabeths

    sarahelisabeths said 4 years ago

    cool!!!

  • LittlePergola

    LittlePergola said 4 years ago

    Amazing work!!!

  • KARozWoodworking

    KARozWoodworking said 4 years ago

    Great idea and shop....here's to your continued success!

  • envirohist

    envirohist said 4 years ago

    I love the new Penguin hardcover classics designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith; I'm not surprised to see them here. But it saddens me to see rarer books, like "The Book in the Attic" repurposed in this way, since their contents are permanently lost. We are not the first generation to use books as decorative items (think of the libraries that kings and queens amassed to signal their power), yet it makes me sad to see something described as a celebration of books when it is in reality a celebration of their looks. To be fair, though (and I hate to be unsupportive of a fellow Etsian!), do you look for books with damaged texts?

  • TinaCrespo

    TinaCrespo said 4 years ago

    "Our goal is to bring more books into your life." ....That you can't read?

  • desertsoapstone

    desertsoapstone said 4 years ago

    What an awesome idea! Thanks Etsy for featuring Rich and his wife. I wouldn't know about them and this sweet gift idea otherwise. Great article.

  • geans

    geans said 4 years ago

    These make me sad. These books could be read, and many of them are new.

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 4 years ago

    Congrats .....great Idea

  • houndsome

    houndsome said 4 years ago

    Nice! The erudite and the craftsman... and fisherman! Great idea!

  • MrsCraftyRVing

    MrsCraftyRVing said 4 years ago

    As a lover of books this is great. A super idea!!

  • ESTATENOW

    ESTATENOW said 4 years ago

    We ALL need Books... Great stuff ...

  • LaPlumeEthere

    LaPlumeEthere said 4 years ago

    Congrats!!! Love my charger :)

  • skullyglam

    skullyglam said 4 years ago

    What a unique and wonderful product. hope you sell lots this holiday season! Skullyglam.etsy.com

  • Eternitee

    Eternitee said 4 years ago

    Cool idea! I love these!

  • pachamamalove8

    pachamamalove8 said 4 years ago

    Very original.

  • Zaheroux

    Zaheroux said 4 years ago

    You throw bits of paper at your wife, that is adorable!! Very very unique idea! Congrats on your feature!

  • shalomdan

    shalom dan said 3 years ago

    Another year will also be Charging Stations

  • KatyMcCready

    Kathleen McCready from KathleenMcCreadyArt said 3 years ago

    THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ETSY SHOPS!!!!I try to include you in my treasuries! I just love what you do for these poor neglected treasures! New life for an old book and with a purpose! You two are so super. You inspire everyone on Etsy. Congratulations on being featured sellers!!!

  • gazoo541

    gazoo541 said 1 year ago

    I have a problem with them guaranteeing their product. They wont answer muy emails about the docking station I purchased for my daughter that wont charge now

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