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Meet Your Makers: People making stuff we love

Anna Bond, Rifle Paper Company

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INDISPENSABLE TOOL:
“A paint brush and my gouache paints … I buy my art supplies at Sam Flax whenever possible.”

LOCAL MAKER SHOUT-OUT:
Jason Gregory at Makr and Lauren Bradshaw of Walnut Animal Society.

DESIGN INSPIRATIONS:
Fans of Rifle’s lush floral designs won’t be surprised by this: “I’m continually inspired by nature, fashion, architecture … I love Brooklyn-based floral designer Amy Merrick’s work.” Bond recently collaborated with Merrick on a mysterious project that she calls “amazing and incredibly inspiring.”

CURRENT OBSESSIONS:
“I’ve been listening to a lot of Django Reinhardt, and the Avalanches. And I’ll eat out or drink a cocktail at Prato any night of the week if someone is buying!”

WHO BUYS RIFLE?
“I like to think we have a pretty wide range of customers who buy our products – anyone from girls in their 20s who shop at Anthropologie to moms and grandparents. Michelle Williams commissioned custom holiday stationery from us a couple years ago, which was pretty amazing.”

WHERE CAN ORLANDOANS BUY YOUR WORK?
“You can buy all of our products (as well as other gifts and books) in our studio shop … next to Dexter’s on Pennsylvania Avenue.” Bond will also be selling original works (gouache on watercolor paper) at the Culture & Cocktails event April 12.

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