[all images via Rich-in-Craft]
I wish I could remember where I first read about the Folie à Deux handbag collection. Instead, I just have a cryptic note on my iPhone with the heading "for the blog." At least I had enough insight to realize this was worth sharing.
Digging around online, I found that Folie à Deux was the 2008 debut of Rich-in-Craft, an L.A. design collective made up of Tiffani Anne Williams and Parker Todd Brooks. Made of wool and lined in silk with custom-molded polyurethane and glass handles, Williams and Brooks created only 36 of these limited-edition beauties.
The problem is, however, that Rich-in-Craft seems to have disappeared since its stellar debut. The Etsy store is shuttered for "vacation," and there is no mention of any new product on the company website. I would think this team would be too dynamic to fizzle out, but I can only hope that Williams and Brooks are each still designing individually. I'll have to email the contact link on the site and get back to you with an update. In the meantime, just enjoy the bag porn.