Rare Bird Co. is a retail shop focusing on artisan made, handmade goods + natural, sustainable products. Our shop features our signature collections, Pauline Stanley Studio & Rare Bird Co., alongside a curated selection of art, jewelry, home goods, accessories and more.

Pauline Stanley, Founder/Designer

Pauline Stanley is a designer, illustrator, and artist living in Richmond, VA. Her work is inspired by natural elements, Scandinavian + midcentury design, geometric shapes + patterns. She has run her company Pauline Stanley Studio since 2011, designing and making minimal + earthy art, jewelry and home goods.

Products and artwork are for sale through her online shop and Etsy shop.

Follow along with current projects through her instagram @paulinestanleystudio + @rarebirdco

She also shares about art, creativity and business through her YouTube channel and online classes.

For design/licensing/wholesale requests and other general inquiries, please fill out the contact form or email hello@paulinestanley.com.

Our Back Story

Pauline Stanley, born and raised in Virginia, now lives with her raucous family of seven, including her husband, two sons, daughter, two cats and one dog, in the Bon Air area of Richmond, VA. She has been hand making jewelry and accessories since 2006. In 2008, she built a business as a vintage clothing and jewelry seller for her online shop, Fashion House Vintage. There she cultivated a love for business ownership and all things vintage, but missed utilizing her creativity to express her own perspective in design.

She then decided to devote her time and effort to developing her creativity and learned graphic design, printmaking, hand dyeing and metalsmithing techniques. In 2011, she created her own handmade shop on Etsy, a place that provided her an outlet to sell some of the accessories and jewelry pieces she was making out of her home. There she found and community of people who shared her vision. Today she continues to run her shop out of her studio, while furthering her skills in jewelry and art/design. With over 12,000 orders made in the past years on Etsy, she has also built her own stand alone e-commerce shop at therarebirdco.com.

In her current designs, she finds an incredible amount of inspiration from geometric shapes and patterns, midcentury design, ethnic patterns, fun quirky trends, and loves translating them into minimalist modern designs for everyday life. Most of all, she is happy growing a business where she can make things and share them with a community of people who appreciate her vision and the importance of shopping artist made products.

Her latest venture is a new online shop, Rare Bird Co., housing a collection of her own designs, alongside a curated selection of goods from other independent designers and artist.