Category: Fun

Top Ten Moments With Sunday Moments

Top Ten Moments With Sunday Moments

One-hundred-and-one makes for a lot of Moments with Sunday Moments. To commemorate this major milestone of what has become one of our very favorite Need Supply Co. studio traditions—we share our Sunday with you, you share yours with us over Instagram and Twitter. Someone even said Moments almost feels like the Sunday paper—cozy and reassuring. Thanks […]

Topless Blading

Topless Blading

New York is not a town that cares much for social norms. The liberal bastion of the Northeast flaunts it’s acceptance with aplomb – a twelve foot man in a pink wig won’t get a second glance here unless he does something horrendous like boarding the train before allowing the other passengers to exit first. Still, this […]

Style Icon: Josie Packard

Style Icon: Josie Packard

From the pin up sass of Audrey Horne to the nice girl neat of Donna Hayward, the strange and singular world of Twin Peaks is an endless source of steez. But Josie Packard was the spice, adding a dimension of real cultural intrigue and international mystery. No TV character’s styling has ever held up so well—if anything, […]

Kitsuné Tour The Stores Party

Kitsuné Tour The Stores Party

Last weekend our good friends Maison Kitsuné rolled into town for a stylish all-night soirée. As one of only three stops on the US arm of this year’s Tour The Stores trip around the world, we were happy they decided to drop in. The night started out in-store with fun, fox masks and French beer […]

Grand Prix Party at Need Supply Co.

Grand Prix Party at Need Supply Co.

On Friday, August 1, Need Supply Co. had the pleasure of showcasing the reinterpreted Grand Prix™ chair, originally designed by Arne Jacobsen and reimagined by Fritz Hansen and Han Kjøbenhavn. Richmonders and out-of-towners alike gathered in our Richmond, VA store with cups of Carlsberg for the unveiling of the newly designed chairs, featuring black tubular […]

Standard: Peanut Butter & Jelly

Standard: Peanut Butter & Jelly

It’s pretty safe to say that American cuisine has turned a corner. No longer the stuff of Velveeta and Cambell’s-soup-based casseroles, the country’s regional, ethnic and populist midcentury dishes have been modernized, tarted-up and remixed for a new generation. Southern barbecue or New England clam chowder, made with care and rendered in quality ingredients, can […]

The Super Soaker

The Super Soaker

S-U-P-E-R S-O-A-K-E-R. For ’90s kids, no two words emblazoned in neon triggered the same joyous reaction. The TV ads were everywhere, a comically irate camp counselor screaming: “WETTER IS BETTER!” Summer days were spent outside, hiding behind minivans, lawn furniture, and tree trunks. And there were kamikaze missions—running around in tight combat formation, soaking everything until tanks […]

Fireworks: For Patriot and Pyro Alike

Fireworks: For Patriot and Pyro Alike

The heart of even the most resolute curmudgeon can be melted by a firework or two. At a spry 14 centuries old, they’ve come to stand in as humankind’s definitive emblem of shared revelry and celebration. Whether on Boxing Day, Bastille Day, or every single day at Disneyland, there’s really nothing a few fireworks can’t […]

A Brief History: Backgammon

A Brief History: Backgammon

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world. But despite its age, it’s plenty more than a relic in grandma’s attic: it’s a tabletop mainstay of the Mediterranean, a test of skill and strategy, and our new addiction. Backgammon is literally played everywhere. Evidence of the game’s proliferation have been found by […]

Virginia is for Bacon Lovers

Virginia is for Bacon Lovers

Do you smell that sweet salty aroma? What is it? Does it fill your heart with glee and sadness all at once? Does it make you feel glorious, like being in one of those old Folgers Coffee™ commercials? If so, give a big “hell yeah!” because that smell you smell is BACON.

Style Icon: Dad

Style Icon: Dad

Sartorially speaking, we have much to thank our dads for these days: the resurgence of New Balance, socks with Teva sandals, and perfectly crisp white sneakers. But while “dadcore” is having a serious moment, the life lessons our fathers taught us will never go out of style. So in honor of pops, we gathered snapshots […]

The Sunday Guide to (Maybe) Catching Fish

The Sunday Guide to (Maybe) Catching Fish

While it’s only just begun, summer always seems to slip away so quickly. Before you can say “heatwave,” the backyard barbecues, ballgames, and outdoor concerts have come and and gone. But fret not: there’s nothing quite like fishing for making those summer days last (and last). So, here’s our Sunday guide to kicking back, slowing down, and […]

Dispatches from New York: Dossier Outpost

Dispatches from New York: Dossier Outpost

Our friend and Brooklyn beauty Ali Breslin took a break from freelance styling, modeling, and managing wholesale for In God We Trust to check out Dossier Outpost this past week. This is her take. The Dossier Outpost is kind of the greatest thing I’ve been to in a while. The small, but beautifully curated spaces […]

Brick City: The History of Lego

Brick City: The History of Lego

It’s not difficult to remember. Bustling cities built in a day in primary blue, red, yellow, green. Pixelated space probes shattering into their component pieces on berber carpeted living room floors. Countertop kingdoms with pulley operated drawbridges. Pastiche combinations of the three, blended into one surreal and chaotic playworld. LEGO, the iconic children’s toy of […]

Recipe: Derby Day Mint Julep Ice Cream

Recipe: Derby Day Mint Julep Ice Cream

Mint Juleps are a classic cocktail steeped in tradition in the South. Originally they were a breakfast item, which was thought to aide in protecting against malaria. In modern day they are better known as the Kentucky Derby’s most celebrated cocktail. With Derby Day coming up this week we wanted to share a recipe for […]

Style Icon: Rufio

Style Icon: Rufio

As far as Hollywood movies go, 1991 had some real significance. Major titles like Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Boyz N The Hood, Point Break, City Slickers, Fried Green Tomatoes and the return of Schwarzenegger as the protagonist in Terminator 2, were all on our watch list. Hollywood rang in the 90’s with ticket […]

A Brief History: Slaughterama

A Brief History: Slaughterama

Last week, our friend and local photojournalist Zach Gibson attended Richmond’s annual demolition derby and tall bike fest, Slaughterama. The following is a short history of the event, now in its 11th year. Since April Fool’s Day of 2010, I have seen self-administered stitches, tattoos, and black eyes.  I’ve seen a nude dude in a […]

Baseball: Game of Beards

Baseball: Game of Beards

With this week marking Opening Day of the 2014 season, we thought it would be a perfect time to look back at an oft-forgotten chapter in American baseball. To most Americans, baseball holds a special place in the hearts of nostalgic sports lovers everywhere, even dubbed “America’s National Pastime.” To some, just the crack of […]

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Spring signifies many things: new beginnings, renewal, and for us it’s when we kick off our Meet the Maker event series, where we invite some of our favorite designers down to Richmond to learn the stories behind the brands. For the first event of 2014, we’re thrilled to announce that Clare Vivier will be joining […]

How To:  Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

How To: Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

Today is your lucky day.Why, you ask? Because you will learn how to make one of the best paper airplanes of all time. Step 1. Grab yourself a piece of paper, preferably size A4 or letter. Step 2. Bend the paper over from the corner, so the front of the paper is flush with the left […]

Road Trip: NYC

Road Trip: NYC

On New Year’s Eve, friends and coworkers Jason and Marleigh decided to take an impromptu road trip to New York to see some friends and attend our pal Archie’s party. With about an hour’s notice, they packed up and drove to Brooklyn from here in Richmond for a one-night trip full of fun, friends, snacks […]

A 2013 Cheat Sheet for 2014

A 2013 Cheat Sheet for 2014

I don’t really make resolutions. The only thing I could muster up for 2014 was to cut out excess…i.e. mostly financial excess, i.e. spending more money than is necessary. One thing I do take stock in, and which I will share with you, are things that worked or I loved in 2013 that should be […]

Rediscover Home

Rediscover Home

If you live in a state or city far enough away from where you grew up then I have a goal for you in the New Year. Go back, and go ham. It’s not just about nature at all. It’s about rediscovering where you’re from and what you took for granted when you were a […]

A Look Back: Rocko’s Modern Life

A Look Back: Rocko’s Modern Life

Though it aired for only four short seasons, Rocko’s Modern Life is one of our favorites, reminiscent of an early 1990s childhood spent in the heyday of Nickelodeon cartoons. Full of adult humor that may have been over our heads twenty years ago, we can still appreciate the wittiness of Joe Murray’s characters and story. […]

Doppleganger Game Strong

Doppleganger Game Strong

Happy Friday! Short and sweet. I couldn’t let this one just fade to black without sharing it. The fellas from Hugh & Crye had some interesting fun with Halloween this year and they just let the photos surface. Guys, why’d you take so long? I’m extremely flattered and I can’t stop laughing….still. Check out the […]

Holiday Party 2013

Holiday Party 2013

We partied down this week at the annual Need Supply Co. holiday party with our friends at Carytown Bicycle Company. Thanks to Stella’s for the incredible spread, Belle Isle Craft Spirits for the delicious cocktails, and DJ TZA aka Tyler Worley for the sweet party tunes! Party photos by Cameron Charles Lewis

Jordan Brazie’s Valaric Surfboards

Jordan Brazie’s Valaric Surfboards

I’m a little late on this post, but I’m sneaking it in anyway. Jordan Brazie is one of a kind. An artist, craftsman, Virginian, and just a really good dude. Tucked away in a small corner of Virginia Beach, Jordan has created a small and solid mecca for shaping surfboards, called the Quay, where he […]

Grand Canyon Adventure

Grand Canyon Adventure

Our travel-happy friend Kelsey’s latest adventure was a trip through the American West, visiting stunning scenic National Parks and the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Kelsey’s visit to the canyon was perfectly timed, as an extremely rare thick and puffy fog filled up the entire steep canyon, a […]

Finding an Obsession in Adulthood

Finding an Obsession in Adulthood

As a kid growing up in Suburban Georgia, the outdoors were like a second home. We would play sports like basketball, wiffleball, street hockey, and kickball. I remember the days of hide-and-go-seek, “Red Rover,” and freeze tag. A greater portion of childhood and teenage years were spent with Mother Nature and then responsibilities set in […]

Jim Henson and The Muppets

Jim Henson and The Muppets

You probably know Kermit, Miss Piggy, and their friends as some of your most cherished your childhood companions. You can thank Jim Henson for bringing them into your life. The puppeteer, inventor, screenwriter, film director and producer is best known as creator of The Muppets, but he had a much bigger impact on your childhood amusement […]

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

It’s no mistake that fruit, those tasty little morsels from the earth, are so wildly colorful and fun. Fruits were made for more than just eating: for drawing, for decorating, for wearing. We’re taking a playful look at how artists and designers from all over are having fun with fruits. For once, it’s ok to […]

Style Icon: Courtney Love

Style Icon: Courtney Love

If there’s anyone who really exemplifies 90s grunge-rocker style, it’s Courtney Love. Married to the most famous grunge rocker of all time, and famously sporting red lipstick and a carefree attitude, Courtney is as talented musically as she was a generation’s style icon. We’re channeling the decade of baby barrettes, blue eyeshadow and midriff-baring with […]

Scary Movies: The Classics

Scary Movies: The Classics

October is for baking pies, picking apples, carving pumpkins, and most of all: watching scary movies. Horror films and thrillers are a dime a dozen these days, so we’re going back to the classics and rounding up the retro scary flicks to get you in the halloween spirit. Sure, we may already know how it […]

Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

We recently celebrated the release of the 3rd issue of our in-house biannual print publication Human Being Journal with a gallery show at the esteemed ADA Gallery and an after party at Black Iris. Our friend Constantine Giavos supplied the music while we drank beer from Hardywood Brewery and snacked on a myriad of meats […]

Interview: Let’s Go Adventuring

Interview: Let’s Go Adventuring

Saying goodbye to summer is hard, but that’s doesn’t mean all the fun is over. Fall is ripe for weekend getaways and day trips, and we’re more than ready for an adventure or two. Our friend Kelsey is always on the go, taking trips with her friends anytime she can find a spare second, and […]

Fall Line Fest

Fall Line Fest

In a few short weeks, Fall Line Fest will bring us more than 40 live bands, along with special artist/chef menu collaborations, live mural painting, and so much more. The 2-day festival aims to showcase exactly what gives Richmond its own unique charm, with a focus on music, food and art. photo by Andrew Bain […]

The DIY Man

The DIY Man

I have a lot of clothes that don’t get the wear they deserve, so if they are a little too tough to just giveaway to my younger brother, I try and find new use out of them. I’m a bit of a self-proclaimed DIY Man where I try to give old pieces simple (or complex, […]

The Pros and More Pros of Tattoos

The Pros and More Pros of Tattoos

I have seven tattoos. In sheer stupidity, I got my first one when I was 16 years old. It’s a basketball. On fire. A flaming basketball. It’s awful, but it’s awesome. Awful in the sense that it’s faded and wasn’t done all that well (thanks Arlington Tattoo Shop!) and awesome in that it reminds me […]

Fast Food Mascots

Fast Food Mascots

If there’s one thing almost all fast food chains have in common, it’s weird mascots. While some are modeled after real people or animals, there are still those few that we’re not quite sure about. What is Grimace, anyway? We’re diving in head first to find the real stories behind these strange, and sometimes creepy, […]

Go Explore: Weekend Road Trip

Go Explore: Weekend Road Trip

You don’t have to take an extravagant vacation or jet-set overseas to go explore. Travel and exploration can happen in a day trip, a weekend get-away, or right down the street. All you need is a curious spirit and an adventurous attitude. Last weekend, a couple of friends from our crew took an impromptu road trip a […]

40 Days of Dating

40 Days of Dating

Designers Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman have been good friends for years. They’ve watched each other fail time after time when it comes to relationships and seem to have opposite challenges. So, finding themselves single at the same time, they decided to try a little experiment. It’s been said that it takes 40 days to […]

Jesse and the Rippers

Jesse and the Rippers

If you’re anything like us, then you still know all the words to Forever, and remember when Jesse was a star in Tokyo and when DJ dated Viper, one of the Rippers. Well, lucky for you, Uncle Jesse got the band got back together for a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, complete with […]

Summer Movies

Summer Movies

Many people go on Christmas-movie watching binges when December hits, but I believe in watching summery movies in the summertime. I also believe in owning actual copies of films on dvd (not just relying on Netflix and the internet), so I went through my rather eclectic movie library and put together a compilation of screenshots […]

Anne Emond’s Comics

Anne Emond’s Comics

Even though I was never a fan, those Cathy comics were insanely popular for a reason: tons of women must have identified with good ol’ Cathy. Anne Emond’s comics (or should I say “comiques“) are like that for me. Signing into feedly and seeing that there’s a new post on her blog makes me legitimately […]

Hear This: Chairlift

Hear This: Chairlift

Synthpop duo Chairlift began in October 2005 at the University of Colorado, with the intention of making music for s haunted house. Fast forward a few years, and Caroline Polachek amd Patrick Wimberly are now based in Brooklyn, New York and making much more than sound effects. Separately, the two have worked on various projects […]

Style Icon: Solange

Style Icon: Solange

Solange isn’t just Beyonce’s kid sister anymore. The singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer, and DJ can also add style muse to her long list of attributes. She may look up to her older sister, but we look up to her when it comes to fearless, awesome style. The wild-haired beauty isn’t afraid of clashing patterns and […]

Heineken’s Dad Jokes

Heineken’s Dad Jokes

Heineken, working with Wieden + Kennedy, has decided to celebrate Father’s Day this year by popularizing some seriously bad (read as: awesome) dad jokes. The best part about this compilation is that everyone can contribute to the ever-growing collection of cheesy, eye-roll-inducing dad jokes by tweeting it out and hashtagging it with #dadjokes to @Heineken_US. The beer company has then […]

Destination: Sa Calobra

Destination: Sa Calobra

Our friends are spending the summer on the high cliffs of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain. One of the most spectacular areas of Mallorca is the stony beach on the desolate northwest coast where the Torrent des Pareis, or Twin Rivers, meet the Mediterranean Sea, carving a path through the rugged Tramuntana mountains. The canyon […]

Five to Seven

Five to Seven

FIVE to SEVEN is a collection of moving portraits of individuals in the kitchen. The above video features a denim designer named Tom making dinner and drinks for his friends in Topanga Canyon, CA. The name and essence of the project were inspired by the apéro hour tradition in France (and elsewhere) of getting together in the […]

+ POOL: Tile by Tile

+ POOL: Tile by Tile

Three years ago, our friends at PlayLab had an idea: A floating pool that makes it possible to swim in a clean New York river. + POOL is designed to filter the very river that it floats in through the walls of the pool, making it possible for New Yorkers to swim in clean river water […]