Category: Fun

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 […]

Style Icon: Dads

Style Icon: Dads

Your dad may not be perfect. Maybe he gave you a black eye while playing catch in the backyard or let you try your first sip of beer far before you could ever appreciate it. But, we’re sure he did it out of love, and most likely looked super sweet while doing so. You’ve heard […]

Bocce: A Short History

Bocce: A Short History

Bocce is a ball sport belonging to the boules sport family. It is closely related to bowls and pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Every summer with the onslaught of cookouts and outdoor gatherings, bocce once again becomes a popular game of choice for all ages and skill […]

Chart: The Worst Jobs in History

Chart: The Worst Jobs in History

If you are currently “suffering” at some uninspiring desk job with what you consider to be long hours and pitiful pay, this chart should put your situation into perspective. Lapham’s Quarterly has created this interesting matrix that highlights some of the worst jobs in history. Kind of like New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix, only the exact opposite; Lapham […]

The Beard

The Beard

Over the course of history, men with facial hair have been ascribed various attributes such as wisdom, sexual virility, masculinity, or a higher status. Beard growth is linked to testosterone, so men with beards are often regarded as the manliest of men. Charles Darwin, pictured below with an impressive beard himself, first hypothesized that the […]

The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

Surprise. The first long weekend of summer just snuck up on you like a watery squirt of ketchup on your hot dog. You’ve got a lot of options on your plate: days full of beach traffic, and soggy cole slaw, and burnt hot dogs, and pools that are too cold to swim in, and awkward, […]

NatGeo’s FOUND

NatGeo’s FOUND

Need a new time suck? We’ve FOUND it for you (pun intended). FOUND is a new Tumblr page created by National Geographic offering their curated collection of photography from the NatGeo archives, each photo with a short description underneath. In honor of their 125th anniversary, they established the Tumblr account to showcase photographs that reveal […]

Warby Parker: Interview and Launch Party

Warby Parker: Interview and Launch Party

Early this month, we launched the tenth Warby Parker showroom in the country right here in our store in Richmond, Virginia. The entire Warby Parker collection is now available to try on a purchase with prescription or non-prescription lenses. Warby Parker was founded in 2012 by four friends and business school grads, David Gilboa, Neil […]

Human Being Journal: Issue 2 Launch

Human Being Journal: Issue 2 Launch

To celebrate the release of Issue 2 of our in-house publication Human Being Journal, we packed up and traveled from Richmond, Virginia to New York City and invited all of our friends and family to party with us. Special thanks to Space LES for hosting us, DJ Lucas Walters for playing the jams, Heineken for providing […]

DIY: Floral head wreaths

DIY: Floral head wreaths

Bohemian chic style seems to be going nowhere and lately we’ve been seeing a new spin on floral headdresses. Wearing flowers in your hair is tricky business and can go from cool to cheesy fast, so for this look you’re not gonna want any old daisy chain. We found a DIY recipe for floral wreaths on […]

Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

I was browsing The Impossible Project for some film last night and happened upon the “Make Your Mark” project. I love the idea of a polaroid being the perfect canvas for expression, doodles, words and drawings. See all of the submissions here, but a good sampling below. I dare you not to smile while looking […]

Surfaces

Surfaces

I recently made a video from a trip that I went on at the end of summer 2012. It was a grand old time filled with skating, swimming and tree chopping in the great state of Vermont. The video features the top notch guys from The Worble who have an amazing perspective on skateboarding, music from […]

Epokhe: Beauty Pockets

Epokhe: Beauty Pockets

Beauty Pockets, directed by Kai Neville, is the first surf short from Australia’s Epokhe, a recently-formed, void-filling company based out of the largest island in the world. The video takes you on a journey from Byron Bay, the company’s headquarters, as the team chases perfect little swells in the South Coast of Australia. The signing just months […]

Style Icon: Kenny Fisher

Style Icon: Kenny Fisher

Really? Did we just say that Kenny Fisher (aka Special K) from 1998′s Can’t Hardly Wait, was a style icon? That depends on your idea of what an icon is and of course, your definition of style. But to deny that, when his character first appears in the beginning of the movie with Busta Rhymes […]

Pattern Play

Pattern Play

We’re so excited about the first official day of spring that we’re about to burst. Why not celebrate with some bright, fun colors and prints?   

The Life and Times of Miami Beach

The Life and Times of Miami Beach

We don’t know about where you are, but in Richmond we’ve been experiencing a warm-weather teaser of the months to come. In case you haven’t been so lucky, we’d thought we’d share one of our favorite flea market finds with you. We picked up Ann Armbruster’s book The Life and Times of Miami Beach a few […]