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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 […]

The Minimalist’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

The Minimalist’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is officially here, seemingly in earnest, with no pending snow storms on the horizon (at least where we’re sitting.) It’s one of our favorite seasons, heralding all sorts of fresh starts and newness: new blooms, new shoes, new opportunities. We couldn’t think of a better time to talk to our favorite professional organizer, Kristen […]

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 […]

New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

It’s hard to describe Philadelphia’s, The War On Drugs, to someone who hasn’t heard them before. The description quickly falls in the common refrain, “…well, you’ll just have to check them out.” If I really tried, I would say they’re an ambient jam band meets a young Bob Dylan. In there somewhere they run into […]

Design: Wes Anderson Palettes

Design: Wes Anderson Palettes

Like many, I find myself completely mesmerized by the cinematic world of Wes Anderson. His movies are an art director’s dream- every shot is completely thought through with microscopic attention to detail. I stumbled upon this fairly new and simple Tumblr this week,  and relived a few of my favorite scenes accompanied by simple color palettes. The […]

Design: Contemporary Architecture of Denmark

Design: Contemporary Architecture of Denmark

Denmark. To begin, I should mention that I’ve yet to visit this seemingly wonderful place. After hearing so many positive things about it, I simply can’t wait to step foot there. Aside from the obvious reasons that make Denmark a great country, it’s capital city, Copenhagen, seems to be the crème de la crème of global […]

Recipe: When You Thought You Were Over Kale Salad…

Recipe: When You Thought You Were Over Kale Salad…

I’m sharing a little secret with you today: my go-to dinner party dish, a raw Tuscan  kale salad. I can’t take credit for the recipe- it’s from incredible Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks fame, but it’s really a dish that could turn any kale hater into a kale believer. And while it may not sound […]

The Wes Anderson Collection

The Wes Anderson Collection

Today marks the nationwide release of Wes Anderson’s 9th film “The Grand Budapest Hotel (a “complex caper” according to the New York Times) delighting Anderson-ites across the country. In honor of that release, our friend and graphic designer Emma Robertson (of the lovely design blog  Emma Dime) took a closer look at The Wes Anderson Collection, the first […]

Listen / Scroll / Eat: Three Things to Try Right Now

Listen / Scroll / Eat: Three Things to Try Right Now

Hello, Need Supply Co.! I’m so happy to be here blogging this month. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kate Arends and I run the lifestyle blog Wit & Delight.  I thought we would kick things off with a little series I like to call “Listen / Scroll / Eat”, […]

Guest: Kate Arends

Guest: Kate Arends

Kate Arends is a Minneapolis-based designer and creative consultant. She started Wit & Delight, a lifestyle blog, in 2009 to collect and share her favorite things. She now runs a small brand design firm, Wit & Delight Studio, focusing on graphic design, branding and social media strategy. Kate likes rain, over-easy eggs, 90′s rap, wool socks, […]

Cabarete to Samana

Cabarete to Samana

An interlude between two coastal towns in the breathtaking Dominican Republic.

KEVIN KUNSTADT – THE DOLOMITES

KEVIN KUNSTADT – THE DOLOMITES

Kevin Kunstadt’s stunning photo essay of a trip to the Dolomites in Italy are presented in a human context, revealing their magnificent scale. A magazine of the trip is available for purchase here. For more of his work visit, kevinkunstadt.com

The Yucatan by Hand

The Yucatan by Hand

There’s something welcoming about a city that talks to you in hand-written language. Merida and Valladolid are prime examples. Every corner has its own voice, rather than being limited to ten or so default typefaces from the sign shop. These types of advertisements are truly authentic. It’s the beautiful imperfection that gives these samples of […]

Guest: Drew Heffron

Guest: Drew Heffron

Drew Heffron is a graphic designer living in New York. After first becoming interested in design in high school, Drew landed a college internship for Scott Stowell at his firm Open, which he describes as a mind opening experience to how design can be smart and fun. Graduating from Winthrop University with a BFA, Drew moved to New York […]

Travel Destination: The Woodstock Exchange

Travel Destination: The Woodstock Exchange

Woodstock is a bustling suburb just outside the City Bowl in Cape Town. This increasingly gentrified area has become a mecca for cultural diversity, creativity and urban renewal. The Woodstock Exchange used to be a dilapidated industrial building, but has since been renovated and reopened as creative hub with the aim of regenerating the area by providing […]

Georgina Gratrix

Georgina Gratrix

The brashly tactile and colourful surfaces of Georgina Gratrix paintings immediately capture your attention: “Part mocking, part criticism, part play, Gratrix’s work offers an inverted visual take on the world. Instilled with her youthful energy and personal experience, her work is refreshing, entertaining and complex.”.  Georgina is a Cape Town-based artist whose humorous, at times grotesque, […]

Loux the Vintage Guru

Loux the Vintage Guru

Lourens Loux Gebhardt, otherwise known as The Guru, is a Namibian fashion designer with a killer sense of style. He documents his outfits and those of his fashionable friends on his tumblr. He recently collaborated with a fashion collective known as Khumbula, who are:  “a group of young visionaries who advocate for a well cut Africa, […]

Katrin Coetzer

Katrin Coetzer

I think it’s safe to say that Katrin Coetzer is one of my favourite South African illustrators. From her delicate style to her choice of subject matter, Katrin manages to balance accessibility with art in a way that I could never imagine achieving. Her use of negative and/or white space is truly exceptional. Katrin studied […]

Dokter and Misses

Dokter and Misses

Husband and wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin are the creative powerhouses behind Dokter and Misses, one of the best and brightest, independent industrial design companies in South Africa. Their aesthetic combines a modernist approach with the bold colour and geometry of African Design. The Dokter and Misses range comprises of a variety of furniture, […]

Outfits & Landscapes

Outfits & Landscapes

One of my favourite features on my blog Wolf Eyebrows is a series called Outfits & Landscapes that pairs street fashion portraits with landscapes. For this special Need Supply edition of the series, I thought it would be appropriate to pair South African street fashion with some of the country’s most beautiful locations. I chose […]

Kent Andreasen

Kent Andreasen

The work of 22-year old Kent Andreasen spans the photographic genres of fashion, advertising, portraiture, still life, and cinematography. Despite his young age, this Cape Town-based photographer has developed a signature style marked by his use of light to create contrast, draw focus and play with colour. No matter how arbitrary the subject matter, Andreasen manages […]

Travel Destination: Babylonstoren

Travel Destination: Babylonstoren

Established in 1690, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa. The 200-hectare farm can be found in the Drakenstein Valley in the Western Cape, surrounded by the vineyards and orchards of the Simonsberg Mountains. The original farm buildings are rendered in the style of 17th and 18th Century Cape Dutch architecture, featuring whitewashed […]

Claudette Schreuders

Claudette Schreuders

Claudette Schreuders is a sculptor and fine artist from South Africa, whose work is an intimate portrayal of her relationships and the milestones in her life. She was born in 1973 in Pretoria, but currently lives and works in Cape Town, where she graduated with a master’s degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Her […]

Indalo Wood Backpacks

Indalo Wood Backpacks

Inga Gubeka is a South African designer who heralds from the hot and sunny city of Durban. Indalo Décor is a selection of Inga’s wood-based products, that range from bags to iPhone covers and fashion accessories. “Indalo”, which also happens to be the name of Inga’s son, is the Xhosa word for “natural” or “from the […]

Cape Town Creatives

Cape Town Creatives

Cape Town has been officially selected as the World Design Capital for 2014, after battling out a shortlist of noteworthy design capital potentials. The title not only acknowledges the wealth of creative talent in the city but also works to encourage future design-focused projects and initiatives. Over the course of the year 450 projects will […]

Nigerian Nostalgia Project

Nigerian Nostalgia Project

The Nigerian Nostalgia Project is a captivating tumblr documenting Nigerian fashion, culture and history from the early 1900′s up until the 1990′s. The tumblr is run by a 21-year old woman called Olayemi, who currently resides in Houston, but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Olayemi comes from the Yoruba people, one of the largest ethnic groups in […]

True Romance

True Romance

Alexis Barrell is a South African-born fashion designer who currently lives and works in both London and Athens. She originally studied architecture in Cape Town, before changing her career path to fashion after she enrolled at the Istituto Marangoni in Paris. She went on to work under couturier Marc Bouwer (another of South Africa’s successful fashion […]

Simon and Mary

Simon and Mary

Simon and Mary is a family-run hat company in Johannesburg that has been in operation since 1935. The company was founded by Simon Pozniak’s father, Mordechai, who fled from Poland to South Africa in the 1930′s. Simon grew the business until he boasted the title of largest felt hat manufacturer in Africa. Simon’s millinery skills and expertise […]

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is an artist based in Cape Town, represented by Whatiftheworld / Gallery, known for his colourful and expressive painting style. He completed his Masters in Fine Art in 2006 and has gone on to win a number of accolades, including being named one of Modern Painters Magazine 100 Artists to Watch in 2012. He […]

John Dominis

John Dominis

Renowned LIFE Magazine photographer John Dominis died on the 30th of December 2013, he was 92. He leaves a legacy of iconic images that covered a broad range of subject matter from war to celebrities, wildlife, food and political figures. Born in Los Angeles in 1921, Dominis showed an interest in photography early on. He studied […]

Konstellation Klan

Konstellation Klan

South Africa has a rich sartorial history because of our diverse mix of cultures and ethnic groupings. From the vibrant, geometric patterns and beadwork of the Ndebele, to the detailed Shweshwe fabric of the Xhosa tribe, dress is a primary form of cultural and individual expression. Johannesburg, the main financial centre of the country, is […]

Electrick Children

Electrick Children

Hello! A big thank to Rachel and the Need Supply Co. team for asking me to be a guest blogger for the month of January. I’m a big fan of Need Supply Co. so it is a huge honour to be asked to post here. I’m looking forward to sharing a mix of beautiful and […]

Guest: Catherine Green

Guest: Catherine Green

Catherine Green is a freelance copywriter and illustrator born in Johannesburg, where she lived until 2 years ago. Currently in Cape Town with her husband Doug, the lead guitarist of a local band called Desmond and the Tutus, the two also have an awesome dog named Larry David. Catherine runs a lovely little blog called Wolf […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspiration: High/Low

Inspiration: High/Low

I initially wanted to drop some inspiration on Saturday but came down with a wretched cold – thanks NYC Subway system. Shout out to all the grown adults who sneeze and cough without covering, pick their noses, and never wash their hands after using the restroom – you are ALL my heroes. (Oh, and there […]

Black is Black

Black is Black

I know what you’re thinking – “How is this kid going to start a post with a selfie?” Well, one, this isn’t a selfie. Two, I need this shot to illustrate a bigger point. But first, I want to ramble a little. Aren’t you over all these “____ is the new ____” phrases? “Orange is […]

Come Thirsty, Leave Drunk

Come Thirsty, Leave Drunk

I used to dig a good party in my day, and although much of that has passed, I’ll always be down for a cocktail or glass of wine. I’m a complete creature of habit so while I tend to hang out at the same haunts, I still love discovery. That’s why Tumblr is an endless […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guest: Justin Bridges

Guest: Justin Bridges

Justin Bridges is an American photographer based in New York. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Justin began his pursuit of photography as a college student studying finance and economics, and eventually realizing his need to align his career with his love of taking photographs. Justin’s approach is to capture the untraveled moment and apply a feeling of […]

Brooke Baker: Apartment Tour

Brooke Baker: Apartment Tour

Introducing the lovely Brooke Baker! I’ve been catching little glimpses of her new apartment on instagram for a while now, and from what I could tell, it was a killer place!! I had a mad-craving to see it from top to bottom so I reached out to her – and here we are. Born in […]

Kirra Jamison

Kirra Jamison

Kirra Jamison is an Australian artist that sure knows how to work with color! These paintings really grabbed at me, mainly because of their palettes. The majority of them were pulled from a show she did this summer in Sydney called the Gaffa Project. It was her first solo exhibition! Exciting! Her blog has some […]

Crisp Cocktail

Crisp Cocktail

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I finally gave into the fact that it’s “that time of year”. I was recently given this bottle of Henney’s Dry Cider so I decided to put it to good use by making a Cider Rum Punch. You guys…. make this, hurry!! It’s such an interesting mix […]

I Love Type Book Series

I Love Type Book Series

I Love Type is a collaboration between Viction:ary and TwoPoints.Net. The type collection series, with focus on one specific typeface at a time, documents the fashionable comeback of a selection of time-honored typefaces in a myriad of contemporary designs gathered from around the world. I own one of these, the pink Avant Garde. The colorful […]

The Boffin Society

The Boffin Society

A BOFFIN – Bof·fin (bfn) n. Chiefly British Slang: A scientist, especially one engaged in research. Founder of The Boffin Society, Eva Goicochea, is inspired by trailblazers of the past – people who did things their own way. She has created “a social and gastronomic society dedicated to convening clever and convivial Angelenos who want […]

Jack London Square Studio

Jack London Square Studio

Welcome to my studio – it’s 360 glorious square feet of windows, light, wood, & plants! This little corner of mine, located in Jack London Square, has become such a special place for me. Out of all the work spaces my freelance career has taken me, this nook is by far my favorite. It’s probably […]

RILA NEW YORK: UNEARTHED

RILA NEW YORK: UNEARTHED

My favorite thing about New York is the exponential amount of incredibly talented people that are constantly cruising in and out of your world, that make things so inspiring that it pushes you to make whatever it is you make better, even if they’re not even close to being the same. Dana Bodourov is one of those people. […]