I’ve got summer weather (and wardrobe) on the brain, and am having too much fun gathering outfit ideas for any possible summery occasion.
I’ve got summer weather (and wardrobe) on the brain, and am having too much fun gathering outfit ideas for any possible summery occasion.
You may recognize the name Mikky Ekko… If not for his own brilliant work, Mikky also wrote and performs “Stay” with Rihanna. His video for “Pull Me Down” has garnered over a million views on YouTube, and he’s just released a new track called “Disappear,” which you can stream here. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing [...]
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 [...]
With fashions from Monday night’s Met Gala still fresh on my mind (Rooney Mara can do no wrong), the evening’s theme of “punk” didn’t really seem to carry its weight. V Magazine even joked that the Kentucky Derby was more punk than the actual Gala. I was instantly transported back to my wannabe days of [...]
I’ve got traveling, exploration and adventure on the mind as I prepare for a cross-country road trip and a summer spent in Los Angeles. My friend (and photographer) Laura Dart has started an Instagram series of her favorite trucks and buses in Portland, which has me romanticizing about a beautiful old ’70s Wagoneer, wind in my [...]
We’re so excited to announce that our friend Elise Joseph will be contributing to our blog during the month of May. Elise is a Nashville-based curator, blogger, stylist, and freelance writer that has spearheaded so many creative projects in both her hometown of the Music City and across the country. As the lady behind the [...]
Foster Huntington is a man of action. Jumping ship from what many would have considered a dream job designing for Ralph Lauren, Foster bought a van, left Manhattan and opted for a life on the road. He now is fully immersed in the popularized #vanlife that he created, and has since put over 60,000 miles [...]
Ty Williams‘ paintings and mixed media creations always make me smile. His use of bright colors and playful oceanic themes remind me of fun-in-the-sun times with my pals and his style inspires me to make more stuff myself. The avid surfer seems to travel quite a bit and it’s fun to check out his blog to [...]
Jonathan Levitt posts his photographs on a magical blog called Grassdoe. He documents his home state of Maine with its rocky coast, its forests, farms and homes along with his acquaintances that reside within them. What makes his photography so unique and interesting to me is his eye for shadows and darkness. Overcast days layered with [...]
Adrian Morris does it all and does it all so well. The photographer, illustrator, graphic designer and painter currently resides in London but his work documents travels from the far reaches of Sri Lanka to New York City. I really admire people who have an interest in a number of mediums and can truly execute [...]
“Pat Perry is from Michigan and is committed to real things”, declares the Info section of the artist’s website. And Pat’s time working with the National Park Service on a residency in Katmai National Park, Alaska appears to be as real and as authentic of an experience that one can commit themselves to. While in [...]
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 [...]
Victoria Yee Howe is a multi talented artist and author of two of my favorite zines that I picked up this year. The first zine, “I Like Disappearing” is a photography collaboration between Victoria and the artist Swampy that documents train hopping and travels throughout North America. The second is “Let’s Get Lost”, which acts as a [...]
Trevor Triano is a photographer based out of Aspen, Colorado and New York City. Equally skilled at capturing dramatic, wide landscapes as he is at capturing quiet, close up moments with people and objects, I found myself very drawn to Trevor’s diverse body of work. I think that he especially has a great eye when [...]
Olivia Larrain Heiremans is an excellent photographer from Santiago, Chile. Her photographs are very nice and she has a great eye for light. But, I think that my favorite part about her portfolio is that she organized her photographs by color. I found it to be a uniquely clever way to display one’s work and [...]
Dan Zvereff is an all around rad creative and skateboarder. I first caught wind of him from Patrik Wallner‘s skate/travel video series, Visualtraveling, that explores developing areas of the world through the vehicle of skateboarding. When I discovered Dan’s personal work, I was immediately drawn to how he was documenting his trips. With a mix of [...]
Ducktails‘ latest album, The Flower Lane has been in heavy rotation at my home in 2013 and the video for the tune “Letter of Intent” is really the tops. If there were ever a need for a repeat button on a video, this would be it for me. Set in New York City’s upper east side, [...]
Alana Paterson splits her year between working on organic farms in the Northwest and traveling the world photographing for companies such as Lifetime Collective and Norse Projects. Her unique lifestyle results in a great blend of subject matter that I’ve been really into following from the concrete of Burnside to the top of mountains.
Please welcome Ian Durkin, April’s guest contributor. Ian attended Middlebury College in Vermont and after graduating, moved to Brooklyn, New York to work for Vimeo. Outside of work, he enjoys shooting his own photos and videos, and is also part of the Poler photography team and Korduroy.tv. Beyond that, Ian’s favorite activity is skateboarding and he likes [...]
A couple of years ago I visited a friend in Paris during April – I loved seeing all of the flowers in bloom, eating treats in the ninth (especially at Rose Bakery), and visiting Merci – there was a beautiful installation up when I was there. Looking back at the photos I took on my [...]
Love these prints and studio drawings by Rosemarie Auberson. Spring!
From indigo to turquoise, cobalt to sweet powder blue, this round up of blue-hued photos leaves us feeling anything but.
I’ve lived in Toronto for almost three years, since moving back from Seoul, South Korea. Since then, I’ve grown to love this city and the people and places in it. Here are some of my favourite places to shop, eat, and visit. Shop: Robber – One of my favourite shops in Toronto, Robber has beautifully selected [...]
Is it spring yet? To tide us over until warmer days arrive, here’s a little round up of delicious salad recipes to add to our lunch rotation. An Ideal Lunch Salad from 101 Cookbooks Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad from Honestly YUM Bean and Farrow Salad with Cilantro Apple Dressing from Honest Fare Rice and [...]
I’m always looking for new ways to display my favorite magazines (like any of these ones over here) and this DIY from Annaleenas Hem is the perfect way to show off covers that are too beautiful to be sitting in stacks.
Beautiful photos by Claire Cottrell. She also has the online bookstore (plus tumblr!) of my dreams.
If you like peeking into other people’s wardrobes and living spaces, take a look at Toronto-based photographer Arden Wray’s current project, Boots & Pine: Boots & Pine is my love poem to Toronto and the creative, interesting people who populate its diverse neighborhoods. As a photographer, this is the way that I can best express [...]
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! To celebrate, let’s look at these beautiful portraits by Los Angeles-based photographer Ye Rin Mok.
Everything that Canal House creators Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton make and photograph is delicious magic (especially their latest cookbook – get it), but I highly recommend signing up for their lunch by email so that you receive beautiful photos (plus descriptions!) like these every afternoon, providing lunch inspiration for days to come.
Check out Toronto-based artist Winnie Truong’s latest (and incredibly beautiful) series, A Slow Immersion, below. Or, if you happen to be in Toronto over the next few weeks, stop by ESP Gallery and see the show in real life. P.S. Look how cute Winnie was at the opening last Thursday! “Truong continues to explore the [...]
During my first visit to Sweden and long before having the opportunity to move here, I knew I would adjust quite well to the Swedish culture due to the country’s lovely traditions like fika—the Swedish coffee break. While it’s true that many other countries take coffee breaks, they aren’t appreciated in nearly the same manner [...]
Fot the month of March, we’ve asked Kate Merchant of thank you, ok to contribute to our blog. Now living in Toronto, Canada, Katie started her blog while living in South Korea a few years ago, and it has become a mainstay around here. She’s got an enormous love of magazines, especially Bad Day, Apartamento, Acne Paper, [...]
Since I first began studying art in Richmond, one person who’s work has continued to inspire me over the years is Eric Yevak and his paintings. Yevak, who now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York had several gallery shows in Richmond when I lived there and even sold a line of t-shirts at Need [...]
Ida Skivenes used to be your average Norwegian hobby photographer, posting images of her morning runs and daily life on Instagram. But in the past few months she’s become known around the world as “@IdaFrosk, Food Artist.” In June of 2012, Ida replicated an image she found on the internet of two slices of toast [...]
At the end of the week, my time posting for Need Supply will come to an end, but hopefully you’ve learned something about Sweden and its neighbors this month—I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my favorite things so far about this part of the world. If you happen to live in Richmond, there will be an exhibition [...]
East of Sweden, across the Baltic sea, lies the country of Lithuania. This former Soviet occupied region is now the largest of the primary Baltic states with a population of about 3 million people and one of the fastest growing economies in the EU. Now that I live in this part of the world I’ve been exposed to [...]
Urbanears are a Swedish brand of headphones that have become nearly as common to see on the morning commute as Fjällräven backpacks. Their minimal and iconic designs, which come in a spectrum of vivid colors and special editions wrapped in denim or Harris Tweed, speckle the cityscapes in the land of Spotify and Pirate Bay. Apart [...]
1. If it’s your first time at Lunch Beat, you have to dance. The first rule of the Lunch Beat manifesto is clear—dance or find some place else to eat. Swedes love music and have a rich history of exporting bands that heavily influence the international scene. Swedes also love to dance, so it’s no accident that [...]
In 2002, the government of Norway launched a program to attract more visitors to their 18 scenic highways designated as “National Tourist Routes” by building a variety of architectural overlooks and rest stops along the way. The 18-year project has already built nearly 120 sites that have been designed by Norway’s best architects. The estimated [...]
It’s an extremely common occurrence for Sweden to be confused with Switzerland after telling people where I live, but Sweden isn’t well known for their chocolate or their timepieces—although they should be. While most of the functioning mechanisms still come from Switzerland and Japan, Sweden has a small but growing niche for watch companies who’ve elegantly transfered the simplicity of [...]
For the past ten years, the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has invited a guest designer to create a lounge space at the entry of the fair. This year, Oki Sato, the chief designer and founder of Japan-based Nendo was chosen. Mr. Sato’s installation, called Snow-capped Mountains, was meant to give the impression of floating high in the clouds [...]
This week, 5–9 of February, is Stockholm Design Week and the coinciding Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. Yesterday I spent the day browsing the fair and its more than 750,000 square feet of Nordic furniture and lighting design. Bright colors are “in” and good ‘ol wood hasn’t lost its charm, but nothing made quite the same [...]
I’m not one for wearing bow ties, but The Bow Club makes me wish I were. What began as Naeem Saleem’s search for the perfect bow tie turned into a DIY project, which grew into one of Gothenburg’s freshest male accessory companies. The bow ties are handmade in Sweden using an evolving selection of unique [...]
If you travel south from Gothenburg to Copenhagen you will pass through the scenic seaside town of Helsingborg, Sweden. This city, one of the oldest in the country, is home to IKEA’s international corporate headquarters and is the birth place of Nicorette chewing gum. Helsingborg also sits just across the sound from the Danish city [...]
I wanted to begin my time posting here at Need Supply Co by introducing you to the city where I live, Gothenburg, Sweden and one of its most iconic landmarks—Skanskaskrapan. Gothenburg, Sweden (Göteborg in Swedish—pronounced “yota-bori”) is the second largest city in Sweden with around 550,000 residents. This historically industrial town was built at the [...]
This month’s guest blogger is former Richmonder and current cool dude Brian W. Jones. Brian is an alumni of the Virginia Commonwealth University design program and currently lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. Apart from Virginia, he’s also lived in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, rural Alabama and the mid-coast of Maine. His curiosity for new environments and experiences [...]
Meet the newest member of the Need Supply family, Dear Rae Jewelry. I recently paid a visit to the Dear Rae studio space and shop to have a chat with Karin about her beautiful creations, what inspires her and how she got her start. How did you get your start in jewelry? What drew you to [...]
Weaving is a method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. There is evidence that weaving began as early as the Paleolithic era, however it is predominantly believed to have been widespread by Biblical times. In the Islamic culture, both horizontal and [...]
Is there anyone that doesn’t like a cocktail? Doubtful. They are sometimes fruity, sometimes sour, sometimes airy and always delicious. I’m a gin and tonic girl myself but have recently been feeling more adventurous thanks to my discovery of loving cup, a blog that documents all things cocktail, including histories, recipes and even some pretty [...]
A Word of Art was founded in 2009 by street artist, Ricky Lee Gordon, aka “Freddy Sam”. Since its inception, A Word of Art has grown from a gallery and exhibition space to running art-based community outreach projects and an international artist exchange program that brings visual and street artists from all over the world [...]