Category: Interview

The Noodle King of Bushwick

The Noodle King of Bushwick

Eating at King Noodle is like hanging out in a tiki bar inside an arcade where you snack on small plates that sound like East Asian Mad Libs. “Mapo tofu chili cheese fries.” “Vietnamese coffee flan.” “Banana-hoisin ice cream.” Of course we had to try it. Before opening King Noodle in Bushwick last year, chef […]

Introducing: Sun Buddies

Introducing: Sun Buddies

Sun Buddies is a new sunglasses line from the masterminds behind the Swedish-based fashion label and retail store Très Bien. Brothers Simon and Hannes Hogeman created the vintage-inspired and handmade frames in homage to classic 1960′s cinema. We talked to them about the staying power of Prada, Swedish sunshine, and what’s next for their line. […]

Interview: Leonard Greco

Interview: Leonard Greco

Leonard Greco has lived in more places than most, and it’s reasonable to see how it’s reflected in his photography. His portraits range from musicians like Sébastien Tellier and Zach Condon (of Beirut) to cultural legends like GQ’s “Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien, while his ethereal still life scenes could be from another planet. He’s even […]

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

We recently hosted our 13th Meet the Maker event in our Richmond, VA store with Los Angeles-based handbag designer Clare Vivier.  In commemoration, we went behind the scenes in her bustling Silver Lake studio and discussed her connections to France and the beginnings of her brand. We enjoyed a Parisian-inspired playlist, custom cocktails by our friends […]

Introducing: Haerfest

Introducing: Haerfest

Haerfest (pronounced harvest) is a New York-based bag company created by brothers Daniel and Tim Joo.  Not satisfied with the overly detailed and sporty backpacks on the market, they gave it an elevated redesign and created day bags that seamlessly transition into night with ease. We talked to Daniel and Tim about sibling collaboration and […]

Interview: Fleabags

Interview: Fleabags

Our favorite overnight bags, Fleabags strives to create products that are as green as possible while maintaining high quality and covetable design. Shira Entis, a fashion designer and lover of all things tiny and over-sized, and Alex Bell, a lawyer and seeker of adventures, have been fleamarket addicts since they met at Brown University. Frustrated by […]

Interview: LAND

Interview: LAND

Land is an Austin-based design studio owned by Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes. We talked to the guys about living and working in the Lone Star State, the ancient symbolism that influences their work, and what they have in the works. Tell us a little bit about yourselves and your backgrounds. How did you […]

Recipe: Beth Kirby’s Honey Thyme Ricotta Pancakes

Recipe: Beth Kirby’s Honey Thyme Ricotta Pancakes

Beth Kirby is a Tennessean and a cook, freelance writer, photographer, and stylist. Since 2012, she has been creating original and earthy recipes for her feast-for-the-eyes food blog Local Milk (with a name partly inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel), that in a few short years has risen to the top of every food lovers blogroll. […]

Introducing: Dana Lee

Introducing: Dana Lee

Canadian-born designer Dana Lee launched her ultra-wearable eponymous menswear label in 2009. Season after season she has created effortlessly cool collections rooted in simplicity, a sense of ease, and an informed and inspired color palette. We talked to Dana about her start in menswear, who she envisions as her customer, and the idosyncratic inspirations for her current […]

Interview: Exactitudes

Interview: Exactitudes

Inspired by the street style scene of late 1990′s Rotterdam, photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have spent the past 20 years compiling photographic studies of the dress codes of Europe’s diverse social groups, called “Exactitudes”. The series, which is a contraction of “exact” and “attitudes,” is a fascinating and obsessive documentation of human […]

Introducing: Building Block

Introducing: Building Block

Los Angeles-based sisters Kimberly and Nancy Wu  founded multi-media design project Building Block in 2011 with the intent of returning to square one. Their pared down approach to design somehow melds utilitarianism and an unconventional take on luxury, resulting in a collection of highly covetable bags and leather accessories. We talked to Kimberly and Nancy […]

Introducing: Kaarem

Introducing: Kaarem

Emerging label Kaarem is a collaboration between four friends: Chuong, Brian, Ben, and Kathy. They share roots in Vietnam and strong ties to California and New York, where they live and work on their beautifully minimal line. We talked to them about their use of traditional Vietnamese hand-stitched details and the earthy inspiration behind their […]

Travel Destination: Nicaragua

Travel Destination: Nicaragua

Monique Lavie is an arts and culture writer based in Austin, Texas. Every year during SXSW she lists her home on Airbnb and plans a getaway to escape the festival madness.  This years annual get-the-hell-out-of-Dodge vacation took her to Nicaragua to surf and soak up some much-needed sunshine. Tell us a little about yourself and […]

Jackie Lee Young

Jackie Lee Young

Like many good things these days, we first discovered talented photographer Jackie Lee Young via her fantastic Instagram feed. Her work combines fashion and portrait photography in inventive and often-haunting ways. We talked to Jackie about living and working in Texas and what’s it like to spend her days at one of the country’s coolest […]

Artist Interview: Joan Tarragó

Artist Interview: Joan Tarragó

Joan Tarragó is an illustrator and art director from Barcelona with an infectious personality, a penchant for meticulous detail, and a love for Voodoo symbolism. We met him at his recent gallery show in Richmond and learned why “drawing, drawing, drawing, working hard, and being nice to people” is his motto. Tell us a little […]

Travel Destination: Montana

Travel Destination: Montana

Jesse Lenz is an editorial illustrator and creative director of the Collective Quarterly, a beautiful lifestyle magazine that recently launched with the goal of showcasing the concept of the creative process through the lens of a travel journal. This past month, Lenz and his team ventured out west to Montana to scout for their next […]

Interview: Alex Proba

Interview: Alex Proba

Alex Proba is a New York-based graphic designer who had a novel creative idea: every day before the day ends she would create a poster with one restriction, time (no more than 30 minutes to create.) It has become a routine and visual manifestation of her life, day-by-day (today marks her 268th poster). We asked […]

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York Video

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York Video

Last fall we held our 12th Meet the Maker event with Assembly New York designer Greg Armas here in Richmond, Virginia. We sat down with the 2012 CFDA finalist and discussed his process of designing clothes for people who aren’t scared to take risks, how L.A.’s “brand of cool” informs his clothes, and his plans for […]

Artist Interview: Emma Kohlmann

Artist Interview: Emma Kohlmann

We first discovered artist Emma Kohlmann at Farewell Books in Austin and were instantly drawn in to her darkly ephemeral work that explores themes of decomposition, finality, and self-deprecation. In 2011, she began working with Sumi ink and brush pen, and has graduated to collage and digital media. Currently she helps her friends run a […]

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, […]

Artist Interview: Jordan Grace Owens

Artist Interview: Jordan Grace Owens

Jordan Grace Owens is an artist, illustrator, and maker. If you don’t recognize her by name, you might by her perfectly quirky illustrations and other work that we just can’t get enough of. We had the chance to chat with the North Carolina-based artist about making things and analyzing faces. Hi Jordan! Introduce yourself. I’m […]

Introducing: 6397

Introducing: 6397

6397 is a ready-to-wear in-house collective project from The News showroom, in response to the needs of the modern woman. With an effortless style and boyish spirit, the line is made up of essential pieces that are understated and minimal, and free of decoration and unnecessary detail. We got the inside scoop on how the […]

Introducing: Shaina Mote

Introducing: Shaina Mote

Since her eponymous line’s inception, Shaina Mote has been striving towards bringing a timeless, regenerative quality into her work. By aligning clever detailing and subtle cues for versatility within her design, the line offers conversational pieces that are created to evolve with the wearer through the years. In all, the brand reflects the laid back […]

Introducing: Bandelier

Introducing: Bandelier

Bandelier is a Los Angeles based accessories line rooted in traditional craft and culture. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand, and though they make a statement, are exceptionally easy to wear. Intrigued by the brand’s artistic vision and loyalty to time-honored techniques, we chatted with Andria, the artist herself, to find out more. photo […]

Staff Picks: Rachel W.

Staff Picks: Rachel W.

We can always count on store employee Rachel to show up anywhere, anytime in the craziest outfit, start a dance party, and have more fun than anyone else in the room. We love her adventurous style and attitude, and asked her about a few of her favorite things. How do you describe your personal style? […]

The Chocolate Pairing Guide

The Chocolate Pairing Guide

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we whole-heardedly believe that chocolate is appropriate any day of the year. As is a strong cocktail or a stronger cup of coffee. Lucky for us, our friends at Badminton Chocolate Co. put together this drool-inducing pairing guide, finding the perfect chocolate-beverage marriages we’ve ever seen. First, we talk […]

The Present Company Project

The Present Company Project

One of our favorite creative gals, Amber Byrne Mahoney, lives in Brooklyn, NY and specializes in film, polaroid and digital photography. In her newest endeavor, The Present Company Project challenges Amber to engage with strangers, get to know people she otherwise may not, and open her eyes to the many possibilities of a genuine interaction. The […]

Playlist: Leah Goren

Playlist: Leah Goren

Our friend Leah Goren is an incredibly talented illustrator known for her bright, fun prints, and quirky drawings of melancholic ladies. You might recognize her internet-famous black cat print or her equally internet-famous Devon Rex Moses. If you haven’t already fallen in love with Leah and her other work, check out her awesome zine, Sad […]

Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Draught Dry Goods is a creative platform with a working philosophy of balancing efficiency and effectiveness. While emphasizing sustainable practices and quality craftsmanship, Draight is passionate about sewing and leather working, and hope that there is evidence of this in each stitch and rivet. With an intent to make smart, beautiful things, with materials and […]

Playlist: Chris Kim

Playlist: Chris Kim

Our friend Chris grew up a military kid that moved a lot but Richmond is the only place he would call home. After studying art direction at the VCU brand center, he graduated, moved to Brooklyn and started working at McKinney as an art director. Besides work, Chris likes to draw, play ping pong, and […]

Travel Destination: Singapore

Travel Destination: Singapore

Singapore, the island country in Southeast Asia, lies just 85 miles from the equator, on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Our very own Emi Moore spent her holidays in the country’s tropical rainforest climate, and we jumped on the chance to learn more about this highly urbanized and diverse island. Follow along as […]

Introducing: Harper Ave

Introducing: Harper Ave

Based in Los Angeles, Harper Ave. creates simple, sleek, and always appropriate bags, suitable to accompany you from day to night, studio to farmer’s market, desk to disco, airport to art show – everywhere & anywhere! Each backpack is named after an architect or artist whose work inspired its particular colors and textures, giving each […]

Artist Interview: Zaria Forman

Artist Interview: Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman has an impressive ability to create ultra-realistic images using her hands. What on first glance look like photographs of pristine, icy waters are actually pastel drawings by the talented artist. Inspired by a lifetime of travels and solidified by her formal training, Zaria’s work is as breathtaking as the geography that influences it. […]

Staff Picks: New Year’s Resolutions

Staff Picks: New Year’s Resolutions

As we’re gearing up to head out to our respective parties, we can’t help but reflect on what an awesome year 2013 has been, and what we’re looking forward to in the upcoming year. We asked our staff to share their own New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Share yours with us on twitter @needsupply! Molly […]

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage Video

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage Video

Gitman Brothers Vintage, the American heritage sport-shirt line, is one of the last remaining shirtmakers that bases its manufacturing entirely in America. As part of our Meet the Maker series, Chris Olberding welcomed us behind the lines into Gitman’s Pennsylvania factory and talked to us about the evolution of the brand, what it takes to […]

Holiday Playlist: Constantine Giavos

Holiday Playlist: Constantine Giavos

If you’ve been to one of our parties, you’ve probably seen this guy behind the DJ booth, dressed to kill. Our longtime friend Constantine Giavos took some time out from his design work and jet-setting to and from NYC to talk to us about the season’s traditions, share his childhood holiday photos, and curate a […]

Staff Picks: Emi

Staff Picks: Emi

Merchandise Assistant Emi has always admired the fashion industry and knew she wanted to be a part of it. Now, she plays a hand at what goes on our shelves, and gets to scratch her traveling itch a bit while doing so. Emi grew up in Arkansas and moved to Singapore when she was a teenager, […]

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 […]

Staff Picks: Peter

Staff Picks: Peter

Peter is a Richmond transplant who came to us from Brooklyn, New York as our Creative Project Manager. With a diverse background from Guatemala and the Middle East, he grew up surrounded by his parents’ different cultures and families which led to a love for travel, language, and different cultures. Though he’s been traveling his whole life, Peter’s […]

Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Three years ago we were exploring the stores along Abbot Kinney in Venice California, and we stumbled upon a great looking optical store, which turned out to be GLCO. We had heard of Garrett Leight’s eyewear because of an early collaboration that he did. The vibe of the A. Kinney Court store was awesome, and […]

Introducing: BRYR

Introducing: BRYR

BRYR began in 2012 in a small clog factory in Minnesota. Bryr means “to care” in Swedish and is based on a whole-hearted belief in the intrinsic value of well-made things, created to be timeless and beautiful. Isobel Schofield is no stranger to the fashion industry, and created Bryr to feed her inner designer, pave […]

Interview: Anousheh

Interview: Anousheh

Anousheh Khalili has been playing music since as long as she can remember. Having learned to play piano as a child, she began writing music in her early teens and performing with her first band in high school. She has in inherent love for songwriting, which is more than apparent in the haunting music she […]

Introducing: Grey City

Introducing: Grey City

Grey City has been making shoes in Seattle, Washington since 2011. Constantly pushing the boundaries and blurring the lines of fashion for those who refuse to conform to the ordinary, the line was founded with the purpose of adding excitement and freshness to a woman’s wardrobe. We got the dish from the brains behind the […]

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York

Assembly New York launched its in-house collection, by designer Greg Armas, a 2012 CFDA finalist, in 2009. Assembly garments are intended to create comfort and durability, allowing each piece to stand on its own and achieve archival quality. Subtlety is paramount and design details are concealed and personal, available only to the wearer. On Friday, November 15, Greg will visit […]

Interview: Mansur Gavriel

Interview: Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel makes simple, high quality leather goods with Italian vegetable tanned leather and brightly colored interior coatings. Inspired by natural textures, pop colors, clean lines and simple shapes, the collection evokes Italy in the 1960s, or a classic California easiness and casual elegance. Mansur Gavriel was established by two friends in 2012, designed to […]

Interview: Kate Jennings

Interview: Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings, a kindergarten teacher by day, saves her pennies to travel whenever time allows, taking the kinds of trips the rest of us only dream about. Whether she wakes up in the middle of the South American jungle, in an Icelandic cabin, or in her own snug bed, she does it all with her […]

Studio Visit: Haley Ann

Studio Visit: Haley Ann

Haley Ann Robinson is a graphic designer, illustrator & artist. She spends time between Portland and Los Angeles, gathering inspiration from the lush forests of Oregon while engulfing herself in the hustle and bustle of LA’s diversity. Haley is heavily influenced by color, nature, geometry, and the possibilities of 3-dimensional shape. We love her work […]

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Gitman Brothers Vintage, est. 1978, is an American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past. Located in Pennsylvania, it is one of the last remaining shirt makers that bases its manufacturing entirely in America. We’re bringing the guys behind the brand down to Richmond for a special Meet the Maker event, complete with […]

Closet Visit: Julia Topaz

Closet Visit: Julia Topaz

Julia, her boyfriend, and her pup Suzy live in a bright, open apartment in Richmond’s fan district. We visited her on a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon to check out her enviable and unique wardrobe, chat about her personal style and shopping habits, and of course play with that adorable pup. Take a peek into […]