Category: Richmond

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 […]

Ohbliv

Ohbliv

Richmond, VA beatmaker Bradford Caudle speaks in music. Recording under the monicker Ohbliv, his frenetic and hypnotizing brand of instrumental hip-hop has set him apart within the burgeoning production scene, catching the ears of seasoned hip-hop heads and casual head-nodders alike. With a background in classic singing, training in an array of instruments, and college […]

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 […]

Edible Beauty: Nasturtium

Edible Beauty: Nasturtium

Alas, the yearly May-June scramble for foraged ramps has finally tapered off. Luckily, there’s not much of a wait for the next hot-ticket ingredient, as the July heat brings with it the blossoms of another beloved culinary pleasure: nasturtium. A member of the Brassicaceae (cabbage) family, edible nasturtium is one of a genus of seven […]

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.

Pink Wine: The Case for Rosé

Pink Wine: The Case for Rosé

Pink wine is a touchy subject, understandably so. We’ve long shuddered at the thought of saccharine, syrupy zinfandel and sugar blends that proliferated the American wine markets in the 70s and 80s—iced down to-go containers of glorified grape juice, celebrated and pilfered by teenagers everywhere, thirsty for a first taste of inebriation. But while wine snobs, buffs, […]

A Brief History: Mescal

A Brief History: Mescal

Despite its increasing popularity in American bars, mescal lives in the shadow of tequila. The similarities are few, but the differences are vast. Each glass—never a shot—of mescal is a small lesson in craft, patience and ecology. Its smoky, layered complexity is a direct result of the air, earth, and hands that produced it. We […]

Posing Beauty

Posing Beauty

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has an incredible collection of art from all eras, and luckily for us it’s right in our backyard. Their newest exhibit, Posing Beauty, features paintings, sculptures, and photographs by African American artists exploring themes of personal and cultural identity. This week, we sat with the Assistant Curator of […]

Recipe: Mulberry Sarma

Recipe: Mulberry Sarma

With its delightfully eclectic blend of meats, vegetables, and earthen spices, Turkish cooking combines the wonderful flavors of Middle Eastern, Asian, and Mediterranean cooking. One of the many staples of this cuisine are the stuffed and wrapped dishes, known as dolmas or sarmas. In Turkey, sarma consists of leaves (generally grape, cabbage, or chard) rolled […]

Sonya Clark: Same Difference

Sonya Clark: Same Difference

Sonya Clark is a leading fiber artist who specializes in intricate and politically charged sculptures using human hair. We talked to her about the reductive quality of working with hair, her technique, and the “same difference” that connects us all. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background? Where are you […]

Meet the Maker: Mark McNairy

Meet the Maker: Mark McNairy

Mark McNairy is an American menswear designer born and bred in North Carolina who first fell in love with menswear while thrifting in his southern hometown. Inspired by classic suiting and Brooks Brothers, McNairy launched his eponymous line in 2008 with a collection of classic men’s shoes handcrafted in Northamptonshire, UK. His line, Mark McNairy […]

Espresso: A Brief Overview

Espresso: A Brief Overview

There are many things we can be thankful to Italy for: Burrata cheese, Bruno Munari, Catenaccio style football, and tumblr dashboards full of images tagged “sprezzatura”. But among these fantastic cultural contributions is Italy’s crown jewel: the fine art of making espresso. First imported in from Turkey by the Dutch East India Company, coffee has […]

Travel: Iceland in Four Days

Travel: Iceland in Four Days

Pretend that you could book a trip for four days to anywhere in the world. Where would you go? Our friend and perpetual globetrotter Kelsey Thayer chose Iceland, and as expert travelers do, followed the perfect itinerary visiting as many iconic sights as possible. Lucky for us, she’s shared her top Iceland picks. Iceland had […]

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 […]

How To: Make Burrata

How To: Make Burrata

With one heavenly bite of burrata (meaning “buttery” in Italian), your perception of cheese is irreversibly altered. This ultra-creamy cousin of traditional mozzarella cheese is considered a rare delicacy, yet relatively easy to make at home. This week, we’re teaching you how to make this Puglian import in the comfort of your own kitchen and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recipe: Stella’s Mastiha Cocktails

Recipe: Stella’s Mastiha Cocktails

Mastic, or masticha (from the Greek mastichon, “to chew”) is a hardened plant resin secreted by the Pistacia lentiscus shrub. Though the harvesting of mastic resin is nearly ubiquitous across the Mediterranean region, the variety cultivated exclusively on the island of Chios is coveted for its gummy texture and sweet flavor. Mastic’s many uses range […]

VMFA: Hollywood Costume

VMFA: Hollywood Costume

Virginia Museum of Fine Art‘s fall exhibition, Hollywood Costume, celebrates a century of costume design and its contribution to cinematic history in American culture. On view through February 17, 2014, the exhibition allows viewers to explore the collaborations between directors, actors and costume designers that bring to life some of the most unforgettable and beloved […]

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

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 […]

Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

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. The collection, which Armas describes as authoritative minimalist, is one of our favorites, with clean designs and important details. Last month, Greg […]

Neighborhoods of Richmond

Neighborhoods of Richmond

Justin Tran is a Communication Arts undergraduate student at VCU with an affinity for illustration and other forms of visual communication. His graphic Neighborhoods of Richmond series is spot on, illustrating the signature architecture and landmarks of our regular haunts. Don’t see your ‘hood here? We hear Justin’s got more in the works soon, including the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

We were lucky enough to bring the guys behind Gitman Brothers Vintage, the American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past, down to good ol’ Richmond, Virginia for the 11th in our Meet the Maker series. We designed custom Gitman shirts during the event, released eight exclusives with the brand, available here, and of […]

Northern Grade Richmond

Northern Grade Richmond

Recently, we brought the 10th annual Northern Grade traveling market here to Richmond, Virginia. Held in the iconic Power Plant at Haxall Point, nestled right up next to our city’s historic canal, the mobile pop-up showcased American-made menswear at its best. We spent two days hanging with some of our favorite Made-in-America brands, sipped on Lamplighter coffee […]

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 […]

Playlist: Matthew McDonald

Playlist: Matthew McDonald

Our friend Matthew loves pizza, taking rad pictures, and being an all-around cool dude. He’s crazy talented but also super laid back, so we picked his brain about life and sandwiches and what he’s listening to right now. Here’s a curated fall playlist from Matthew McDonald. Who are you? I’m Matthew McDonald or Chewy. Mostly […]

Meet the Maker: Steven Alan Video

Meet the Maker: Steven Alan Video

We recently held our 10th Meet the Maker event with Steven Alan. He traveled to Richmond, Virginia to introduce his fall collection and meet and chat with an audience of fans from all over. He talked to us about his love for photography, passion for great product, and learning about the fashion industry all before […]

Chewy: Photo Zine Release

Chewy: Photo Zine Release

RIPE is the manifestation of a lifelong fascination with records, zines & t-shirts. Expressions of youth caught in that moment where things somehow stay together when you expect them to completely fall apart. Our good friend Chewy takes awesome photos of his life, his friends, and their usual antics. RIPE and Chewy have teamed up to […]

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 […]

Human Being Journal Issue 3

Human Being Journal Issue 3

We’re excited to announce the release of the third issue of our biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. Issue 3 explores a cross-section of subjects bridging fashion, lifestyle, food, design and art. Includes work by contributing photographers Stella Berkofsky, Bene Brandhofer, Piczo, Devyn Galindo, Clement Pascal, Andrew Musson, and Adrien Toubiana, along with 192 pages of: […]

Meet The Maker: Steven Alan Event

Meet The Maker: Steven Alan Event

A few weeks ago, we partied in-store with Steven Alan, the man behind the eponymous clothing line, and had the chance to preview his fall 2013 collection. As part of Meet the Maker, we also developed exclusive products with Steven Alan, available here. For more than 15 years with his showroom and collections, Alan has been […]

Northern Grade Richmond: September 21st & 22nd

Northern Grade Richmond: September 21st & 22nd

We’re very excited to host the 10th annual Northern Grade traveling market in our hometown this September 21st and 22nd in the iconic Power Plant at Haxall Point. The mobile pop-up showcases American-made menswear and has made recent stops in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Nashville. The event was founded in 2009 by husband […]

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 […]

Studio Visit: Jonathan Hirsch

Studio Visit: Jonathan Hirsch

Jonathan Hirsch is a Richmond-based painter creating larger-than-life portraits of some larger-than-life personalities in his home studio on the sunniest street in town. We visited his studio to see the man in action, and get some insight into his process and see what he’s working on next. Can you tell us who you are and […]

Big Inner: Matthew E. White

Big Inner: Matthew E. White

Originally release in 2012, Richmond native Matthew E. White recorded Big Inner in his own attic as a sort of experiment alongside the Spacebomb House Band. The album had a proper re-release earlier this year via Domino and has garnered an unexpected amount of acclaim and success. Sterogum sat down with our friend Matthew while in NYC […]

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 […]

Feast RVA

Feast RVA

In the spring of 2011 two local Richmond Creatives, Josh Epperson & Johnny Hugel, began brainstorming around a problem that they had been enountering throughout their various projects: What more could be done to bring the enthusiastic and creative producers and supporters of Richmond together under one roof, and unite them under a common goal. […]

The Inga Project

The Inga Project

Just because we sell a fair share of collared shirts doesn’t mean we don’t keep our eye on the adventure world – and the adventure world is certainly a world that you need to keep an eye on. Backflipping dirt bikes is old news, whenever you turn to the television or internet, it seems someone […]

Cindy Neuschwander

Cindy Neuschwander

Spewing her 6×6″ canvas with wax only to refine the clean simple lines with a delicate coating of paint, Cindy Neuschwander cooly tailors her abstract piece to kindly meet the eye. Take a step back and watch a collection of 15 similar pieces come to fit perfectly together, with the alluring use of lines and […]

Reveal The Path

Reveal The Path

A visually stunning adventure by bike, Reveal the Path explores the world’s playgrounds in Europe’s snow capped mountains, Scotland’s lush valleys, Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches and Morocco’s high desert landscapes. Ride along and get lost in the wonders of the world. Filmed across four continents and featuring Tour Divide race legends Matthew Lee & Kurt Refsnider, […]

Warby Parker at Need Supply Co

Warby Parker at Need Supply Co

We are excited to announce the 10th Warby Parker Showroom in the US here at Need Supply Co. The entire Warby Parker collection will be available for customers to try on, including acetate (plastic), titanium (metal), and sunglasses. We will carry up to 100 frames in the showroom, all available to try on and purchase directly from […]

Human Being Journal Issue 2

Human Being Journal Issue 2

We’re excited to announce the release of the second issue of our biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. Issue 2 includes work by contributing photographers Charlie Engman, Ashley Florence, William Godwin, Matt Licari, Olivia Malone, Duy Nguyen and Harper Smith, along with 192 pages of 9 species, 1 haiku, 5 colors, 2 paper stocks, 9 […]