Category: Richmond

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 […]

Tom Wesselmann at the VMFA

Tom Wesselmann at the VMFA

For our native Richmond art lovers, Chihuly has come and gone at the newly renovated Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. But the VMFA isn’t stopping there. As they continue to bring outstanding exhibits to our great city, they give us the gift of the late American painter, Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004). Wesselman is greatly recognized as […]

Meet the Maker: Apolis Video

Meet the Maker: Apolis Video

The 9th installment of our Meet the Maker series brought brothers Raan and Shea Parton, founders of Apolis, and their traveling Nomad Market installation here to Richmond, Virginia. The Apolis Nomad Market is a traveling installation that presents product collection, stories, and films from Apolis Global, with a goal of connecting the local neighborhood to […]

Topshop Unique Launch Event

Topshop Unique Launch Event

Last week, we partied in the store with the arrival of Topshop Unique S/S 2013, and if you didn’t make it, you missed out on great food, great music, great clothes and a great time. Event photos by Will Godwin

Affiche #1, The City I Live In

Affiche #1, The City I Live In

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 […]

Topshop Unique Launch

Topshop Unique Launch

We’re thrilled to announce the exclusive launch of Topshop Unique S/S 2013. On Thursday, March 14, join us in store from 6-8 pm for the release of Topshop’s “big sister” collection and help us bring the UK to the States in style. Led by designer Kate Phelan (formerly of British Vogue fame), the collection boasts […]

Meet The Maker: Apolis Event

Meet The Maker: Apolis Event

Last Friday, the 9th installment of our Meet the Maker series brought brothers Raan and Shea Parton, founders of Apolis, and their traveling Nomad Market installation here to Richmond, Virginia. The Apolis Nomad Market is a traveling installation that presents product collection, stories, and films from Apolis Global. The Nomad Market opened in our brick and […]

A Good One: Will Godwin

A Good One: Will Godwin

The Good Ones is an online interview magazine that features influential and inspirational people who tap into the creative and independent spirit of counter-culture. With beautiful photography and design, The Good Ones reaches into the lives of some of the coolest people around, you know, the really good ones. Issue Three is now available, a feature on everyone’s […]

Meet the Maker: Apolis

Meet the Maker: Apolis

The 9th installment of our Meet the Maker series brings brothers Raan and Shea Parton, founders of Apolis, and their traveling Nomad Market installation here to Richmond, Virginia. Apolis began in 2004 with the simple idea that people can live better lives if they are given equal access to opportunity. It is built by a […]

Burial Magazine Feature: Academy

Burial Magazine Feature: Academy

Burial Magazine is a new online editorial based out of New York City. Their goal is to feature creatives in the world of fashion and “to uplift the entrepreneur, the small business owner,  and the risk-taker”. With a self-described goal like that and their easy-on-the-eyes layout, we are sold already (and they’ve only released one […]

Matthew E. White: Will You Love Me

Matthew E. White: Will You Love Me

It’s literally impossible to just listen to once. As of now, I’ve replayed “Will You Love Me“, the new video from Richmond’s Matthew E. White, more than six times, and that number will probably grow even more. A nearly perfect combination of soul, gospel, and harmony is met with beautiful Richmond cinematography that reminds you of […]

Meet The Maker: Angela Bacskocky Video

Meet The Maker: Angela Bacskocky Video

As our Meet The Maker series continues, we had the chance a couple of weeks ago to sit down with Richmond’s own Angela Bacskocky and explore her newest collection, entitled Nest. Angela has studied menswear at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, worked for a London tailor, and interned for designers Felder Felder and […]

Staff Picks: Will

Staff Picks: Will

Will Godwin is our staff photographer, a graphic designer, and just about everyone’s hands down favorite person here at Need Supply Co. He will treat the gals to coffee, send you a video of Steven Seagal doing karate if you’re having a rough day, and be the very first and the very last person on […]