Category: Travel

Danish Tradition of Hygge

Danish Tradition of Hygge

The time I have spent in Denmark cannot be described as anything more than ephemeral. However, there’s something about Danish culture that I don’t ever foresee losing. Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) in particular, leaves quite an impression. Hygge is a Danish word used to describe their sense of hospitality and community. But it’s more specific and […]

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 […]

Travel: Escape from Coachella

Travel: Escape from Coachella

Our friend Hillary Taymour is the mastermind behind Collina Strada, constant traveler, and consummate cool girl. She went to Coachella this year for her 8th (!) time and took a quick escape from the madness to some of the most ethereal and mystical parts of California. For all of you brave souls out there heading to […]

An Ode to Climbing in Mallorca

An Ode to Climbing in Mallorca

How does a blog post about climbing in the Spanish island of Mallorca relate to a men’s and women’s clothing store? It doesn’t. Which is why we’re excited to post it. Believe it or not, we’ve written on climbing in the past. It’s one of those activities (if you will) that we’re pretty fond of. […]

Travel: Seoul Fashion Week

Travel: Seoul Fashion Week

Continuing our ongoing narrative of interesting things happening around the world, our very own quasi-expat and former Seoul resident, A.J. Lund, took a quick jump across the Pacific to catch the Seoul Fashion Week in its fourteenth year. While there, she caught up with old friends, mingled with supermodels and K-pop singers, and got a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travel: Costa Rica

Travel: Costa Rica

While everyone is impatiently waiting in the cold for this long winter to pass, our own AJ was busy soaking up some rays in sunny Costa Rica. We asked her all about this dreamy travel destination, so close your eyes and pretend you’re in a tropical place while we explore the rich coast. What brought […]

Travel Destination: Austin, Texas

Travel Destination: Austin, Texas

Our friends Molly and Johnny just returned from the great state of Texas, where many of you may be heading shortly for SXSW. These two know what’s up when it comes to good food, great drinks, and a kickass quality of lifestyle and culture, so we picked their brains about all things Austin. What brought […]

Cabarete to Samana

Cabarete to Samana

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

Travel: San Fran & Angel Island

Travel: San Fran & Angel Island

Our friend and local tattooer, Johnathan Fleming, recently took a trip out west and we jumped on the chance to experience it with him. Armed with a good friend and photographer, a tattoo machine, and ready for adventure, these are the photos and stories from Johnathan’s time in California. I recently traveled to San Francisco […]

The Hemingway House

The Hemingway House

Nestled on the little island of Key West, Florida, the residence of American author Ernest Hemingway became designated a US historic landmark in 1968. Whether you’re into literature, palm trees and salty air, or maybe cats are more your thing, the Hemingway House has just about something for everyone. Key West is about four square […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

For the Love of Alaska

For the Love of Alaska

Our friend Emily Sullivan has been spending her summers hiking through picturesque landscapes in Alaska and photographing her journeys. It’s not hard to fall in love with the seemingly untouched expanse and unwavering views that nature proves, and Alaska is quickly rising to the top of our list of absolutely must visits. Curious about the […]

Road Trip: NYC

Road Trip: NYC

On New Year’s Eve, friends and coworkers Jason and Marleigh decided to take an impromptu road trip to New York to see some friends and attend our pal Archie’s party. With about an hour’s notice, they packed up and drove to Brooklyn from here in Richmond for a one-night trip full of fun, friends, snacks […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Destination: Ibiza

Destination: Ibiza

If you’re into places with such incredible views and scenery that you’re not quite sure it’s real, and if you’re into places with a cultured history and polylinguality, and if you’re into the yacht life and sky-blue water and white sand beaches, or maybe if you’re into electronic music and never-ending parties, then we’ve got […]

Grand Canyon Adventure

Grand Canyon Adventure

Our travel-happy friend Kelsey’s latest adventure was a trip through the American West, visiting stunning scenic National Parks and the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Kelsey’s visit to the canyon was perfectly timed, as an extremely rare thick and puffy fog filled up the entire steep canyon, a […]

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 […]

Fogo Island

Fogo Island

Just off the the coast of Newfoundland lies Fogo Island, a small rocky island founded by fishing communities. It may not seem like much from a distance, but an upsurge in interest from and sites that cater to the art world moves this cold, sparse place to the top of our destination wishlist. image source […]

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 […]

Escape to Olivebridge, New York

Escape to Olivebridge, New York

I’m from the south. The north is still new, so when escaping the city, going north is natural. There’s a million small towns upstate of New York, all way less stressful than the city is. So, when we go, we roll the dice. Anywhere is good, and everything is new. We spent a weekend hunkered […]

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 […]

Ö: Swedish Island Hideout

Ö: Swedish Island Hideout

In Swedish, the word for Island is actually a letter: ö. A few weeks ago, I spent the night on one, completely alone, with my wife and some beers. In the waters that surround the archipelagos in Stockholm, there are over 30,000 islands. I’m sure they’re all nice and beautiful, but this specific island is […]

Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

West of Marseille was shot by photographer Stella Berkofsky and styled by Carolyn Doolittle in and around the downtown Los Angeles home of Su Wu, and with the help of prop stylist Claire Cottrell. This is our behind-the-scenes view on disposable 35mm film.

New York to LA

New York to LA

Our merchandising team has been jetting all across the country looking for the best stuff to bring in-store next spring, but not without a few pit stops for a good sandwich, a quick dip in the pool, or to snap a few pictures. This is the disposable film caught along the way.

Ellie’s Guide to Seattle

Ellie’s Guide to Seattle

Our friend Ellie has lived all over the United States, but her home and her heart are in Seattle, Washington. We’re itching to visit the fair city, so we asked her for her favorites around town and her absolute musts. This is Ellie Arciaga’s guide to Seattle. Tell us a little bit about yourself. My […]

Interview: Devyn Galindo

Interview: Devyn Galindo

Devyn Galindo is a photographer based in Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. Devyn grew up as a nomad, living all over America before settling for a bit in Los Angeles where she also mentors teenagers and works with kids whenever possible. Having been obsessed with taking pictures and the magic of film […]

12 Hours in Portland

12 Hours in Portland

12 Hrs is Anna Peukart, a freelance writer from Cologne, Germany, and Soren Jepsen, a photographer from Copenhagen, Denmark. The two love to travel, and somehow figured out how to pack the best of some of the coolest cities around the globe into a thoughtfully-planned 12 hour trip. This is 12 hours in Portland, Oregon. […]

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: […]

Interview: Let’s Go Adventuring

Interview: Let’s Go Adventuring

Saying goodbye to summer is hard, but that’s doesn’t mean all the fun is over. Fall is ripe for weekend getaways and day trips, and we’re more than ready for an adventure or two. Our friend Kelsey is always on the go, taking trips with her friends anytime she can find a spare second, and […]

Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake

Our friends Leah Goren and Dylan Ousley took one last summer weekend in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, and took some pictures along the way. We drove 5 hours north last weekend to the Adirondacks for a wedding in Tupper Lake. Lake swimming, wakeboarding, skipping rocks. I hung out on a speedboat with a big […]

Destination: Colca Canyon

Destination: Colca Canyon

High in the Andean mountain chain that snakes through Peru lies one of the deepest gorges in the world, Colca Canyon. The Colca valley, with colorful pre-Inca roots, is dotted with Spanish Colonial towns and pre-Columbian stepped terraces, bridging two cultures together once and for all. Colca Canyon is located in southern Peru, about 100 […]

Los Angeles to New York

Los Angeles to New York

Our good friend Duy Nguyen is always on the go, and often with a 35mm camera in hand. His most recent rolls document his life in Los Angeles and his trip to New York for our Human Being Journal Issue 2 launch party. Below is Duy’s 35mm film. Above, see a video of another of […]

Paleta adventure

Paleta adventure

I don’t really remember much about Rent Girl, the graphic novel by Michelle Tea. I remember how my heart felt when I read it: I must have just moved to the Bay Area, living in the apartment where we’d kicked in the door when the landlord who lived on a houseboat never showed up to […]

Cândido Rondon and The River of Doubt

Cândido Rondon and The River of Doubt

In 1913, two men led a team through uncharted territory deep in the Amazon Basin. US President Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer and military engineer Cândido Rondon were of the first to travel and record the Rio da Dúvida, what was then one of the most unexplored and intimidating tributaries of the Amazon. The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition […]

Road Trip: Justin Bridges

Road Trip: Justin Bridges

Our friend and photographer Justin Bridges recently road tripped from New York City to Chicago, Illinois for the Pitchfork Music Festival and brought The Impossible Project along. Sponsored by Land’s End, Justin documented the sprawling landscapes, rest stops, and cities big and small along the way on iconic Polaroid film. See more from Justin at […]

Old Lone Pine

Old Lone Pine

Last week, we drove North of Los Angeles through the Mojave desert to the small town of Lone Pine, nestled in Owens Valley 80 miles east of Fresno. The Sierra Nevada mountains lie to the West, with the picturesque Alabama Hills as a backdrop for this sweet old Western town. Lone Pine, California, may be […]

My Lonely Uncle Craig

My Lonely Uncle Craig

There is a small window for vacation every year and my time to get away from it all was closing in; I had no idea what to do or where to go. I chatted with some family and they suggested I drive to upstate New York to the Adirondacks and visit my Uncle Craig. I […]

Go Explore: Instagram Contest

Go Explore: Instagram Contest

In the spirit of discovery, we hosted an Instagram contest and encouraged everyone to share their travels and adventures with us, near or far. We saw so many inspiring images that made us yearn for travel, and that so thoughtfully captured the spirit of transition, the energy of life in flux, and the power of […]

Go Explore: Weekend Road Trip

Go Explore: Weekend Road Trip

You don’t have to take an extravagant vacation or jet-set overseas to go explore. Travel and exploration can happen in a day trip, a weekend get-away, or right down the street. All you need is a curious spirit and an adventurous attitude. Last weekend, a couple of friends from our crew took an impromptu road trip a […]

Maine Guide

Maine Guide

I grew up in Maine, I live in Maine now and I love Maine (so much). At the moment I have a huge case of wanderlust and I’m itching to move, but even if I do – it’ll always be my favorite state and my real home. If you haven’t had the honor and privilege […]

Go Explore

Go Explore

In the spirit of discovery, we’ve collaborated with three of our favorite designers to develop exclusive, limited edition collections for Need Supply Co. perfected for travel, that capture the spirit of transition, the energy of life in flux, and the power of exploration. In addition, we’re hosting an Instagram contest to encourage you to go […]

Travel Light: Gabriel’s Edit

Travel Light: Gabriel’s Edit

Whether you are staging an impromptu escape or a well-planned weekend getaway, efficient packing is the key to traveling in comfort and ease. To assist you in your journeys, we’ve hand selected a weekend’s worth of versatile looks to fit perfectly in your carry on luggage. Creative Director Gabriel Ricioppo is no stranger to airports […]

Travel Light: Krystle’s Edit

Travel Light: Krystle’s Edit

Whether you are staging an impromptu escape or a well-planned weekend getaway, efficient packing is the key to traveling in comfort and ease. To assist you in your journeys, we’ve hand selected a weekend’s worth of versatile looks to fit perfectly in your carry on luggage. Our women’s buyer Krystle Kemp is a seasoned traveler […]