Category: Various

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 […]

Style Icon: Rufio

Style Icon: Rufio

As far as Hollywood movies go, 1991 had some real significance. Major titles like Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Boyz N The Hood, Point Break, City Slickers, Fried Green Tomatoes and the return of Schwarzenegger as the protagonist in Terminator 2, were all on our watch list. Hollywood rang in the 90′s with ticket […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Betty Who

Betty Who

I headed into Bunk Bar on Water St. in Portland the other night to grab a pulled pork Cubano and was quickly informed by the oddly polite bartender that I would have to be out by 9pm for the sold out show. That show, of course, was Betty Who, whose  sophomore EP, Slow Dancing, was […]

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 […]

Baseball: Game of Beards

Baseball: Game of Beards

With this week marking Opening Day of the 2014 season, we thought it would be a perfect time to look back at an oft-forgotten chapter in American baseball. To most Americans, baseball holds a special place in the hearts of nostalgic sports lovers everywhere, even dubbed “America’s National Pastime.” To some, just the crack of […]

New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

It’s hard to describe Philadelphia’s, The War On Drugs, to someone who hasn’t heard them before. The description quickly falls in the common refrain, “…well, you’ll just have to check them out.” If I really tried, I would say they’re an ambient jam band meets a young Bob Dylan. In there somewhere they run into […]

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 […]

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 […]

Design: Contemporary Architecture of Denmark

Design: Contemporary Architecture of Denmark

Denmark. To begin, I should mention that I’ve yet to visit this seemingly wonderful place. After hearing so many positive things about it, I simply can’t wait to step foot there. Aside from the obvious reasons that make Denmark a great country, it’s capital city, Copenhagen, seems to be the crème de la crème of global […]

Recipe: When You Thought You Were Over Kale Salad…

Recipe: When You Thought You Were Over Kale Salad…

I’m sharing a little secret with you today: my go-to dinner party dish, a raw Tuscan  kale salad. I can’t take credit for the recipe- it’s from incredible Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks fame, but it’s really a dish that could turn any kale hater into a kale believer. And while it may not sound […]

How To:  Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

How To: Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

Today is your lucky day.Why, you ask? Because you will learn how to make one of the best paper airplanes of all time. Step 1. Grab yourself a piece of paper, preferably size A4 or letter. Step 2. Bend the paper over from the corner, so the front of the paper is flush with the left […]

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 […]

The Wes Anderson Collection

The Wes Anderson Collection

Today marks the nationwide release of Wes Anderson’s 9th film “The Grand Budapest Hotel (a “complex caper” according to the New York Times) delighting Anderson-ites across the country. In honor of that release, our friend and graphic designer Emma Robertson (of the lovely design blog  Emma Dime) took a closer look at The Wes Anderson Collection, the first […]

How It Works: The Ballpoint Pen

How It Works: The Ballpoint Pen

It’s something you use every single day to do so many mundane tasks, to write (and check off!) lists, to produce whatever work it is you do, to write those big checks, to put your phone number on the receipt for the cute waiter or waitress, but have you ever thought about how it actually […]

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 […]

How To: Build a Coffee Table

How To: Build a Coffee Table

When he’s not busy running his family’s farm, working on his racecar, or shelling out denim on our sales floor, store employee and jack-of-all-trades Patrick somehow finds time for some good old fashioned woodworking. He recently built a few beautiful mid century-inspired coffee tables for friends, and he gives us the know-how to do it […]

Winter Plant Care

Winter Plant Care

No matter how well your houseplants are thriving the rest of the year, helping them survive during the colder months is always a challenge. Contrary to popular knowledge, many care practices should be handled quite differently once the temperatures and sunlight take a turn. We’re here to talk you through it, so we can all […]

Loux the Vintage Guru

Loux the Vintage Guru

Lourens Loux Gebhardt, otherwise known as The Guru, is a Namibian fashion designer with a killer sense of style. He documents his outfits and those of his fashionable friends on his tumblr. He recently collaborated with a fashion collective known as Khumbula, who are:  “a group of young visionaries who advocate for a well cut Africa, […]

Montreal Biodome

Montreal Biodome

The Montreal Biodome is made up of replicas of four ecosystems that can be found in North and South America. Originally constructed for the 1976 Olympic Games, it now hosts the four environments along with a variety of animals and other species living in each habitat. It may never have been inhabited by Pauly Shore […]

Electrick Children

Electrick Children

Hello! A big thank to Rachel and the Need Supply Co. team for asking me to be a guest blogger for the month of January. I’m a big fan of Need Supply Co. so it is a huge honour to be asked to post here. I’m looking forward to sharing a mix of beautiful and […]

La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits

In the middle of Los Angeles, California lies the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the United States, the La Brea Tar Pits. Formed some 40,000 years ago, low-grade crude oil began seeping through the ground, trapping animals that would later teach us about more than three million specimens. La Brea is one of the richest ice age […]

Women in Space

Women in Space

According to NASA, 55 different women have flown in space. Some were wives, some were mothers, some were tall and others were short, but every single one of them was totally awesome. From the first crop that fought gender discrimination in astronaut selection to the graduating ladies of the new astronaut classes who are awaiting […]

A Look Back: Rocko’s Modern Life

A Look Back: Rocko’s Modern Life

Though it aired for only four short seasons, Rocko’s Modern Life is one of our favorites, reminiscent of an early 1990s childhood spent in the heyday of Nickelodeon cartoons. Full of adult humor that may have been over our heads twenty years ago, we can still appreciate the wittiness of Joe Murray’s characters and story. […]

Vintage Icon: Joan Fontaine

Vintage Icon: Joan Fontaine

Academy Award winning Hollywood actress Joan Fontaine passed away on Sunday at the very respectable age of 96. And speaking of very respectable, the bombshell beauty made her last on-screen appearance in 1994 after first beginning her career in 1935, spending nearly 60 years performing. In 1942, Joan Fontaine became both the only actor to ever […]

Inspiration: High/Low

Inspiration: High/Low

I initially wanted to drop some inspiration on Saturday but came down with a wretched cold – thanks NYC Subway system. Shout out to all the grown adults who sneeze and cough without covering, pick their noses, and never wash their hands after using the restroom – you are ALL my heroes. (Oh, and there […]

The Teddy Girls

The Teddy Girls

Quite possibly some of the most bad ass ladies of the mid-twentieth century, teddy girls (and teddy boys, of course) were part of a Birtish subculture typified by wearing clothes inspired by Edwardian culture. Their wrap jackets, pencil skirts, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets, and ultra-cool, usually boyish hairstyles made for some pretty incredible […]

Remembering Mandela

Remembering Mandela

South Africa’s first black president, first elected in a fully representative election, anti-apartheid revolutionary, prisoner and activist Nelson Mandela is grieved by millions after his death at the respectable age of 95. He was a hero, a symbol of struggle and a symbol of peace, universally revered and loved. Mandela was considered a moral compass for all the world, […]

Style Icon: Sally Albright

Style Icon: Sally Albright

When Harry Met Sally is the quintessential film to watch when you’re nostalgic for autumns in New York or the late ’80s in general. Meg Ryan’s Sally Albright knows a thing or two about style, and is the best things to happen to women-wearing-menswear since Annie Hall. WHMS is all button up blouses, brimmed hats, cable […]

Loving Gene Wilder

Loving Gene Wilder

The lovable Gene Wilder is heartwarming, whip-smart, funny, and wildly talented. His career proves that once can be both comic relief and leading man, while his extracurricular pursuits nurture his artistic, caring personality. We take a look back on the life and career of the affable actor and his generous contributions to comedy and to […]

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 […]

Style Icon: Miles Davis

Style Icon: Miles Davis

The re-inventor of Jazz, the one-and-only Mr. Miles Davis, was known for more than being a crazy talented musician. He was also the king of style, the original dapper gentleman. Miles Davis didn’t just wear a suit – he wore an impeccably tailored fine Italian suit, with crisp linens, subtle but striking details, and rugged […]

A Hemline History

A Hemline History

A woman’s hemline is one of the most drastically changing details of fashion over the last century, ranging from floor-sweeping to thigh-baring and everything in between. It wasn’t until the last few decades that ladies were free to wear whatever length they so choose and still be both respected and stylish–and we’ll toast to that. […]

The Curse of Superman

The Curse of Superman

Whether you consider yourself superstitious or not, there are definitely some weird circumstances surrounding the men who have portrayed Superman and other creatives involved in the film and television versions of the famed superhero. From untimely deaths, to tragic accidents, to disappearances and every mishap in between, there must be more to the story than […]

(Fos)

(Fos)

We can’t get enough of this exterior space created by multidisciplinary design team (fos) for a restaurant facade in Madrid. Meaning light in Greek and melted in Catalan, (fos) in this project has been represented by a skin that covers both vertical and horizontal surfaces. “The protected facade of the vegan restaurant Rayen at Lope de Vega street in […]

Muse: Anjelica Huston

Muse: Anjelica Huston

With a lineage like hers, it’s near impossible for Anjelica Huston to not be a force to be reckoned with. Among her many roles she’s also played muse to some of the most important photographers of our time, and brings a measured elegance and poise to every character she portrays. We’re listing the many, many […]

Camera Club

Camera Club

Celebrities doing everyday, average joe things is always cool, but seeing them on the opposite end of a camera is really cool. We love these found images of famous people indulging hobbies and capturing memories.

Trend: Texture Play

Trend: Texture Play

Fall is all about layering; that’s not news to us. But the trick to keeping it interesting is throwing some expected combinations into your layer mix, including a mashup of textures that aren’t normally put together. We’re talking velvet, tweed, wool, silk, leather, denim, fur, sequins, metallics, anything you can dream up. Here’s some texture-inspired […]

World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition

World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition

On May 1, 1893, the World’s Fair was held in Chicago, Illinois, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the New World in 1492. The iconic event had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, industry, and the city of Chicago, which bested New York City, Washington, DC, and St. Louis for the […]

Style Icon: Courtney Love

Style Icon: Courtney Love

If there’s anyone who really exemplifies 90s grunge-rocker style, it’s Courtney Love. Married to the most famous grunge rocker of all time, and famously sporting red lipstick and a carefree attitude, Courtney is as talented musically as she was a generation’s style icon. We’re channeling the decade of baby barrettes, blue eyeshadow and midriff-baring with […]

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 […]

Scary Movies: The Classics

Scary Movies: The Classics

October is for baking pies, picking apples, carving pumpkins, and most of all: watching scary movies. Horror films and thrillers are a dime a dozen these days, so we’re going back to the classics and rounding up the retro scary flicks to get you in the halloween spirit. Sure, we may already know how it […]

The Forest History Society

The Forest History Society

The Forest History Society is a nonprofit library and archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating forest and conversation history for all to use. The FHS has an extensive collection of images that are now available to browse online, and is continually seeking innovative ways of enhancing its programs in research, publication, and education, and new […]

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 […]

Vintage Terence Stamp

Vintage Terence Stamp

Legendary British actor Terence Stamp has made more than 60 films in his 50-year career and remains relevant now in his 75th year. In addition to his incredible talent, he was called the most handsome man alive, praised in the fashion world of the 1960s, and was the epitome of mod London. We take a […]

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.

America’s Cup

America’s Cup

The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. More affectionately known as Auld Mug, it is awarded to the winner of America’s Cup match races held between two sailing yachts. The 2013 America’s Cup just wrapped in San Francisco, California, and continues to make history in the sport of sailing. The America’s Cup races […]