Category: Video

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 […]

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 […]

Maison Kitsuné and Kitsuné Parisien

Maison Kitsuné and Kitsuné Parisien

Maison Kitsuné was founded in 2002 by architect Masaya Kuroko and Daft Punk’s artistic director Gildas Loaëc. The Maison Kitsuné lines combine the philosophy of tradition with a modern attitude and a distinctively Parisian sensibility. This season, Kitsuné takes inspiration from New York’s “New Wave” of young creatives, artists and musicians. The collection reinterprets and […]

Porcelainia

Porcelainia

Porcelainia is an amazing, charming short film by Dave Altizer about Bobby Jager’s journey of combining art and science. What I appreciate about Bobby’s work is that it’s informed. His process doesnt stop at his passion for science, but he has taken his passion and rolled it into his love of art, creating something truly […]

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 […]

Jane Fonda’s Fitness Empire

Jane Fonda’s Fitness Empire

Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has more than a slew of awards and nominations under her belt from her more than 50-year acting career. As a young model, she graced the cover of Vogue twice, as an activist, she spoke out against the Vietnam War and made a lot of people very angry, and as a […]

I Will Always Love You

I Will Always Love You

Whether you prefer Parton or Houston, I Will Always Love You will always remain at the top of the list of the best to belt out at the top of your lungs. It was first written and recorded by country darling Dolly Parton and went on to become the signature song of the late Whitney […]

Castello Cavalcanti

Castello Cavalcanti

In this short film directed by Wes Anderson for Prada, we follow the Formula 1 race car driver Jed Cavalcanti during the Molte Miglia rally in September 1955. The eight-minute feature is co-produced by Roman Coppola and stars Jason Schwartzman, who has appeared in five other films by Anderson. Having previously teamed up for the three-eposide series […]

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 […]

Florence Welch: Letter from LA

Florence Welch: Letter from LA

In this short film by Tabitha Denholm for Nowness, Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch talks about what she loves about LA and how different the City of Angels is from her hometown of London. Letter from LA is one of a three-part series by Denholm called Letters from America, following Welch to New Orleans […]

Introducing: Micaela Greg

Introducing: Micaela Greg

Micaela Greg is a knitwear label founded by San Francisco-based sisters, Marie and Karen Potesta. Transforming spool after spool of yarn into effortlessly cool knitwear by combining modern geometric patterns, intermingling textures, and deceptively simple silhouettes, Micaela Greg designs visually bold knitwear with both an artful quality and and boyishly cool aesthetic. The collection is […]

Philipp Von Hase: Trialog

Philipp Von Hase: Trialog

Bergen-based designer Philipp von Hase, as part of the forthcoming showcase of young talent from the Land of the Fjords, 100% Norway, created the Trialog, a “handcrafted wooden chair created to improve conversation by encouraging a more engaging form of body language.” The three-legged wooden chair, shown in the video above as Von Hase builds his signature piece, […]

Phat Knits

Phat Knits

Unravel. Knitwear in Fashion is a previous exhibition from the MoMu Fashion Museum of Antwerp. The work of Rotterdam-based Bauke Knottnerus draped in the entrance hall, an enlarged gradient knitwork that would stop you in your tracks. His so-called Phat Knits are large-scale knitted design elements, created with the help of oversized PVC needles. Phat Knits connect art, fashion, and […]

Introducing: Hope

Introducing: Hope

Hope is a Swedish fashion label created and run by the designers Ann Ringstrand and Stefan Söderberg. The line began in 2002 as a creative discussion between the two friends, who both are passionate and extremely interested in well-made utility wear. A raw, updated and masculine style for women is apparent in Hope, using unexpected […]

Soulland Spring/Summer 2014

Soulland Spring/Summer 2014

Soulland, a well-established menswear brand originating from Copenhagen, Denmark, is known for taking classic Scandinavian design and traditional menswear and giving it a modern, sometimes quirky, aesthetic. The brand’s fall collection is inspired by early Japanese baseball card artwork, with some serious ’90s vibes from the cool patches, polka dots, constellations and other patterns. View […]

Vampire Weekend: Step

Vampire Weekend: Step

If you haven’t noticed, we like typography. We also like good music and cool music videos, and this one covers all three with flying colors. Vampire Weekend really hits the mark in the video for Step, with simple, stark views of New York City and large print lyrics. Step is a beautiful song on its […]

No Doubt: Sunday Morning

No Doubt: Sunday Morning

There’s a lot of great music out there in the world, but there may never be an album that really tops Tragic Kingdom. Thanks to a reminder via Amanda, we’re visiting the old classics today, and Sunday Morning is on the top of the list. The song is amazing on its own, but only gets […]

40 Days of Dating

40 Days of Dating

Designers Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman have been good friends for years. They’ve watched each other fail time after time when it comes to relationships and seem to have opposite challenges. So, finding themselves single at the same time, they decided to try a little experiment. It’s been said that it takes 40 days to […]

Willow Knows: Humbling Force

Willow Knows: Humbling Force

When Jessica Lee isn’t busy creating beautiful one-of-a-kind silks for her line, willow knows, she works on various independent film projects. She finally brought her two worlds together with Humbling Force, a short film inspired by the sea, directed by Jessica Lee & Eric Hurt and starring Laura Dillon Rogers.

Jesse and the Rippers

Jesse and the Rippers

If you’re anything like us, then you still know all the words to Forever, and remember when Jesse was a star in Tokyo and when DJ dated Viper, one of the Rippers. Well, lucky for you, Uncle Jesse got the band got back together for a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, complete with […]

Introducing: Han Kjobenhavn

Introducing: Han Kjobenhavn

Danish design duo Tim Hancock and Jannik Davidsen founded Han Kjobenhavn in spring 2008 on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. The minimal menswear brand is based on the fundamentals of Danish design and draws inspiration from Danish culture, vintage workwear and military garments combined with a classic, clean Scandinavian aesthetic. No one does straightforward design […]

BREAKBOT’s Baby, I’m Yours

BREAKBOT’s Baby, I’m Yours

French DJ and producer Breakbot (feat Irfane) recently released the video for the single, “Baby I’m Yours”. It was directed and handmade by Irina Dakeva and is a crazy hypercolor 2 1/2 minutes of a toe-tapping booty-shaking tune set against 2,000 watercolor paintings. Forget special effects and the employment of the latest CGI software, Dakeva went straight […]

Five to Seven

Five to Seven

FIVE to SEVEN is a collection of moving portraits of individuals in the kitchen. The above video features a denim designer named Tom making dinner and drinks for his friends in Topanga Canyon, CA. The name and essence of the project were inspired by the apéro hour tradition in France (and elsewhere) of getting together in the […]

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

What are you supposed to do when you come across somebody so original doing something so unique that are no real terms ready to apply to it? You blog about it of course. Yeah, maybe not the best idea to try and write about something that leaves you speechless, but we wanted to share, so […]

ACTION SHOT: THE HILL-SIDE + GITMAN BROS SPECIAL COLLECTION

ACTION SHOT: THE HILL-SIDE + GITMAN BROS SPECIAL COLLECTION

The good fellas over at The Hill-Side, brothers Sandy and Emil Corsillo, have teamed up with the venerable shirt makers out of Ashland, PA, Gitman Brothers to produce a series of seven short sleeve BDs that arrive just as summer rolls in ablaze and in full swing. Using a selection of Hill-Side fabrics from their […]

Extrusion Bowls by Apparatu

Extrusion Bowls by Apparatu

Holy moly, we’re mesmerized by this video showing the method and process behind Apparatu‘s Extrusion Bowls. Back in 2010, Apparatu opened its doors to host Frágil, a workshop for creativity, design, and crafts. It was not as much an introduction to the ceramic work process but more of an experimental workshop and a reflection on objects and their fragility. The process begins with the […]

Shishi Yamazaki

Shishi Yamazaki

We wish it were possible to loop Vimeo videos, cause if you could, we would definitely employ the feature on these little ditties by Shishi Yamazaki. In this particular one entitled YA-NE-SEN a Go Go, Yamazaki can be seen dancing through Tokyo in her own lovely illustrations which she creates out of a mixture of  watercolors, crayons, and […]

Iris Apfel Visits The Zoo

Iris Apfel Visits The Zoo

I have been a fan of 91-year-old Iris Apfel for quite some time now, and her outlandish “more-is-more” fashion and crazy sense of humor is always entertaining and inspiring. In this new short film from NOWNESS, she visits the London zoo with her friend and designer Duro Olowu. Not only will she inevitably make you […]

New Jeans?

New Jeans?

Kramer put it best, “…they just need to be  broken in a little.” If you’re looking to start work on a new pair of jeans, there’s no better time like spring. Use the time you have before it gets crazy hot to break them in and then just as it starts really heating up, go […]

Human Being Journal: Issue 2 Launch

Human Being Journal: Issue 2 Launch

To celebrate the release of Issue 2 of our in-house publication Human Being Journal, we packed up and traveled from Richmond, Virginia to New York City and invited all of our friends and family to party with us. Special thanks to Space LES for hosting us, DJ Lucas Walters for playing the jams, Heineken for providing […]

Mikky Ekko

Mikky Ekko

You may recognize the name Mikky Ekko… If not for his own brilliant work, Mikky also wrote and performs “Stay” with Rihanna. His video for “Pull Me Down” has garnered over a million views on YouTube, and he’s just released a new track called “Disappear,” which you can stream here. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing […]

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 […]

Let Me Back In

Let Me Back In

Fronted by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett, Rilo Kiley formed in 2008 and released their first full length album, Take Offs and Landings, in 2001. Several more studio albums and EPs later, Under The Blacklight was the band’s major record label debut, released in 2007 by Warner Bros and solidifying the group as an American […]

Daughter: Get Lucky

Daughter: Get Lucky

Daughter is London-based Elena Tonra singer/songwriter with beau Igor Haefeli, who have been said to masterfully blend “fluttering, heart-on-the-sleeve acoustic ballads with brooding, ambient soundscapes” (vogue.com). The moody, electronicized duo just released a crooning cover of Daft Punk’s party anthem, “Get Lucky”, just a few weeks after the original took the world by storm. If you […]

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, […]

Who is J.O.B.?

Who is J.O.B.?

If you surf, this video shouldn’t be of anything new to you, nor a surprise unless you haven’t seen it before. To us, it represents a mad man in the game and maybe just a glimpse of what we’ll see this summer as waves across the world only get bigger. Who is J.O.B. is the […]

Cat Power’s Manhattan

Cat Power’s Manhattan

We have a love affair with Manhattan (who doesn’t?). We also quite like Chan Marshall, the ever-cool chanteuse behind the stage name Cat Power. Earlier this month Cat Power released the video for her song “Manhattan,” the chiming and bittersweet track off her 2012 album Sun. Cat Power, who was forced to postpone her European tour last fall […]

Surfaces

Surfaces

I recently made a video from a trip that I went on at the end of summer 2012. It was a grand old time filled with skating, swimming and tree chopping in the great state of Vermont. The video features the top notch guys from The Worble who have an amazing perspective on skateboarding, music from […]

Where Nothing Happens

Where Nothing Happens

Let us paint you a picture. Imagine leaving an incredible summer day in San Francisco. You jump in your car with a couple of best friends, windows down and head south to California’s famous Big Sur – an area that simply can not be described with words. As you reach the coast and the hills […]

Epokhe: Beauty Pockets

Epokhe: Beauty Pockets

Beauty Pockets, directed by Kai Neville, is the first surf short from Australia’s Epokhe, a recently-formed, void-filling company based out of the largest island in the world. The video takes you on a journey from Byron Bay, the company’s headquarters, as the team chases perfect little swells in the South Coast of Australia. The signing just months […]

Hear This: HAIM – Falling

Hear This: HAIM – Falling

We absolutely love HAIM. Like for serious. How can you not love that much PMA packed into every single song the three sisters put out? Los Angeles is doing some amazing stuff right now and these three girls are a large part of it. “Falling,” is their newest EP that was just released, featuring remixes […]

Roman Coppola x Jason Schwartzman

Roman Coppola x Jason Schwartzman

Film royalty (and real life first cousins) Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman conspired with YouTube virtuoso Graydon Sheppard of “Sh*t Girls Say” fame to create the above video. The quick-witted love letter features the two cousins bantering on about love and obsession in six-second vignettes shot on iPhones and inspired by Twitter’s new mobile app, Vine.

Jordan Bruner

Jordan Bruner

Jordan Bruner is a illustrator and visual artist based out of Brooklyn. Her work has been described as being full of  ”whimsy and intellect” and we think that is pretty apt. She has appeared in galleries around the world, been nominated for an Emmy, is sought after by bands and filmmakers for music videos and graphic […]

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 […]

Meet Miss Subways

Meet Miss Subways

For more than 35 years, riders on the New York City transit system were graced with posters of beaming young women. While the women featured in each poster — all New Yorkers — were billed as “average girls,” they were also beauty queens of sorts in the nation’s first integrated beauty contest: Miss Subways. The […]

Antonoff x Dunham’s Best Friends

Antonoff x Dunham’s Best Friends

Last Sunday marked the season finale of one of our favorite shows, Girls. We’re a little bummed that we don’t have a new episode to look forward to this weekend, and if you’re like us, we’ve found something to give you your weekend’s Lena Dunham fix. Indie designer Rachel Antonoff‘s latest fashion film, Best Friends, […]

Joni Sternbach’s SurfLand

Joni Sternbach’s SurfLand

Photographer Joni Sternbach combines two things we love: tintype and looking at surfers. Tintype is a developing process that first appeared in the 1850s and peaked in popularity in the US during the Civil War. To create tintype images, a very underexposed negative image is produced on a thin iron plate, lacquered or otherwise darkened, […]

Birth of a Book

Birth of a Book

Smith-Settle Printers in Leeds, England have stepped aside from the ebook stampede to publish beautifully bound hardbacks that recall a bygone age – as does the process of making them. Watch the process above as they bring one of their hardback books to life, it’s mesmerizing. And in case you’re wondering, the book being printed is Suzanne […]

The Hot Toddies

Richmond just trudged through what will hopefully be our last snow fall of the season, plus it’s almost Friday, and all of this means it’s time to pretend it’s summer! Listening to the music of Oakland, CA-based band The Hot Toddies, we can almost feel ourselves sitting on the sun-soaked, sandy shores of decades past, sipping […]

Video: Gant Rugger Spring 2013

Video: Gant Rugger Spring 2013

Since 1949, Gant has re-invented American style with casual and comfortable garments that reflect the good life and leisurely lifestyles of the American East Coast. In this new short video, creative director Christopher Bastian gives us a breakdown on the influences behind the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Shop Gant Rugger S/S 2013 here.