Interview: Ike Edeani

Interview: Ike Edeani

Capturing the essence of a person in a portrait can be a huge challenge for some photographers, but for the Nigerian-born and now San Francisco-based Ike Edeani, it’s his forte. Ike (pronounced I.K.) is a former architect-turned-photographer. He’s yet another example that a person’s “career” is really just a fluid, ever-changing journey. Edeani’s journey brought […]

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 […]

City Guide: Cape Town

City Guide: Cape Town

When the New York Times decides you’re the #1 city to visit, you’re definitely doing a few things right. Following in the lofty footsteps of Helsinki, Seoul and Turin, Cape Town is this year’s World Design Capital and is home to the influential Design Indaba conference, which has long been a major voice in design for […]

Introducing: Mociun

Introducing: Mociun

With a background in textiles and a penchant for Bauhaus-inspired design principles, Caitlin Mociun’s line of accessories is informed by an ahistorical use of textile and pattern traditions. She explores new technologies in order to create environmentally healthy products, too. We talked to Ms. Mociun about how she got into handmade jewelry and what’s next on her […]

City Guide: Bangkok

City Guide: Bangkok

On first gloss, Bangkok’s frenetic energy makes it seem like a chaotic mess—the Asian antithesis to tightly laced Tokyo and sober Singapore. But look beyond the willy-nilly traffic and indecipherable map into its rich and sprawling marketplaces, extraordinary cuisine and long spiritual tradition and it becomes clear that it is one of the most culturally significant […]

Interview: Form Us With Love

Interview: Form Us With Love

The Swedish design studio Form Us With Love is on a roll. In their less-than-a-decade of existence, they’ve worked with rarefied, holy design grail manufacturers like DePadova and Cappellini, as well a range of scrappy upstarts and big names from around Scandinavia. Beyond the obligatory lighting and chairs (which they, of course, do particularly well), […]

Fireworks: For Patriot and Pyro Alike

Fireworks: For Patriot and Pyro Alike

The heart of even the most resolute curmudgeon can be melted by a firework or two. At a spry 14 centuries old, they’ve come to stand in as humankind’s definitive emblem of shared revelry and celebration. Whether on Boxing Day, Bastille Day, or every single day at Disneyland, there’s really nothing a few fireworks can’t […]

A Brief History: Backgammon

A Brief History: Backgammon

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world. But despite its age, it’s plenty more than a relic in grandma’s attic: it’s a tabletop mainstay of the Mediterranean, a test of skill and strategy, and our new addiction. Backgammon is literally played everywhere. Evidence of the game’s proliferation have been found by […]

City Guide: Vancouver

City Guide: Vancouver

Vancouver is the synthesis of all that is fuzzy and good about Canada. It is cosmopolitan, progressive, welcoming, dynamic and tidy and is nestled into one of the most brilliant natural backdrops of any major city on earth. And compared with its eastern siblings, this sparkling city is less about maple everything and home-baked niceness […]

Staff Picks: Eric

Staff Picks: Eric

Senior Designer Eric Gilkey is a stalwart of the Need Supply Co. creative team. With a razor sharp eye and particularly judicious tastes, Eric works through each assignment in search of the clearest solution, creating systems as elegant as they are visually powerful. A Richmond native, Eric likes to do things his own way. He […]

City Guide: London

City Guide: London

If Paris is pretty and New York is powerful, London nails the bullseye. From posh Chelsea in the west to hardy Hackney in the east, no other A-list city on earth can match its mix of fine cultural institutions, idiosyncratic charm and out-and-out quality of life. While it will always be endearingly rickety in spots, […]

Artist Interview: Jay Riggio

Artist Interview: Jay Riggio

The artist generally has total control over brushstrokes, line and even the photographic manipulation of light. But a collage is the product of the skilful agglomeration of disparate, found elements, which makes the form both a constant hunt and a delicate process of editing. With titles like “Roaming Charges Inside the Cathedral” and “What You […]

The Mighty Michelada

The Mighty Michelada

On paper, the michelada is an affront to good taste. A spicy, salty beer that quite often contains a dash of clam juice? ¡Pero que asco! But somehow magically, impossibly, the combination of its disparate and contradictory ingredients make for something of an eminently drinkable elixir that goes down easy like summertime sweet tea. Like […]

Travel: Do the Charleston

Travel: Do the Charleston

Few places embody the soul of the new South like Charleston, South Carolina. This handsome and hospitable crossroads of buttery foods, humidity and high style has been making quite the impression as of late, and some pretty cool kids are taking note. Southerners and their cities all too often remain hidden behind nostalgia, married to […]

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.

City Guide: Los Angeles

City Guide: Los Angeles

Los Angeles is absurd and fast and beguiling and ugly and untamed and cosmopolitan and beautiful and even today feels like it’s on the cultural frontier. The California mega-metropolis built over bulldozed fruit groves remains the undisputed king of entertainment, with generations of unwavering preeminence in music and film. But beyond its cultural clout, it […]

Introducing: Jasmin Shokrian

Introducing: Jasmin Shokrian

No matter how perfect and clear early summer is in the South (where we’re at), it always undoubtedly evolves into oppressive heat and swampy humidity. It is these times that our minds turn to Los Angeles, the land land of milk and honey (and clear sunshine and endless juice bar options). Los Angeles-based designer Jasmin Shokrian […]

City Guide: Copenhagen

City Guide: Copenhagen

There’s probably no place on the planet as effortlessly cool as Copenhagen. The city seems to climb to the top of pretty much every Monocle survey ever, its residents are devastatingly stylish and it is by all accounts a haven for hygge. Bikes and fantastic coffee abound, and the vibrant food scene—underpinned by the plucky New […]

Style Icon: Dad

Style Icon: Dad

Sartorially speaking, we have much to thank our dads for these days: the resurgence of New Balance, socks with Teva sandals, and perfectly crisp white sneakers. But while “dadcore” is having a serious moment, the life lessons our fathers taught us will never go out of style. So in honor of pops, we gathered snapshots […]

The Sunday Guide to (Maybe) Catching Fish

The Sunday Guide to (Maybe) Catching Fish

While it’s only just begun, summer always seems to slip away so quickly. Before you can say “heatwave,” the backyard barbecues, ballgames, and outdoor concerts have come and and gone. But fret not: there’s nothing quite like fishing for making those summer days last (and last). So, here’s our Sunday guide to kicking back, slowing down, and […]

Licorice Love

Licorice Love

If you live in North America, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t exactly enjoy the taste of licorice. In fact, it’s likely that you hate it. And in that case, the simple thought of licorice ice cream, licorice breads and pastries, and licorice marinated meats—all washed down with an ice cold licorice beer or […]

Playlist: 32 World Cup Fight Songs

Playlist: 32 World Cup Fight Songs

It’s time once again for a spike in self-imposed nationalism, fueled by face paint, pints and jingoistic pundits. For those of us stateside (because we seem to be immune to winning), this generally means the mining up of tenuous international connections to forge temporarily unbreakable allegiances. Because, if your great grandmother was from Antwerp, you […]

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

Our friend Celeste Rodero, the designer behind DIGDOGDIG jewelry, talks about her life split between Virginia and the bucolic beach town of Hilo on the big island of Hawaii. No matter where you might call home, her story is a lesson in the power of community and hard work.  For almost twenty years, I have been […]

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, […]

Remembering Massimo Vignelli

Remembering Massimo Vignelli

Last week the design world lost a hero. On Tuesday, May 27th, Massimo Vignelli, the renowned and highly influential graphic designer, died at the age of 83 in his Manhattan home. While his timeless designs will survive him in the public consciousness, he will forever be remembered for the values he imparted to the design […]

Read This: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Read This: Karl Ove Knausgaard

With a hypnotic hold on readers around the world and an avalanche of praise cascading upon him from the likes of Zadie Smith and Jonathan Lethem, Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard is poised to sit atop the international literary scene. And everyone knows it.  With all of that said, It would be completely unfair of […]

Interview: Francine Dressler

Interview: Francine Dressler

Francine Dressler is an artist and illustrator who came of age in 1970’s Los Angeles.  She’s known for her bold Modigliani-esque female figures and love of cherry red. We talked to Francine about being an artist in the turbulent ‘70’s and the women that have influenced her work. Tell us a little bit about yourself […]

Dispatches from New York: Dossier Outpost

Dispatches from New York: Dossier Outpost

Our friend and Brooklyn beauty Ali Breslin took a break from freelance styling, modeling, and managing wholesale for In God We Trust to check out Dossier Outpost this past week. This is her take. The Dossier Outpost is kind of the greatest thing I’ve been to in a while. The small, but beautifully curated spaces […]

Wild Crush by Archie Bronson Outfit

Wild Crush by Archie Bronson Outfit

Four years after 2010′s Coconut, Wiltshire’s Archie Bronson Outfit gives us their fourth take with Wild Crush. With some changes to the team, this rejuvenated Outfit takes a dip back to some of their earlier sounds with analog synthesizers, beautiful distortion, and vision. Having waved farewell to founding member D Hobday and welcomed live collaborator Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K) to […]

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 […]

Interview: Justin Chung

Interview: Justin Chung

NYC-based photographer Justin Chung is a master of natural light. It’s by far his favorite to use in photos, whether he’s shooting in natural settings or mimicking it in the studio. Originally from San Francisco, Chung believes it’s his upbringing there in the City by the Bay that taught him to love the soft, overcast […]

Sight Unseen OFFSITE

Sight Unseen OFFSITE

With a background in design editorial, Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov launched much-loved art and design site Sight Unseen in 2009 with the intent of giving us peeks behind the curtains of artists and creatives alike. In 2010, they launched Noho Design District, a showcase for cutting-edge design which helped launch emerging talent like Fort […]

Meet the Maker: Mark McNairy Video

Meet the Maker: Mark McNairy Video

For the 14th event in our Meet the Maker series, we hosted influential menswear designer Mark McNairy in our Richmond, VA store. To mark the special occasion, we filmed Mark in his Garment District factory and talked with him about the inspiration behind his designs and the ever-changing nature of the menswear market. Directed by Duncan […]

Introducing: Yuvi

Introducing: Yuvi

The eponymous line of celebrated jewelry designer Yuvi Alpert, Yuvi is a line of finely crafted, easy to wear wrist jewelry. Crafted from materials sourced from around the globe, each piece is hand crafted for a refined take on everyday minimalism. We talked to Yuvi about his early inspirations and how simple details can add […]

Interview: Geographic North

Interview: Geographic North

With a pinpoint aesthetic combining intricate programming, hazy atmospherics, and off-kilter pop sensibilities, Atlanta-based music label Geographic North has accrued a one-of-a-kind roster of new and established artists. We recently spoke to label heads Farbod Kokabi and Bobby Power to discuss music in the internet age, digital aesthetics, and the blurring lines between analog and […]

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 […]

Hear This: Ray LaMontagne’s Supernova

Hear This: Ray LaMontagne’s Supernova

If you’re hoping that Ray LaMontagne’s fifth studio album, Supernova, is going to be an even more melancholy follow up to “Trouble”, you’re wrong. Judging from the album cover and song titles alone with tracks like “Lavender”, “Airwaves”, and “She’s The One”, this album is anything but lonely. This time around, LaMontagne, now 40, joins forces […]

Interview: David Kitz

Interview: David Kitz

Artist and photographer David Kitz uses texture in such a distinct way that it practically jumps off the page, begging you to touch it. His recently published zine, SIDELINES, combines a candy colored palette with tactile images from his day to day life.  He took a break from traveling Europe with his band to chat […]

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 […]

The Writing of M.F.K. Fisher

The Writing of M.F.K. Fisher

You may not realize it, but M.F.K. Fisher taught you how to eat. With over 27 published books to her name, the prolific Californian food writer ushered in a new era of American culinary writing in the 20th century. Her words combined her adoration for food with an exceedingly gracious approach to the art of […]

A Short History: Victory in Europe Day

A Short History: Victory in Europe Day

Seventy years can make things disappear into vapor, even the most momentous of events. For those that lived in the 1940’s, the rest of their days were a blessing, a joy of every day being thankful for what actually happened versus what could have happened;  but also anti-climactic because nothing they would ever do or […]

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 […]

Jim Naughten Hereros

Jim Naughten Hereros

British photographer Jim Naughten’s trip to the hostile desert of Namibia yielded more than pockets full of dust—he came back with a glimpse into the largely unknown culture of the Hereros tribe. Passionate about the process as much as the end result, Naughten’s photographs allow a glimpse into the tribe’s cultural past through their men, women, […]

The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer

Well, Kathleen Hanna is back, back indeed. In case you forgot about the raven-haired lead of Le Tigre, the Julie Ruin, and perhaps most notably the kick in the (excuse us) nuts that is Bikini Kill, Sini Anderson is here to remind us all. In her feature The Punk Singer(2013), Anderson tells the story we […]

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 […]

Human Being Journal 4: An Interview with Ryan McGinness

Human Being Journal 4: An Interview with Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness is a New York-based visual artist whose large scale paintings draw heavy influence from the surf and skate culture of his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Known for his intricately layered pieces, McGinness weaves together the visual language of contemporary iconography, corporate logos, and public signage, creating abstract pieces that have established him […]

Brick City: The History of Lego

Brick City: The History of Lego

It’s not difficult to remember. Bustling cities built in a day in primary blue, red, yellow, green. Pixelated space probes shattering into their component pieces on berber carpeted living room floors. Countertop kingdoms with pulley operated drawbridges. Pastiche combinations of the three, blended into one surreal and chaotic playworld. LEGO, the iconic children’s toy of […]

Recipe: Derby Day Mint Julep Ice Cream

Recipe: Derby Day Mint Julep Ice Cream

Mint Juleps are a classic cocktail steeped in tradition in the South. Originally they were a breakfast item, which was thought to aide in protecting against malaria. In modern day they are better known as the Kentucky Derby’s most celebrated cocktail. With Derby Day coming up this week we wanted to share a recipe for […]

Travel: Chile with Ocearch

Travel: Chile with Ocearch

Our friend and local videographer Kevin Bennett recently traveled to Chile to live on a ship to track Great White Sharks off the coast with non-profit organization OCEARCH. We talked to him about his  month-long journey, OCEARCH’S mission, and his top 10 tips for boat life. How did you link up with OCEARCH? I received […]