Explorist: Elise Mesner

Explorist: Elise Mesner

This Detroit-based #Explorist is well-known for the colorful, whimsical world she creates in her photography. We trace her sunshine roadtrip from Detroit to L.A. and back again.

June 24 2015 / Travel
Interview: Tereza Keel

Interview: Tereza Keel

You know Tereza without knowing Tereza, whether from our emails or from a walk in front of our store on Cary Street in Richmond. She’s one of our favorite models and has a fascinating life and story.

June 19 2015 / Culture
Explorist: Jennifer Hagler

Explorist: Jennifer Hagler

You might know this #Explorist as the stylist behind “A Merry Mishap.” She takes us along on her regular family escape, Oregon’s remote, placid and peaceful Cannon Beach.

June 19 2015 / Travel
Explorist: Duncan Wolfe

Explorist: Duncan Wolfe

Like a true #Explorist, this film director has made the entire world his home. For Go Explore, we ride along on his epic journey across Zanzibar by motorbike and on to Kenya.

June 17 2015 / Travel
City Island, Bronx

City Island, Bronx

Hanging precariously off the eastern coast of the Bronx is the sleepy fishing village of City Island. Though it is only an hour and a half away from the steely stare of Manhattan, it feels like a slice of idyllic New England.

June 17 2015 / Travel
Summer Bike Maintenance

Summer Bike Maintenance

Bike maintenance, like haircuts, should be a regular part of your routine. But just in case it’s been a while, we walk you through some simple steps for getting your bi-wheel beast ready for riding in the sun.

June 14 2015 / Culture
Interview: T O O O L S

Interview: T O O O L S

We talk design, William Morris and working for fun with the husband and wife duo behind TOOOLS.

June 14 2015 / Art & Design
Explorist: Sean Hotchkiss

Explorist: Sean Hotchkiss

This #Explorist dove headlong into the raw, expansive nature of this remote Nordic nation. Its culture and nature far exceeded his expectations.

June 12 2015 / Travel
Explorist: Molly Steele

Explorist: Molly Steele

Like a true #Explorist, Molly threw caution to the wind and hit the Australian Outback for three weeks with five people she’d never met before. The rest is history.

June 10 2015 / Travel
Melvin Way: Gaga City

Melvin Way: Gaga City

Art is always a question of perspective. As are life, truth and consciousness, for that matter. Melvin Way’s intricate, cryptic work is a rare look into the boundless intricacies—and elasticity—of existence.

June 07 2015 / Art & Design
Musculutropikkus

Musculutropikkus

Clément Pascal and sculptor-painter Édouard Nardon teamed up for a duo exhibition that opened this week at Magic. 

June 07 2015 / Art & Design
Studio Visit: Storefront for Community Design

Studio Visit: Storefront for Community Design

This summer, Storefront for Community Design is hosting Neighbors, a landmark meeting of architects and collaborative design professionals from around North America working to better their communities. We visited their Richmond studio this week in the lead up to the conference.

June 07 2015 / Art & Design
Explorist: Araceli Paz

Explorist: Araceli Paz

This Spanish-Chilean Explorist has visited the far corners of the globe with a special focus on food. For this year’s Go Explore, she shares a journey to the beguiling Atacama Desert, the driest on earth.

June 05 2015 / Travel
Explorist: Parker Fitzgerald

Explorist: Parker Fitzgerald

This Portland photographer well-known for his beautiful, evocative atmospheres is the epitome of the #Explorist. He shares one particularly transformative journey by foot across the highlands of Scotland and onto the remote Isle of Skye.

June 03 2015 / Travel
Niagara Falls in 35

Niagara Falls in 35

Few things are more iconically American than a road trip to Niagara Falls — that icon of resplendent and plentiful nature, and a powerful symbol of cooperation between Canada and the U.S. I set out by car a few Fridays ago from Richmond, Virginia, bent on seeing Niagara Falls and being back in time for work […]

May 31 2015 / Travel
Interview: Britt Hutchinson

Interview: Britt Hutchinson

If knitting had a renaissance earlier this decade, embroidery is ripe for one of its own. This quiet, unassuming artform usually associated with kindly grannies, easy chairs and pancake house-grade “Home Sweet Home” signs can be far more than kitch. Britt Hutchinson is a young artist who as Tinycup Needleworks is leading the way in […]

May 31 2015 / Art & Design
The Minimalist’s Guide To Vacation Packing

The Minimalist’s Guide To Vacation Packing

Our friend Kristen Ziegler, better known as Minima, lives and breathes minimalism — as far as she’s concerned, it is a “holistic approach to life” and everything from her taste in furniture to her monochromatic wardrobe makes her something of a domestic Dieter Rams. A while back, she gave us some handy spring cleaning tips, […]

May 31 2015 / Culture
Études Blue

Études Blue

Blue is traditionally all melancholy and subdued. It’s the primary color of rainy days and heartbreak; profound and reflective but generally not much fun to hang out with. And then there’s that (blue) dress nobody agrees on. One hue on the blue spectrum, though, is transcendent and bright. It’s the visceral blue somewhere between lapis lazuli, cerulean […]

May 29 2015 / Art & Design
Studio Visit: Pau Wau Publications

Studio Visit: Pau Wau Publications

We love print. But there’s print and then there’s innovative, imaginative boundary-pushing print. Among the handful of studios around the world pushing the boundaries of what books mean, how they’re made and what they contain, Pau Wau Publications runs with the best of them. This longtime favorite, run by Andreas Laszlo Konrath and Brian Paul […]

May 24 2015 / Art & Design
Drink This: Pastis

Drink This: Pastis

For all its idyllic fields of flowers, lavender cookies and Cézanne and Van Gogh scenes come to life, Provence can be an oppressively hot place. Humidity in summertime regularly peaks at just below drowning and the Provençal smartly choose not to hermetically seal themselves inside A/C, but there are nonetheless some excellent ways to beat […]

May 24 2015 / Food & Drink