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 […]

March 30 2014 / Art & Design / Culture / Travel
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 […]

March 30 2014 / Culture
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 […]

March 24 2014 / Culture
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 […]

March 23 2014 / Culture / Travel
Jackie Lee Young

Jackie Lee Young

Like many good things these days, we first discovered talented photographer Jackie Lee Young via her fantastic Instagram feed. Her work combines fashion and portrait photography in inventive and often-haunting ways. We talked to Jackie about living and working in Texas and what’s it like to spend her days at one of the country’s coolest […]

March 23 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Artist Interview: Joan Tarragó

Artist Interview: Joan Tarragó

Joan Tarragó is an illustrator and art director from Barcelona with an infectious personality, a penchant for meticulous detail, and a love for Voodoo symbolism. We met him at his recent gallery show in Richmond and learned why “drawing, drawing, drawing, working hard, and being nice to people” is his motto. Tell us a little […]

March 23 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Spring signifies many things: new beginnings, renewal, and for us it’s when we kick off our Meet the Maker event series, where we invite some of our favorite designers down to Richmond to learn the stories behind the brands. For the first event of 2014, we’re thrilled to announce that Clare Vivier will be joining […]

March 21 2014 / Culture / Fashion
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 […]

March 16 2014 / Culture / Fashion / Travel
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 […]

March 09 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Salami Friday

Salami Friday

What do you do with your loose change? Around here, we like to throw all our extra pennies into what we call our Salami Friday Fund. It’s amazing how quickly spare change can add up, and all the delicious cured meats and soft cheeses it can get you. On Friday afternoons, you can usually find […]

March 02 2014 / Food & Drink
Introducing: 6397

Introducing: 6397

6397 is a ready-to-wear in-house collective project from The News showroom, in response to the needs of the modern woman. With an effortless style and boyish spirit, the line is made up of essential pieces that are understated and minimal, and free of decoration and unnecessary detail. We got the inside scoop on how the […]

February 28 2014 / Culture / Fashion
Brian W. Ferry

Brian W. Ferry

Brooklyn-based photographer Brian W. Ferry has a knack for noticing things others don’t – and beautifully capturing those unseen moments on film. He has an impressive ability to turn once-basic genres like food photography and travel photography into a fine art form, presenting a refreshingly unobvious view of just about anything he captures. work for […]

February 23 2014 / Art & Design
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 […]

February 23 2014 / Culture
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 […]

February 23 2014 / Food & Drink / Travel
Introducing: Bandelier

Introducing: Bandelier

Bandelier is a Los Angeles based accessories line rooted in traditional craft and culture. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand, and though they make a statement, are exceptionally easy to wear. Intrigued by the brand’s artistic vision and loyalty to time-honored techniques, we chatted with Andria, the artist herself, to find out more. photo […]

February 21 2014 / Art & Design / Culture / Fashion
Staff Picks: Rachel W.

Staff Picks: Rachel W.

We can always count on store employee Rachel to show up anywhere, anytime in the craziest outfit, start a dance party, and have more fun than anyone else in the room. We love her adventurous style and attitude, and asked her about a few of her favorite things. How do you describe your personal style? […]

February 19 2014 / Culture / Fashion
Cabarete to Samana

Cabarete to Samana

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

February 18 2014 / Culture / Travel
Elizabeth Corkery & The Print Club

Elizabeth Corkery & The Print Club

A Sydney native, Elizabeth Corkery recently completed her MFA at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and is currently living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. Trained as a printmaker, she has an ongoing fascination with the varied notion of the multiple and expanding intersection between fine art and design. We’re exploring Elizabeth’s work and her […]

February 16 2014 / Art & Design
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 […]

February 16 2014 / Art & Design / Travel
The Chocolate Pairing Guide

The Chocolate Pairing Guide

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we whole-heardedly believe that chocolate is appropriate any day of the year. As is a strong cocktail or a stronger cup of coffee. Lucky for us, our friends at Badminton Chocolate Co. put together this drool-inducing pairing guide, finding the perfect chocolate-beverage marriages we’ve ever seen. First, we talk […]

February 16 2014 / Culture / Food & Drink