RECIPE: OAT FLOUR BANANA FLAPJACKS

RECIPE: OAT FLOUR BANANA FLAPJACKS

This recipe came about from a boring obsession with oatmeal. I was fed up with bland wheat flour based pancakes that relied on syrup for their flavor. I had a revelation: to make oat flour with oats and a coffee grinder. The banana give a natural sweetness so that syrup is not a necessity. The […]

February 15 2014 / Food & Drink
Introducing: Datter Industries

Introducing: Datter Industries

Kaye Blegvad, the ultra-cool, multitalented, and whip-smart lady behind Datter Industries describes herself as a maker of things, a title perfectly fitted for her sea of talents and forever-long list of ongoing artistic projects. Datter, meaning ‘daughter’ in Danish as well as a fusion of the words data and matter, is Kaye’s quirky and a […]

February 12 2014 / Art & Design / Fashion
KEVIN KUNSTADT – THE DOLOMITES

KEVIN KUNSTADT – THE DOLOMITES

Kevin Kunstadt’s stunning photo essay of a trip to the Dolomites in Italy are presented in a human context, revealing their magnificent scale. A magazine of the trip is available for purchase here. For more of his work visit, kevinkunstadt.com

February 11 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
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 […]

February 09 2014 / Culture / Travel
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 […]

February 09 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Introducing: Stutterheim

Introducing: Stutterheim

Inspired by his grandfather’s old, weather-beaten raincoat found in a barn, Alexander Stutterheim created Stutterheim Raincoats with the same durability, practicality, craftsmanship and great attention to materials and detail in mind. As many things do, the brand was initially born out of necessity. Stutterheim, not being able to find a high-quality and good-looking raincoat, set […]

February 05 2014 / Culture / Fashion
Kent Andreasen

Kent Andreasen

The work of 22-year old Kent Andreasen spans the photographic genres of fashion, advertising, portraiture, still life, and cinematography. Despite his young age, this Cape Town-based photographer has developed a signature style marked by his use of light to create contrast, draw focus and play with colour. No matter how arbitrary the subject matter, Andreasen manages […]

January 26 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Draught Dry Goods is a creative platform with a working philosophy of balancing efficiency and effectiveness. While emphasizing sustainable practices and quality craftsmanship, Draight is passionate about sewing and leather working, and hope that there is evidence of this in each stitch and rivet. With an intent to make smart, beautiful things, with materials and […]

January 24 2014 / Culture / Fashion
Introducing: Want Essentiels

Introducing: Want Essentiels

If there are two words to describe WANT les Essentiels de la Vie, they are subtle luxury. The opposite of flashy but the epitome of sumptuous, the brand focuses on the experience of traveling rather than the end destination, looking at the needs of people in motion, considering each detail, in order to better their […]

January 24 2014 / Fashion
Introducing: Shinola

Introducing: Shinola

Detroit-based Shinola works to create a community that will thrive through excellence of craft and pride of work, reclaiming the making of things that are made well and defining American luxury through American quality. Founded as a small-scale shoeshine manufacturer by the New York-based Shinola-Bixby Corporation in 1907, Shinola now runs out of Detroit’s historic […]

January 24 2014 / Fashion
VMFA: Hollywood Costume

VMFA: Hollywood Costume

Virginia Museum of Fine Art‘s fall exhibition, Hollywood Costume, celebrates a century of costume design and its contribution to cinematic history in American culture. On view through February 17, 2014, the exhibition allows viewers to explore the collaborations between directors, actors and costume designers that bring to life some of the most unforgettable and beloved […]

January 19 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Road Trip: NYC

Road Trip: NYC

On New Year’s Eve, friends and coworkers Jason and Marleigh decided to take an impromptu road trip to New York to see some friends and attend our pal Archie’s party. With about an hour’s notice, they packed up and drove to Brooklyn from here in Richmond for a one-night trip full of fun, friends, snacks […]

January 14 2014 / Culture / Travel
Sean Hotchkiss Wishlist

Sean Hotchkiss Wishlist

Sean Hotchkiss is a writer, editor, creative consultant and brand strategist living in Manhattan. The on-the-go fashion journalist and style aficionado is widely considered a fashion expert, and it’s not hard to see why. His client list is like a who’s who in menswear, with just about anything he touches adding to that who’s who list. […]

December 27 2013 / Fashion
Han Kjøbenhavn x Pendleton “The Sea Wolf” Collection

Han Kjøbenhavn x Pendleton “The Sea Wolf” Collection

This fall/winter season, the Danish design makers behind Han Kjøbenhavn teamed up with the premium American heritage brand Pendleton to release a small capsule collection. For the first time ever, Pendleton created a custom 100% wool fabric just for the Danish line, dyed with four different kinds of indigo. The capsule collection is comprised of unisex pieces […]

December 17 2013 / Fashion
Holiday Party 2013

Holiday Party 2013

We partied down this week at the annual Need Supply Co. holiday party with our friends at Carytown Bicycle Company. Thanks to Stella’s for the incredible spread, Belle Isle Craft Spirits for the delicious cocktails, and DJ TZA aka Tyler Worley for the sweet party tunes! Party photos by Cameron Charles Lewis

December 13 2013 / Culture
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 […]

December 12 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

Assembly New York launched its in-house collection, by designer Greg Armas, a 2012 CFDA finalist, in 2009. Assembly garments are intended to create comfort and durability, allowing each piece to stand on its own and achieve archival quality. The collection, which Armas describes as authoritative minimalist, is one of our favorites, with clean designs and important details. Last month, Greg […]

December 12 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Neighborhoods of Richmond

Neighborhoods of Richmond

Justin Tran is a Communication Arts undergraduate student at VCU with an affinity for illustration and other forms of visual communication. His graphic Neighborhoods of Richmond series is spot on, illustrating the signature architecture and landmarks of our regular haunts. Don’t see your ‘hood here? We hear Justin’s got more in the works soon, including the […]

December 10 2013 / Art & Design / Culture
Monocle: A Closer Look

Monocle: A Closer Look

Monocle keeps an eye and an ear on the world as a global briefing on international affairs, business, culture and design. With shops stretching across the globe, Monocle also sells products that cater to their readers’ style and tastes and make the perfect gifts for your design-driven friends. Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, […]

November 25 2013 / Art & Design / Fashion
Staff Picks: Peter

Staff Picks: Peter

Peter is a Richmond transplant who came to us from Brooklyn, New York as our Creative Project Manager. With a diverse background from Guatemala and the Middle East, he grew up surrounded by his parents’ different cultures and families which led to a love for travel, language, and different cultures. Though he’s been traveling his whole life, Peter’s […]

November 22 2013 / Culture / Fashion