Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Three years ago we were exploring the stores along Abbot Kinney in Venice California, and we stumbled upon a great looking optical store, which turned out to be GLCO. We had heard of Garrett Leight’s eyewear because of an early collaboration that he did. The vibe of the A. Kinney Court store was awesome, and […]

November 13 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Interview: Anousheh

Interview: Anousheh

Anousheh Khalili has been playing music since as long as she can remember. Having learned to play piano as a child, she began writing music in her early teens and performing with her first band in high school. She has in inherent love for songwriting, which is more than apparent in the haunting music she […]

November 10 2013 / Culture
Interview: Mansur Gavriel

Interview: Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel makes simple, high quality leather goods with Italian vegetable tanned leather and brightly colored interior coatings. Inspired by natural textures, pop colors, clean lines and simple shapes, the collection evokes Italy in the 1960s, or a classic California easiness and casual elegance. Mansur Gavriel was established by two friends in 2012, designed to […]

October 31 2013 / Art & Design / Culture / Fashion
Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

We were lucky enough to bring the guys behind Gitman Brothers Vintage, the American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past, down to good ol’ Richmond, Virginia for the 11th in our Meet the Maker series. We designed custom Gitman shirts during the event, released eight exclusives with the brand, available here, and of […]

October 30 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Studio Visit: Willow Knows

Studio Visit: Willow Knows

Jessica Lee, the designer behind Willow Knows, sits in her sunlight studio on the second floor of an inspiring local shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the past couple of years, she has turned a small line of hand-dyed and one-of-a-kind silk scarves into a full collection of dreamy, easy-to-wear and ethereal clothes for women. We […]

October 29 2013 / Art & Design / Fashion
Northern Grade Richmond

Northern Grade Richmond

Recently, we brought the 10th annual Northern Grade traveling market here to Richmond, Virginia. Held in the iconic Power Plant at Haxall Point, nestled right up next to our city’s historic canal, the mobile pop-up showcased American-made menswear at its best. We spent two days hanging with some of our favorite Made-in-America brands, sipped on Lamplighter coffee […]

October 21 2013 / Culture / Fashion / Travel
Assembly New York A/W 2013

Assembly New York A/W 2013

Assembly New York launched its in-house collection in 2009. Designer Greg Armas, a 2012 CFDA finalist, describes the label’s aesthetic as “authoritative minimalist”. Armas has no formal design training but is a driven perfectionist, and the result is a brand that lives in the details. Assembly garments are intended to create comfort and durability, allowing each […]

October 16 2013 / Fashion
Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Gitman Brothers Vintage, est. 1978, is an American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past. Located in Pennsylvania, it is one of the last remaining shirt makers that bases its manufacturing entirely in America. We’re bringing the guys behind the brand down to Richmond for a special Meet the Maker event, complete with […]

October 14 2013 / Culture / Fashion
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 […]

October 12 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

West of Marseille was shot by photographer Stella Berkofsky and styled by Carolyn Doolittle in and around the downtown Los Angeles home of Su Wu, and with the help of prop stylist Claire Cottrell. This is our behind-the-scenes view on disposable 35mm film.

October 09 2013 / Culture / Fashion / Travel
Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

We recently celebrated the release of the 3rd issue of our in-house biannual print publication Human Being Journal with a gallery show at the esteemed ADA Gallery and an after party at Black Iris. Our friend Constantine Giavos supplied the music while we drank beer from Hardywood Brewery and snacked on a myriad of meats […]

October 04 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Human Being Journal Issue 3

Human Being Journal Issue 3

We’re excited to announce the release of the third issue of our biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. Issue 3 explores a cross-section of subjects bridging fashion, lifestyle, food, design and art. Includes work by contributing photographers Stella Berkofsky, Bene Brandhofer, Piczo, Devyn Galindo, Clement Pascal, Andrew Musson, and Adrien Toubiana, along with 192 pages of: […]

September 18 2013 / Art & Design / Culture / Fashion / Food & Drink / Travel
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 […]

May 16 2013 / Culture / Fashion / Travel
Human Being Journal Issue 2

Human Being Journal Issue 2

We’re excited to announce the release of the second issue of our biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. Issue 2 includes work by contributing photographers Charlie Engman, Ashley Florence, William Godwin, Matt Licari, Olivia Malone, Duy Nguyen and Harper Smith, along with 192 pages of 9 species, 1 haiku, 5 colors, 2 paper stocks, 9 […]

April 23 2013 / Art & Design / Culture / Fashion / Food & Drink / Travel
Virginia’s Best Day Hikes

Virginia’s Best Day Hikes

Besides calling the beautiful state of Virginia our home, we’re constantly amazed at what you can see in a day. From our home base of Richmond, VA, you can drive one hour west to the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of America’s oldest mountain range), or two hours east to the Atlantic Ocean. Just two hours […]

January 13 2013 / Culture / Travel
Human Being: LA-NY Journal Release Recap

Human Being: LA-NY Journal Release Recap

We had a blast in Los Angeles and New York during our two Journal Release Parties, and it was so great to see our friends and family come out and snag a Journal and a hug for themselves. Above is a video from our L.A. release party and below is our day in New York […]

November 13 2012 / Culture / Fashion
Human Being Journal

Human Being Journal

We’re excited to announce the release of our first biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. We have been printing something each season, but never sharing thoughts and ideas. It’s a strong belief within our company that the products only represent one part of the story. The people who buy our clothing also sleep, eat, ride bikes, travel to […]

October 05 2012 / Art & Design / Culture / Fashion / Food & Drink / Travel
Need Supply Co. Denim Guide

Need Supply Co. Denim Guide

Finding the right pair of jeans can be challenging, so we thought we would share what we have learned over the last 13 years to help you get started. Fit Guide Fits, styles, fabric and up-keep vary from brand to brand, which is why we offer so many options. Unless otherwise stated, it is fairly […]

March 17 2009 / Fashion