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
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