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How To: A Winter Wreath

How To: A Winter Wreath

We spent a sunny Sunday with local florist Kelsey Sykes as she gathered, designed, and constructed a wreath of winter flora – and she gave us the run down on how to get started making our own.  

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Drink This: Variations on Cold Brew

Drink This: Variations on Cold Brew

Our friends at a local roastery sent over a few bottles of their finest, beautifully bottled cold stuff. We put it to good use in the studio and came up with a few distinctive drink recipes you can easily riff on yourself. 

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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.

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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, […]

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Lettering: Andy Luce

Lettering: Andy Luce

This week, Portland-based designer/typographer/letterer Andy Luce was kind enough to shows us the ropes of his craft. Richmonders will know his identity work from the excellent new food experience, the Dog and Pig Show in Church Hill, which we’ll also be visiting soon. Take it away, Andy.  * Calligraphy and lettering have been the refined visual expressions of […]

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Good Drip Coffee

Good Drip Coffee

Yes, a carefully brewed pour-over is glorious. And silky, rich espresso from a machine that looks to be distantly related to a Ferrari, nirvana. There’s also the tinny-but-charming old-world moka, cold brew magic and other chemistry set coffee wizardry. But the auto drip filter, still the most ubiquitous method in most countries, has carried a […]

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It’s Time You Learned About Watches

It’s Time You Learned About Watches

If you came of age in the era of diamond encrusted behemoths, you could be forgiven for a lack of horological knowledge. Your phone, your microwave, your car stereo and that huge LED sign you drive past on your way to work are all in collusion to subvert the traditional wristwatch.  Horlogerie, or the art of […]

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How To: Make Burrata

How To: Make Burrata

With one heavenly bite of burrata (meaning “buttery” in Italian), your perception of cheese is irreversibly altered. This ultra-creamy cousin of traditional mozzarella cheese is considered a rare delicacy, yet relatively easy to make at home. This week, we’re teaching you how to make this Puglian import in the comfort of your own kitchen and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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