Periodic Fables of Wonder: A Playlist by Will Godwin

Periodic Fables of Wonder: A Playlist by Will Godwin

Will Godwin is a talented artist, designer, illustrator, photographer, musician… the list goes on. He’s done a few illustrations for creative projects at Ledbury, and you definitely haven’t seen the last of them. (Keep an eye out for his work in our September issue of Easy Goer.) For a lot of visual artists, writing about...
Q&A: Jennifer Causey of Southern Makers

Q&A: Jennifer Causey of Southern Makers

When the time came for Jennifer Causey to work on the follow-up to her book, “Brooklyn Makers,” she took the opportunity to reconnect with her roots in the South. The result became “Southern Makers,” an impressive compilation of 25 photo essays about and interviews with craftspeople throughout the South. “Southern Makers” covers a diverse group,...
Talking High-End Audio w/ Tim Stinson

Talking High-End Audio w/ Tim Stinson

Owning the best home stereo system in your circle of friends deserves bragging rights. If this superlative is something you’re going for, we suggest contacting Tim Stinson. What sounds fine to the common person when listening to music through an average home stereo probably sounds like nails on chalkboard for Tim. He has a sharp...
February 13, 2015 — Ledbury
A Guide to Vintage Watches

A Guide to Vintage Watches

Terms such as “smartphone” and “wearable technology” have managed to casually slip into the modern lexicon. With what seems like hundreds of products boasting new technological advances released every year, the rate has been both staggering and overwhelming. Still, despite what may be on the horizon, we see no indication that the classic wristwatch will...
February 06, 2015 — Ledbury
Meet Our Friends / Natalie Prass

Meet Our Friends / Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass may not be a household name yet, but in our opinion, she should be. Don’t just take our word for it, as her recently released self-titled debut album, Natalie Prass, has picked up a chorus of positive nods, including a “Best New Music” distinction from Pitchfork Media. Natalie is a native of Virginia,...
January 30, 2015 — Ledbury
How to Become a Triathlete

How to Become a Triathlete

Marion “Moose” Herring is a practicing orthopedic surgeon. He’s also a husband and a father. And there’s another known side of Marion: he’s an Ironman triathlete and a competitive long distance runner, and an excellent one at that. Marion won both the Watauga Lake and Giant Acorn Sprint triathlons a few years ago, was the...
January 16, 2015 — Ledbury
Gift Picks / Gert Barkovic of MUTINY

Gift Picks / Gert Barkovic of MUTINY

Gert Barkovic has a sharp eye and knows exactly what she likes. Imperative qualities if you’re the co-founder and buyer of one of Washington, D.C.’s most reputable menswear stockists – MUTINY. From MUTINY’s overall aesthetic to the garments and provisions they carry founded on the principles of craftsmanship and longevity, we’ve discovered a kinship in...
December 19, 2014 — Ledbury
Studio Visit / Andrea Donnelly

Studio Visit / Andrea Donnelly

Textile weaver Andrea Donnelly’s studio is only a short drive from the Ledbury office in the Manchester neighborhood of Richmond. This is a portion of the city best known for its converted tobacco warehouses and its industrial past. I met Andrea and her rescued pit bull, Huey, on an unusually cool late fall afternoon. The...
December 19, 2014 — Ledbury
Looking Back / Robert Emmett

Looking Back / Robert Emmett

As Paul Trible's guide and mentor, master tailor Robert Emmett taught Paul nearly everything that he knows about shirtmaking. With a career spanning over two decades and operating four bricks-and-mortar locations throughout London, including a store on the famed Jermyn Street, Robert is one of the city’s finest shirtmakers. Having worked alongside Paul Trible and...
November 25, 2014 — Ledbury
Meet Our Friends / Jody Kielbasa

Meet Our Friends / Jody Kielbasa

For over 25 years, the Virginia Film Festival (VFF) has brought Central Virginia award-winning independent films and incredible documentaries, followed by in-depth panel discussions. There’s a undeniable attraction to watching a narrative unfold on the big screen. We're hardwired to respond to storytelling in a shared space; it’s part of our collective history. For more...
November 02, 2014 — Ledbury