Meet Our Friends / Fern & Roby

Meet Our Friends / Fern & Roby

When you come across the nicest pair of speakers that you’ve seen in a while, you take note of the maker. In this case, the responsible party is local. Fern & Roby is a design house and manufacturer based in Richmond, VA. They produce finely crafted tables from reclaimed wood, small metal wares, and, of...
September 30, 2014 — Ledbury
Sure Hand Signs

Sure Hand Signs

As the artist behind Sure Hand Signs, Ross Trimmer’s work is all over town. High Point Barbershop, Y & H Mercantile, Harvest and Portrait House, to name a few, all feature Trimmer’s hand painted signage. In this day of quick and vinyl, there seemed to be little room left for disappearing trades like hand painted...
September 23, 2014 — Ledbury
Alchemy Coffee

Alchemy Coffee

For many of us, it’s nearly impossible to start the day or make it through the afternoon without a fresh cup of coffee. It helps to keep us alert, on task, and, well, it simply tastes good. Here in Richmond, we’re lucky to have several coffee shops within walking distance of our office. So when...
September 21, 2014 — Ledbury
High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor

High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor

For the longest time in Richmond, there were only a handful of less-than-ideal places for a guy to get his hair cut. Sure, there were some barbershops that did a decent job, but they’re the kind of places you don’t want to spend any longer in than you have to. Alternately, you could go to...
September 19, 2014 — Ledbury
Camp Runamok

Camp Runamok

A lot of us probably have great memories of summer camp. It was a time to get away, a weird, glorious collection of hikes, awkward dances, and archery. Regardless of your summer camp experience, there are very few of us who have experienced a camp quite like the one our friend James Kohler just attended...
Fly Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay

Fly Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay

The passing of Labor Day marked the unofficial end of summer. School starts back up. The days are getting shorter, and the evenings are a little cooler. And they’re already calling for a long winter. So now, more than ever, is the best time to get out on the water. The Chesapeake Bay is located...
September 11, 2014 — Ledbury
Meet Our Friends / Square Trade Goods Co.

Meet Our Friends / Square Trade Goods Co.

Square Trade Goods Co. is making candles and a handful of great products that we’re really into. And these candles aren’t your mother’s candles. They have a rich and organic quality to them that really make them standout. And with scents like Grass & Cedar, Tobacco Black Pepper, and Campfire, it’s easy to see why...
September 08, 2014 — Ledbury
Spacebomb Studios

Spacebomb Studios

You can never have enough good neighbors. I think that Mark Twain said that. And in the spirit of that indelible sentiment, we were stoked to hear that Spacebomb Studios had moved into a new studio right down the street. Matt White’s music is on a pretty heavy rotation here at the office. Maybe for...
August 19, 2014 — Ledbury
Shine Craft Vessel Co.

Shine Craft Vessel Co.

The Ledbury Launch Fund introduced us to some extraordinary people. One of those folks was Jordan Childs of Shine Craft Vessel Co. His commitment to craftsmanship and the passion behind his brand earned him a place as one of three finalists. It’s been a while since we caught up with Jordan. I headed over to...
August 07, 2014 — Ledbury
Meet Our Friends / Austin Saunders

Meet Our Friends / Austin Saunders

Virginia is home to a small but strong and growing surfing community. Home to the East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC), Virginia Beach's is, at times, its epicenter. On an early Friday morning, I left the office and headed east to the beach to catch up with a local craftsman: Austin Saunders. Austin operates a board...
July 29, 2014 — Ledbury