Category Archive: design

B+D 12: ARCHITECTUREFIRM

ARCHITECTUREFIRM‘S Katie and Danny MacNelly make simple but distinguished design decisions that harken to vernacular structures found in rural Appalachian foothills and lowlands. Barn-like voids, out-building siting to create exterior spaces. But pitch out… Continue reading

Beer+Design 12: S,M,L

We know you missed us…we’ve missed you, too. So let’s meet (with open beers and open arms) for Beer+Design 12: S,M,L. We are returning to our design roots with outstanding presenters from Blacksburg,… Continue reading

B+D11: Evatran

B+D11 presenters Evatran have been making a lot of waves lately.  They were recently featured on NPR and earlier in the year were the subject of a Style Weekly cover story.  Come out tonight… Continue reading

B+D11: Shockoe Atelier

B+D11 presenters Shockoe Atelier have been covered in numerous local, regional, and national media outlets including Garden & Gun and Business Insider.  Here’s a long-form article about the company that’s well worth a read.… Continue reading

B+D11: Evatran

Curious to know about this Plugless Power thing?  Us too.  Here’s CEO and Co-founder Rebecca Hough discussing the company and the importance of their roots here in the Richmond community.  You can hear more… Continue reading

B+D11: Shockoe Atelier

Enjoy this clip of our friends at Shockoe Atelier discussing their passion for working with real people and the importance of craft and craftsmanship.  Then come out to B+D11: Family Ties on May 25th at… Continue reading

B+D 9: Carytown Bike Co.

No strangers to great design, the folks at Carytown Bike Company approach their projects with a sensitivity to context and craftsmanship that will make your designer spectacles fog with envy! Whether its a shiny… Continue reading

B+D8: At work with Hamilton Glass

Just a little shot of art in the making, courtesy of Hamilton Glass. Looking for more Glass-y goodness? Check out this recent interview on WRIR or join about 1900 other smart folks who get regular doses of Ham… Continue reading

B+D8: MoB Studio

When they’re not off battling the evil villains PoorPlanning, LackofSidewalks, and NoSolutionPossible, the MoB Studio squad are holed up in their Middle of Broad secret fortress, disguised as everyday-coffee-drinking-bike-riding-up-all-night-skinny-jean-slinging students, plotting good deeds for… Continue reading

B+D8: Ardent Craft Ales

We offer you this image of the finely crafted, sensitively detailed, historically appreciative interior of Ardent Craft Ale‘s tasting room in case you’ve never noticed it due to its ever-present, near-capacity occupancy. Join us… Continue reading

B+D 8: Middle Of Broad Studio

  Huh? Who? It’s a bird, its a plane…its the MoB squad doing what they do! Kristin Caskey, John Malinosky and Camden Whitehead lead VCU’s Middle Of Broad Studio and they aren’t shy. They… Continue reading

B+D8: Hamilton Glass

Who’s Ham? In short, he’s an architect, artist, designer, who depicts his urban experiences in collages of portraiture. landscape, and a field of orthogonal patterning racing behind. You’ve seen his playful, serious, questioning characters adding to… Continue reading

B+D8: Ardent Craft Ales

Richmond’s recent brewery explosion continues with Ardent Craft Ales – a realization after several years of careful homework. Ardent started as a co-op, lucked into finding an experienced brewer, continued to build their following through weekly… Continue reading

B+D7: Phoenix Handcraft

Kyle Lucia and Johannah Willsey of Phoenix Handcraft love to try something new. They find inspiration in recyclables, leftovers, and cast-offs and create their wares and art with a whimsical but critical eye.… Continue reading

B+D7: Heath Matysek-Snyder

Heath Matysek-Snyder‘s exhibition experience reads as a cross between high design and rural road trip: the San Francisco Museum of  Craft and Design, Dwell on Design, ICFF, Afton’s Kominy Event and a Sculptural Driving Tour in… Continue reading

B+D7: Burt Pinnock

Baskervill’s Burt Pinnock designs from memory. He works somewhere in the tissue between striving for a more inclusive tomorrow and remembering locally difficult yesterdays. Community-minded and a collaborative expert, he excels with various project types including… Continue reading

B+D7: Heath Matysek-Snyder

Heath Matysek-Snyder, returned to his Ram roots and currently creating and inspiring at VCU’s Department of Craft/Material Studies, is a wood traveler. That’s right – Heath’s used the pulpy medium during internships, explorations, and endeavors in craft… Continue reading

B+D7: Homegrown

Join us for an evening of Homegrown design, art, and craft. Thanks to our friends at Isley Brewing in Scott’s Addition for sharing their space and homegrown offerings.  Keep an eye on Facebook,… Continue reading