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21/05

Need A Weekend Getaway? Just Breathe Inn

By Woven Society Team

  It's almost Memorial Weekend, the unofficial start of summer when working stiffs flee the city in droves, beaches open, grills are scrubbed, and beer is drunk. Not that we’re, um, counting down the days or anything. But all that stuff also means massive crowds. If you’re looking for a chill... More >>

26/04

Things We Like: Small batch booze

By Woven Society Team

  In an interesting article entitled "The Twee Party", New York magazine asked the question, "Is artisanal Brooklyn a step forward for food or a sign of the apocalypse?" Out of context, we have to agree that the artisanal food scene can sound…well, twee: restaurants sell “housemade” soda and cook... More >>

18/04

Why We Do What We Do: Our philosophy

By Woven Society Team

  Hello friends. If you’re a regular reader of our Journal, you know that most of the pieces we publish tell the story behind the companies we work with here at Woven Society. We don’t do a whole lot of editorializing – except when it comes to why we do... More >>

13/04

Jam On It: Coachella Greatest Hits, for your drive along I-10

By Woven Society Team

Sure, we'll capitalize on the marketing vehicle that Coachella has become, and hitch our weekend Spotify playlist to the wagon. Why not? After all, some of us have been hitting Indio since 2001, and remember some of the early reunions and performances that didn't include aggro bro fights during Rage... More >>

11/04

True to Your School: Mike LaVecchia of Grain Surfboards

By Woven Society Team

In the words of Alice Cooper, "School's out forever!" We say, "No way!" Not as long as Grain Surfboards is holding their DIY board-building classes.  Started in a basement of a home minutes away from the waves in York Beach, Maine, Grain Surfboards makes locally-harvested, sustainable-yield wood boards of the... More >>

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09/04

BBQ, Beer, and Beach Bocce: Chase and Andy of Howler Brothers talk favorites

By Woven Society Team

  Chase Heard and Andy Stepanian of Howler Brothers may not be related by blood, but their belief in doing things the honest and pure way created a bond just as unbreakable. Inspired by the calls of howler monkeys in Costa Rica, they formed the company to craft limited run,... More >>

28/03

Road Tested: The YardStash II

By Woven Society Team

Does your backyard look more like a junkyard than a pleasant place to spend a sunny day? If you find yourself tripping over various sports balls, bicycles, and grills threatening to rust in inclement weather, you’re not alone: the founders of YardStash had the exact same problem. After an exhaustive... More >>

21/03

Get Inspired: Billy Nachman and Hobson Brown of Criquet

By Woven Society Team

  Think you know all there is to know about the polo shirt? Billy Nachman and Hobson Brown of Austin, Texas-based Criquet probably have you beat. After their worldwide quest for the perfect polo, experimenting with baggy, fitted, collar popped, emblem/no emblem, even the dreaded double-layered, they decided to just make... More >>

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15/03

The Artistic Process: illustrator Sophia Chang

By Woven Society Team

  If you haven’t had a chance to check out artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and creative consultant Sophia Chang’s Jeremy Lin and Coming to America pieces yet, you should. Since not all of us are multi-talented, the frustrated artist in us wanted to know how she went about her artistic... More >>

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09/03

Jam On It: Our Spotify Beer, Benders & BBQ Playlist

By Woven Society Team

  Hey y’all, we’re currently spending some time reconnecting with our roots in the Deep South. As a matter of fact, right now we’re on the back porch looking out over the cow pastures, a glass of sweet tea in our hand, Hank tunes on the radio. So in honor... More >>

08/03

How To: Dress For the Occasion

By Woven Society Team

  When faced with an invitation accompanied by some cryptic dress code like “white tie optional” or “midsummer cocktail” or “country club attire”, do you immediately envision showing up in an actual white tie, while the tailored-to-perfection crowd looks at you sideways?  Us too. To help crack cryptic dress codes... More >>

28/02

Make a SHFT: Producer Peter Glatzer and actor-filmmaker Adrian Grenier inspire change

By Woven Society Team

Here at Woven, we like introducing you to people and companies who share our philosophy of quality over quantity, and who run responsible retail ventures that encourage you to think about what you’re buying. One of these companies is the relatively new multi-media platform SHFT, founded by film producer Peter Glatzer... More >>

28/02

Ask An Expert: Todd Horowitz of Greensbury Market answers your questions

By Woven Society Team

  For our first Ask An Expert series, we asked Todd Horowitz from Greensbury Market to answer a few reader-submitted questions about his all-organic meat market. Greensbury is like your local butcher shop - if your local shop only sold 100% USDA certified organic meat, and supported sustainable agriculture and... More >>

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17/02

Jam On It: Steve Aoki's playlist

By Woven Society Team

For people of a certain age (cough cough) electronic and house music brings back fuzzy memories of floppy velvet hats, Blow Pops, and trying to hunt for something called Under the Paw Paw Patch at 3 o'clock in the morning. But for others, it calls to mind Steve Aoki, the... More >>

16/02

What Every Man Needs In His Freezer

By Woven Society Team

Forget about those cellophane-wrapped “shell steaks” that sit in your grocery store for days on end, or packages of green peas and Hungry Man meals. As a matter of fact, throw out all that crap right now. All you need are a few items for a classically-stocked freezer. Oh, you... More >>

07/02

Jam On It: KCRW DJ/music supervisor Liza Richardson's playlist

By Woven Society Team

If you've spent any time in L.A., then you're well familiar with 89.9 KCRW, Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate. Not only does KCRW up your cultural and political knowledge, but it also introduces you to new music thanks to the impeccable taste of DJs like Jason Bentley (who's... More >>

03/02

Five Must-Haves: Duke Cannon of Duke Cannon Supply Co.

By Woven Society Team

What do you mean, "Who's Duke Cannon?" Duke Cannon is a man with some definitive ideas. According to Duke, in his time, "Men pursued meaningful endeavors. They worked with their hands. They took pride in the things they built, not the things they bought." We like the sound of that.... More >>

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01/02

Another Valentine's Day Gift Guide (that doesn't suck)

By Woven Society Team

  Hey friends, it’s time for another Valentine’s Day gift guide that doesn’t suck (you can check out Geren Lockhart’s previous recommendations here)! To turn this holiday into something a little more meaningful, we're asking a few of our favorite people to come up with thoughtful, personality-filled gifts that'll have... More >>

01/02

Ask An Expert: Todd Horowitz of Greensbury Market

By Woven Society Team

Welcome to our ongoing "Ask An Expert" series! We're soliciting you, our beloved readers, for questions directed towards the experts from our Woven Society family of companies. Questions about what? Well, it depends on which expert we're asking.  (image via livefire) This week, it's Todd Horowitz, owner of Greensbury Market. Started... More >>

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Welcome to our ongoing "Ask An Expert" series! We're soliciting you, our beloved readers, for questions directed towards the experts from our Woven Society family of companies. Questions about what? Well, it depends on which expert we're asking.  (image via livefire) This week, it's Todd Horowitz, owner of Greensbury Market. Started... More >>

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31/01

Ready For A Career Change? Tips from hook + ALBERT

By Woven Society Team

  So, how’s your workday going? Are you happy with your job? Or do you have an exit plan that involves telling your boss to shove his TPS reports so you can pursue your dream career of designer/woodworker/chef/whatever, as long as there are no TPS reports involved?  (image via Fabio... More >>

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