By Emily Winters Phil Barbato makes stuff – monsters, mostly. He has had a creative streak ever since he was a child, using whatever instrument he could to make a mark on something. His high school teachers and parents gave him the encouragement he needed to pursue art at Virginia Commonwealth University in mid-1990s. […]
by Jim Johns With at least one foot in the frequently separate worlds of designing, building and making, 510 Architects and 510 Builders fill in the gaps between the three with a passion to create. From the shop in Scott’s Addition, they are turning out chairs destined for a home in South Beach Miami. […]
By Ashby Day What exactly is an artifact? Merriam-Webster offers simply, “an object made by a human being.” But that’s only half the appeal behind shopping at Carytown’s Modern Artifacts. Owners Bill and Sharon Montgomery have long shared a passion for curation and a contemporary aesthetic, and it’s their mutual urbane taste that comprises […]
By Suzanne Hall Riveting remarks by remarkable people. That’s what you can expect from Richmond’s inaugural TEDxRVA, an independently organized TEDx event on March 22. In the spirit of TED’s motto “ideas worth spreading,” TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx […]
I wanted to build interfaces for the iPhone as soon as I’d tapped the glass on the original model. I wasn’t alone. Plenty of other interface designers saw the future in multitouch and started mocking up apps. I’d recently signed up for Tumblr and wanted to post from my iPhone so my first iOS design was meticulous views of what that app might look like. Unfortunately, Apple wasn’t allowing third party development on iPhone OS at that time so my interface was relegated to nothing more than a mobile design exercise.
“We’re almost out of KimKim.” Judging from the early performance of this new hot sauce, it’s not hard to imagine a day when these words might prompt grocery store runs in households across the country. In the mere six months since its first bottle came off the assembly line, KimKim Korean Hot Sauce has blazed […]
Greater Richmond Grid Evolves to Six Issues a Year, Launches ‘Active: RVA’s Recreation & Wellness Community’
Beginning with the March 2011 issue, Greater Richmond Grid will become a bimonthly magazine.The two-year old publication will also launch a new section called “Active: RVA’s Recreation & Wellness Community.” “As more and more residents and visitors have adopted an active lifestyle, centrally-located Richmond has grown into one of the most celebrated healthy living communities […]