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A Photo Tour of Honeycomb, The Best New Lil Grocery Store in DC

January 23, 2015


Grocery stores are a place of true zen for me. I tend to lose track of time under the fluorescent lights, lingering over every product, every label, every imperfect piece of produce. So you can probably imagine that I kind of lost it when I heard about the opening of Honeycomb, a small Asian-focused grocery opened by Erik Bruner-Yang at Union Market. Bruner-Yang is the mastermind behind Toki Underground, one of D.C.’s most beloved ramen shops (and also of the forthcoming Maketto.)


Clearly a lot of thought (and love) went into Honeycomb — the all-wood interior is so inviting, and what’s on offer has a really nice hand-picked feel. This is a curated grocery at its finest. Big bonus: the staff are super chill about answering questions you may have about unfamiliar ingredients, so don’t be shy!


You can take your pick from homemade sauces (the mala oil is so addictive — try drizzling it on a bowl of piping hot made-at-home packaged ramen!) and fermented vegetables to cool novelty drinks and fun Asian snacks (like shrimp crackers, duh.)


It’s ~literally~ impossible to walk away from this shop empty-handed.


What could be a better pairing for Asian condiments than a hat by local brand Durkl?


Honeycomb also sells a selection of reading material.


Eager to make spring rolls @ home yet?



Pocky is an actual must (PRO TIP: grab a box here then sneak it into the Angelika Pop-Up movie theater, which is behind Union Market and shows really rad films.)



“Flower’s Kiss Candy” — what could possibly be better?

Be sure to check out Honeycomb on Facebook and Instagram!

Local Music Video Playlist: January

January 16, 2015

“Local music” can conjure up some less-than-flattering imagery — open mic nights, sensitive white dudes jamming on an out-of-tune acoustic guitar. Thankfully, D.C.’s music is… actually super rad. We have a long history of incredible bands (from Bad Brains to Black Tambourine and everything in between) and newer artists are for sure keeping up with that tradition. Today, we celebrate a handful of artists who make great jams… as well as great music videos.

Here are four clips that are high on style (whether your preference is dreamy or food-filled or all-pink-everything) from some current local faves:

Ex Hex — “Hot and Cold”

GEMS — “Sinking Stone”

Kali Uchis — “Know What I Want”

Protect-U — “U-Uno”

Ode to a Chinese Resturant

January 9, 2015

D.C.’s Chinatown gets a bad rap — deservedly — but that’s not to say that nothing good can come of it. While there may be a dearth of affordable housing, of Asian grocery stores and of actual Chinese restaurants, the fact remains that the small sliver of a neighborhood boasts one amazing institution: Chinatown Express.


Perhaps the most apt description of Chinatown Express, a seemingly nondescript two-level restaurant on 6th St. NW came from my pal Maryam: “the inside feels like the setting for a Law & Order cold opening.” It’s such a spot-on description and requires nothing else, really. Which is to say, you should just go. CE’s huge street-facing window shows employees expertly hand-filling dumplings next to a row of roast ducks. Once inside, it’s a whole new world, where plates piled high with fried noodles or huge vats of steaming-hot soup go whizzing by with amazing speed. It’s its own entire universe, with bare-bones décor, overstuffed fish tanks, a secret upper level (where you may sit and dine with strangers, who knows) and a general I-never-want-to-leave vibe.


Everything they serve is good (or, if you have super-high standards, at least passable) but I personally come for the dumplings.

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In the past two years or so, I’ve eaten at least 250 (they come eight to an order, so you do the math.) Pile ‘em up with the ubiquitous tangy green sauce then pop ‘em in your mouth — there’s nothing better. Follow that up with fried rice / noodles — you’re here to carbo-load, duh — and whatever else you fancy, leave with a completely full stomach. D.C. has a thriving, ever-growing food scene — and yet I can’t help but remain faithful to this humble little spot.

A Happy Holidays Mix from Us

December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays dear readers!

We hope you are enjoying celebrating whatever winter holiday(s) you celebrate.


We made a playlist for you. Listen to it while crafting some festive baked goods or cleaning up some post-presents wrapping paper debris:

Great Big Iceberg Is Super Rad

December 19, 2014
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Birdwatcher Falls illustration by Alan Brown.

It’s always a good day when something new and cool and art-centered pops up in D.C. — today we’re proud to introduce you to Great Big Iceberg. It’s a project from artist Marissa Long in collaboration with designer Victor Aguilar. Marissa is a super-rad local artist who also founded Make/Believe Creative Programs for Kids. Treasury grilled Melissa on all things GBI — read on for all the deets!

Treasury: What is Great Big Iceberg?
Marissa Long: Great Big Iceberg is an online publication that features individual artists a few times per year. We call each artist feature an “album” and think of them as detailed, eclectic scrapbooks of a sort. They share lots of info about the artist’s life and work, including things like stories, childhood memories, inspirations, personal artifacts, interests, process — anything that funnels into or hides out somewhere behind the artist’s work. Also: lots of the artist’s work itself. It’s a multi-media publication, so in addition to text, it’s peppered with photos, videos, and audio clips. The first two albums will feature visual artists, but I’m hoping to feature musicians and writers in the future, too.

Artist Alan Brown, featured in GBI album 001.

Artist Alan Brown, featured in GBI album 001.

Treasury: What made you want to start?
ML: I’ve always been really fascinated by the conscious and unconscious motivations behind what people do, especially when it comes to art. I love artist critiques in part for that reason, especially when you get a chance to look at an artist’s work over the course of many years. There’s almost always a moment when you see those things next to each other and it’s like, Oh! There it is — there’s this thread or series of threads running through all these different bodies of work, even if they look very different, and even if the artist isn’t fully aware of it. That’s exciting to me.

I also have a real love of eclectic groupings and juxtapositioning of various bits of information. Seeing an artist’s work featured alongside their stories, influences, and a personal take on — I don’t know — a book they read about the life cycle of bats or something or other they’re psyched about – I like seeing all of those things talking to each other and marinating in this weird, unique soup. People soup! In general, a project like this has been on my mind for years, and I just decided to go for it, since the interest was there in a big way for me.

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Alan Brown and his partner, artist Kati Driscoll.

Treasury: How long did it take you to get off the ground? Is it a lot of work?
ML: From the initial point of decision to the publication of the first album — that was a fairly long time. Definitely over a year since I started talking out loud about it, but that’s probably not an accurate picture of how long each subsequent album will take (I hope not!). There was just a lot to figure out with the designer (my talented friend Victor Aguilar, who can also be found at Wilderness Bureau) and with Alan Brown, the featured artist. I think it will have been about 4 months or so by the time the second album comes out, which is not to say that I’m working all day every day in that time, but yeah — it is a lot of work! It’s fun though, and very inspiring.

Family photos from Album 001 with Alan Brown.

Family photos from Album 001 with Alan Brown.

Treasury: Tell us about the name!
ML: It’s so hard to name and title things — such a huge commitment! A lot of what’s in the name is probably self-evident: it’s nodding to the idea that we’re trying to get at not just what’s on the surface (which is maybe the artist’s work?) but also what’s beneath and beyond that, which is so much and so interesting. Although since doing this interview, I’m wondering if I should have called it “People Soup.” Right? No, that’s bad.

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Treasury: What do you hope to accomplish with the project?
ML: I mostly hope to make these little publications that will be interesting, engaging and inspiring to people who look at them, and that they’ll be gratifying capsules for the artists who work on them with me, too.

"Artifacts" from Alan Brown's comic Ovoyyamar.

“Artifacts” from Alan Brown’s comic Ovoyyamar.

Treasury: You’re an artist yourself. Can you tell us a little about what you do?
ML: I make photographs of scenes or constructions I put together, although I’m starting to want to make more straight up, 3D objects. For a while, I was really interested in images that had little visual tricks in them, so that you would look at the picture and think, Oh okay, I know what that is. Cool, done. But then some detail would cue the realization that the image was somehow different than that, and your perception would shift a little. I’m still interested in that, but lately I’ve been making weird amalgam assemblages or altering kitschy objects and then photographing them — things I think of as revealing some human intention that’s missing its mark. Like something that’s maybe kind of pathetic but that’s being altered and/or presented in a way that is trying to elevate it — simultaneously absurd but also really sincere and human. Also making/photographing things I think of as artifacts. I think that interest is evident in the GBI albums so far. There are “artifacts” in the first album from the artist’s incredible comic, and there will be a collection artifacts in a major way in the second album.

Toys made by Album 001 artist Alan Brown.

Toys made by Album 001 artist Alan Brown.

Treasury: What new things are coming for GBI in the coming months? What kind of new things or artists?
ML: The most exciting thing forthcoming is that Album 002 with NY-based artist Sophia Flood will be published – we’re shooting for early 2015. I’m really psyched about this, I think it’s going to be beautiful. There are parts of it that will be a bit like mini art projects in themselves, and Sophia is so talented, cool, interesting and genuine. She makes really intriguing, intuitive paintings, sculptures, and installations. I didn’t know anything about her aside from what her work looked like before we met, so it was very neat to find out we have a lot of common interests and affinities. Those things are probably a large part of the reason I’m drawn to her work, even though they weren’t necessarily evident before talking with her. And that in itself is kind of what I’m getting at with GBI.

Upcoming Album 002 artist Sophia Flood in her studio.

Upcoming Album 002 artist Sophia Flood in her studio.

Head on over to the Great Big Iceberg website to sign up for album updates. You should also follow GBI on Instagram and Tumblr.

Meet Your Holiday Hang Out Vendors!

December 10, 2014

Holiday Hang Out is this weekend. We hope to see you at our opening party or on Saturday or Sunday. To get you primed and ready to buy gifts for everyone on your list, here’s a preview of who will be selling:



ODA stands for Oddball Design Aesthetic, but proprietor Sylvia Schieber’s goods are anything but odd. Schieber uses rock motifs to make completely unique (and, uh, gorgeous) accessories.

Treasury: How did you get started?
Sylvia Schieber: My dad is a world renowned shale rock geologist. I use the pictures of the shale/mudrock he collects and print them onto fabrics to make into unique accessories.


Treasury: What are you selling at Holiday Hang Out?
SS: I will be showcasing my unique shale/mud print accessories along with my own handmade jewelry and cute, vintage collectible housewares.


Treasury: Finish this sentence: “My wares are the perfect gift for ____”
SS: The natural, asymmetrical patterns, colors and shapes featured in my scarves and ties are unique and can be customized to anyone. They are perfect items to give as gifts or to treat yourself.


Elizabeth Graeber is D.C.’s favorite illustrator — you can tell her sweetly unique style apart from anyone else’s instantly, and you can see her work all over the city in murals, magazines and more.

Treasury: How did you get into making?
Elizabeth Graeber: I like drawing and making fun things! I studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art

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Treasury: What will you be selling at Holiday Hang Out?
EG: Illustrated books, zines, cards, pillows and original drawings.


Treasury: Finish this sentence: “My wares are the perfect gift for ____”
EG: You, your family, your friends.



Warm Distractions is the brainchild of Mia Lopes, local creative (and Meeps employee!) If it’s quirky-cool knitwear you want, you got it with WD — and basically everything here makes the *perfect* gift for someone who needs to keep warm during winter (which is everyone.)

Treasury: How did you get into making?
Mia Lopes: It was an extension of learning clothing construction, I also wanted to design the textile and enjoy the freedom it creates.


Treasury: What will you be selling at Holiday Hang Out?
ML: Playful, one-of-a-kind, cold weather accessories (hats, scarves, ear warmers, collars) sweaters & tote bags.


Treasury: Finish this sentence: “May wares are the perfect gift for ____”
ML: Knit enthusiasts, friends with humor, colorful relatives, your deserving self.


The Runcible Spoon is D.C.’s own quirkiest little food zine, complete with recipes real and too fantastical to be real, stories and expert collaging. It was started by local Malaka Gharib, who wanted a creative outlet to counter her 9-5 life.

Treasury: How did you get into making?
Malaka Gharib: I’ve made zines and paper products all my life.

Treasury: What are you selling at Holiday Hang Out?
MG: Handmade clay sushi ornaments, holiday gift pack of The Runcible Spoon, mini papercraft set, packs of old zines.


Treasury: Finish this sentence: “My wares are the perfect gift for ____”
MG: Your foodie friend who doesn’t like when people call them “foodie.”


Saint Lydia is the alter ego of Alison Baitz, a local writer and zine obsessive. It’s her outlet for paper goods and modern accessories.

Treasury: How did you get into making?
Alison Baitz: I’ve really always been into making things — only recently realized that people might be willing to actually pay for these things.


Treasury: What are you selling at the market?
AB: Zines, postcards, pens, esoteric accessories.


Treasury: Finish this sentence: “My wares are the perfect gift for ___”
AB: Every person ever.

DC Art Report: Martine Workman’s First Solo Exhibition

December 3, 2014

Artist (and friend) Martine Workman is kind of a local legend. Us being zine connoisseurs, we can tell you that Martine’s are truly some of the best — they deal with everything from Prince food mentions to her life, in an inventive memoir-style. Her style is this perfect, irresistible mix of instantly evocative, super relatable and often very funny. Or, in a word: genius.

Martine is supremely nice and so down-to-earth, all the while traveling all over to sell her zines or winning major awards and grants. Luckily, the artist (and new mom!) has a show here in D.C. that everyone can take in: In Dusk Woods, at Flashpoint Gallery. It’s her first solo exhibition and boy is it a doozy. It combines her meticulous drawing style with memories of the über-lush Pacific Northwest and so many media are represented (zine, video game, sculpture.) We recommend everyone go and check it out IRL, but in the meantime, we have some imagery (and a statement) from the artist herself.

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Says Martine: “Within the past year, I have spent a lot of time looking at old master drawings (Poussin, Guercino, Rubens and others), particularly of landscapes and landscape backgrounds. Maybe it’s the abstract, expressive and fluid marks, but there is something about this work that looks contemporary and impressive to me. I have also heard the phrase ‘draw every leaf in the forest’ from a friend, who uses this phrase to describe a frantic, obsessive style of drawing I enjoy. Finally, last year I moved to DC after living in Seattle for 7 years and miss the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.”

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The (stunning!) show is up at Flashpoint until Dec. 20th, so get to it!

Images by Brandon Webster Photography


A Quiet Afternoon at the National Gallery

November 21, 2014

If we’re going to gush about our favorite D.C. haunts, we’re going to have to call-out the National Gallery of Art.


D.C. is unique in that the Smithsonian thinks it important to have all these amazing museums clustered about, all free of charge. We agree. The National Gallery is one of the best, renowned not just for its gratis status, but because it actually has some rad stuff: da Vinci icons, Whistler portraits and even a Vermeer for good measure. There are two buildings, connected by one of D.C.’s most-photographed underground landmarks: Multiverse. There are seriously so many nooks of great things it’s hard to even hash it all out here.


If you’re ever in need of inspiration and low on cash, the National Gallery should be your destination. To us, one of the best things to do is look at the details of the old paintings — preferably the old Italian stuff. It’d be impossible not to get thousands of new ideas for clothes or jewels or just living your life like someone for whom a closetful of Valentino is a normal thing.

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The best time to go is during a weekday to avoid the crowds — but even on the weekends, there’s calm to be had. And if you have even a passing interest in movies — even think that moving pictures “are pretty cool,” then don’t sleep on the NGA’s film program. Everything’s free and usually either rare or foreign — a heady mixture.

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We Love Upshur Street (& Its Newest Bookstore)

November 14, 2014


Please help us welcome Upshur Street Books, the newest kid on the D.C. book block.

The new bookseller is now open (after a successful crowdfunding campaign) on Upshur Street NW, a thriving little section of Petworth. We expect great things from USB because after being open for only a handful of days (seriously!) they’ve already got a hearty fan following and full calendar of literary events.

The book shop is now one of many excellent reasons to trek out to Upshur. In case you forgot, there’s also:

Domku, our favorite Petworth place to get Slavic / Scandi food.  An Upshur standby since 2005, its charming interior is so cozy, and probably the best setting ever for gorging on pierogi and pork schnitzel.

Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, sister to USB, a cool café/bar/literary salon.

Crane & Turtle, another new eatery, focused on the intersection of Japanese and French food (mmm.)

Annie’s Hardware, a rad woman-owned supply source.

Willow Fashion, a great resource for affordable new wares.

Corehaus DC, a place to make all your industrial vintage décor dreams come true.

Welcome Upshur Street Books, can’t wait to buy things from you!

Go to The National Arboretum Right This Minute

November 7, 2014


The National Arborteum feels kind of like D.C.’s best-kept, in-plain-sight secret. Located in the city’s Northeast quadrant, it’s tucked away in an otherwise residential community — you’re driving through a cute little neighborhood dotted with homes and then bam: this amazing national landmark.


The grounds are expansive and there are sections dedicated to basically everything (dogwood, conifers, ferns.) There are historic ruins as a centerpiece — a place where many a happy couple have posed for wedding pictures — and an amazing bonsai and penjing display. Oh, and did we mention it’s free to visit?


The Arboretum is the best because even when it’s busy, it’s a quiet, serene place. People are seemingly more respectful when in a natural place like this (it’s a borderline holy experience, for real, especially for plant lovers.) Since the grounds are so big and it’s kinda far from public transit, we recommend getting there by car. There are several places to park and walk around if you’re feeling adventurous, but there is no shame in doing a lazy look-through — getting a piping hot chocolate from nearby Big Bear and then driving slowly through, enjoying nature from the comfort of your heated car.


While everything is beautiful, there are some highlights: the herb garden and, of course, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. The herb garden is an unassuming space designed to simply educate about the diverse uses of herbs (historical medicine, fragrance, industry.) The Bonsai Museum is basically the ultimate zen, the perfect retreat from the already perfect Arb. They have miniature, human-pruned trees that date back to the 1600s! That’s living history, people. Prepare to be blown away simply thinking about the bonsai nerds of yesteryear carefully tending to their perfect specimens. It’s okay to get a little misty-eyed in the presence of these wonders.


The National Arboretum is basically heaven, so if you haven’t gone yet, change that immediately.


Vote for Us in Express’ Best Of!

September 5, 2014


Vote for Us in Express’ Best Of!

We’re thrilled to be nominated for Express’ Best Of Washington. Thank you for all your support past, present, and future…truly means the world to us! Servicing our customers with a carefully curated collection hand-selected specially for you has become a favorite part of our business. We wish to provide our clientele with exquisite vintage infused with a genuine sense of discovery for years to come. Local love lasts.

Vote for TREASURY as Best Vintage Store and all of your other hometown faves here!

Treasury Welcomes New Designer: Warm Distractions Knitwear

August 21, 2014


Treasury is home to a brand new line of handmade knitwear from local designer, Warm Distractions. These lush designs are made from 100% sustainably grown bamboo yarn sourced in New England and hand-knit in the District.


The founder of Warm Distractions, Mia Lopes, also manages our sister store, Meeps. She fell in love with knitwear design during her time in New York and Milan, where she honed her craft. Mia is excited to bring a fresh look to the D.C. scene. Check out the pieces below:


Cia is modeling a semi-sheer, drop stitch tank-top with double knit straps and crochet linked hem, $75. The bamboo knit provides a silky texture and a simple, luxe drape. Styled with Treasury’s 1960’s printed shorts $36 & retro sunglasses $72


The collection uses basic shapes with thoughtful detailing — like this chunky inside out seam. The pieces are modern, versatile, and wildly comfortable.

To be worn: Day to evening with one’s own creative styling


This slinky V-Neck top fits any body with its relaxed waist and high-low hem. The thick tubular hemline is reflected in the back strap for a sleek, peek-a-boo pop. $119.


An essential layering piece, best dressed over a tonal fabric for fall or vibrant strappy top during warm-weather seasons. We used a lacey bra-let for an added textural effect


Follow the process on Instagram @warmdistractions


S/S 2014 Lookbook

June 1, 2014

We’re proud to share our newest lookbook, featuring two fave local music types of ours, D. E. and Baby Alcatraz. Follow the link for more photos…



New Hours at Treasury!

We’re instating new hours at Treasury! Please visit us during the hours of:

Monday – Wednesday 12pm – 7pm
Thursday – Friday 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 11 am – 6pm

Style Shots: Stefanie

May 3, 2014

1950s gym jumper with Asian style asymetrical buttons. Perfect for springtime romping


Congrats, Patrice! We love our customers :)

April 22, 2014

We received a lovely email from our loyal customer, Patrice. She purchased a vintage gingham dress at Treasury for her engagement photo shoot and as you can see, it looked perfect!

Thank you for sharing Patrice! We hope to give you more knock outs in the future.

From her album:

Thank you for Voting us Best of DC + 20% off Sale

April 16, 2014

Thank you for the honor! And to really show our thanks, we are offering 20% off vintage clothing and accessories at Treasury for the next week!

The Treasury family is beyond thankful to our loyal customers and fans who helped vote us the BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE in the Washington City Paper’s Best of 2014 poll. We are also overjoyed to announce that our sister store MEEPS came in second place. This is the third year in a row that Treasury has received this accolade and we couldn’t be any prouder. We will continue working hard to make the best vintage treasures and fashion available to you and we thank you again for your appreciation.

And thanks to Washington City Paper for hosting a killer Fete…great tunes, great snacks and great drinks! But most importantly, a killer photo booth:

Valentine’s Gift Guide

February 7, 2014

We can’t believe it either – Valentine’s Day is next Friday! Here are our picks for unique vintage gifts to make your valentine swoon. Also, just in is a selection of essential designer pieces from Prada, DVF, Armani, Cacharel, Kenzo, and more. We hope to see you soon!

1960s pocket squares, hankies, scarves, bow-ties, skinny ties, lady ties – $5-24

Sterling silver rings, 1960s-, $36-$235

Lithics charm necklaces made from vintage objects, 1950s- , $45-$145

Silver bracelets, 1960s- , $45-$75

Local Zines by our favorite creative geniuses, $9-$10

1980s brass ID/charm bracelets including men’s, $16-$18

Vote for Treasury in City Paper’s 2014 Best of DC!

January 27, 2014

In 2009, we set up shop in the U Street/14th Street NW corridor with only our hearts to guide us towards our dream. Since then, we’ve watched our neighborhood grow, our colleagues blossom and our fans multiply.

And our dream has come true! You voted Treasury the “Best Vintage Clothing Store” for two years in a row and we’ve been working hard to maintain our reputation by continuing to offer you stunning and unique treasures. From the finest turn of the century dresses to the slickest 1950s sports jackets, from antique jewels to leather goods, we hope we can help you find that one-of-a-kind item that will make you smile for years to come.

Please vote for Treasury and your fave neighborhood small businesses in Washington City Paper’s Best of DC 2014 here!

We are still doing 30% off vintage clothing and accessories in-store, so come on by to snag that special something you’ve been eyeing while it’s still available!

Happy New Year with a Winter Sale!

January 10, 2014

Happy 2014! We’re so grateful to begin our 5th year in one of DC’s best neighborhoods and for your continued support. We’d like to say THANK YOU with a Winter Sale – 30% off of vintage clothing and accessories! There’s plenty of amazing vintage and designer finds to warm up your wardrobe and we’re still adding new items weekly.

Best wishes,


Versatile kicks for every occasion (clockwise from top): Robert Clergerie suede peep-toe heels, sz 6.5, $65; Charles Jourdan suede platform heels, sz 6.5, $68; beatle boots, 1960s, ~sz7.5, $110; Bandolino ankle boots, sz 10, $75; Ann Demeulmester pointed-toe loafers, sz 9.5, $165; Manolo Blahnik burgundy oxford heels, sz 7.5, $165; Joan & David nude suede heels, sz 8, $65

Neutral lids to keep the heat close (from left): western hat, 1960s, $56; Liz Claiborne, 1980s, $48; Handmaster western hat, 1950s, $72

Jackets for our unpredictable days (from left): Members Only leather jacket, 1980s, $115; LL Bean plaid flannel-lined jacket, 1950s, $95; Dryback hunting jacket, 1950s, $85; suede shearling jacket, 1970s, $75

Bags to sling/bike/go with: Black leather bucket bag, 1980s, $42; tan large leather tote, 1980s, $68; Turkish kilim cross-body, $65;Baggu cross-body bucket bag, made in nyc, $140

New Issue of The Runcible Spoon

December 23, 2013

The latest edition of The Runcible Spoon zine is aptly titled the Cheap Issue (Fall/Winter 2013-2014). It mixes budget eating tips, recipes, anecdotes, comics, and musings to help make your leftovers palatable, your scroungings fruitful, and class up your budget-constrained holiday entertaining!

Urban foraging tips (it’s free!)

Runcible Spoon (Volume 3 Issue 12) $7.

New Elizabeth Graber Zine at Treasury!

December 15, 2013

We’re happy to showcase the latest and greatest from local artist Elizabeth Graber.

In her new zine, Elizabeth illustrates “Farmers Markets of D.C.”

We LOVE Elizabeth’s illustrations and the guide is also a useful directory to DC’s huge farmer’s market scene!  She even includes a mini-zine of an illustrated tomato sauce recipe.

She’s also created two mini zines; “Stylish People” and “Stylish Pets.” We love them as imaginative stocking stuffers made by our fave local illustrator!

Swank Opening Reception Tonight 6-9!

December 12, 2013

We’d like to remind you that the opening reception for Swank is this evening featuring Lithics by Treasury.  The event is from 6-9 pm at Wild Hand Work space. We are excited to be included in this stellar line up which also freatures: digdogdig, Eilisain, giantLION, NMC Jewelry, Saint Clair, UDOP, and Young Frankk, SWANK is a ten day Holiday Jewelry Shop at Wild Hand Workspace.

Curated by Wild Hand’s Victoria Milko and Morgan Hungerford West, SWANK will feature gorgeous merchandising, with each cuff, necklace, and earring integrated into a large-scale, shoppable wall installation.

Glittery, sparkly, and holiday-gorgeous, SWANK will be open daily between December 12th and 22nd. Please join us for the opening reception (and refreshments!) on Thursday, December 12, from 6PM-9PM.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St NE, Studio 8, part of the Monroe Street Market – a 20 second walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. The Wild Hand is the shared studio space of photographer Victoria Milko and Panda Head’s Morgan Hungerford West.

The daily hours will be posted on the Wild Hand’s FB page. SWANK will also be open during the Yelp Totally Bazaar on Saturday, December 14th.

The Perfect T-Shirt

December 10, 2013

There is nothing like slipping into your favorite vintage band t-shirt with the buttery soft, paper thin feel only age and dedicated wear can add to it. Maybe you tossed your old Pink Floyd shirt and regret it. Maybe you were at this very early 90’s Kenny G concert tour? Come check out our collection of vintage band tee’s before they’re all gone.

And there is nothing like the excitement of finding that hilarious t-shirt that vaguely echo’s or perfectly nails that inside joke you and your best friend share. Need more gift inspiration?   We’ve got that classic vintage “Virginia is for lovers” shirt for your friend Virginia who lives in Virginia.  Our Rock Pile Gym shirt is pretty great for all gym addicts or your super skinny little brother.  And who wouldn’t love this South Park shirt that echo’s appreciation for itself?

Lithics by Treasury at SWANK Jewelry Pop-Up Shop

December 8, 2013

Treasury’s line of Lithics jewelry will be featured at SWANK, a seasonal pop-up jewelry shop at Wild Hand Workspace from December 12th-22nd. Come by the opening reception on the evening of December 12th to get first dibs on one-of-a-kind Lithics like our clay bead necklaces or the coveted powder-coated silver re-cast rings.

Gifting has never been easier, especially with these hand-stamped boxes: