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The Magic of Spontaneous Work: Behind the Lens with Paul Costello

New Orleans photographer Paul Costello is a natural talent. Chances are, you’ve seen his work before. His photos have appeared in everything from publications like The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and People to advertisements for Johnston & Murphy and Victoria’s Secret. He’s worked alongside titans of fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Richard Burbridge—but his work doesn’t stop at fashion. Costello’s incredibly versatility ranges from lifestyle, travel, and portrait… read more

This Speaker is Shaped Like a French Bulldog. Yep.

There are some things you don’t know you need until you have one. For example, smart phones. If you went back in time in 1997 and told yourself everyone would be carrying a computer in their pocket by 2013, you would LOL at your futuristic clothes and wonder why anyone would want to carry around a 30-pound Dell that only connects to AOL when your dumb sister isn’t using the damn phone—I’m… read more

Southern Kickstarters that Kicked Ass (and New Ones You Should Know About)

I think you’ll agree with me when I say: It’s kind of fun to be the first one of my friends to know about a cool new product. Maybe that’s the reason why I like the concept of Kickstarter so much. Between the collection of amazing new ideas (and ok: the equally-entertaining laughable ones), Kickstarter offers a lot of value, even if I’m not the one who needs funding for something. So… read more


the craft of brotherhood

Beautiful transformations happen at Lamon Luther. Salvaged wood becomes exquisite pieces of furniture, and once-broken and hopeless men metamorphose into skilled artisans with dignity and purpose. This is the story of those craftsmen and the reclaiming of their futures.    


A Simple and Delightful Brunch Treat: Biscoff Beer Float

The days of brunching will never be over, and we’re a bit ecstatic about that. However, the days of spending a fortune on brunch every single weekend are slowly coming to an end for us. We decided to take a thing (a boozy milkshake thing, to be exact) from that eclectic, delicious new brunch spot around the corner and bring it to the confines of our own kitchen. Boy, we were pleased…. read more

Funny is the New Black

It’s an archaic misconception that women can’t be funny. For some reason, this idea has been perpetuated by men for decades, even centuries, despite the obvious proof of otherwise. You only have to turn on the TV to see that women are not only present in the contemporary comedy scene, but they might just be even funnier than men. *cough cough* Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristin Wiig, Lena Dunham, and… read more

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