3007 W Cary St
Monday from 11 to 5, Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 7, and Sunday from 12 to 5
Renee Stramel of The Sultana
"Art is a compulsion for me. i do it every day and i am always thinking about what i want to paint or photograph next, i have a roving eye that ranges from the sweet to the macabre, but i am just interested in so many different things. i am endlessly curious!"
Renee stramel, of the sultana, is a Richmond native who focuses her art on painting and photography. with a variety of jobs and career paths; the most influential were repairing cameras and painting watercolor works for old world prints in Richmond, Renee currently works at the world Art group (formerly named old world prints), where she heads a small team of highly trained artists to create embellished prints and handmade original art pieces. "it's a great job that allows me a lot of freedom to experiment with new finishes and techniques!"
Renee has an upcoming trunk show, at orange, with fellow artist, the Creativist! The show is on Thursday, April 30th, from 5pm-7:30pm.
nancy smith of anoush
Anoush was created by nancy smith in her Lakeside studio. Her unique, handmade items bring a little exotic luxury into everyday life, and combine her craft and design background with a love for nature, and for the arts and traditions of faraway places.
"Anoush has become a happy home for various interests I’ve collected over the years: my design background, adventures in pottery, and my fascination with the traditions and arts of other cultures are all put to use making fragrances and functional objects that bring a little exotic ambiance and comfort into everyday life." -Nancy SMith
Anoush is committed to using 100% natural, chemical-free plant materials, and food-safe ceramics.
Orange is now selling Mistahdawg tees & hats, a portion of all sales goes directly to support service dogs of Virginia!
we are very excited to announce our new pop-up store, medianoche!
MediaNoche has been based in Los Angeles for eight years, but owner Jill Hammer, a Richmond native, became so smitten with the city on her recent visits home that she decided to set up shop in Carytown.
“Growing up in Richmond, I always wanted a store in Carytown. So when Cathy Torres Davis offered me the mezzanine in her fabulous shop, Orange I just had to go for it. We share the same eclectic style, and Orange is a perfect fit for MediaNoche.” I’ve been in Los Angeles for the past thirteen years, and I am blown away by how eclectic and cosmopolitan Richmond has become recently. I am thrilled to be back. ” -Jill hammer
Here's a peek at what MediaNoche has to offer!
Earthling Jewelry from LA designer Erica Clum, made from found objects like Rattlesnake rattles, coyote molars and seahorses.
Exquisite handmade Neo-Victorian and SteamPunk leather hats from Head N’ Home, made in Freedom,CA.
Handmade Gifts and Home Décor from Wolfum, an LA-based couple specialized in printed patterns on wood.
T Shirts from Brooklyn-based American Apothecary, designed using the labels from early 1900s apothecary bottles, when the “medicines” included Opium, Morphine and other remedies.
Hayden ireland of heartmade arts
Little shop, big heart, lots of art.
When I was two years old my Dad asked me if I wanted to be an artist when I grew up and I answered him with, “Daddy, I AM an artist." And that was the beginning and the end of that. At age two, or probably even before that, I had signed myself off as an artist for life. So here I am today, twenty some years later, and I'm still doing what I set out to do...and loving every minute of it!
My art is simple, whimsical, and full of hope. I like to think of myself as a storyteller and each of my pieces carries a special part of my story. I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember, but HEARTMADEARTS is a fairly recent addition to my life. My wish is to add as much color and joy to the world as possible, and to tell stories through my paintings that come straight from my heart.
Poesis, the über-cool handbag line, featured twice on FRIENDS and included in Oscars gift bags, launched in 2001 from scientist-turned-fashion-pro Denton Freeman, is back!
What was the inspiration for bringing the bags back? Her fans and customers. Online requests and personal appeals for Poesis spurred Denton, who is considering a full re-launch of the brand, to sell the last of her inventory.
There are only a limited number of Poesis handbags available, so don't miss out!
Creator, Nicole Maslowski, hand-makes every jewelry piece in her Richmond, VA studio. Nicole was originally educated as a graphic designer- the spot on eye for design is obvious in the simple, yet still statement pieces in her different collections.
Meet Richmond's very own gypsy- Amber Kekuna
"The name Gypsy came about some years ago; given to me by coworkers while waiting tables at Outback Steakhouse. At the time, it was bestowed upon me for my love of scarves, constant layers of jewelry, and eclectic style. I've since earned the title by spending a year abroad, backpacking through Central America, and gaining a wanderlust that has me packing my bags and hitting the road for my next adventure every chance I get.
Crafting was natural. I grew up in a creative household, with a mother who sewed most of my clothes as a child, and refused to by anything in the store that she thought she could make. My father had a flair for drawing in his younger days, but became the family shutterbug over the years; eventually handing down to me his Canon camera. I found a love for drawing at a very early age, scribbled on anything I could get my hands on, filled books with sketches, dabbled in pastels, and eventually taught myself to paint in my late teens. Crafting has been a constant throughout my life; I remember coming home with armloads of trinkets I made a summer camp each year, and I always loved making homemade gifts for family and friends. Later on I picked up scrap-booking, which eventually turned into paper crafting and the occasional event styling. I am always on the look out for my next project, a new hobby, or creative endeavor.
The treats came later in life. In my mid-twenties, I decided to teach myself to both cook and bake (never having much interest in either prior). As with learning any new skill, there is a curve. I had more than my fare share of kitchen disasters, but I have learned from my mistakes, and can confidently say that I am both a pretty good cook and a darn good baker.
Rounding out this collection is my love of entertaining. As Monica Geller once said, "I'm always the hostess." There is nothing that makes me happier than throwing a party for friends and family. I will use any excuse to decorate, cook, bake, or play bartender."
Cheryl Shanahan of Lucky Ginger Studios
Cheryl Shanahan is a self-taught photographer based in Richmond, Virginia.
“I photograph things that enthuse and amuse me. My garden and travels serve as the greatest inspirations, which I translate onto products that I personally love to use, such as note cards, journals, bag tags and calendars,” says Cheryl, who grew up in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
“Every Lucky Ginger Studio product combines inspiration and an image with a bit of ingenuity. Most flowers you see grows in my garden (I am a confirmed hydrangea junkie); water-inspired images come home with me from the lake. In addition to doing all of the photography and post-production, I also design original graphic elements to complement photographic images on certain products.”
All Lucky Ginger Studio products are made using 100% made-in-America components.
Cheryl designs & creates cards, magnets, desk calendars, prints and more!