In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s 2018: dogs are in. Like, woof. In this age of DogRates and doggos and good boys and puppers, many are feeling the pressure from the internet or their family to go out and adopt one (or more!!!) lovable companions.
Lambertville, New Jersey is an artfully historic and vibrant town. That's why we love it here - our unique custom furniture and antique showroom feels right at home. Small and large, it blends the homey feeling of the country with the bustling energy of a small city. We feel that Lambertville is a fantastic weekend destination for couples, families, and individuals of many interests. For a short list of worthwhile entertainment, continue reading!
Across the river from the heart of Lambertville is a serene and idyllic town, Pennsylvania’s border gem of New Hope. Less than 5 minutes away from our showroom of handmade furniture in New Jersey's Lambertville lies New Hope. Formerly regarded as the halfway point between Pennsylvania and New York back in the days of old, it is now nicknamed “Coryell’s Ferry”, and thrives off of its small but meaningful tourism market. It’s definitely worthwhile to check out New Hope while if you're in the Lambertville area, or worth it all…
Historic Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is a prime location for sightseeing and learning. With arguably more to do than the last of our locations, New Hope and Lambertville, Philadelphia has a wealth of opportunity. Located roughly an hour from our New Jersey furniture showroom, Philadelphia is easy to reach from both New Hope and Lambertville. If you’re looking for fun weekend activities and to get out of the area, Philadelphia is the place to go.
Princeton, New Jersey, is a historic town. Known primarily for its Ivy League Princeton University, and its role in the Revolutionary War, Princeton has the history and spirit of New Jersey deeply embedded within it. Roughly twenty minutes from Lambertville and our custom furniture showroom, we know Princeton like our own backyard. If you're looking to spend a pleasant day soaking in the arts and appreciating nature, then continue below to see four great things you can do while in Princeton.
If you're like us, this little sneaker habit of yours has probably already spun out of control. If it hasn’t, it will, because sneakers are awesome. They’re really really really cool and once you get a whiff of that new pair smell the urge to cop more can be hard to resist. If you’re already 100+ pairs deep and slowly crafting a labyrinth of shoe storage in your garage you may be a bit beyond help, but for those of you still building your arsenal or sitting pretty on a…
by Guest Contributor, The Selvedge Yard's Jon Patrick Debuting in 1953, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine represented the ultimate liberated lifestyle for men of the 1950s, ’60s and beyond. Some called Hef’s imaginative, artistic spreads on architecture & interior design nothing more than self-indulgent, male sexual fantasy cloaked under a flimsy cover of so-called culture. For the man that wanted to be (or fantasized of being) the master of his own hedonistic domain — Playboy was his blueprint. And Hef perfected his own personal blueprint for tapping directly into the wallet of a…
We’re not going to teach you how to shave. We’re sure you already know how to. Your father already took care of that life lesson a long time ago, which may be the sole reason why some of you may have decided to nix shaving altogether to grow gnarly, Paul Bunyan-esque beards. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. We love how rebellious beards are.
However, there’s a lot of bullshit scattered about the shaving industry that has plagued men’s faces as well as their wallets for decades. We think every man, bearded or not, should be made aware of these shenanigans and move to restore the sanctity of the classic male shave. Here’s to the evolution of shaving and why it’s a rip-off.
Suck it up, and be a man.
We’ve all heard those words at some point in our lives – some of us maybe more than others, unfortunately. But what does it take to really be a man? There are a lot of different thoughts and theories on what it takes to grow up and become a man, but a lot of the more stereotypical ones usually come with some sort of backhanded insult. Because, you know, just deal with it. Right?
If you were to ask us the true definition of a real man, we’d be at a loss for words. It’s hard to categorize three billion unique individuals into one single category. But if we were to take a stab at it, we’d say, at his core, a real man puts other’s needs before his own, works hard to achieve success and isn’t afraid to be someone others can look up to. Consequentially, this idea also applies to women. Moral of the story? We’d say the key to being a real man is just being a good person.
For a man who’s out and on his own for the first time – whether he be in his twenties, thirties or even forties – it can be difficult to navigate the cruel world life has laid out for him. Some of his friends may tell him again to “suck it up,” but hey, man…blaze your own trail. Don’t just “be a man.” Be your own man, and do it well with no regrets.
We’ve put together a small collection of inspirational quotes for men about growing up. We believe that, no matter how old you are, there’s always room for growth and hope that you guys can find a bit of guidance via these quotes.
Phone. Wallet. Keys. Pocket knife.
If you’re anything like me, that’s essentially the same routine you go through right before leaving the house each morning. Each of those items – except for maybe the phone, depending on how connected to the outside world you are – is a vital part of your day. Yes. Even the pocket knife.
It may not always come in handy, but it’s one of those things you’re glad you grabbed when you need to whittle an old-fashioned table ornament, make spears to ward off predators or simply open a box with too much packing tape on it.
Actually, if I’m being completely honest, unless you’re working in construction, the armed forces or in the wilderness, today’s typical iPhone wielding, Facebook checking young man doesn’t seem to have much of a need for a pocket knife anymore, which is a shame. An absolute shame. Especially when you consider how necessary they were back in the day.
Hundreds of years ago, General George Washington defeated the British with one swift swipe of his pocket knife. Of course, that’s not exactly how it happened, but, according to The Smoking Jacket, he did carry a pocket knife, a Barlow knife actually. All militia at the time were forced to carry pocket knives as secondary weapons before they were made a part of the American soldier’s uniform during World War II.
“I was in a bar the other night, hopping from barstool to barstool, trying to get lucky, but there wasn’t any gum under any of them.” – American comedian, Emo Phillip
Interesting people go to bars. Let me stress that. A lot of interesting people go to bars, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’d rather strike up a conversation with someone at a bar who’s interesting rather than someone who’s dull.
However, if you’re going to drop however much money on round after round of drinks, it pays to know what you’ll be getting yourself into before leaving the house – that way you’re not paying a ton of money for an experience you’ll hate and you’ll be able to enjoy the atmosphere a bit more.
As we all know, there are a ton of different types of bars out there. A lot of them are pretty self explanatory, but generally speaking, they all have a different aura to them. The walls may be different, the people may be different, and sometimes even the drinks may be completely different. One time, a while back, I paid a $25 cover to get into a nightclub in New York City on a whim, and they didn’t even have my favorite beer. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy. Rookie mistake.
To avoid these types of scenarios, here’s a detailed list of 7 types of bars and how to prepare for them properly, mentally and physically, before leaving the house. Allow yourself to get in the mindset for the evening, that way you’ll be able to have a good time.
Cigar smoking isn’t for everyone. We know that. But we still think every man should know a bit about the art. There’s a lot of history behind this age-old practice as well as an entire culture to go along with it. Plus, you wouldn’t want to seem foolish when one of your friends eventually has a baby and passes out cigars to all of his friends. Would you?
Here’s our very basic beginner’s guide to smoking cigars along with some history, tips and tricks. It’s always nice to cut the cap off of a nice cigar, pour a glass of whiskey and relax at the end of the day. Give it a try. No pressure.