Chicago Blues City

Chicago has long been a city revered for its music and arts community. The Windy City has produced some of the most recognized musicians and artists of the modern era and its contribution to the…

True Grit – The Legacy of Red Wing Boots

“Whether I’m in the shop, on the road, or working on my motorcycle I know my Red Wings will keep my feet comfortable and protected. They’re not overly complicated and their simplicity and durability make…

Print Ain’t Dead – How To Make Your First Zine

As the digital world has continued to be the outlet for which most creative output as delivered more and more creatives have looked for ways to make art in analog formats. From a resurgence of…

Fist Full of Coffee – Raising Hell With See See Motor Coffee Co

Weaving in out of slow rolling traffic, cruising down a coastal highway or kicking up dust on a weather-worn dirt road, the undeniable freedom and joy that comes from holding a fist full of throttle…

You Are Beautiful – The Matthew Hoffman Interview

The history of street art is drenched in lore and legacy. Like many art forms, street art has its masters and has transcended its humble beginnings and become something that has seeped into the mainstream…

Asher Emerson: Art, Artist, Artisan

In a dimly lit corner of an automotive restoration shop in Tempe, Arizona, there’s a giant dragon. It looms overhead, long and twisting and yellow, with flames thrown from a mouth adorned by a mustache….

Good Reads – 5 Books For The Aspiring Traveler

Since the inception of the printing press, writers have been inspiring worldly dreamers to pack their bags and hit the road in search of adventure. From Muir’s vivid descriptions of the High Sierra to Krakauer’s…

Street Dreams – Exploring Chicago’s Street Art Scene With Galerie F

Chicago is an urban oasis that juts out of the southwest flank of Lake Michigan, appearing like a studded crown in an otherwise flat landscape. For all the amber majesty of the Midwest, Chicago stands…

Cracked Up: Remembering Chicago’s Comedy Legends

What do John Belushi, Tina Fey and Bill Murray all have in common? They all have a direct lineage to the illustrious and notorious comedy scene in Chicago, Illinois. Home to Second City, one of the country’s foremost comedy training grounds, the Windy City has been producing legendary comedy acts since the 1950’s.

Hands-On: Full Time Filmmaker Talks the Pure and Simple Joy of Ceramics

When you stare at a screen all day long, real life can feel kind of far off. Whether focused on a screen for work, feeding the addiction at home or zoned out so much you…

On the Record: Favorite Metal Album Covers

In the days of MP3s and streaming music, album art is easily overlooked. It used to be whether shopping for vinyl, tapes or CD’s, the album art was the quickest way to draw attention to…

Building Behemoths: Electric Coffin Talks Large-Scale Art Installations

Electric Coffin is a Seattle based multidisciplinary design studio whose large scale artwork, experiential installations, and museum exhibitions have become highly sought after in the Pacific Northwest’s dynamic creative and business communities. This small firm…

Model, Artist, Everyday Kiddo

It’s easy to base the perception of a person solely on their social media feed. From exotic travel, fine dining and glamorous fashion, a lot can be done to curate a specific image. And while…

That’s a Wrap: The Top 10 Journal Entries from 2017

Between joining our friends on some great trips, learning about and visiting new places, getting to interview some very interesting people and opening three stores, 2017 has been a big year for Wayward. Through all…

Seven Gifts to Dial in a Creative Space

Between phones, tablets and Netflix binge opportunities, there are plenty of ways to get distracted and pulled away from more enriching tasks. Many of these distractions can be lessened simply by setting the right mood…