Deform from Within

Wu Na's striking album shows off the modern face of traditional guqin music

Born in Chongqing, China, musician Wu Na holds the distinction of being one of the world’s premier guqin players, a seven-string instrument strummed by Confucius and revered as one of China’s four classical arts. Her instrument of choice is one of China’s most ancient and revered musical pieces—reigning as one of four classical arts. Wu’s training started at the early age of nine, and she …

Interview: Matt Vasquez

We team up with Braun to talk to Delta Spirit's Lead Singer Matt Vasquez about his favorite Built to Perform possession

Sponsored content: In a high performance world, Braun creates innovative designs built to last seven years. For the Built to Perform series Braun profiles 15 guys in an intimate look at their life passions and the unique objects of design and durability that power their life. Seven years ago, Delta Spirit didn’t exist but charismatic frontman Matt Vasquez has never questioned that he was destined …

Whipping + Post Vintage Messenger

Former musician Ryan Barr finds inspiration in life on the road and old postal bags

Musician turned designer Ryan Barr’s latest accessory is a refreshingly simple take on a classic messenger bag. Like the rest of the products under Barr’s leather goods label , Whipping + Post, which include instrument cases and other accessories, the new bag is entirely handcrafted and built to last. Finding inspiration in Barr’s experiences as a musician on the road as well as old-school US …