South of the James Farmer’s Market Haul Number 1

Now that I’m at GrowRVA’s South of the James market every Saturday we’ve been doing most of our grocery shopping there. I receive so much support from the Richmond community (and beyond, of course!) that I want to do as much as I can to support other creators and farmers in my local area. A…

How to Shave with a Safety Razor

Safety razors are more environmentally friendly than your typical cartridge refills and are far more economical. Everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but for those men and women who are looking for a change, here are my tips for venturing into the world of safety razors.

About Me

Hello! My name is Steven Kukwa. I’m a transplant to Richmond, VA from Baltimore, MD. I love Richmond and decided to make it my┬áhome base with my wife, my dog, and my two cats, one of which is the namesake of this business. She’s the only girl and a bit of a princess. I have…

Introducing the Heirloom Project

This idea is the fruit of conversations that I’ve had over the year with my father-in-law, and by proxy, my wife. As folks who value family, tradition, and the gifts that this beautiful planet gives us, we know that there’s a natural cycle to everything, but that doesn’t mean that things that we love have…


There are plenty of tutorials and classes that you can find in our local area if you’re interested in making your own pens, but here is a brief overview of Black Cat Woodworking’s process.