Rye & Rivet was born four years ago this month, as a few scribbles on a piece of notebook paper-- a rough logo sketch, a tagline, and a list of brands that embodied our ideals. It started without a dollar in our pockets and without a domain name. It started without an ounce of knowledge about web design or SEO. But it started with heart, and has always functioned in a manner that references that. Day in and day out, in times of pop-up shops and lean posting months alike, it's been a passion project. But even passion needs a little help to get sparked every once in a while, and that's why we're so excited to introduce the new RYEANDRIVET.COM to you-- it has lit a fire under our asses and reminded us why we love this thing in the first place. Together over Sunday-morning bloody marys and alone over Tuesday-night whiskeys, we've worked to find a better way to bring our content to you-- a better way for you to find what you're looking for, a better way for you to discover new brands, and a better way for you to get in touch with us whenever you like. The result is imperfect, but then, so are all the things we love most-- think of this stage as the holes-in-your-jeans stage. We're just starting to get comfortable. We're just starting to get to the good part.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm and support. We hope you'll join us for the next chapter.

Drink up.

Emily Bihl, Editor-In-Chief

Emily Bihl, Editor-In-Chief