Washington, D.C., OTC’s home base, is one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Though of course the seat of American government, it also boasts some of the most remarkable (and free) museums anywhere; an outstanding restaurant scene; hundreds of embassies and more cultural, social and educational institutions than you can imagine.
And, as visitors are often surprised to discover, it’s a charming, walkable, orderly and quite beautiful city with a decidedly European feel. In keeping with that continental aesthetic, DC has also become a very bicycle-focused city. As with Paris’ popular Velib system, DC’s Capital Bikeshare has exploded in popularity, making it easier and more scenic to explore the city and surrounding areas.
Washington, D.C., has also evolved into a design and retail hub – particularly the famous Georgetown district. The intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue has become a high-end menswear destination. Now home to J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, Rugby, Brooks Brothers, Jack Spade and HMX’s The Streets of Georgetown, it is also the headquarters for local shirt maker Hugh & Crye. While many of these brands may seem like standard retail offerings, as Georgetown outlets, their product mix often trends toward unique one-offs, limited editions and best-quality product lines.
Collected here are a variety of resources, from design blogs to think tanks, that represent the amazing resources available in our nation’s Capitol.
Capitol File Magazine
Curator of DC Style
Georgetown Cupcake (yes, they are that good)
Homer’s Odd Isn’t He
National Gallery of Art
National Geographic Museum
Scene In – DC Style Video Series
The White House
U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center
Washington Life Magazine