[UPDATE] summer 2022

ooo where to begin…

thank you to every single human who showered us with this love for our beta launch last weekend!!

we have always felt so much love but we really felt the weight of your support filling up the room, through all the flowers & gifts, & from all ends of the internet🖤

thank you for being patient while we navigate the deconstruction & rebuilding of all our futures…like we said at the soft opening “does anyone really know what the fuck is going on?” ..probably not but we are doing the best we can in our corner of this world. still feels surreal but we are finally HERE!

we know some of y’all are like where the fuck is HERE?
we definitely took on a lot to make this vision come to life but we are also humans so after check in with our capacity & the inner works of running a business it made sense to bring this baby to life in phases. so let us explain…

PHASE 1 ++

nothing moves without culture so we thought it was important to take time to get the most important thing in the building first …. y’all…the people 🕊🖤😇
so for PHASE 1 our event space + bar is now open !! expect evenings of art installations, live music, dance parties, spontaneous intersections, and chill nighttime hangs.

PHASE 2 ++

just in time for back to school, this fall during PHASE 2 we will merge the culture house with the CREATIVE HUB !!

so what does the creative hub bring to the table??

consistent day time hours ++ coffee program ++ THE CREATIVE TOOL LIBRARY !!
we know y’all are excited for the creative tool library so you can get what you need to make art but we want to make sure we have equipment inventory, checkout systems & staffing to be able to follow through the way we want…we are really excited too 🖤

SO we think that sums it up but as we like remind ourselves “the only constant in life is change” so we will continue to build & grow a different wrld ☺️💕 we love y’all, thank you so much angelsssssssssssssssssssss

event calendar coming soon ….. ✨✨✨

big shoutout to @chajbo our angel for always capturing the sweetest moment 🖤


[UPDATE] august recap

wow. it’s been almost a year since we made the plunge to take over the MOTHLIGHT space and break into a new era of a DIFFERENT WRLD.

we are so happy that you’ve been along for the ride.

tbh, it’s been a wild one. starting a business with intention & integrity ain’t no picnic! but we have been grinding it out and breaking down barriers of our own to keep building this dream into a reality.


  • secured the lease on our space at 701 haywood
  • talked to community members and dreamed big about how we can best serve them
  • created a buildout plan with our dear friends at SHELTER COLLECTIVE
  • started building out the space !! we have walls framed in and a good bit of equipment secured. our buildout is now completed through rough-in stage.
  • helped make i-D video and article come to life with the story of the asheville underground art scene
  • directed a music video for our friend INDIGO DE SOUZA that shared the beauty of our creative community and reached #2 on the pitchfork best music videos of july
  • collaborated with WEST AVL TAILGATE MARKET to increase awareness around food assistance / EBT
  • launched a collection with local artist SNAKEMUSK
  • collaborated with ENGAGING COLLECTIONS + the BUNCOMBE COUNTY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS to make the collection more accessible and to highlight the history of black asheville



> since securing our lease a huge part of our overhead cost has been our monthly rent so we gotta keep the lights on & the toilets flushing.

> finish buildout ! this is a big one, we have around $20k+ left that we need to put into buildout 

> buy furniture and creative hub equipment

> start hiring initial staff and have funds for payroll

even though we’ve raised a good bit of money (and we are so grateful to all of you angels for this), the reality of it is we’re still at a critical moment with funding.

we attempted to secure funding through conventional business loan. honestly, it just wasn’t aligned. what we’re trying to do is outside of the norms of traditional capitalism. we have a complex business plan with high overhead. apparently that’s just not as attractive to big banks as a simple business plan that cuts every corner possible.

we simply aren’t okay with cutting any corners. we will start ALL employees at living wage. we will make sure we are fully staffed so folx can take mental health days. we will do everything we can to make sure all our sourcing is top notch quality and paid well through the full supply chain. we will make sure our strategy actually serves our community and not just profit.

SO… here we are again, asking you to (bernie meme) become a supporting partner of different wrld.



we need $50,000 to get our doors open.

once the doors are open, we’ll have our supporting partners and proven revenue streams to keep this puppy up and running.



* send coin! literally every dollar helps. even one dollar. it all adds up and we are so grateful.

* tell your rich auntie! write her a nice note about how this space will make a difference to you and see if she has a few hundo to send our way

* throw us a fundraiser! raffle off a piece of art, or let us throw a party at your bar or venue space

* become a supporting partner! this is our lifeline and our true angels. these folx are committing $25/ month which is equivalent for one person to have access to the tools in our space. this can be for yourself or you can pay it forward for someone else.

* shop the vortex collectionthis collection represents what we feel right now and how we are channeling it into where we are going. if you look closely on the back, you’ll see literal items off of our to-do lists.

all $$ from our apparel sales goes to the creative hub




when you become a supporting partner for $25/month or more !!!

only first 45 NEW supporting partners will get a tote.




we are here to show that values-based businesses are the way of the future.

we are here to get our doors open so y’all can come start filling this space with your incredible creative energy !!

we are here to be a stone in the foundation of creating a different wrld.


so, can you help? it would mean the (literal) world to us and the creatives in our community.

we love you. this is for us, by us. help us build a different wrld <3

[VIDEO] indigo de souza hold u music video

we had the truly unbelievable honor of directing a music video for our friend INDIGO DE SOUZA.

this is our love letter to the community. we hoped to capture even a small part of the joy and true friendship we experience here.












[ARTICLE] Meet the artists reclaiming Asheville’s underground scene

editor in chief nicole demarco of i-D magazine asked us to connect them with some local artists and creatives. we hit up our friend brandon mcclain @eathumans to come thru and do a photoshoot with 12 people in 8 hours. the result was that we got to share the work of underground artists in avl with an international audience.

check out the article >>


[VIDEO] Moses Sumney introduces us to Asheville’s creative community

i-D magazine and moses sumney stop by to talk to honey about the creative community in avl. they talk about DIFFERENT WLRD’s vision and the space we are creating in the community.

read the article >>



and watch the video >>


[UPDATE] help us create a different wrld