The snow has melted and the birds are starting to chirp—let's celebrate the coming of spring!
Join us this Sunday, March 23rd from 9:45 am to 11: 30 am for a Nomaterra trunk show at the gorgeous yoga and pilates studio, Practice Body Mind Soul in Roslyn, NY. A special yoga and meditation class will also be held in the ambiance of live music by Ecuadorian flutist Jachamaliku Pawwkar. In addition to showcasing our perfume oils and scented candles, we'll also be sharing with you some key essential oils for awakening and energizing the soul, just in time for spring.
If you have any questions, please contact Aggie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Practice at 516-858-3095.
In light of this chilly Valentine's Day weekend, we learned something recently that might warm your hearts. A few weekends ago, we were invited to a friend's birthday party in NYC. We met a couple there, Nurah and Courtney, who have been dating for a little over a year now. Turns out that they had met each other at Nomaterra's Washington, D.C. Launch Party back in January of 2013!! They met there, started dating, and fell in love! It was so nice to reconnect with them, and happy to know that Nomaterra brought them together!! (Their favorite fragrance...DC Cherry Blossom of course!)
Join us TOMORROW NIGHT (02/11/14) from 6 - 8:30pm at Fort Greene's Thistle & Clover boutique for a Valentine's Day Night! Nomaterra Fragrances and Candles (including our coveted Brooklyn scent), cookies from local confectioners, Whimsy & Spice, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, wine, and gifts with purchases! RSVP at email@example.com for tomorrow's event!
Thistle & Clover Boutique
221 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Join us tomorrow night for "The Shops at Kent" Holiday Night Market—30+ shops open until MIDNIGHT, music, drinks, food, and artisanal holiday gifts! 240 Kent Ave. in BK. #shopsatkent #nightmarket #holiday gifts.
We're gearing up for the official grand opening of our store TOMORROW (11/16/13) at our first brick and mortar location at 240 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Join us tomorrow between 2-6pm and experience some of our newest city-scents and candles, including our Brooklyn Cologne and Candle, ONLY available in our Brooklyn store, as well as a very special, all natural, all organic youth elixir called Beimeni, only available for the holidays. See you tomorrow!
Nomaterra has been working closely with Michelle Kiela, who has been wholeheartedly involved in the redesign of our packaging, and is behind the gorgeously-detailed illustrations of some of America's greatest cities for Nomaterra's newest scents. Our task at hand was to marry the authenticity of the city-scents inside the box, with artwork representing the locations themselves, to create a cohesive movement from packaging to scent. Above, you see photos and our collaborative imagination and memories of these places turned into authentic sketches that engulf you and make you feel like you are there. (Right now we're staring at the Oahu landscape, wishing we could escape this Brooklyn rain!) Michelle is first and foremost an artist, with a Masters in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, but also an incredibly talented graphic designer (She received her Bachelor's in Graphic Design from St. John's University). I would highly suggest checking out her work here: http://metalwor56.wix.com/ocdlayouts#!fine-arts/c1yaj and if you're looking to have artwork or graphic design done for a current or future project of yours, reach out to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who live in or around Brooklyn, have you ever noticed these leaves peeking through concrete slabs on the sidewalks or in parks? These are violet leaves, and we actually use the natural violet leaf absolute in our exclusive Brooklyn fragrance.
You're probably wondering how we ever found a plant or flower to represent Brooklyn. Coastal violets and violet leaves are historically native to Brooklyn's marshland coasts. And with our impending store opening in Brooklyn, what better time than to spotlight the ever-present yet often ignored violet leaf.
Violet leaf smells nothing like violets, the flowers, but adds this metallic coolness and earthy fresh cut-grass feel to a fragrance. I actually found it rather complex to work with, as it can be very overpowering and can destroy an entire fragrance if not diluted properly. We used it to create our first Nomaterra Cologne called Brooklyn Violet Leaf, which will be exclusive only to our store (you won't even find it on our website).
We're OBSESSED with this scent—especially when it's worn on our men! Come check us out and try our Brooklyn Cologne and our other scents at The Shops at Kent, 240 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249!)
DC at Night Posted on 23 Oct 14:40 , 0 comments
A recent trip to DC for the Nomaterra Pop-Up Shop in Capitol Hill lead to a spontaneous late night drive. We visiting some of the Capitol's most grand monuments, which resulted in these "dc in the dark" photos (taken with an iphone nonetheless).
In the middle sits our DC Cherry Blossom unisex fragrance, that is ideal for night—notes like musk, vanilla, black pepper, tobacco, and citrus make this an incredibly sexy scent for a night out on the Capitol town. The travel spray comes with a replacement unit, and is priced at $86.00, available to buy on www.nomaterra.com
"She Flies Herself" The Nomaterra woman flies her own plane to explore the world. She is an adventure-seeker who jumps at opportunities to take adventures in beauty, career, travel, and in life.
Nomaterra is revealing a brand new emblem, a compass-inspired circular logo, representing the Nomaterra ideology of creating luxury scents for the travel inspired, using ingredients indigenous and authentic to each location. The artist behind the emblem is San Francisco based Marta Solomianko, who also created the East Hampton, Miami, and Malibu paintings that you see on our new roll-on and candle packaging. Our task at hand was to marry the authenticity of the city-scents inside the box, with artwork representing the locations themselves, to create a cohesive movement from packaging to scent. Above you see our emblem, as well as a some of Marta's initial paintings, color work, and sketches that lead to the final artwork we have now. Marta is an abstract artist, and extremely talented in what she does. She recently exhibited at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts in Noyers, France and travels the world exhibiting her installations and artwork at renowned galleries. I would highly suggest to check out her work on http://www.martasolomianko.com, and if you're looking to have artwork or graphic design done for a current or future project of yours, reach out to Marta at email@example.com.