Friday, July 11, 2014

This Is How It's Done: Bend Lucy Chair

You guys, I can't tell you how cool it is to see how our customers are using the goodies they've found at Nannie Inez.  Last night a good friend of ours, Lesley of Smart Mouth Social Media invited us over for a bit of hang time and a few cocktails and it was an absolute delight to see NI bits sprinkled throughout their place.  My favorite moment was the Orange Planter, Lucy Chair and the Pols Potten Basket that we carried when we first opened.  Seeing it last night made me remember how much I love that piece and you can believe it will be back in the shop soon.  Have something from Nannie Inez and want to share your styling, tag us on Instagram!  It would make our eyeballs so happy. 

New Finell Slant Box

Loving vibrant pink... who me??  No shocker here, I guess but the new news would be the arrival of Slant Box with neon pink acrylic lid by Finell.  Constructed at an angle, the box has a sliding acrylic lid making it the perfect container for your bits and bobs.  I will definitely be using mine for storing away some of my everyday jewelry pieces.  

This picture was pulled from our Instagram feed and if you'd like to follow along, you can find us right here. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Facets and Folds: The New Modern

Living Etc has always been a source of inspiration for us at Nannie Inez.  I don't know about you guys but I'm starting to feel a little sensory overload with pinterest.  Nothing seems to jump from the screen and I usually see the same things over and over again.  I think there is a shift happening, a return to print and original content.  But I digress, this post is actually about the interesting feature I recently read in Living Etc, July issue about "A New Angle:  folds, ripples, facets and pleats--playing with texture and form creates striking modern design".  We totally agree.  Let's talk about some of our favorite folds and facets in the shop.  

 We love all things plant related at Nannie Inez and the plant stands are the perfect accessory for the hexagon brass pots

Keep your paper organized in Hay's Plisse Notebook.  Think of it as a modern accordion style filing system. 

Have you seen the new Misfold origami piece by Finell?  When it's not hanging and looking fabulous, it easily collapses into a small little orgami accordion for easy storage.  But honestly, why not just keep this stunner out for everyday enjoyment.  

It wouldn't feel right not to mention our foundation for folds and facets.  The origami sculptural piece that resides in our shop is a piece that makes me smile every single day.  Come see for yourself. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Styling Event with Amity Worrel

You guys, we are hosting a Styling 101 workshop led by interior designer Amity Worrel.  I do hope you can join us!  Email to reserve your space. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This Is How It's Done: Kaleido Trays & Plisse Notebook

This weekend I stumbled upon this gorgeous interior belonging to Shareen Joel, a Melbourne based architect and interior designer.  There is a lot to love about this space but my immediate attention was drawn to the Kaleido Trays and Plisse Notebook.  The dining room is perfect, it's modern but not cold and overly minimalist.  There is a nod to vintage but nothing about this space is trying to be 'mid century modern'.  I love the leather paired with the bright white cabinets.  Do you notice the pops of neutral tying back to the chairs without being too matchy matchy?  I see it in the leather, the cutting board, the bird, the bowl and of course, the always awesome Kaleido Tray.  By the way, don't you just love a splash of inky black?  

 The plisse notebook is actually a very functional piece.  Think of it as an update on the accordion style filing system.  When it's not being put to good use, it's almost a crime to store it away.  I love how the plisse notebook sits proud in this bedroom, almost like a peacock.  This space is perfect, very minimalist but the wood stool and floors add the right natural, warm elements.  The color palette is simple and allows the pop of yellow to really stand out.  

And with an ending note, this is how it's done!, thank you for being a collector of beautiful images. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Local Maker Spotlight: J.Hannah Co.

Get your soul right by starting off spring with a fresh new scent. We’ve invited Jessica Hannah of J.Hannah Co to host our second Natural Perfume Blending Workshop in the shop on Sunday, May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. We asked Jessica about her practice, natural perfumery --- and what scents she enjoys the most in Austin! 

What is J.Hannah Co and how is it different from other perfume companies?
It’s a small natural perfume company specializing in blending custom fragrances. The materials I use are 100% natural including essential oils, resins and absolutes that are derived directly from berries, fruits, roots, flowers, woods and lichen. No synthetics are involved in my work. Natural scents are extremely sensual, and beg to be sniffed. 

How did you become involved in natural perfume?
I remember as a young girl I would go on summer evening walks with my mom and older brothers through our small town in Missouri. We would stop and ask our neighbors if we could smell their rose gardens, and we called this “smell time.” I also briefly had a high school job as a perfume spritzer girl at the mall! I worked in multiple retail shops selling fragranced goods, but I really found my calling after earning my masters degree in interdisciplinary art. I was exploring art and performance through the senses, and this exploration drove me to learn more about scent; ultimately, learning the history and alchemic process of natural perfumes. I was hooked.


What will people learn during the Nannie Inez workshop?
We’ll sample various oils, discuss perfume structures, learn how oils are distilled, and chat about the history of some of these amazing ancient oils. For example good ol’ Cleopatra was the ultimate perfumista. She was known to dip her ship’s sails in Jasmine so the people would know she coming to shore. Our main goal, however, is to create a luxurious custom fragrances that each person will compose for themselves.

What are some of your favorite scents in Austin?
Rosemary bushes are my favorite aroma in Austin, with their subtly green, herbaceous and sweet notes. We also have a few mango trees in our yard, and the blossoms have made my heart flutter on more than one occasion. Austin has outstanding botanical life.

Thanks Jessica!

The workshop is $50 per person. Email for tickets!