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 info@nannieinez.com for tickets!

Friday, April 4, 2014

This Is How It's Done: Matchstick Planter


You guys know we love our plants right?  I'm so glad that you do too.  It totally makes my day to see how some of our lovely customers (and in this case, friend) use their goodies from Nannie Inez.  I was delighted to see how Celine of Aqua House uses her Matchstick planter.  Celine has great style and is quite hilarious.  I'm so glad the matchstick planter has found it's home with her.  You can find yours right here. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Office Design Ideas: Domino Mag


You guys, check out all of the lovely Nannie Inez business on www.domino.com!  We were contact a couple weeks ago about sending in some of our office accessories for the Office Design Idea feature.  I was so pleased to see that everything we sent had been used in the article.  Exciting right?!  Please check out the link to see the office makeover.  It's quite lovely indeed.  You can find these goods on our site here:  Finell Sway Container Seletti Sugar Can, Hay Kaleido Trays, Hay Tower Block and Craft Design Technology Scissors



Photo Cred:  Michael Whiltbank

Saturday, March 22, 2014

This Is How It's Done: Seletti Can


Recently I spotted the Seletti can in action while cruising around on the Fjeldborg blog.  Isn't it lovely!  This is how it's done my good people!  Check it out, the seletti can is a simple design piece that is whimsical and fun yet functional!  It's the perfect container for stowing away your tea, coffee, sugar etc.  Check it out. 


Newness in the shop you guys!  Check out the lovely leather pieces by This Is Ground and Makr.  This Is Ground makes the cutest leather accessories for keeping your cords and misc. technology neatly organized.  Makr is just woe... the iphone cover, angle wallet and cross body bag are just too good.  Check out our exclusive prints from Texas based Adrian Landon.  Do you remember reading about him on our blog?  Check him out.  Don't event get me started on our new Nynne Rosenvinge prints.  Aren't they lovely!!  I'm happy to tell you Nannie Inez was the first shop in the states to carry her collection.  Whoop whoop!


Friday, March 7, 2014

New Finell Co at Nannie Inez




This week we received our first round of Finell Co collection and it makes me so happy.  Have you been seeing this collection around?  Well get ready, you will! 

I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Finell about a year ago when she stopped by Nannie Inez.  We talked about design and she mentioned they she was launching a collection and had previously designed a range of modern baby goods.  Well I had no idea that she was talking about Boon!  And that SHE.. Rebecca... was the mastermind behind the collection.  I'm not a parent but even I know that the grass drying rack is a classic.  

Finell Co, which happens to be designed here in Austin, describes itself as a Neo Luxe housewares and Accessories collection.  The debut collection is fresh and innovative.  Everything feels very original and special.  Wait until you see the serveware pieces!  Being Nannie Inez, we had to start with the silicone range.  These little containers are made of the most tactile silicone I've ever touched and it's hard to keep your hands off.  When showing a friend the collection for the first time she said, "I feel like I'm looking at the future!".  I think she's right.  See the Finell collection at Nannie Inez. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hay Tower Blocks in Anthology Magazine


You guys, check it out!  Thank you so much Anthology Magazine for featuring Nannie Inez in the Shopkeeper's Pick section of Issue #14.  We certainly love the Hay Tower Blocks, you can check them out right here.