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POTHRA Press Update And Other Happenings

05.7.13

Since our Kickstarter page went live we have been receiving a great amount of press! We’ve recently been on popular blogs iso50 and coolhunting, check out what they have to say!

 

The NOOKA team visited the life-sized dollhouse that Target built in Grand Central Station today; we were impressed with the large amount of work and design that went into this project even though it was only open for two days! You can read up about the dollhouse here.

 

We also had our collection shown off at a press preview recently, with pieces from the past and present (and future – stay tuned!). Lots of press teams and bloggers got to see our products first-hand, and blogged about it – like this post on DenimHunt, for example.

 

Stay tuned for more updates from the NOOKA team!

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NOOKA In Sport Magazine!

05.1.13

NOOKA gets a bit of love from the UK! We were featured in the mid-April issue of award-winning Sport Magazine, in their special watch section! They emphasized contrast and picked out some lovely black and white watches – including our own zenV zub 20 in white! We love our UK fans!



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Limited Collection! Love Through Design, Tokidoki & Sanrio X NOOKA

04.26.13

We are bringing you a new limited edition watch in conjunction with Love Through Design, Tokidoki and Sanrio! Created to raise money for the Sanrio Foundation and Emergency, there are only 300 pieces of this limited edition watch! If you believe in the cause, or if you are just a fan of Sanrio or Tokidoki, pick one up today before they are all gone!

 



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POTHRA Comes To KICKSTARTER!

04.22.13

Our secret recycling project known as POTHRA has gone live on Kickstarter! This project takes a usually discarded by-product of the daily routine – coffee grounds – and turns it into a beautiful, functional and unique item. The different blends of used coffee grounds interact with the resin used to craft the pots to make one-of-a-kind creations. Not even an hour later, the kickstarter page was blogged about on the design blog Wasabi Mountain! You can see our page and pledge here.

 

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Spotted: Paul Van Dyk

04.19.13

Grammy Award-winning Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer Paul Van Dyk was spotted at Ultra Music Festival in Florida rocking our Mercury Glow sunnies!

Special thanks to to Alex Butler “Aear“  and Rory Dougherty of Elektrik Boutique (where you can buy NOOKA products) for sending us the photo!

 

 

 



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Vibradios Strikes Back

04.18.13

Argentinian design team Vibradios is at it again! If you check out their facebook page, you can see a couple pictures featuring our sunglasses. We also managed to grab a few behind the scenes photos!



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Better Homes And Gardens Magazine

04.16.13

The May “innovation” issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine featured our Zub Zoo 40 Fire Red in it’s Fresh Find section, along with some other colorful watches to celebrate the beginning of spring! With it’s bright color scheme, low-profile strap and interchangeable bands, this watch has become somewhat of a hot item, just in time for the spring and summer seasons! Be sure to pick up yours today!



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NOOKA Review On TechWalls

04.11.13

Last night blogger Tuan Do reviewed our Zub Zayu and Zub ZenH 20 watches on the popular tech blog TechWalls. He was excited to get his hands on our watches after seeing celebrities such as Kanye West and Snoop Dogg sporting them. After wearing them for a couple days Tuan received many complements about the design of the watches and inquiries as to where to get them. In his own words “…many geeks will love it too. If you want to make yourself stand out, this is a must-have gadget.” We’re glad you like them Tuan! You can read his review here.



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Ronnie Hillman Loves NOOKA!

04.8.13

Ronnie Hillman, running-back for the Denver Broncos tweeted today about his rare NOOKA ZenV Fear of God watch. The Fear of God collection was one of NOOKA’s most successful limited edition collections, and remains a sought after piece today. Lucky Mr. Hillman proudly displays his watch on his instagram page, if you are lucky enough to have this watch let the world know on our instagram!



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Vibradios At Fashion Week Buenos Aires

04.5.13

Design duo Vibradios kicked off Fashion Week Buenos Aires with their futuristic and fashionable outfits, several of which included our Nooka sunglasses! The Vibradios ethos is quite similar to Nooka’s, emphasizing an optimistic modern lifestyle through their unique patterns and styles. They are also big Nooka fans! You can see their Facebook page here.



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NOOKA X FILA – Coming Soon!

04.4.13

For those of you who live in China and Hong Kong – the next wave of NOOKA x FILA shoes is coming! If you haven’t seen our original line of footwear, you can check it out here. Our feet don’t just take us from point A to point B; they propel our bodies and souls forward in time and space, carrying our beliefs and dreams with them. NOOKA x FILA was created to bring that message to the streets where everyone can embrace this idea of positive futurism. If you’re in the Chinese market, expect to see them soon! With NOOKA x FILA, it’s always Feet, Future, Forward.

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Trevante Ft. Lil Twist – “Bad Girl”

04.2.13

Rising star Trevante rocked a pair of our grey Mercury sunglasses while promoting his new single, “Bad Girl.” He must’ve liked the glasses so much that he kept on using them throughout the video, paired with a zub zirc 20 watch! Trevante has been called an artist to watch – keep an eye on him while he prepares to release his new album! You can check out the video (which aired last night) here.



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Men’s Style Pro “Early Spring Giveaway”

04.1.13

In celebration of spring, fashion website Men’s Style Pro is hosting a giveaway for some choice items, including our own Zeel Zen-H 20 Mirror! One of the three lucky winners will receive our versatile Zeel watch, you can also win a Rigger Rucksack by Navali and a Hucklebury shirt. The giveaway closes midnight tomorrow, so act quickly for your chance to win!



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Jabari Johnson Redux

03.26.13

Jabari Johnson, up and coming online host and music journalist, dropped by the Nooka studio last week. Jabari has been a fan of Nooka for years (you can read an interview we did with him in 2009 here), and he continues to show his love, sporting a Zeel Zan 20 Olive as he chatted about music, his new inspirations and, of course, Nooka! You can check out his own work on his website.



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W Magazine

03.5.13

From Alexander Wang to Stella McCartney for Adidas, sporty and futuristic silhouettes are on trend this coming spring and summer 2013. Nooka is no exception to this with its innovative and revolutionary designs so make sure to get your Nooka gear.



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Pecha Kucha

02.28.13

It’s great to be bilingual. Matthew Waldman went to Japan last year to talk about Nooka. There’s a twist to this presentation though, Pecha Kucha , is known for their 20×20 presentation format (20 images, each for 20 seconds). Great right? What’s even more fascinating is how Matthew can jump back and forth in speaking both Japanese and English. Check out the video presentation by clicking here.

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People Magazine Style Watch

02.5.13

Our Zub Zan 40 Orange Pink watch gets featured on People Magazine’s Style Watch issue March 2013. To give it a twist we have customized it and changed one of the straps with a white one. Customizing your watches makes it more personal and fun. Get your watch bands by clicking here



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Iman Shumpert

02.4.13

The New York Knick’s Iman Shumpert’s style is spot on and his Gold Zirc watch compliments it. Follow him on instagram (is_21_nykallday) and us as well (nooka_global).



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Mercuries On Sale

01.31.13

Spring is only a couple of months away and now is the best time to get one. The Mercury line is marked down (30% off). Get yours now by clicking here.



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Sundance 2013

01.30.13

Here are a few celebrities from the Sundance Festival who got to show off their gifts from Nooka. From rock stars to pop star celebrities. This only proves that Nooka is indeed all about universal language.



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Make A Little Room For Nooka

01.18.13

Capitol Records has just released the new video by the talented and newly signed Jarvis. He spends some quality time with his favorite Nooka watch, the Zirc Gold! You can watch the video here 

 

 



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NOOZIK Album Release Party

01.9.13

New music is essential to the creative minds at the NOOKA Lab, so it is no surprise that our techno-progressivist designs are popular with musicians in the pop, dance, and electronic music space.

NOOKA has teamed up with SYNTH RECORDS to produce a music complication of 14 original tracks from exciting up-and-coming artists. This is NOOZIK-the soundtrack for your future.

Here is a look back at our official album release with DISCOSALT MAGAZINE in New York City at the Bowery Electric on 12/20/12.

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Nookafied Mate!

12.4.12

It’s always a great feeling to get emails from those who have been supporting our brand religiously. We got an email from Chris from Australia saying that he just got his 16th watch from Nooka. He even calls himself a watch addict and we couldn’t agree more. This blog post is the least we can do to show how much we appreciate one of our followers. Cheers!



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Openers: Jules Kim (Bijules)

12.3.12

Jules Kim, the creator of Bijules, is unapologetically conquering the balance of art and aesthetics in jewelry. This makes her one of those rare artists who harbor the ability to create objects that mirror the beautiful and chaotic world we inhabit: with all its humor, tragedy, ambivalence, love and hate…

To be in the company of Jules is to be in the presence of a seer – a visionary: who calmly describes the world’s mysteries in ways never before thought or expressed. At times it’s difficult to separate the artist from the art – overwhelmed with the beauty of a goddess, fantasies seem much more nearer, allowing you to discover novelty within yourself. Jules doesn’t just make jewelry: she makes an experience. With an ear to the ground of the fashion world, Jules has demonstrated her ability to transcend the ordinary limits of vision and thought. Its difficult to know what to do with it…then you realize Jules has given you a universal experience that adapts to your current situation. You allow the jewelry to emanate the confidence the creator bestowed upon it at the moment of its creation. Defying time, normality, and traditional forms of expression, Jules has proved that she is an artist to be reckoned with, sought after, and cherished.

Bijules editorial coverage includes Italian Vogue, Russian Vogue, Numero, Numero Tokyo, Elle, Elle Denmark, Blink, iD, Blackbook, L’Officiel, Jalouse, Nylon, Oyster, NY Mag, Dazed, Another, Pop Magazine and more. Celebrity clients are Beyonce, Fergie, Lindsey Lohan, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Paula Abdul, Nicole Richie, Santogold, and Eve.

MW: Innovation is a term you hear so much in terms of technology, but not enough in other parts of our lives. How do feel about this?
JK: Innovation is a term i use everyday and i do not exist in the terribly complicated world of tech, so i feel just as passionate about my innovative and original theories as any tech person might!


MW: You hosted the fabulous la bain parties at the standard hotel this past summer in NYC. How is this part of your overall strategy for your jewelry?
JK: Bijules is a brand, it is a brand born from a high end jewlery product. The beautifully made jewelry with innovative concepts represent the base of bijules; whereas, the choices we make should also have a home full of thoughtfulness and individual expression. When I host an event or party, it is creating a platform for our choices to reiterate the potential beauty we have both on the surface of your skin and deep inside.


MW: What do you love the most about NYC?
JK: I love that we CAN DO ANYTHING. if anyone says no, i find a way around their no to eventually equal just as a good as yes.


MW: What are you working on now that has you most excited?
JK:I have just launched my store, the bijulesterie…I launch a new fashion film with asvoff in November at the centre pompidou in Paris and look forward to many more collaborations with celebs and anyone who is part of the Bijules movement…

 

Read the exclusive interview (in Japanese) by Matthew Waldman from Openers.jp by clicking here .

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Latin Grammys 2012

12.3.12

3Ball MTY took home the Best New Artist award during the recent Latin Grammy Awards 2012. The group is composed of 3 members, Erick Rincon, Sergio Zavala (Dj Sheeqo Beat) and Alberto Presenda (Dj Otto). They also had an amazing music performance with LMFAO’s Sky Blu. Check out the video below and spot 3Ball MTY all Nookafied with our watches!

A special shout out to stylist Anita Herrera for making this possible!

 



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INNOVATION For A Tangible World

11.20.12

On October 26th we hosted the first of a series of networking events for designers, artists, technologists, innovators, and inventors in NYC. The Great Hall of the New York Hall of Science Museum was the perfect location for the event. It gave the perfect mood and ambiance of the party and of course, the brand NOOKA. 

Innovators who showcased their artwork include Sougwen Chung, Amanda Parkes, Nina Tandon, SOFTlab, Pelle Designs, byAMT, Formnation, The LED Artist, Rux Design, and others.

Music was provided by DJ Moderna. Catering was provided by Chef Roble

It was a great success and we are planning more in this series next year.

 

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Miss J !

11.9.12

Miss J Alexander, runway diva coach extraordinaire and former judge of America’s Next Top Model, visited his long time friend Matthew Waldman of Nooka Inc. Miss J also got Nookafied with some product and decided to have a mini photo shoot! 



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Marlon Gobel S/S 2013

10.10.12

For Marlon Gobel’s Spring Summer 2013 collection called “The Stars”, he has tapped Nooka once again for a collaboration. It was another natural partnership since both brands have a similar design aesthetic.

To view Marlon Gobel’s entire collection, click here.



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Openers: Teeel (Jim Smith)

09.20.12

TEEEL (Jim Smith) is an electronic producer/songwriter from New Jersey and owner of the electronic music label, Synthemesc Recordings. Inspired by synthesizer and the 80s new wave movement, Teeel credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with synthesizers and guitars with walls covered with vintage Moog ads, TEEEL produces music that ranges from hypnotic synthpop to dreamy disco and dark electronica. 

His critically acclaimed debut album, “AMULET” (Moodgadget Records) has generated quite the buzz in the blog world as well as being featured on KEXP radio. His sophomore album “University Heights” was just released on his own label, Synthemesc. His recent appearance at SXSW gave him more exposure making 2012 a big year with a slew of remixes, live performances, and new songs in the cue.

MW: How do you keep yourself inspired and/or motivated?

T: Honestly, I’m inspired by life. I’m very passionate and slightly obsessed with whatever I’m getting into. Whether I’m designing a brochure at work, recording a new song, or working on my home, I constantly strive for perfection. I think I gain inspiration from everything and everyone. My friends are successful artists and musicians as well and we feed off of each other. I don’t watch TV, the news or sports but I try to watch at least a movie a day. I love film, sound and art. I think they are all tied together and inspire me in the same way. Sometimes, halfway through a film, I’ll run into the studio to get an idea out of my head. 

MW: Your music is the perfect pop soundtrack for technoprogressivist. What would make you happy to see on the charts?

T: I don’t really pay attention to the charts. I think there is such great music out there that will never see a large crowd. I enjoy the sacred music that people really aren’t aware of. I listen to a lot of weird music and It’s so fun discovering a new artist and having to research them to learn more, find older tracks and videos, etc. As for my music, I’d love to get more involved with movies. Drive 2, The Evil Dead remake maybe? I’m really getting more into sound design and scores. 

MW: You recently started you own record label in the middle of what some people say is the death throes of the industry. Tell me your strategy?

T: Synthemesc (Synth Records) is more of an artist collective with a similar vision. Since we’re a digital label, the artists have the liberty to do their own physical releases and retain all the rights to the material. I didn’t start the label to make money. Let’s be honest, there isn’t much money in MP3 sales on a select underground genre with a limited audience. With the use of sharing sites, people just don’t spend the money like they used to. It’s refreshing though. The music is getting out there. The artists get exposure, cross promote and support each other. We all share our music with each other, radio stations, blogs and more. We bounce new ideas and it really motivates everyone to try harder. There is no politics, drama and everyone has the same fun mentality. With this thinking, there is no way to fail. 

MW: I agree that the charts can be depressing but sometimes there is a breath of fresh air. What do you think of an act like Fun. or Arcade fire for example charting in the middle of all the American idol crap? as for music that will never see the charts, I LOVE prince rama – have you heard them?

T:Absolutely! I love the fact M83 is doing really well and selling out stadiums, his album was my personal favorite from last year, I was also excited to hear Crystal Castles on the radio quite a bit, I enjoy Metric and some of the newer indie groups using more sythesizers. Gotye is huge now too. To be honest, even some of the radio pop has some great electronic production behind it. In all the garbage out there, there is still something to grab onto. I haven’t checked out Prince Rama yet. I’ll have to make that a priority.

Read the exclusive interview (in Japanese) by Matthew Waldman from Openers.jp by clicking here .

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Chef Roble’ Ali In VIBE September 2012

09.17.12

Chef Roble’ makes it on the list of the Juice Crew of VIBE magazine’s 17th/ September 2013 issue. Yes, of course he’s sporting a Nooka watch! 



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