Wednesday, June 30, 2010

nooka x summer palooza


during the 2010 summer palooza, host joey lopez has been rocking nooka while covering the entire scene. it is a two part summer extravaganza including a "summer party series" and "summerpalooza exposed," a tv show featuring guam's hottest nightlife spots throughout summer 2010. be sure to get more information here!

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Friday, June 25, 2010

mw nookanooka and mercury


we recently released our noo sunglasses line, mercury, and its the perfect accessory/ compliment to the 2nd series matthew waldman mini nookanooka. be sure to stay in style this summer with your pair of nooka shades that you can pick up here, along with your matching mini nooka nooka here!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

nooka student concept

text by michael a. traverzo



jason perez, friend of mr paul samples, design intern for nooka recently created an ad campaign for nooka as part of his senior portfolio. jason just completed the communication design program at the university of north texas and is currently seeking internships, partnerships and rocketships. check out the cool images and browse through his website here!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

pitti immagine uomo


pitti immagine organizes some of the world’s most important fashion events: international quality clothing and textile fairs, communication happenings and cultural and research initiatives for the fashion system and fashion as the aesthetic expression and global evolution of taste. Nooka will be showcasing their line. If you're in Florence from June 15th to the 18th, be sure to make an appearance. Learn more here!

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Monday, June 7, 2010

nooka sighting: miley cyrus

text by michael a. traverzo
teen sensation miley cyrus was photographed with the noo nooka shades, mercury. get ready for summer in style with your pair here!

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nooka sighting: chiddy bang

text by michael a. traverzo
chiddy bang, an american alternative hip hop band from philadelphia, pennsylvania was caught rocking nookas- pictures courtesy of jabari johnson. their sound is based on the fusion of hip hop and unique sampling from alternative artists such as radiohead and mgmt to name a few. their single "opposite of adults" just went gold in australia and they are doing some big shows/festivals this summer including glastonbury overseas and lollapalooza so be sure to be on the lookout!

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

nooka mercury

text by michael a. traverzo
with summer just around the corner, nooka is introducing a new sporty take on an aviator frame with their new sunglass line, mercury. retailing for $130, these new stylish intergalacic shades will add pop to any outfit while complimenting your nooka zub timepiece. they come in a variety of colors including- neon green, neon orange, neon blue, neon pink, as well as the classic black and white.

be sure to pre-order yours here!

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noo music spring 2010


there have been some really good releases the past month. my 2 faves at the moment are:
where did the night fall by UNKLE and subject to shift by solvent. the UNKLE release has vocals from so many different great people, it's packed with enough aural texture and mood to keep you listening in a number of environments [work, romance, contemplation, flying, etc.]. solvent, one of favorite acts on ghostly records has not disappointed me with the new work – analog synths, rich textures, and a whole lot of fun in my opinion.

and back to the subject of collaborations, the david byrne + fatboy slim MUSICAL [yes, MUSICAL],
here lies love is based on the life of imelda marcos, the philippine dictator, is impossible to give a solid verdict on, but with vocals by róisín murphy, cyndi lauper and even tori amos, it's something worth listening to. i find some of the tracks to be very good, and i'd actually like to see a performance of this piece live [and i generally HATE musicals].

i hope you enjoy this mini-review. the image above is a detail from the installation i did for design glut's uncomfortable conversations exhibition during new york icff last month. read a review
here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

the buried life

text by michael a. traverzo"what do you want to do before you die?" the guys from mtv's the buried life stopped by the nooka lab. duncan, ben, dave and jonnie travel the globe in a purple transit bus to complete a list of ‘100 things to do before you die’ and to help and encourage others to go after their own lists. be sure to catch up with them here and look out for season 2.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

nooka sighting: rick ross

michael a. traverzo

"the boss" rick ross was photographed at bet's 106 and park with a zub zot black 20. be sure to purchase yours here!

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