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CURATED PLAYLIST // Patrick Kelly

CURATED PLAYLIST // Patrick Kelly

Journey to the unknown world ahead with our guest playlist, curated for NOTO Botanics by Sigil founder and perfumer, Patrick Kelly. What do you call your playlist ?  The Unknown World: A NOTO Guest Playlist By Patrick Kelly, Sigil Founder Primal bliss (and ignorance) erupt from the start on ceo’s “Mirage.” Effervescent pop joy—with tracks from Empress Of and Emilíana Torrini—dissolves into a harsh new, melancholic reality with the grinding, ambient introspection of Brian Eno. The story is bisected by a quiet pause with Cat’s Eyes, before Chelsea Wolfe, Choir Boy, and Sudan Archives resurrect the darkness. A glimmer of hope shines...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Céline Semaan // Slow Factory

SOCIAL STUDIES : Céline Semaan // Slow Factory

  Who are you?  Céline Semaan, Executive Director of the Slow Factory Foundation - Why do you make your work? We need to redesign current linear, capitalistic systems and focus on regenerative and circulatory methods. This is imperative to embrace a healthy future for our Earth. What do you believe in? I believe in myself, in the God within us, in Nature and the powerful universe and energy that makes us who we are. - Name one thing you say no to? No to fossil fuel, fracking, colonialism, and oppression. - What change would you like to see? We need to...

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CURATED PLAYLIST // Lauren Trend of Self Practice

CURATED PLAYLIST // Lauren Trend of Self Practice

For our second installment of our monthly curated playlist series, we bring you SELF PRACTICE FOR NOTO - listen HERE Who are you?I’m Lauren and I’m the founder of SELF PRACTICE — a community and research platform exploring the intersect of well-being and design. I’m currently feeling very self-reflective. Looking back in order to move forward with clarity, purpose and intent. What do you call your playlist?SELF PRACTICE for NOTO.If your playlist was one NOTO product, which one would It be and why?Basil Yarrow Mist — cooling, soothing, with jolts of awakened refreshment.  If you could describe your playlist in one word, what would It be?Ambient What was your...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : MI Leggett // Official Rebrand

SOCIAL STUDIES : MI Leggett // Official Rebrand

MI Leggett is the non-binary artist behind the gender-free up-cycled fashion label, Official Rebrand (OR?!). Ever since MI was a young one, they have hated throwing things away. Seeing potential in almost every object and repurposing household items into clothes and artwork.  Working at a sustainable agriculture non-profit, called The Food Project, in Highschool is what sparked a passion for food justice and environmentalism. At The Food Project, MI challenged unjust power structures, like the racist and classist food system. This practice defined their worldview as they shifted into adulthood.  Teaching them to question all existing structures and institutions, and to constantly envision alternative...

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