NOMAD’S OPEN HOUSE: SHOP-CHOP & POP-UP!

Visit NOMAD – The ultimate holiday concept shop and home store
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, 4-7pm
12 West Willow Grove Ave. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia 19118

Philadelphia, PA. November 2011 – Nomad’s last open house was so much fun that they decided to have another one on Sunday, December 18th, from 4-7pm. This time, owners Tami Seymour and Elie-Anne Chevrier are super excited to announce that John Scioli, owner & proprietor of John’s Old School New Skool Barber Shop, will be bringing his shop to Nomad to offer haircuts and straight razor hot towel face shaves! Yes, pop in, sit in the chair for a shave & haircut and do some cool Yule holiday shopping from tons of new vintage in stock. Guests can do it all while listening to music, enjoying hot waffles and eating ice cream from Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream Truck!

Nomad is a hip new pop-up shop featuring the best modern, vintage and mid-century finds alongside original works and fresh designs from local jewelers and artisans. All of Nomad’s wares come from local independent designers and collectors, making it the perfect destination for the most thoughtful gift givers this Holiday Season.

Nomad is the collaboration of Tami Seymour and Elie-Anne Chevrier. Both have a combined passion for skillful design & craftsmanship, elegant simplicity and the art of reuse. Elie-Anne, formerly of the Museum world and currently owner of Modern, Vintage, Mid-Century, is a collector, mid-century connoisseur and all-around amazing treasure hunter. Tami is a designer turned stylist and photographer as well as the writer and photographer behind the popular blogs: helloseemore and Middle Diner. She has a never-ending obsession for creating and absorbing beautiful design in all its forms.

Featured Philadelphia Jewelry Designer J. Rudy Lewis is creating new work this season that is catching the eyes and being acquired by top stylists, celebrities and even Royalty. His “Victoria” cuff seems destined to appear on Charlotte Bronte’s arm – that is if Bronte was on her way to CBGB’s. His “Free Forms” collection explores the concept of art as jewelry throughout time -“pieces of jewelry have been found in ancient archaeological excavations all over the world.” Lewis is a student of the history of art, always observing and incorporating fragments of the past into his modern work. Like his “Five Journey’s” Cuff, hand forged and fabricated from sterling silver with 18k yellow gold detail set with natural rough rose cut diamonds, that looks to have just been found buried in the desert. With J. Rudy Lewis every piece tells a story.

Nomad also features these exciting local Designers, Collectors and Vintage Dealers:

Stable Tables – Hand-made farm tables and benches made from reclaimed wood from old barns and buildings.

Helix and Hive and The Necessary May Speak –Art and science come together with Multi-media artist Kristin Swoszowski-Tran’s collection of stylish glass and ceramic terrariums, handmade candles, bath products and accessories, such as; belt buckles, pendants, and rings.

Mockingbird Moon – Kim Grant’s tabletop gardens, collages of found objects and photographs bring the exterior world indoors and feature natural imagery inspired by her rural environs.

P.F. Wilfong & Co. – Furnishings, Goods and Findings.

Cotillion – Fantastic treasures, antiques, art, designer accessories, clothes and more.

MVM – Modern, Vintage, Mid-Century Elie-Anne, showcases elegant furnishing for the discerning collector.

Wing & Wood – Custom Furniture and Woodworking with a sustainable future in mind.

A portion of sales at Nomad will be donated to the James Turrell project: Chestnut Hill Friends are building the first new meetinghouse in Philadelphia in 80 years as a spiritual home for their members and as an inviting place for visitors. Incorporating a Skyspace by world-renowned light artist James Turrell, which will be open regularly to the public, this environmentally-friendly 21st Century building and surrounding gardens and woods will not only accommodate the vibrant local Quaker community, but also offer people of all faiths a place to gather for quiet reflection, fellowship, education, and social action. www.chfmnewmeetinghouse.org

Nomad is a pop-up shop located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia dedicated to showcasing the best collections of modern, vintage and mid-century furnishings, accessories & jewelry by local independent designers and collectors. Open daily November 25 – December 31st, 10am – 6pm, with the possibility of continuing in January. Follow Nomad’s journey on twitter and facebook for updates and events and visit www.hellonomad.com.

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