Monday, April 17, 2017

Standard Wax Candles : Purposeful Re-purposing

Say hello to Standard Wax, Momo’s newest candle crush. Hand poured in Tempe, AZ,  these 100% soy candles come in an array of luscious scents ... but more importantly, they come in attractive re-usable vessels. 

Rather than a typical fragrance-focused genesis, Sam, the founder of Standard Wax began her candle-making journey as a ceramic artist. She held the vision of creating beautiful and elegant holders that can, and should be, re-purposed. Some suggestions for lending life to the simple cylinders: sake cups (our personal favorite), change holder, tiny planter, a house for pens and pencils — the list goes on. 

Momo has seven heavenly fragrances:

Bergamot + Basil
clean and fresh, with bright basil and earthy moss

Citrus + Black Currant
citrus, fruity currant and a hint of greenery

smoky cedar and sandalwood, with a touch of forest air

Forest Floor
freshly turned soil and mysterious moss

Whiskey + Fig
teakwood, black tea, figs and sweet melons

Green Thumb
ferns, grass, sun-drenched soil

Tomato Leaf
Momo Mama Lei Ann’s favorite! Truly smells like lightly crushed tomato leaves mixed with lemon, jasmine and herbs

Here are a few tips and tricks for your Standard Wax candle: 
  • always create a “melt pool.” Keep your candle lit until the uppermost layer is melted all the way out to the edge of the container.
  • trim the wick to 1/4" before each use
  • when there is only 1/2" of wax left, scoop it (and the wick) out with a spoon. Wipe the interior clean (wash with dish soap if using for drinks or food). Voila! Food-safe, beautiful, and ready for a second life. ❤

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Rain AND Shine

With the indecisive weather we’ve been experiencing, we’re never sure how to prepare. Layers, with a base of a tank or linen dress? A bulky sweater over a tee? To hoodie or not to hoodie? 

Momo can outfit you for the elements, be they blustery, rainy, balmy, or positively warm (summer will get here eventually ... right?).

Momo Man : Rain

Brand new to Momo is Baro – functional and fashionable. Water resistant fabric, bonded waterproofing taping on the inside of the seams, and breathable inner membrane will all ensure that you stay dry and stylish.

Momo Man : Shine 

Check out the tiny fish print!
In anticipation of sunshine! Our Kahala shirts (straight from Hawaii) will keep you both feeling and looking cool.

Momo Girl : Rain

From Vancouver, BC (which is, dare I say it? rainier than Seattle) is Three Stones. The “Essex” raincoat is a terrific lightweight option for an urban outing. A generously sized hood and over-length sleeves with elasticized cuffs will keep you comfy on windy, drizzly days. 

Momo Girl : Shine

Fresh from Barcelona is Wom&Now. We are really loving the pop of cherry red and white paired with varied stripes. Pair with a strappy sandal and you’re ready for the hottest weather Seattle can throw your way. Bring it on!