Come celebrate Axelrad Beer Garden with New Living!
Please stop by the brand new Axelrad Beer Garden and support several local artisans who are doing a holiday craft fair.
New Living is proud to have been integrally involved in creating Axelrad, the brand new beer garden at the corner of Alabama and Almeda, where East Midtown, Third Ward, and the Museum District meet.
Working hand in hand with Axelrad, New Living’s team of artisans built the benches, bar stools, cedar planks for beer tastings and more. We also tracked down the cool 1970’s era outdoor tables. Our artisans aimed to merge Axelrad’s indoor and outdoor into a seamless organic whole.
Axelrad is more than just a craft beer in a beautiful garden setting. It is a community gathering place offering live music and the city’s only hammock grove! Axelrad will partner with community art groups to screen films. Festivals will regularly take place on the garden grounds. The bar is housed inside a 100-year-old renovated building,formerly a Third Ward grocery store.
Like New Living, Axelrad is all about making Houston a cooler, more livable and more relaxing urban city. Axelrad is a place for Houstonians from all walks of life and diversity of neighborhoods. Local craft beers start at $3.
Axelrad is pouring craft beers made by local brewers including Buffalo Brewery, 8th Wonder Brewery, and Brash Brewing.
The Beer Garden’s awesome hammock grove features gorgeous hammocks made by New Living’s vendor, Yellow Leaf Hammocks, available at our Heights location.
Axelrad’s lush landscaping was designed by Jenny Janis of Sherwood Engineer Designs. Jenny also designed the city’s first parklette, located in front of New Living Bedroom on 19th street in the Heights.
Many of Axelrad’s team members are on New Living’s team – we’re like family. Jeff Kaplan, Adam Brackman, and Monte Large are involved in both ventures, for example, as is Evan O’neil who does branding for both operations. And interior designer Gin Bravermen of Gindesigns, who worked at New Living early in her design career, created the warm interiors of Axelrad.
The beautiful plantings at Axelrad came from local organic nursery The Ground Up.
Please drop by either our Rice Village or Heights store. We want to give your own home that same fun, natural vibe you’ll find at Axelrad, whether it’s your own custom crafted bar stools, bench, table, or bed frame, all made by our HTX artisans using natural coatings.
And take a free nap on one of our organic, chemical free mattresses to get a sense of what it’s like to sleep healthy while you dream of kicking back at Axelrad.
We hope to see you at the art fair where several of our New Living artisans will have affordable pieces for sale for the holidays! Show this email to the Axelrad staff on Saturday 12/19 during the art fair event and receive one free drink of your choice on New Living.
Also, look for small products from our New Living artisans that will be for sale at the Beer garden soon!
S M A L L B U S I N E S S S A T U R D A Y
Hi friends, we hope you had a great holiday. We want to remind you that today is Small Business Saturday and we are offering the following items on sale today and tomorrow!
We are also excited to introduce our new HTX beanies made of natural wool! Come by our Heights location to check them out.
30% off Skin and Even’s Loungewear
30% off Juniper Ridge Christmas Tree Spray
Select showroom organic mattress models at Kirbyand Heights will be part of the 30% off sale. See store for details! (Sale is only valid through 11/29/15) + 20% off OMI mattresses at Kirby
30% off in stock Sefte blankets
30% off of any showroom floor model Cisco products
30% off Sale
Happy Holidays! Even though our Rice Village location will be closed for Black Friday, we’re gearing up our Heights Store with some great gift items!
Coyuchi Sheet sets and pillow cases
Birch and Goldberry Candles
Skin and Even’s Lounge Wear
Juniper Ridge Christmas Tree Spray
Select showroom organic mattress models at Heights will be part of the 30% off sale. See store for details! (Sale is only valid 11/27-11/29/15)
Behind the scenes…
Meet Our ARTISANS
We often send around some of our finished designs and sketches but today we wanted to introduce you to the faces that are behind it all.Our designers and artisans work along side a team of shop hands to make all the magic happen right here in Houston. Come meet some of our team!
JOSE Project Manager
Jose started as an intern at New Living nearly two years ago while studying Industrial Design at the University of Houston. He now oversees all of our projects from beginning to end, including designing, prototyping and constructing. Jose is innovative, creative and obsessive about ways to improve the production process to make it as efficient as possible, so we can offer our customers the most cost effective options for our HTX made furniture.
HTX made furniture.
PETER Lead Artisan
Peter is our lead artisan in the workshop. He helps with everything from designing to constructing. He first started with New Living one year ago and has continuously proven his skill as an artisan. Peter has a great eye for detail and is helping move several of our new catalog design towards a modern, natural aesthetic.
BRANDY Lead Designer
Brandy started with New Living in the beginning of the summer and is a recent graduate from RISD. She specializes in upholstery but is also involved in all things involving design and prototyping. She knows how to keep up with the latest trends while still adding a unique touch to our designs.
If you are ever interested in coming to meet one of our artisans in person, schedule an appointment here!We hope you have enjoyed meeting our team..
…stayed tuned for next week as we will give a tour of the Made @ Shop!
Y o g a N i d r a
We are so excited to announce that you can now come refresh during the day at our (for now monthly) Yoga Nidra class that will commence at New Living Bedroom in the Heights next Friday during Siesta hour – yes that’s right folks, we are now officially closed from 2-3 pm Mon-Fri (at Heights only) for Siesta! Our good friends with Houston’s Yoga Collective will be leading us in an hour of Yoga Nidra taught by Lauren Tennet – everyone is welcome! Yoga is the perfect way to relax and take time out of your day to rest and rejuvenate. The class will be $12 for anyone who is a member of Yoga Collective and $17 for all other guests. Sign up here! For anyone who buys a pillow before or after the class, New Living will cover your class.
November 6, 2015 | 2-3 pm
New Living Bedroom (Houston Heights)
321 A W 19th Street
Stay tuned for more upcoming classes!
10 fun things to do on an Organic Mattress
Besides what you might be thinking, we’re proponents of maximizing the health benefits of an organic mattress in lots of other ways. Here are 10 of our favorite suggestions…
As mentioned above we have just started a siesta hour at our Heights location Monday-Friday from 2-3 pm. Our new store hours during the week (for Heights location only) are Monday-Friday 10-7 pm with a siesta hour for our employees from 2-3 pm.
10 Ways to sleep healthy, safe and better today
Last week we heard from local holistic health guide and yoga instructor, Lauren Tennet on ways to improve your sleep. Here are 10 helpful tips that we learned…
1. Try inverted poses or light Yoga to help calm you before bed.
- Sight – make sure that your room is dark. Turn off your phone and all electronics 30 minutes before bed.
- Sounds – have either silence or soothing music. Silence is the ultimate way to turn off the busy mind and unwind.
- Touch – massages are a great way to wind down before bed! Also make sure that your bed is nice and comfortable. Lush pillows and a cushy comforter will put you at ease.
- Smell – lavender, vetiver, chamomile, and marjoram are all great scents to help you unwind.
- Taste – Things such as almonds, cherries and dark chocolate make a good bedtime snack. Also try a glass of raw, warm milk with a pinch of nutmeg or ginger.
3. Drink Chamomile tea before bed
4. Keep your bedroom cool while sleeping
5. Make sure you get enough exercise
6. Air filtration – Clean air can help you sleep better!
7. Try not to eat more than two hours before going to bed.
8. Try to have a consistent routine.
9. Avoid eating a lot of meat or fried food before bed.
10. And of course…sleep on an organic mattress!
- Health Talk with Doctor Landrigan on October 8th– We still have room available – email or call us to secure your spot!
- OMI 20% off flash sale until September 27th! (on select mattresses only)
- We have one of our biggest mattress sales ever coming up in October at our Heights store! We will be offering up to 25% off of one of our most affordable healthy mattresses, stay tuned for details.