Panoramic Perspective

At QP & Monty we think of ourselves as a vintage lifestyle emporium. We specialize in eclectibles — those things you don’t really need but can’t live without as you can see in this crazy panorama photo Ignacio put together with his newest favorite IPhone app. Please enjoy and come back at the end of next week for more posts.

We’ve been moving and stuck in the never ending and exhausting cycle of packing and unpacking which has put us severely behind in our blogging, merchandising and just about everything else. Except for the dog walking — Monty always gets his props!



Musical Admiration and Mutual Inspiration

For the past few months we have been serenaded by the two inspiring and talented New Yorkers: DJ Fresh Nunas and Nomsa Mazwai — originally from Mozambique and South Africa respectively. They have infused Artists and Fleas with energy and life not just through their music, but also through their positive energy.

DJ Fresh Nunas is a multimedia artist and DJ. He turned professional in Mozambique and took the New York scene by storm when he became the resident DJ at Bungalow 8.  He plays mostly soul, funk, afro beat and dub. While he makes his living through music, it is music’s power to heal that really keeps him going.

Nomsa Mazwai is a Fulbright scholar and professional musician. She is currently living in New York and studying economics at Fordham University. In her spare time she recently released an album, Nomisupasta, for which she received she won the 2011 South African Music Award for Best Adult Alternative African Music.

Both Fresh Nunas and Nomsa Mazwai are much more than the sum of their resumes. He is also a talented photographer and artist. She has been a public speaker since early childhood encouraging people to learn to read and advocating for women’s rights. They are both young, vibrant and we are lucky to have them here at Artists and Fleas.