MAAPS is a new collection of incense and incense accessories that launched in December of 2015. Utilizing premium quality bamboo sticks, organic essential oils and natural resins, each fragrance is crafted in Los Angeles for balance, complexity and strength. Incense holders include The Boulder, weighted to hold an incense stick upright or at a 45 degree angle and The Monolith, a hand-thrown and carved set produced by LA-based PKK Ceramics.
The brand has quickly grown its retailer list from its launch at Union to include Kith, Gym Standard, Bows and Arrows, DSPTCH and Up There, amongst others. They’ve also recently collaborated with BRAINDEAD to create a custom scent, ‘Altered States’ and brass incense holder, ‘The Brainiac.’ The collaborative set is now available at Union.
【Product Description 】
We are proud to debut a brand new custom scent, created in collaboration with world-renowned artist Matt McCormick to evoke the sense of nostalgia that he aims to draw out through his paintings. Elements of Ponderosa Pine, White Sage, Pine Balsam, Violet, Iris and Ginger masterfully combined to create a one of a kind incense scent. Limited to 200 boxes.
Each box of incense contains fifteen hand dipped bamboo sticks. Each stick burns for approximately 45 minutes. Never leave an open flame unattended.
About the artist:
Matt McCormick (b. 1987) is a multimedia artist, whose artwork assimilates a diversity of cultural influences culled from the American West into an artistic vision that is as unique and dynamic as the topography itself. Within McCormick’s body of work, seemingly incompatible elements cohabitate with ease—reflecting the conflicting histories of California, McCormick’s home state. Here, as in his paintings and drawings, nostalgia for a fabled past abuts the realities of poverty and strife that confront him daily in Downtown Los Angeles, where his studio is located. The artist embraces these gritty aspects as equally formative to the Golden State as the homestead towns, gold rush bonanzas and 1920s Hollywood glamour that captivate our popular imagination. His works ruminate on the striking contrast between the physical inheritance of the Wild West, populated with dejected and disposable objects, and the vibrant cultural legacy that remains as alive today as ever before. McCormick’s art embodies the true spirit of America, but also the human condition, replete with renegades, risk takers and outlaws.
Matt lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Hong Kong, Miami, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Aspen, and San Francisco.
Ponderosa Pine, White Sage, Pine Balsam, Violet, Iris and Ginger
Made in USA