NoDa Canteen Now Open with Huge Moss Wall

NoDa Canteen Now Open with Huge Moss Wall

NoDa Canteen is now open at Camp North End (1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206). This tropical haven is the perfect addition to the area (and a mile from our studio!!). Canteen offers a gorgeous space that co-founders Scott Lindsley & Joey Hewell designed themselves to resemble both their other location, NoDa Company Store, and the jungle vibes of Bali, Roatán. 

Torrie and I have known Scott & Joey for what seems like years now. Back when we did social media, we managed the NoDa Neighborhood Instagram and we able to feature all of the great work these two humans do for our city – Farmers Markets, opening the NoDa Company Store, Free Food Sundays and now NoDa Canteen! When they called and wanted a green wall we knew exactly what to make. Our lead Moss Artist, Ashley Schewzyk, put so much love and attention on this beauty. 

Our green art is part of a floating wall, 15′ wide x 5 ‘h, flanked by gorgeous coral paint. We are OBSESSED with how this piece turned out. The lush ferns, foliage, mosses, mushrooms – all preserved mind you – are simply stunning. Check out this awesome reel from opening night.

Our 15'x5' floating Moss Art wall inside NoDa Canteen during a bustling opening night.

Some of the awesome team of artists helping to being this piece to life (Back to Front: Molly Kennelly, Susannah Bryant, Ashley Schewzyk)

A little behind the scenes at the NoDa Canteen installation day.

GO SUPPORT

Canteen is now open at Camp North End. We are so grateful to Scott & Joey for trusting us to be a part of this magic. Go out and support! And if you ever want to meet up there – just hit us up! We’d love to come join for a drink… or two! 🙂

MENU: Local beer, wine, sangria and more. Snacks available too!

HOURS: Mo: closed​ | ​Tu: closed​ | ​We: 12P-9P​ | ​T​h​: 12-9p​ | ​Fr: 12P-10P​ | ​S​a​: 11P-10P​ | ​Su: 11A-8P

Moss Art at The Mint Museum

Moss Art at The Mint Museum

We have the honor of being a featured artist in the Mint Museum Uptown! Gordon Holliday (@Roole.co) invited us to be a part of his show, Yasuke: The Hidden Ronin exhibit. Our Moss Art was a perfect addition to this eco-conscious, “art-full” experience. Check out all the details below on how you can view our work IRL.

Side Note: If you’ve been following us online for a long time and have yet to order a piece from us or see any of our work in real life, this is the PERFECT opportunity. Having a chance to view these piece away from a screen is a game-changer. Trust us… Moss Art is meant to be enjoyed in person – the dimension, the lush factor, the connection to nature – it is totally worth seeing!

Art Exhibit: Yasuke: The Hidden Ronin

About the Exhibit: The story of Yasuke is a fascinating story about the first black samurai. In understanding the history of traditional Japanese quilts, images of what Yasuke would wear in today’s modern times, inspired by contemporary fashion elements, were developed. In an effort to incorporate more sustainable methods of creation, donated, reworked, and up-cycled leftover materials were used to create this exhibition. Utilizing the traditional Japanese quilting style of Sashiko and Boro, 10 modern kimonos were created to honor the intersection of African and Japanese cultures through Yasuke.

Artists on Display: The Savage Way, Breonna Collier, Cordrell Colbert/ JMPCUT, Daremen Jones, Fart.PDF, CHEEKS.CLT, BRUTALBLOOM, JUS10, MAUVEOSHUN, Garreth Doug, Justin Hicks, Wabwilam Mugala, and Demarc Ramanand.

Dates: July 8, 2022 – to September 15, 2022.

Location: The Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202), Level 5

Hours: Open to the Public during Museum Hours:

  • Sunday: 1-5pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11am-6pm
  • Wednesday: 11am-9pm (Free from 6-9pm)
  • Thursday: 11am-6pm
  • Friday: 11am-9pm
  • Saturday: 11am-6pm

How to get to the show: 
1. Enter at the Mint Museum Uptown and make your way to reception.
2. Purchase your ticket. ($15 for Adults, Mint Museum Member always free, Kids 4 and under free)
3. Yasuke Exhibit with our Moss Art is located on Level 5. Your ticket gets you access to the entire museum with artists displayed on every floor, but we are only on Level 5.

All items are available for purchase. Here is a list of all of our work! Shoot us an email ([email protected]) with any questions, or simply purchase here at the shop link.

PIECE 1: Nature’s Power House (Lion): Size: 48″ x 48″, Price Point: $3150
PIECE 2: Growing Wild (Flower Circle): Size: 30″, Price Point: $1350
PIECE 3: Earth Renewed (Pole Circles): 8″ (qty 4): $150 ea, 12″ (qty 3): $200 ea, 18″ (qty 2): $275 ea
PIECE 4: Hope for the Future (Fern Circles) QTY: 6 (sold individually), Size: 24″, Price Point: $350 ea
PIECE 5: Free Spirit (Bohemian Floral Frame): Size: 24″ x 36″, Price Point: $1850
PIECE 6: She’s Bloomin’ (Vibrant Floral Frame): Size: 24″ x 36″, Price Point: $1750
PIECE 7: Showstopper ( Large Fern Frame): Size: 48″ x 60″, Price Point: $4400

 

The Savage Way Launches Online Shop

The Savage Way Launches Online Shop

Moss Art for Home | Interior Design

For years we have been asked to open up an online shop with some smaller, custom art for the home. Well, in December 2021 we FINALLY got it together and launched the The Savage Way Online Shop. Our Moss Art pieces make beautiful additions to any space and are maintenance-free! That’s right – no water or sunlight required! Everything is made from real moss that has been preserved! We are excited to offer this home line for anyone to easily order straight to your door. Check out a breakdown of all the products below.

Preserved Moss Art for sale in The Savage Way online shop. Six items for sale are displayed.

FERN CIRCLE

One of our most popular Moss Art pieces is The Savage Way Moss Circle, it comes with a variety of different elements including sheet moss, mood moss and ferns.  Add it to different spaces, like a kitchen, living room, office space, or even in a bedroom, to create a calm vibe. As shown below, the Fern Circle adds a perfect pop of greenery to brighten up any room.

The Savage Way Fern circle hanging in a modern, colorful dining room. 

MOOD MOSS BOWL

Our Moss Bowls just keep on selling out! These are a fan favorite which makes sense, I mean look at them! Our Moss Bowls bring the perfect amount of nature to any room without any maintenance! The bowl is a weathered, rustic style of wood. Each bowl is unique, so the texture and sizing can vary slightly. We are in the process of offering multiple sizes – Stay tuned here for updates.

A gorgeous preserved Moos Moss bowl by The Savage Way sitting on a chic, modern kitchen counter.

CLT MOSS ART

We are a local Charlotte, NC based business and we wanted to create a piece that was close to home. This CLT Moss Art piece is the perfect gift for any Charlottean to add to their home or office space! It comes in two different colors, Chartreuse (lighter) and Basil (darker). It is the most affordable item on the website and makes a great gift whether it is for a friend, spouse or family member! Like our other products, this is made from preserved moss that requires zero maintenance.

Two images of a mossed "CLT" piece of art. One laying on a table and one being held by a Client.

HAMSA MOSS ART

Lastly, we have the Hamsa Hand which is known as the Universal Sign of Protection. It is known to bring fortune and fertility, as well protection against the evil eye. If it is hung with fingers pointing downward it is to let more goodness, luck, fertility and abundance into your life. Hanging with fingers pointing upward signifies protection against negative energy. Our Hamsa Hand comes in two different colors: green and royal.

Two Preserved Moss Hamsa Hands, one jewel toned and one all green by The Savage Way.

We also have a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces on the site including Homer, this Rainbow Box, a Lion and a sticker pack! We constantly are testing new ideas in the studio and we update the site whenever a new item is for sale. And like we tell all of our clients, if you don’t see something that you like, hit us up! We can make custom work and help bring your vision to life.

The Savage Way Update

The Savage Way Update

HELLO! WE ARE THE SAVAGE WAY.

We wanted to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves. We’re The Savage Way – a woman owned & led team of artists, marketers and creatives. We have been busy over the past few years and wanted to share some updates.

2021 COMPANY FAST FACTS

  • Moved our studio to a 4,500 sqft warehouse in Charlotte, NC
  • Rebranded & relaunched thesavageway.com
  • Entered 7 new markets for Clean Graffiti including LA, Austin & Cleveland
  • Began creating large scale Fern Frames for residential and corporate clients
  • Launched our Moss Art Online Shop
  • First Art show at The Brooklyn Collective
  • Welcomed 7 new team members

For those of you new here, we exclusively do two things – Moss Art and Clean Graffiti.

A split screen of Moss Art and Clean Graffiti by The Savage Way

MORE ABOUT CLEAN GRAFFITI

Clean Graffiti, aka reverse graffiti, is an outdoor advertising campaign that is innovative, eco-friendly and a great way to capture the attention of your target market where they walk – the sidewalk. And best of all, it’s created using just water – no paint, no chemicals, just water. Our advanced stencil technology allows us to maintain brand standards for some of the biggest brands – The Rolling Stones, NFLs Carolina Panthers, major healthcare companies and more.

4 pictures of Clean Graffiti, pressure washed messages on the sidewalk

2021 CLIENTS

Our clients took us across the country for these eco-friendly advertising campaigns including Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX and Cleveland, OH!

  • Talkspace in Austin & Los Angeles
  • Rolling Stones / Tepper Sports & Entertainment
  • Multifamily Apartments: Northwood Ravin (multi-city), Cortland Apartments in Texas
  • Cacti Launch for Anheuser-Busch
  • Public Health: Anti-Gun violence campaign with Meck County/Novant Health/Atrium Health, HIV Prevention for MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Pendleton Whiskey / French West Vaughn
  • Non Profits: Hue House / Digital Navigators, Pat’s Place, Isabella Santos Foundation
  • High Point Furniture Market Major NC Event
  • Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
  • Local Businesses: Planet Fitness, Skydive Carolina, Plumped CLT, Carolina Pharmacy
  • And many more

Past examples of Clean Graffiti by The Savage Way

NO MAINTENANCE MOSS ART

Our moss offerings have evolved from reindeer moss logos to now creating large scale installations, interior design elements, sound-absorbing panels, incorporating neon signs, etc. We work hand-in-hand with Architects, General Contractors, Millworkers and Business Owners to bring the vision to life. Moving to our new studio has increased our capacity 10 fold and we are excited to be taking on more and more projects at large scale.

4 different Moss Art pieces from 2021

2021 CLIENTS

  • Architecture Firms: BB+M Architecture, Perkins Eastman
  • Designers: Southpark Interiors, Free Space Design, Design Bar, Cline Design, Urban Design Partners, Liquid Design
  • Contractors/Sign Companies: Onsite Millworking, Southwood, Warco Construction
  • Multifamily: Northwood Ravin, Wood Partners, Alta Wren, Alta Davis, Greystar Apartments
  • Other Businesses: Bank of America Corporate HQs, Carolina Sports Clinic, Clariant Corporation, UNC Charlote
  • Private Collectors
  • Pop Art Collaborations with Jen Hill, Cheeks
  • And many more

Colorful plant art examples by The Savage Way

OH YEAH, WE LAUNCHED AN ONLINE SHOP!

Lastly, we launched our online residential Moss Shop in December 2021. We have been asked for years by customers, fans and friends to offer a residential line of Moss Art and we finally did! You can now buy 8 different and unique Moss Art products for your home – from a Mood bowl or colorful Hamsa to merchandise. Check out everything at shop.thesavageway.com. We will be dropping new collections and artwork periodically, so be sure to sign up for our email blast to stay in the know.

Moss Art online shop items displayed as an example

As The Savage Way continues to grow in both our Moss Art and Clean Graffiti offerings, we just want to take a moment of gratitude. We are so excited about this company we have created, the amazing women we have on the team and the fact that we get to play in Mother Nature all day. Seriously, it is a dream we’ve cultivated over the years and we are so proud. So here’s to good dirt, lots of moss and tons of laughter in the year ahead. Hit us up with any questions.

Green Wall for Para, New Restaurant in Charlotte

Green Wall for Para, New Restaurant in Charlotte

If you live in Charlotte, NC, then you’ve certainly seen the hot new restaurant with the jungle vibes making its way around the internet by now. This is Para and we had the honor of creating some really special moments of interior design with our Moss Art. One of the owners is Chet Desai and he has been a client and friend of The Savage Way for years now. When we first started this company (and when we were still doing social media and marketing work) we helped him open Stache House & Lounge in Southend. Well things have come full circle as we were able to help him on his latest restaurant venture, Para.

We created two standout green wall moments for this contemporary, modern style restaurant and bar. The desire was to feel like you were walking into a lush and luxurious establishment like you would in Miami or NYC – but right here in the Queen City. Para will deliver a globally influenced menu built from fresh, high-quality ingredients – a little something for everyone.

Now for the Green Walls…The Moss Art

The first is this 12’w x 8.5’h gorgeous fern, foliage and moss wall that showcases the Para logo in gold painted letters. Green walls made of moss and other preserved plants are ideal for clients who want the look and feel of a plant wall but do not want to be concerned with maintaining it or killing the plants. All of the plants that you see have gone through an extensive preservation process so there is no need for water, drainage, sunlight or a costly maintenance package. We love how this piece acts as a center piece for the restaurant.

Green Wall for Charlotte, NC restaurant

Inside view of new restaurant, Para, featuring a lush green moss wall

The second moss installation we created was a green wall for the bar fronts on the opposite side of the building. In total it is over 90 sqft of coverage. Using sheet moss, mood moss and reindeer moss, all preserved, we created this dimensional, textural, plant look to help tie into the lux feel of the entire place.

Moss Art covered bar front for Para.

close up detail of preserved moss for the Para Green Wall

Para Charlotte features huge green moss walls made by The savage way

We also created this custom Mood Moss channel that lives behind the banquette seating. Just another little nod to the beauty of nature and the care and effort that went into every nook and cranny of Para.

Mood Moss Channel in Para

We are always honored to have repeat customers and to have a client that trusts us to help bring a vision on paper into real life. Cheers to grand openings (officially open 1/19/22), cheers to using mother nature in interior design and cheers to friends bringing their dreams to life.

Three Moss Art Pieces for Lending Tree

Three Moss Art Pieces for Lending Tree

When we have the chance to create not one but three Moss Art pieces for a company like Lending Tree, you know we are doing a happy dance. Not just because of the work, but because this company sees the value in bringing plants/moss into a workspace. It truly transforms a space.

Moss Art is a perfect way for companies to bring a green, plant element inside without any of the maintenance. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE plants and know that there is certainly a place for them in the workplace, but our Moss Art is such a great alternative because it requires zero maintenance. None! No water, sunlight or drainage required during buildout. No expensive ongoing maintenance packages. All of our moss is real, it is just preserved. It truly is a thing of wonder.

Now back to that company and this amazing job we’re talking about – Lending Tree! Lending Tree is “an online loan marketplace for various financial borrowing needs including auto loans, small business loans, personal loans, credit cards, and more….Together, these services serve as an ally for consumers who are looking to comparison shop among multiple businesses and professionals who will compete for their business.” (Lendingtree.com) They recently opened their new corporate headquarters in the Historic South End neighborhood of Charlotte, and this space is gorgeous! Their incredible team included Southwood Corporation who handled all of their signage and brought us into the equation.

We were hired to create three custom Moss Art pieces for the space, each unique in their concept and design. The first was the Lending Tree Logo made in preserved reindeer moss. We were able to use a variety of colors to complement the brand colors as well as the interior design.

Lending Tree Moss Art in the newly redesigned corporate headquarters
reindeer moss art by the savage way for lending tree

 

The second piece was an homage to the Queen City. A 4’ tall CLT with the Lending Tree Leaf also made of preserved reindeer moss. This lichen is great because it offers beautiful coloring as well as sound absorption properties.

Moss Art in the Lending Tree office in Charlotte, NC
moss art makes an impact on interior design for corporate office settings

 

The third piece was a 10’ wide x 9’ tall “Breathe” wall made with preserved sheet/flat moss, Mood/pillow moss and reindeer moss. The moss was placed within a structure that Southwood Corporation built. The grandeur of the Moss Art is what stuck with us. It is simple yet so impactful.

"Breathe" Moss Art wall made by The Savage Way
Detail shot of one of the three Moss Art walls created for Lending Tree by The Savage Way.

 

Congrats to the Lending Tree team on the new office. And thank you for embracing our fun, custom art as a part of your interior design package. Learn more about our offerings and how we can bring some life into your work environment

Multiple Moss Art Walls for Bank of America

Multiple Moss Art Walls for Bank of America

We had the pleasure of creating four Moss Art Walls for Bank of America Corporate Center in Uptown Charlotte. Each wall incorporated three shades of preserved reindeer moss, creating a unique green element in this corporate office setting.

The collaboration for these maintenance-free plant walls came from Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, an international architecture and design firm, as well as a talented team of millworkers at Onsite Woodwork Corporation. The four moss art walls had to be able to uniquely stand on their own and at the same time create a cohesive look across the Bank of America floor. We are obsessed with how these dimensional walls turned out.

Two smiling business owners pose with one of four Moss Art installations at Bank of America Corporate Center.

#thesavageway owners pose in front of Moss Art Walls at Bank of America Corporate Center in Uptown, Charlotte.

reindeer moss installation on metal and wood

It’s all in the details – multi-colored reindeer moss with different dimensions.

Modern design of an office a space in Charlotte, NC

New redesign of the BofA Corporate Center 55th Floor in Charlotte, NC.

Moss Art wall by #thesavageway

Meet the Greenway Moss Art Wall in the BofA 55th Floor office space.

The Plaza Moss Art Wall created by #thesavageway for Bank of America Corporate Center.

This Moss Art is called “The Park” and it requires no-maintenance.

The fourth Moss Art Wall for BofA is called Courtyard.

The use of biophilic design in the office setting not only is aesthetically pleasing, but it brings a calm element to workers. Biophilic Design is a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment through the use of direct nature, indirect nature, and space and place conditions. Our Moss Art is the perfect way to bring this concept to life. The beauty of our work is that it brings that natural element inside without all of the hassle. Our moss requires no water source, no sunlight and no expensive ongoing maintenance. Just hang it and enjoy!

These four Moss Art Walls, named The Plaza, Greenway, Park and Courtyard, had some varying levels of moss to showcase dimension in the design. Our green plant walls were part of a larger renovation for the Bank of America Corporate Executive Suite. This work can be found in Charlotte, NC.