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nanopod: Hybrid Studio may seem to be random and chaotic at first sight. But it is within the continually evolving vastness of nanotopia, where marvelously complex and colorful organisms dwell, that one can get consumed with bizarre thoughts and ideas, and find mystery, beauty, peace and delight... Founded in 1999, nanopod: Hybrid Studio evolved from the Incubator in Taos, New Mexico into the opening of a physical location; Aug., 2005 in Toronto, Canada. Californian designer Tosca Teran’s need for more odd and quirky designs that exude an otherworldly personality of their own is what spurs her on. Many ideas are from her childhood memories watching: The Undersea Adventures of Jacques Cousteau, Cosmos, Planet Sauvage, Logan’s Run, Silent Running; her later Anatomical studies, interest in Dadaist Max Ernst, Ernst Haeckel’s, ‘Kunst Forum Im Natur’; as well as being heavily influenced by music- from Brian Eno, Tomita, and Klaus Schultz to name a few. Tosca has been working with metal for over 25 years. Introduced to glass blowing and flameworking in the late 80’s she was reacquainted with glass blowing, and flameworking seven years ago, and recently to glass casting while working at Urban Glass, Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada and the United States. A featured artist on Culture Canada her installations in Toronto include: Harbourfront Centre, The Design Exchange, new gallery, Weewerk, & Digifest 03, 04, & 05. Currently a resident artist at the Ontario Science Centre, nanopod: Hybrid Studio was recently featured in the International metal-art magazine, ‘Metalsmith’ and a featured artist in SOFANY 2009. Tosca runs nanopod:Hybrid Studio by herself. She designs and creates every single product by hand. nanopod: Hybrid Studio 322 Harbord Street Toronto, ON M6G 1H1 647. 219. 0585 www.nanopod.tv
The Heart of Hearts (Heart of Glass) item specs: Approx., 2.5cm Wide x 4cm Long 18” snake chain Colours: Red, Drk red, Purple, Black Finish: Gloss Wholesale Price: $19 USD (1st x min 20 pieces)
Plasma Heart item specs: Approx., 2.5cm Wide x 4cm Long 18” snake chain Colours: Clear w/red
Wholesale Price: $19 USD (1st x min 20 pieces)
Heart of Gaius item specs: Approx., 2.5cm Wide x 4cm Long 18” snake chain Colours: Clear w/shifting colour Wholesale Price: $19 USD (1st x min 20 pieces)
Finish: Gloss RRP: $32USD
Sculpted Heart item specs: Approx., 2.5cm Wide x 4cm Long 18” snake chain Colours: White
Finish: Matte (etched)
Wholesale Price: $19 USD (1st x min 20 pieces)
Grey’s Anatomica item specs: Approx., 2.5cm Wide x 4cm Long 18” snake chain Colours: red & blue
Wholesale Price: $25 USD (1st x min 20 pieces)
Each ‘stylized’ anatomical heart is made upon order, no two are ever exactly the same thus making each heart one of a kind, created just for you. Flame-worked by hand at nanopod: Hybrid Studio, then annealed for extra strength and durability. Items listed may be combined to meet wholesale order minimums.
WHOLESALE TERMS FOR INDEPENDENT/ SPECIALTY BOUTIQUES & BUSINESSES 2009/2010 ÂŠ nanopod: Hybrid Studio Wholesale Terms and Conditions Terms: 50% deposit is required for all orders; remaining payment due prior to shipping; Payments to be made via Credit Card (PayPal), or Wire Transfer (additional bank service charge may apply); All payments must clear prior to full shipment; Shipments will be made via Xpress Post Canada with tracking, insurance and signature confirmation. Minimums: Opening order: 20 pcs (shipping is included throughout North America). Subsequent orders: 10 pcs. All catalog items may be combined to meet minimum order. Lead Times Items are made to order and generally ready for shipping in 2-3 weeks from receipt of order. Shipping: nanopod: Hybrid Studio ships via Xpress Post Canada (shipment time of approximately 3-4 Business Days) unless requested for otherwise. Insurance is included along with tracking and signature confirmation (US/Canada Only). Tracking information will be emailed to customer within 24 hours of shipping. Returns: All sales are final (FIRM); nanopod: Hybrid Studio will not accept any buy-backs or returns under any circumstances; If a product is damaged or defective upon arrival through no fault of the shipping carrier, the buyer must make damage/ defective claims within 7 days of receiving the order. The buyer may choose to exchange for the same item or credit for the following order. Exchanges are accepted only within 30 days after shipment with the exception of custom/special orders; nanopod: Hybrid Studio will not refund, credit, or cover return shipping expenses under any circumstances; The buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses under all circumstances; No returns will be accepted without our authorization and must be returned with appropriate packing material; All returned merchandise must be in original purchase condition with the original packaging intact and include the original receipt/invoice/packing slip. Shipping Damage: Please examine your order upon arrival for any discrepancies or damage; All damage claims are to be addressed directly to the carrier, and damages must be reported to the driver upon delivery; nanopod: Hybrid Studio will cover items damaged by the shipping carrier only if the shipment has been insured to cover shipping damages ( all orders shipping via Xpress Post Canada are insured).
The procedures to replace a damaged shipment are as follows:
1. The shipment recipient must call the appropriate shipping carrier as indicated on the shipping label. The recipient must give the shipping carrier the tracking number(s) on the shipping label and request a pick-up because the item(s) was damaged during shipping. This first step must be completed within 5 business days of the shipment’s delivery. 2. After FedEx, UPS or USPS picks up the damaged shipment notify nanopod: Hybrid Studio of the situation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the nanopod: Hybrid Studio invoice/receipt number and your purchase order number as well as a description of the damage. 3. nanopod: Hybrid Studio will replace the shipment at no additional cost to the buyer after nanopod: Hybrid Studio has verified that the shipment’s item(s) was in fact damaged during shipment. Warranties: All items sold on our website, through our catalog or in our Etsy Store accurately reflect their current standards and specifications. All our handmade products may or will have some variation in material, color, and finish, as well as slight irregularities in shape and size. These are not considered flaws. nanopod: Hybrid Studio warrants its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship for 14 days from the shipment date unless otherwise noted. nanopod: Hybrid Studio will replace any item returned to us within the parameters of this policy and found to be defective. All returned warranty-issue merchandise must be properly packed for a safe return shipment and in original purchase condition with the original packaging, the original receipt/invoice/packing slip and an explanation of the item’s problem. nanopod: Hybrid Studio is not liable for misuse of its products. This warranty does not cover damage due to abuse, neglect, alteration, or shipping damage. Pricing: Retail prices of our products may be set higher than their RRP to offset individual retailers’ costs. Retail prices of our products should not be below their RRP, unless in the event of a sale, which has to be clearly stated as such under any circumstances. Thank you for your interest!