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Pisces Pacing a New Era

12th House of the Zodiac, PISCES – Feb. 19 – Mar.20 **** Stabilization is the theme heading into the second quarter of 2021. But what stability looks like to some, can look totally different to others — hence life is a state of constant motion as we learn on University Planet Earth. From Aquarius Season … Continue reading Pisces Pacing a New Era


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minou by moj

This collection of jewelry and fruit preserves represent the discovery and healing of ancestral lineages and the interwoven trajectory of the future. Minou means paradise. Find and create your paradise, on your terms.

Every piece in this collection is a one-off original piece fabricated with readymade materials and is meant for everyday wear. All seasonal fruit preserves are limited quantity. Everything is made with love. Please see inquiry options below and follow @shop.minou on IG.

Minou Morabāh: Weeping Mulberry Cayenne Jam

It’s my FAVORITE season again, mulberry season. And with a lot of tender loving care, this year’s mulberry harvest is for the books. The fruit is impeccably sweet and juicy and the color of the mulberries leave a gorgeous stain on the fingertips that no one can hide from. This is the second year of canning the mulberries and I’m incredibly excited to bring it online for others to enjoy. Mulberries are especially close to my heart, as they remind me of visiting Iran around this time of year, where you can purchase a kilo of succulent Persian king berries known as, Shahtoot. Weeping mulberries are as closes as we can get to Shahtoot in California; however, each berry is in a class of its own. Come purchase a jar of this delicious seasonal preserve on Etsy.

Blue Cherry Durango Dip Hoop Earrings

When you have Mexico on the mind….a homage to my mother’s home-state of Durango, Mexico. Where the rolling prairies and skies are endless, just like the possibilities. These hoop earrings are made with Aquamarine gemstones purchased locally in Los Angeles. Check out more details on Etsy.

Raw Materia Hoop Earrings

First jewelry piece of 2022, and this year it is all about protecting your crown – crown chakra that is. The Raw Materia Amethyst hoop earrings set is a one-off piece made with Amethyst crystal gemstones bought locally in Los Angeles. This crystal gemstone has a peaceful, energetic charge and when needing to purify the mind, body and soul, this stone is especially beneficial for those that want to unblock their crown chakras and strengthen their understanding of others’ perspectives. Amethyst is part of the Quartz family of crystals and sits on the Mohs hardness scale at a 7. Amethyst crystal colors can range from a deep violet purple, lavender, pastel lilac, to specs of transparent white and grayish hues. The hoop of the earrings are 50mm(5cm) in dimension. Come learn more about Amethyst’s powerful healing properties on Etsy.

Minou Morabāh: Quince & Rose Water Jam

The forbidden fruit is ready to be tasted for the Home-grown Quince & Rose Water Jam! Quince as mentioned before in one of our IG posts, is the OG forbidden fruit due to it’s ideal state of consumption is best served cooked rather than raw. Quince is a crispy, chameleon-like fall/winter fruit originating from the northern regions of Iran and Turkiye that were cultivated and brought to the Americas by the Portuguese. It’s flavor combinations are crossed between an apple and a pear and makes for great additions to ponche navideño – a Mexican spiked hot cider that is a delicious holiday tradition. The flavor palate of quince, rose water and crushed fennel bring the aromatically soft yet spicy hints of licorice and fruity sweetness to life in this one of a kind seasonal fruit jam. Our seasonal preserves come with a lot of care and dedication supporting the fruit trees harvest throughout the year. As always we’ve: pH tested, sanitized, canned with new tin lids, recycled jars and pasteurized another flavor encapsulating our family’s heritage. Come check out more details on Etsy.

Minou Morabāh: Hachiya Persimmon & Mexican Vanilla Jam

Seasonal preserves are upon us, and the first Home-grown Hachiya Persimmon & Mexican Vanilla batch of jam is ready to ship! After picking the persimmons in late November 2021, the fruit has been ripening these past several weeks, allowing for the astringency to reduce and soften to the optimal consistency. Persimmons along with coffee, tea, chocolate and wine are naturally abundant in tannins – giving it the delicious texture and taste we all yearn for. The combination of spice and warmth are the perfect spread over toast or as a marinade for all seasons, but especially during these chilly days of winter. Our seasonal preserves come with a lot of care and dedication supporting the fruit trees harvest throughout the year. As always we’ve: pH tested, sanitized, canned with recycled jars and pasteurized another of our family favorites. Come check out more details on what spices are in this special jam on Etsy.

Minou Morabāh: Sweet Lemon Poppyseed Marmalade

Come savor the latest garden pickings we’ve blended together to satiate a one of a kind flavor. Our sweet lemon marmalade with roasted poppyseed and fresh lavender feels like returning home. Our seasonal preserves come with a lot of care and dedication supporting the fruit trees harvest throughout the year. After the test batch, we realized we designed a classic. As always we’ve: pH tested, sanitized, canned with recycled jars and pasteurized another of our family favorites. Come see more details on Etsy.

Terminal Chain Clamps

A fun, new Minou design utilizing recycled positive and negative electrical terminal clamps. The Terminal Chain Clamps is constructed out of glass beads, Pyrite beads, Labradorite chips, Rose Quartz chips and wooden beads and is a multi-functioning accessory that can be used to fasten your mask or for nipple play – that which I left up to the imagination. This is the first of its kind and will be prototyping more to come. The base chain is made with copper wiring for a sleek, clean aesthetic. Come see on Etsy.

Everlast Wrap Necklace

The jewelry piece meant to outlast the rest of your collection — Vini in the delicately balanced, yet sturdy 42-inch Everlast wrap necklace constructed from brown soft suede and copper wire-wrapped, tumbled aquamarine gemstones. Aquamarine with its calming, celestial hues evokes truth and trusting in letting go. Mythology states, sailors used aquamarine as a talisman for good luck and in enhancing bravery to protect them on their seafaring journeys as it is a gemstone connected to all things consumed with the ocean and its magnetic ties to the moon. Aquamarine aides in supporting the Vishuddha chakra. If needed, it can help to overcome throat chakra blockages in confrontation, as aquamarine gently assists in minimizing the fear of speaking and reinforces clear reasoning — perfect for when Mercury retrograde makes its quarterly debut. Wrap around once, loop through or tie in a knot, the Everlast is a one-size fits all necklace. Available.

Minou Morabāh: Mulberry Jam

Our very own home-grown mulberry lemon cayenne jam is finally here. Excited to be sharing the first of seasonal jams to come from our very own garden. Morabāh means jam in Farsi. With the end of the summer 2021 weeping mulberry harvest coming to a close, we cooked, pH tested, sanitized, canned with recycled jars and pasteurized one of our family favorites. All ingredients are natural and contain no pectin. Giving back is one of our core fundamentals. With the continued humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, all sales will be directly donated to three organizations helping out Afghan women, girls and children. In order to purchase, DM a screenshot of your donation with your name for $15 ($8 for jam and $7 for shipping) to @shop.minou on Instagram to either of these three organizations we support: Women for Afghan Women (WAW), Women’s Regional Network and Afghan Friends Network. Shipment only available in the United States. Update: 1 jar remaining, please make a donation to support Afghan women, girls and children.

Tierra Firma Choker

12-inch cooper wired band with a 2-inch copper fastener. Honey-toned Tiger’s Eye gemstone chips intermittently strung with spherical up-cycled wooden beads create the look for the Tierra Firma Choker aka, the “Solid Earth” Choker. Available.

Harvest Moon Necklace

18-inch braided, up-cycled electrical cable necklace fabricated with a 2-inch copper fastener. The Harvest Moon Necklace constructed out of a carrot-hued electrical cable is the everyday wear piece for humanity. It’s warm hue brings a pop of edge-y color to life under the luminosity of the full moons in October 2020. Available.

Kasbah Collar

Is 13.5-inches with a copper wired band including a 2-inch copper fastener.  Feel the protection that this collar “forstress” has to offer. Strung with indigo beads and turquoise chips and tiger’s eye chips — the Kasbah will aide in calming and reducing stress and revitalizing your willpower, courage and self-confidence resources. Available.

writing samples

WORK 01

SparkNeuro

A long-form writing sample discussing the link between emotions and decision-making in consumer spending. When we perceive a buying situation to be completely rational, subconsciously it is much more than that.

WORK 02

SurveyMonkey

Two short-form writing sample pieces for email marketing and site navigation windows.