Smudge Tool + Modernist Spirit Incense = Perfect Match

Industrial in design, Massproduction’s Smudge Tool is about as far from a stereotypical ski-shaped wooden incense holder as you can get. Made using folded steel sheet metal – with the unexpected addition of a wingnut – Smudge Tool feels raw, yet polished. Pair the yellow galvanized accessory with Eyes of My Mind’s custom Modern Spirit incense which interprets the brand’s mindset of ”the only way out is in” via scent for the full experience the collaboration intends to create.

rainbow metallic incense holder and incense stick

Founded in 2020 by Axel Boman, Nicole Palacio, and Robin Ekemark, Eyes of My Mind launched with a Spiritual Stashbox. Loaded with items for spiritual exploration, it includes tools like sage, incense, and beeswax candles. When the time came to expand, they approached Massproductions’ Designer-in-Chief Chris Martin with the idea of creating an incense holder.

rainbow metallic incense holder and incense stick

”An incense holder is always on display; it must look good but can be a modern industrial object that enhances one’s desire for incense,” said Martin. “Smudge Tool is an very functional incense holder, with a finish reminiscent of a psychedelic rainbow.”

overhead image of a work table strewn with tools

Magnus Elebäck, CEO of Massproductions, describes the scent of Modernist Spirit as “an abstract idea, unrelated to olfactory delight – to bridge that divide is to unlock the experience. What is the scent of modernism? Here’s your answer.”

A match made in “not too hippy” heaven!

four people working around a work table strewn with tools

overhead image of a rainbow metallic incense holder

rainbow metallic incense holder

rainbow metallic incense holder and incense stick

rainbow metallic incense holder and incense stick

rainbow metallic incense holder and incense stick

rectangular black box with geometric design

insence sticks

Smudge Tool and Modern Spirit incense are both currently available at  nittygrittystore.com.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she’s likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.

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