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The Talavera Catrinas Sculptures

Origin of Catrinas Catrinas, the skeleton figures dressed to party or going about every day tasks, have become very popular.  The art of Catrinas has a history of more than a century – some say the history starts with the Aztec’s Lady of the Dead, Mictecacihuatl, keeper of the bones in the underworld.  Conceived of […]

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Cesar Plascencia, Photorealist Painter

Cesar Plascencia: Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll, July 2017 For the July 2017 Art Stroll, No Mas! features painting of Cesar Plascencia.  Highly accomplished at a young age, Cesar trained in the studio of the renowned artist, David Villasenor.  Cesar’s paintings reflect the culture of Mexico: its people, traditions, clothing, ceremonies, and everyday life.  […]

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Alebrijes Collection at No Mas!

Alebrijes Studio of Jacobo y Maria Angeles The Alebrijes workshop of Jacobo y Maria Angeles has perfected the art known as Alebrijes, fantastical creatures carved of “copal” wood, over the last three decades. The artists combine the elements of nature, such as plants, flowers, and animals, acknowledging the Zapotec culture, with unbounded creativity and excellent color combinations. […]

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Decor How To: Get Creative with Accessories

Decor Essential: Let There Be Light! Addition of lighting as a design element in your decor adds a new dimension to a room.  When the light fixture itself is an accessory, it adds flair and expression.   Playing with the light creates mood, texture, and depth.  Hand blown glass pendants or sconces, chandeliers, stars, or […]

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Saints & Angels ~ Santos Art Collection

The Santos “Santos” is a form of Mexican folk art that depicts religious figures, such as angels and saints, which originated with the Spanish influence.  From brilliantly painted, to carved, to embellished with “milagros”, each artist (santero or santera / male or female) instills his or her creativity in the interpretation.  No Mas! presents a collection of […]

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Timely Handbags Made from Books – Upcycled for Fashion Savvy Woman

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Now for Fashion! These unusual handbags, made in Mexico from reused Mexican books, with titles en Español, have found a second life for fashion savvy women.  Truly “pocketbooks”!  Rescued from no longer wanted libraries, these unique upcycled book purses have become a fashion accessory with something to say.  The covers range from colorful to […]

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No Mas! Cantina Reservations for AmericasMart Buyers

No Mas! Hacienda & Cantina offers a unique combination of dining & shopping for AmericasMart Buyers. While No Mas! will not be present at the AmericasMart Permanent or Temporary showroom as we have in the past, we are offering AmericasMart Buyers an invitation to come by our downtown Atlanta showroom where you can shop while […]

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Pop Top Purses & Bags – Upcycling at Its Finest

Reduce, Reuse, Re- , uh, UPcycle! Upcycling in art and production has been around for decades — creative reuse of objects and materials, as opposed to recycling, which breaks down products into new materials.  Reaching new heights in fashion, the new Pop Top Purses & Bags, many of which also incorporate upcycled inner tubes, catch the […]

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Dia de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, a Celebration of Life The Mexican culture views death as a natural part of life.  Loved ones who have passed are honored on Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), their lives celebrated with dinners, picnics at the graveside, photos, marigold flowers (Flor de Muerto), candles, food offerings, and […]

No Mas! hosts The Concierge Society of Atlanta in The Tequila Room

No Mas! Hosts The Concierge Society of Atlanta

September 14, 2016 …was like any other day at No Mas! – Shopping + Dining, Tapas + Cocktails – but what made it really special was The Concierge Society of Atlanta‘s business meeting, hosted in the No Mas! Tequila Room.  What a great group of professionals!  Friendly and involved, the meeting flowed seamlessly on schedule. […]

No Mas! 20th Anniversary

No Mas! 20th Anniversary Celebration

No Mas! Celebrates 20th Year with Prizes and Giveaways for You No Mas! 20th Anniversary Celebration in August 2016 marks the 10th year of No Mas! Cantina Mexican Restaurant operating here in Castleberry Hill and 20 years of No Mas! Productions importing artisan crafted products from Mexico. We are proud of our roots in Castleberry Hill […]

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Chiapas Amber Featured in Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

  No Mas! and 925.MX will feature hand selected original jewelry made from Chiapas Amber as part of the Castleberry Hill August 12th Art Stroll. The Chiapas Amber is mined from the Simojovel region of Chiapas, Mexico, where the owners frequently travel. Unlike some other amber, the amber from this region is clear throughout. According […]

Benito Nieto, silver & gemstones jewelry artist from Mexico

Jewelry Artist Benito Nieto of Mexico

“I love making new designs for No Mas!” – Benito Nieto How We Discovered Benito Nieto We didn’t expect to buy silver; we were just enjoying a Sunday afternoon on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. Among all the other beach vendors, one stood out. Abraham was selling his cousin’s handmade sterling silver bracelets. All were […]

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Tlamacazapa’s Colorful Handwoven Beach Bags & Casual Handbags

  Our Side Trip to Tlamacazapa …took about 45 minutes by “Combi” Volkswagen bus from Taxco.  Omar, who lives in Taxco and has roots in Tlama is our main connection to products from this little village but we wanted to touch the people directly and see how the various artisan crafted woven palm handbags were […]

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Mexican Folk Art: Artisans of Ocumicho

 Whimsical Folk Art of Ocumicho Each work of art from these Ocumicho artisans tells a story of everyday life: nativity in a Volkswagen bug; nativity on an elephants head; people climbing the twin towers; bloody goat killing; surgery in the hospital; fruit truck. About Carmela Martinez Our love for this small pueblo in Michoacan started […]

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Cocucha Pottery of Mexico

An Exciting Trip Driving a rented Volkswagen Bug in the summer of 2000, we bounced our way around the circumference of lake Patzcuaro and headed west toward Ocumichu.  Along the way, we found the artist, Bulmaro, and the whole Alejos family in San José de Gracia, near Patamban.  They were working on making huge ceramic water vessels, called “Cocuchas”, when […]

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Discovering Oaxaca Mexican Artisans + Culinary Traditions

Exploring Oaxaca Our most recent travels took us to the state of Oaxaca. Among its humble and then stately cityscape, Oaxaca has a cultural richness like no other. The generations of progress here, as in so many areas of the world, has not completely erased the traditional dress of the indigenous people. Culinary delights are […]

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The “How To” for Designing a Restaurant Bar

Designing a Restaurant Bar Opening a new restaurant and looking for best practices on your Restaurant Bar Design? Hopefully these simple ideas will help. We have been designing decorative panels and bar tops made from wood, copper, hammered metal, and anodized aluminum (and combinations thereof) for restaurant bars for nearly 20 years. Once the restaurant concept […]

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Jacobo Angeles, Mexican Alebrijes Folk Artist, Visits Atlanta 3/27/15

The Art of Alebrijes Jacobo Angeles, Mexican Alebrijes Folk Artist, will visit No Mas! Hacienda and Cantina March 27, 2015. Jacobo and his wife Maria are world renowned master artisans from the small Oaxaca village of San Martin Tilcajete, located about 25km south of Oaxaca.  The village is known for its Alebrijes: colorful, whimsical, hand painted […]

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Ceramist Felipe Lopez of Mexico on Exhibit at No Mas! Hacienda

“Mi nombré es Felipe Lopez. Tengo 39 años y tengo trabajando el barro 30 años.” Lifelong Ceramist from Mexico As an artisan working with clay, Felipe has spent 30 of his 39 years. His parents, who were also ceramists, passed down their craft to his young hands. A Family Tradition of Ceramic Art “Esta es […]

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Jewelry Artist, Maria Belen, Featured for Castleberry Art Stroll

Maria Belen Nilson Featured in Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll, December 12 No Mas! Hacienda is featuring Sterling Silver Jewelry Artist, Maria Belen Nilson, from Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, during the December 12th Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll. Discovering New Jewelry Artisans No Mas! discovered Maria Belen Nilson in 2010. Born in Argentina, she […]

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Handcrafted Nativity Sets from Mexico

‘Tis the Season …to discover these unique handcrafted nativity sets created by Mexican artisans.  The representation of the birth of Jesus was interpreted by folk artists we have found in Mexico. Nativity Scenes with a Unique Interpretation Whether you are looking for “Day of the Dead” nativity scenes, with Catrina type figures, or the even […]

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No Mas! Dia de los Muertos Fiesta

No Mas! 8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Sunday, November 2nd 12:30pm-10pm No Mas! Cantina, 180 Walker St. SW, Atlanta 30313 The fun begins at 12:30 Sunday afternoon and everyone’s invited! Come in costume or have your face painted here! Be sure to try […]

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Metepec Mexico: Discovering the Tree of Life

Magical City Metepec Mexico, the home of the Tree of Life or Arbol de Vida art form, which originated there, is well known for its pottery, glassware, and saddle making. It has the distinction of Pueblo Magico, or Magical City, awarded in 2012 by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism for its quality of life, beautiful location, […]

How to Decorate a Restaurant

How to Decorate a Restaurant-Part I

HOW TO DECORATE A RESTAURANT-Part I If you are searching sources in order to achieve a custom look and feel for your new restaurant concept, you have come to the right place. No Mas! Productions has provided furnishings, decor and lighting to restaurants since 1996. In addition to the more well known decor like recycled […]

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Jose Torres Original Sculptures at No Mas!

Jose Torres, both a sculptor and painter from Jalisco, Mexico, began his sculptures as cast bronze.  Later, he began experimenting with recreating the sculptures in ceramic with a faux bronze painted finish.  Incorporating his painting talents, Jose further developed the look of the figurative sculptures with abstract painted surfaces.  He continues to explore both surface […]

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The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day Are at No Mas!®

Best Mother’s Day Gifts Shop for great Mother’s Day gifts, too, right across the patio from No Mas! Cantina in our No Mas! Hacienda gallery showroom.  Brilliantly colored handblown glassware, sterling silver jewelry, decorative ceramic sculptures, and illuminated sun wall art are just a few of the unique gifts we have for your Mom – […]

Tin Sun Artist Mario Rodriguez

Tin Sun Wall Art by Mexican Artist Mario Rodriguez

Mario has been Making tin suns for over twenty years. A native of Guadalajara Mexico, he established himself in a nearby pueblo where he uses a combination of plasma and torch for cutting the intricate patterns. He is proud to say his designs are all created by him. And even adds that he will not […]

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Art Makes the Best Holiday Gift – at No Mas!

New Ideas in Gift Giving This Holiday Season, give a unique gift of art.  The trend to handcrafted items grows ever stronger, as the cookie cutter sameness of mall gifts grows stale.  No Mas! Hacienda has a tremendous variety of “functional works of art” for all on your list, with prices for any budget.  Displaying […]

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Holiday Trapp Candles at No Mas!

Holiday Trapp Candles Make Scents for Your Home This Season Special on Holiday Trapp Candles: Buy 4, Get the 5th Free at No Mas! – while supplies last! White Fir, Orange Clove, Holiday, Lemon Sugar Cookie, Hearth,Snowberry, & Winter Air. In our showroom. Reserve your Trapp Seasonal Scents Candles on our Deals site: http://deals.nomasatlanta.com/Holiday-Trapp-Seasonal-Scent-Candles-while-supplies-last-customer-pick-up-only_p_498.html

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SHOPPING + DINNER + ART STROLL This Friday

Join No Mas! this Friday, Nov. 8th, for the Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll.     Come see what’s new at No Mas! Great handmade scarves from Chiapas and beautiful leather purses.     Try our sizzzlin’ hot Fajita Feast with mouthwatering shrimp + steak.       Enjoy a Mexican Hot Chocolate from […]

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Original Handcrafted Catrina Sculptures by Mexican Artist Erik Fuentes

Erik Fuentes’ Original Catrina Sculptures: Dia de los Muertos Art from Michoacan, Mexico A young Mexican artist with a great talent, Erik Fuentes, only in his early twenties, demonstrates great skill in the creation of these works of art, referred to generally as “Catrinas” (the male figures as “Catrines”).  Painstakingly sculpted in minute detail, the […]

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Custom Lighting from No Mas! – Day of the Dead Chandelier

Dia de los Muertos “Dia de los Muertos”  often requires an explanation to most of us who were raised here in the USA and are only used to Halloween. Without knowledge or reference to the old European tradition of All Saints’ Day, the Mexican “Day of the Dead” may seem a little macabre, however, in […]

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San Cristobal de las Casas: Discovering new Artists

Our first visit to this beautiful city will not be our last. Located in the most Southern state in Mexico, Chiapas was so much more than expected. Our goal was to find artisan handcrafted products made from the local resources: Amber de Chiapas, Coffee, Embroidered Textiles, Leather Handbags–even Wool Stuffed Animals. We Flew from Mexico […]

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Basket Lights as decorative lanterns

Originally hand woven as fishing baskets, each basket can do double duty as an eye catching decorative light. If you travel much to Mexico there are many resorts and Mexican Restaurants from Puerto Penasco to Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita to Acapulco, Guerrero that have made lights from these curious, beehive shaped fishing baskets.  If you haven’t […]

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Bulmaro Alejos Madrigal Folk Art of Patamban

Artesanias de Mexico – Mexican Handicrafts and Artisan Crafts Famous Mexican Pineapple Pottery The state of Michoacan is home to many artisans and amazing crafts. The pottery of Patamban, like no other, exemplifies the artist’s mastery of his material. Large chunks of clay are extracted from the earth using picks, shovels, and a lot of […]

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The Secrets of Making Custom Mexican Furniture

No Mas! Productions has made “custom” a cornerstone of our business that has been a key differentiator from other furniture stores who consider “custom work” as changing a color or fabric choice on a standard chair frame.  At No Mas!,  we consider Custom Furniture, Lighting and Accessories as an entirely new design—from scratch. We have […]

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Man Cave Renovation: From Basement to Tuscan Den

Basement Renovation – Tuscany Style The “Man Cave” has been a widely used term when referring to the transformation of the lost space under our houses into a den for the guys. These days seems like most of clan has fallen into the cave and this space has now become an extra comfortable living space […]

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Cesar Plascencia

No Mas! Paints Bright Future for Mexican Artists No Mas! brings Mexican photorealistic painter, Cesar Plascencia, to Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill Art Stroll, November 11, 2011, which runs 7-10pm. The vivid, expressive paintings of Cesar Plascencia, who was personally trained by the renowned artist David Villasenor, will be on display at No Mas! this November, with […]