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Studio Visit – Nicole Patel

Studio Visit – Nicole Patel

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Recently we spent an afternoon visiting our friend and talented artist, Nicole Patel, at her home in Nyack, about an hour from New York City. We came back feeling inspired…

Memories of Japan

Memories of Japan

Written by Stevenson Aung

Here’s a bit more of a look into our latest trip to Japan. It was jam-packed but I just wanted to share some highlights outside of our Naoshima trip. I was able…

Naoshima – The “Art Island”

Naoshima – The “Art Island”

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We recently got back from Japan and have been trying to adjust to the time difference for a good two weeks but I guess after a certain extent you can…

Behind the Scenes at Jicon

Behind the Scenes at Jicon

Written by Stevenson Aung

As promised, here is a recap of my visit to the Jicon showroom and studio – one of the highlights of my latest trip to Japan! Jicon was created as…

Kenroku-en Garden

Kenroku-en Garden

Written by Stevenson Aung

I had such a wonderful time visiting the Kenroku-en Garden in Kanazawa and came home with so many photos that I thought the outing deserved a post on its own. I…

Traces of Japan

Traces of Japan

Written by Stevenson Aung

I recently made a trip to Japan to visit a few craftsmen and catch up on a couple projects we have in the works for Nalata Nalata. When I landed…

Architectural Details

Architectural Details

Written by Stevenson Aung

We’ve had architectural details on the mind! We often refer to Japanese architecture and interior design for inspiration as they often adopt simple use of materials with an attention to…

Journey to Japan – Part 2

Journey to Japan – Part 2

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

The other day we posted a roundup of Part 1 from our trip to Japan. Here’s the second leg starting with an incredible road trip with Takashi Tomii to visit his…

Hokkaido Artisans and Designers

Hokkaido Artisans and Designers

Written by Stevenson Aung

As soon as I arrive to Asahikawa in Hokkaido, I felt at home! The climate is very similar to that of our hometown in Canada, so seeing patches of snow…

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