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The Root of the Product | Part I

The Root of the Product | Part I

Written by Stevenson Aung

We’ve started a catalogue of the trees behind all our hardwood products! We will be constantly adding to this list as we carry more wooden items at Nalata Nalata, but…

Sharpening the Future of Tajika: The Hands Behind the Scissors

Sharpening the Future of Tajika: The Hands Behind the Scissors

Written by Stevenson Aung

When I first held a pair of Tajika scissors, I knew they embodied the level of artistry and craft I looked for in all our curated products. The hammered texture, the raw finish and the elegant curves of the forged steel…

Hopper’s Drawings of Nighthawks

Hopper’s Drawings of Nighthawks

Written by Stevenson Aung

The Edward Hopper Drawing exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art offers an interesting insight into the creative process of one of America’s most celebrated painters of the 20th Century….

Basalt, Marble and Granite Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi

Basalt, Marble and Granite Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi

Written by Stevenson Aung

Rediscovered my love of sculpture through the stone works of the Japanese-American artist, Isamu Noguchi. The pictures are from a recent visit to the Noguchi Museum in Queens, NY. I…

Architectural House Tour III: Glass House

Architectural House Tour III: Glass House

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We recently went up to New Canaan, Connecticut to visit Philip Johnson’s infamous Glass House, built in 1949. Unlike many beautifully designed homes commissioned by wealthy patrons, this 47 acre…

It’s all in the Details | Part I

It’s all in the Details | Part I

Written by Stevenson Aung

Often what separates a good product from a great product is in the details. Before I began studying design, I never really noticed these distinguishing characteristics in items that separated…

Shaping the Kitchen with every Apron: Chatting with Hedley and Bennett

Shaping the Kitchen with every Apron: Chatting with Hedley and Bennett

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Until now, my only memories of aprons send me way back to childhood summer vacations at my grandparents’ house where I was forced to wear them while washing the dishes. They have never provoked much…

Joining Forces with Overhaul Media

Joining Forces with Overhaul Media

Written by Stevenson Aung

This is the team behind our beloved website! We first came in contact with Overhaul Media’s work through the website they did for our friends at Canadian menswear retailer, Haven….

NYC Design Week 2013

NYC Design Week 2013

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

It’s Design Week and the world has congregated in the five boroughs of New York to showcase the latest in design. It’s always so great to watch as the city…

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