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Our Flagship

Our Flagship

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

When we began Nalata Nalata, we launched online but there was always hope that one day we would open a brick and mortar location. Steve and I had always dreamt…

Not Just Packaging

Not Just Packaging

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

A quick word on a small thing that makes a big difference… Steve and I are HUGE packaging nerds. Well designed boxes and bags gives a product an added special…

A World of Observation: The 10¹² Terra Outlook

A World of Observation: The 10¹² Terra Outlook

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

As much as I have always liked the thought of incorporating plant life into our home, the trick was always how to keep them alive. I don’t have much of a green thumb so it wasn’t until my discovery…

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…

Jeff Koons Retrospective

Jeff Koons Retrospective

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Sometimes you can precisely reference a day from your past because it had a strong impact on you. For me this occurred on my first day of Art Fundamentals class…

A Closer Look at Jusan-Ya

A Closer Look at Jusan-Ya

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Combs can be very personal items and in some instances seen as spiritual objects. The Japanese word for comb, kushibi, translates to “working with spirits” because in ancient times, people would…

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…

NYC Design Week 2014

NYC Design Week 2014

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

The third annual NYC X Design week kick started last weekend with a ton of activities throughout the city. We caught a few shows including ICFF, Wanted, Sight Unseen Offsite…

George Nakashima at Untitled

George Nakashima at Untitled

Written by Stevenson Aung

The furniture of George Nakashima has always blurred the lines between art and design. His organic approach to wood construction reveals the unique idiosyncrasies of the tree itself, in what…

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