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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…

Journey to Japan – Part 1

Journey to Japan – Part 1

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

While Steve and I were in Japan during this last trip, we crammed every day with meetings and activities. Steve had a head start and flew out a few days…

Hudson Roadtrip

Hudson Roadtrip

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Last weekend a few friends and I took a trip upstate a couple hours to recharge in the heart of the Hudson Valley. With the help of a little fresh…

The Maine Thing

The Maine Thing

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We went to Maine recently. It was a great mini trip and involved all the things you’d expect out of this coastal region. We basically did three main activities during…

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