Introducing our Tortoise-02 Knob!

Introducing our Tortoise-02 Knob!

Nest Studio is thrilled to announce our newest addition to our Fauna series, the Tortoise-02, unofficially nicknamed "Baby Tortoise". Inspired by the wilds of nature and both Egyptian and Art Deco depictions of Flora & Fauna, the Tortoise lends itself naturally to hardware with abstract geometric motifs. Smaller Size, Same Detail  The Tortoise-02 is a scaled-down reproduction of our original Tortoise-01. Though reduced in size, its detail is every bit as precise and spectacular. The Tortoise-02 measures at 2" L x 1-1/2" W, making it an ideal statement piece for standard-sized cabinets. Impeccably Finished The Tortoise-02 is cast in solid brass and hand polished. Then it's finished in... Read more

Introducing our New PINCH Collection

Introducing our New PINCH Collection

We are so excited to announce our newest hardware collection: PINCH This gorgeous, sculptural series includes six pieces in four finishes, and reflects light, plays with dimension, and attracts interest. Pinch is just perfect for bejeweling your projects!   A Collaboration with Stephen Antonson This collection was created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based plaster artisan, Stephen Antonson. To create our Pinch pieces, Antonson pinched together pie tins and coated them with plaster, forming their shape. Our Pinch pieces are then cast in brass from in molds made from Antonson's unique pieces.   Finally, our Pinch pieces are refinished to Polished Brass No Lacquer, Polished Nickel, Matte White, or Blackened Bronze.      Featured in Galerie We're pinching ourselves over... Read more

LuAnne's Six Picks

LuAnne's Six Picks

Continuing on with our Six Picks featuring our employees, this week is all about our amazing LuAnne Kleppe. She is the house mom, the fort holder downer and everything in between when it comes to Nest. Luanne is in charge of all of our QC and shipping and is just a problem solver extraordaire with an amazing attitude. We would get s#$%t done around here with her. Here are Luanne's Six Picks Travel Destination: California road trip! I love researching our destinations ahead of time, and looking for great restaurants or points of interest along the way. In 2012 we... Read more

Jessica Burne's Six Picks

Jessica Burne's Six Picks

Continuing on with our Six Pick's series, this week it's all about our incredible Jessica Burne Davis. Although she holds the title of Head of Operations here at Nest Studio, Jess is always there for whatever needs to be done and acts as owner Jess Davis's right hand gal.  We don't know what we would do without her!   Travel destination: Maine. I have spent every summer since I was a child on Sebago Lake in Maine. There is something magical about the area.  Besides being breathtakingly beautiful, the lake seems to generate its own weather pattern. Rainy days are few... Read more

Jess Davis's Six Picks

Jess Davis's Six Picks

  Hi Folks! We are starting a new blog post series. Remember my favorite things?  Well, now we are doing a series of Six Picks.  My top travel destination, personal care item, food, summer reading, Nest Studio Piece and mom hack!  Stay tuned for everyone else from the Nest Team's top six picks as well.  Here we go!  1) Travel destination: Portugal. My husband and I went here for our tenth anniversary five years ago (ack! that means we have been married now for 15 years!). It was such a fun trip. I would love to bring the kids back... Read more

Nest Studio's Founder Jessica Davis

Nest Studio's Founder Jessica Davis

Hi Folks! I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself.  A lot of you may be new followers, and while the "About" section of our website gives a good synopsis, it doesn't tell you the full story of me Jess Davis.    I've always been a design geek so to speak.  I grew up moving a lot and have never felt like I fully fit in.  My mother is Chinese and my dad is from Texas.  While I'm a US citizen, I was born in Sydney Australia and spent most of my childhood in Hong Kong with a... Read more

Tharon Anderson: Hardware Installation to Perfection

Tharon Anderson: Hardware Installation to Perfection

Design Crush, Tharon Anderson, is a designer who always gets the details right.    She is meticulous and thoughtful in all her design decisions . . . and it shows.  Tharon is a master at making hardware installation look effortless.  Unfortunately, it's not!!  We've seen even seasoned designers make hardware installation decisions that look like mistakes.   We recently spoke with Tharon to find out her process for getting even the challenging installations to look flawless.  "Correctly installing hardware, particularly jewelry hardware, is not easy.  Many installers will automatically center the hole on the cabinet face which isn't always the best location," states... Read more

Nest Studio Introduces the Organic Series

Nest Studio Introduces the Organic Series

Nest Studio is thrilled to introduce our new hardware line, the Organic Series.  This sculptural hardware suite draws its inspiration from the biomorphic works of Henry Moore.  Multiple mounting options on our Organic Series pull highlight its solid and hollow spaces, making it a versatile hardware option. Our face mounted handle emphasizes its organic shape by floating in front of the millwork surface via standoff posts. The positive and negative space of drawer or door front and hardware play nicely to make it a statement piece for furniture and cabinets.  Our finger pull continues the organic inspiration of Henry Moore. The... Read more

Nest Studio Introduces the Lauhala Collection

Nest Studio Introduces the Lauhala Collection

Nest Studio is thrilled to announce the release of the second in series of artisan collaborations, the Lauhala collection. Lauhala pairs the precise lines of Nest's existing Mod pulls with the hand-woven work of Hawaii-based jewelry brand Kū + Moe. Artisan Iliahi Anthony utilizes the native Hawaiian "lauhala" or screwpine leaf to wrap the pulls, lending a softness and organic feel that adds the perfect natural element to interiors and furniture. Lauhala leaves are a rapidly renewable resource in the South Pacific.  The indigenous Pandanus, or screw pine trees, from which they are derived, grow prolifically throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  The Lauhala leaves can be harvested, transported... Read more

Introducing Nest Studio's New Glaze Series

Introducing Nest Studio's New Glaze Series

We are so thrilled to announce the launch of our long-awaited Glaze Series in collaboration with ceramic artist Jonathan Castro.  This limited run series is hand thrown, fired and glazed by Castro and showcasing his ceramic ribbing technique.  Each artisanal piece is then juxtaposed with a solid brass mounting backplate.  Jonathan’s expertise as a ceramic artist makes the striking work in this series perfect for large doors, furniture and cabinetry. Each piece is made of porcelain clay and is hand turned, one at a time, in Jonathan's New York City studio.  Castro makes all glazes from scratch with  original formulas. All... Read more