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

Taylor Anne Interiors: Nest Install

Taylor Anne Interiors:  Nest Install

Taylor Ogle's modern application of our Classic Series hardware suite is refreshing and unexpected.  This renovation of her childhood home for her parents was, “was one of the most challenging and rewarding projects I’ve ever done,” says the Taylor Anne Interiors designer to Elle Decor. The dining room and its modern millwork take advantage of the home's idyllic Bainbridge Island setting with these stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. Read more

ECLC and Nest Studio: Seeking Knowledge for Independent Living

ECLC and Nest Studio:  Seeking Knowledge for Independent Living

Nest Studio is thrilled to be partnering with ECLC, a local New Jersey school for children with special needs.  This exciting relationship simultaneously provides real-word job-readiness experiences for ECLC students and meets some of Nest Studio's in-house business needs. ECLC of New Jersey offers lifelong support and services – education, employment and enrichment – to people with special needs, including autism, Down syndrome, severe learning and/or language disabilities or multiple disabilities.  With an ultimate goal of empowering and enabling students to achieve their maximum potential, ECLC prepares older students for the workplace by taking on projects, including managing mailings, collating newsletters, creating. custom promotional products and even... Read more

Lindsay Cowles: Nest Install

Lindsay Cowles:  Nest Install

We just love working with the vibrant contemporary artist and designer, Lindsay Cowles! This abstract artist is a textile design pioneer.   Cowles's original painting medium is oil on canvas, but she also digitally manipulates her paintings into patterns for wall coverings, textiles and pillows.  These wallpapers and fabrics are made from sections of Lindsay's paintings and have an artistic abstract feel.  Her artful textile designs can be customized in color, repeat and material.  Cowles's bold, energetic, and colorful abstract paintings and textiles make a statement in any interior.  Fundamental elements of her paintings are focused in the interplay of color and the... Read more

Introducing Nest Studio's New Mod Series

Introducing Nest Studio's New Mod Series

Nest Studio is proud to introduce our new Mod Series.  The Mod Series draws its inspiration from the rounded and geometric lines popular in the mid-century. With a nod toward low-slung mid mod architecture and the sparkling hubcaps and fenders of the period's golden age of automobiles, this series is ideal for both classic and contemporary spaces. Mod is available with two mounting options, four lengths and comes in four standard finishes:  oil rubbed bronze, satin brass, polished nickel and polished brass unlacquered.  The Mod Series can also be fabricated in custom finishes and sizes.   Nest Studio hardware can be ordered from our... Read more

Moms Helping Moms: YCS and Nest Studio

Moms Helping Moms:  YCS and Nest Studio

It's Jess Davis, here! As we have grown our business, adding more people and products I've also been thinking a lot about social responsibility. Since we are an all-mom team here at the Nest we thought it would make sense to do something in our business that involved mothers.  Over the past 6 months we have piloted a  "moms-helping-moms" internship program with Youth Consultation Service.   YCS pairs first-time mothers from their Nurse Family Partnership program in Essex County with Nest for internships in the studio to prepare them for work in an office environment, providing them much needed job skills,... Read more