Curvaceous laminated stool by Steve Lawler | rePly Furniture


Hello, Tacoma,

Moss + Mineral has relocated to 821 Pacific Ave. and is sharing an airy, new space with artisan furniture makers rePly and birdloft! Matter: Tacoma made modern ( is an experimental showroom featuring a beautifully edited selection of art + modern furnishings to make your home or workspace sing. We’re open Saturdays, noon-6,  and by appointment. Matter showcases the work of three local makers:

birdloft furniture – Adrienne Wicks and Jeff Libby,
Moss + Mineral – Lisa Kinoshita,
rePly Furniture – Steve Lawler,

The space brims with an eclectic mix of contemporary art furniture by rePly; hand-crafted, sustainable furniture by birdloft; and mid-century modern design and art curated by yours truly. In addition to showcasing fine woodworking and vintage stylings, we are currently featuring an art installation by Elise Richman, paintings by Selinda Sheridan, and ceramics by Melissa Balch through October 1, 2016. 

Botanical design by Lisa Kinoshita | Moss + Mineral

Matter is an open-concept store that draws on the owners’ diverse backgrounds to show customers how to put together a room with individualistic style from the ground up. These artisans bring a range of experience to their undertaking: birdloft and RePly were founding members of the acclaimed REVIVE showroom in Tacoma’s Dome District. Moss + Mineral (formerly, the gallery known as Mineral) has been a fixture in Tacoma arts since 2003, showing visual art, functional design and studio jewelry. The store plans to bring in emerging and established artisans in coming months.

Located in an airy 1,800sf space in the Theater District, Matter offers intriguing possibilities as an artspace; its co-directors are planning future events which may include expert talks, readings and live performance free to the public.

Bringing together three varied yet complementary aesthetics under one roof provides a boon for those seeking an assist in designing their home and work spaces:

rePly Furniture / Steve Lawler – The culmination of many years of creative pursuit. An ingenious and elegant approach to building earth-friendly furniture from reclaimed plywood scrap, exquisitely formed and laminated for an element of surprise.

birdloft furniture / Jeff Libby+Adrienne Wicks – Sustainable furniture design from wood and steel that grounds and uplifts. Small shop, meticulous craft by two architect-craftspeople. Calibrated for sanctuary at home.

Moss + Mineral / Lisa Kinoshita – An artist and curator transfers her love of modern design to period objects and unusual botanicals that transform the rooms we live in.

In the Matter showroom, decor will be staged to offer customers ideas on how to effortlessly pull so many fresh influences together. Questions for M+M? Give me a shout at 253.961.5220 or email

Nimbus Table by birdloft furniture | Adrienne Wicks + Jeff Libby

Open End Table by Steve Lawler | rePly Furniture

Kimono Bench by A. Arp | Moss + Mineral


  1. Lisa Hudson

    Lisa, I wish I could be on that coast for your event! We need to touch base, my website is up and I would like to talk about a collaboration! Be in touch soon…..Good luck with the opening!


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