Hello, Tacoma!

One year ago, Moss + Mineral relocated to an airy, 1,800′ space to co-found a design showroom called Matter. ‘Evolution’ is the best way to describe the changes a year can bring! Today, Matter is an art space and gallery co-owned by Steve Lawler (rePly Furniture), Nicholas Nyland (Object Lesson), and me (Lisa Kinoshita). We present the work of a slew of supercool Northwest artisans, and specialize in contemporary and mid-century modern furnishings and ceramics to make your home or workspace sing. Matter also mounts rotating art exhibits by artists from the Northwest and beyond.

Hours: Fridays 2-7, Saturdays, noon-5, and by appointment. Questions? Call 253.961.5220 or email


Matter is an incubator for fresh ideas:

• Moss + Mineral – Artist and freelance curator Lisa Kinoshita expands her love of mid-century modern design to period objects and unusual botanicals that transform the rooms we live in. (253.961.5220)
• rePly Furniture – Steve Lawler hand-builds furniture from reclaimed wood impeccably formed and laminated for an element of pure surprise. (253.389.3807)
• Object Lesson – Nicholas Nyland is a fine painter, ceramicist and textile artist who slings color with wit and elegance. (253.228.1976)


Vintage apricot mohair Eastlake Chair, Moss + Mineral. Angular shelving, rePly Furniture.


Gold-leafed “Sun Disc” table by Carlos Taylor-Swanson.


Object Lesson by Nicholas Nyland


Distressed console by Steve Lawler 


  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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