Matter is now MINKA

Matter Becomes MINKA

Thirteen months ago, Moss + Mineral relocated to an 1,800′ space to co-found a design showroom, called Matter Tacoma.  Now, in a move Tacoma Weekly called “the retail equivalent of ice skating’s double-axel, triple-Salchow,” Matter has become a different breed of animal – Minka.

Minka (821 Pacific Ave.) is a design space co-owned by me and my amazing creative partner, Tacoma artist Nicholas Nyland.  Our 1,800′ space has a curated point of view and a high-Pop vibe.  It’s colorful, and electric.  We present select work by Northwest artists and artisans, and specialize in contemporary furnishings, craft and jewelry.  Minka 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



Artist and freelance curator, Lisa Kinoshita, expands her interest in mid-century design to period objects and unusual botanicals that transform the rooms we live in. (253.961.5220)

Artist Nicholas Nyland is a fine painter, ceramicist and textile artist who slings color with wit and elegance.  (253.228.1976)

Minka is Japanese for “house of the people”.


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


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


Object Lesson by Nicholas Nyland


  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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