On the waterfront: sci-fi vibe at the Museum of Glass.

The Tacoma landscape: a sci-fi blend of urban culture and industry.

 

Matter has become MINKA!  We’re open Fridays 2-7, Saturdays 12-5 and by appointment. 

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Minka is the design-store offspring of two artists, Nicholas Nyland and Lisa Kinoshita.  Previously, Lisa owned Moss + Mineral (2013-2016), a magical little cube of a shop whose seed was an art gallery, Mineral (2003-2011).  Lisa is an artist, jeweler and independent curator who lives in Tacoma. Nicholas is a fine painter, ceramicist and textile artist in Tacoma.

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Necklace by Lisa Kinoshita.

Minka is located in downtown Tacoma, 30 miles south of Seattle. Tacoma is a port city known for its historic architecture, numerous art museums and diamond-in-the-rough urban culture. It owns bragging rights for having commissioned a design for the world’s largest Andy Warhol artwork (1982), to cover the roof of the Tacoma Dome. The design may yet be realized.

Hours: Friday 2-7, Saturday noon-5, and by appointment
Address: 821 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA   98402
Phone: 253.961.5220; verticalshout@gmail.com

Return policy: We accept unused, undamaged merchandise with receipt within 30 days for exchange or store credit only. Our collection is thoughtfully edited and most items are one-of-a-kind, so please select with care as we do not issue cash refunds. All plants are final sale.

www.lisakinoshita.com.
www.nicholasnyland.net
Instagram @mossandmineral.
This website and its contents: © 2013 Lisa Kinoshita. All rights reserved

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  1. Beverly Moreland

    Lisa, Yesterday one of my clients came in wearing this amazing necklace that she’d bought at SAM. As we talked I told her of visiting my friend’s art opening in Lisa Kinoshita’s gallery in Tacoma. She was certain that was the name of the artist who had made her necklace! Such a small world. I really love your space.
    Beverly Moreland

    Reply

    1. mossandmineral

      Hi Beverly,

      It was wonderful to reconnect at the opening! And what a cool coincidence with your client. Hope to cross paths again soon…

      Lisa

      P.S. You looked like a gem in the crystal heart brooch.

      Reply

  2. Megan

    I drooled looking in your windows on Friday afternoon.
    That is my forehead print! 🙂
    You had me with the name of your shop and didn’t disappoint with the amazing things I spied inside. Specifically the floor lamp in the window!!!!!!
    Sorry to have missed you!

    Megan White

    Reply

    1. mossandmineral

      Hi Megan! Luckily we don’t check forehead prints at M+M! 🙂 Thank you for the kind words and sorry to have missed you…I’m down here frequently to water the plants so call anytime you want to come by…The mid-century floor lamp is made of wood with a “Scandinavian weave” shade that gives off nice, soft light. I’m closed now through March 15, but have lots of new stuff coming in right after. Thanks for writing!!

      Reply

  3. Rachael Rogers

    Lisa! I’m so glad you are still downtown in the same place…I can’t wait to see you again. I think of you often with cool ideas and Special places that I know you would adore! Cheers till then.

    Reply

    1. mossandmineral

      Hi Rachael! I’m in a new space 2 blocks downhill from the old one – 821 Pacific Ave.! It’s got a new name, Matter Tacoma, and a TON of new merchandise…Please come visit – we’re open Fridays 2-7 and Saturdays noon-5! See you soon, Lisa

      Reply

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