Well, here we are. It's 2018 and to kick off the new year we're starting a blog! I'm Paige; my husband, Nate, and I are the team behind Narwall. If you haven't read our "about us" page, start there. Narwall has been in business for four and a half years and this blog has been on the list of things to do because there is so much that I've wanted to document. That's four years of blog ideas stewing around. So get excited!
We get questions every so often about where we make the Narwall products, so to start I wanted to show you inside the "headquarters". We don't get much traffic at our store-front because we're tucked away in the corner of a shopping center. But that's okay because it's usually crazy behind these doors. And if random people stumbled in on our creative process (which involves loud music, scrap wood, and an unimaginable amount of paint cans) they would probably run far, far away. Sometimes a mess should only be seen by its creator, am I right? That being said here is the cleaned up version:
When you walk into the shop your eyes go up to the high, wood planked ceilings and the floating lights (they're called Mooi Random Lamps; found at an estate sale in Atlanta*). From the outside the last thing you're expecting is tall ceilings and an industrial vibe, so people walk in and follow with an "oh wow". The space is basically one large room with a side office which holds our machinery, a computer, etc.
*Forget our wedding or the birth of our child. The day I found those light fixtures was the best day of my life. Kidding, of course!
Black chandelier is found here.
Since we don't get many customers walking through our doors, one of my main objectives when setting this place up was to make it comfortable. Bringing in a couch was an absolute must and that is easily the most used spot in the studio. I sit by the windows with my laptop and design cut files and respond to emails for hours on end. I'm pretty sure our postman thinks I'm a potato because without fail every time he walks by to drop off our mail, that's where I happen to be. I'm working, Mr. Postman! I promise!
Moving on... the white door on the right leads to bathrooms that are shared with our awesome girlboss neighbor: a nutritionist (Fireflower Wellness). When I first moved into this space and realized that the five (I repeat, FIVE) neighboring businesses were singlehandedly run by women that was pretty exciting.
Love is Sweet