“It’s called nesting.”

Admittedly, I didn’t know what to do with that at first. I quickly learned that this word… this ‘nesting’… is a clever moniker for the likes of decorative pillows and maybe-not-so-functional throw blankets. But to be fair, it also encompasses other, more permanent interior installations that I personally find much more exciting.

It was only a couple years ago that I realized my affinity for handmade furnishings. Since then, I’ve passed many an afternoon researching different designers and makers for the day when we actually have the money to procure more permanent pieces.



And so, I have set my sights on independent lighting design studio Allied Maker. Having evolved from the artful woodworking studio of Ryden Rizzo, Allied Maker now utilizes a variety of materials and crafting techniques to craft their stunning range of handmade lighting fixtures.

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As far as the design process goes, there is an obvious appreciation for natural materials. Allied Maker works predominantly with solid brass, various wood species, and the occasional felt or leather embellishment. In addition, the studio is also notable for it’s aesthetic, comprised of clean lines and simple geometries.


Even if you aren’t in the market, it’s worth taking a look at the official Allied Maker website. It might even be more appealing to follow their incredibly beautiful Instagram handle at @AlliedMaker for inspirational studio shots, product insights, and other miscellany.

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