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Handcrafted on the Mekong

Handcrafted on the Mekong

June 27, 2017 2 min read

by James We concluded our excursion on the Mekong with visits to many hard-working families that use local materials to produce a variety of handicrafts and home essentials. Echoing Nina’s combination of focus and creativity, these often women-led businesses demonstrated a relaxed spirit of entrepreneurial enthusiasm. In fact, I later learned why it was common […]
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Flavors of the Mekong

Flavors of the Mekong

May 30, 2017 2 min read

By James Gems must be on my mind because the colorful fruits along the Mekong provide subtle reminders of the multi-colored sapphires and diamonds embedded in gold bangles back at the studio. In this instance, I’m admiring a woven basket holding bright red dragon fruit and yellow mango aboard our boat rounding Tân Phong island. […]
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Mekong: Mother of Water and More Than a River

Mekong: Mother of Water and More Than a River

May 11, 2017 1 min read

by James What starts with elephant ear fish and ends with jack fruit? Lunch on the Mekong Delta after a full week rolling out production of the latest collection. Nina invited a lucky few staff from the Saigon office to see her inspiration for the Mekong Collection this past weekend. We left motorbike-happy Saigon for […]
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Part 2 - Two Days in D.C.: Our Experience at the New York Times Global Leaders Collective

Part 2 - Two Days in D.C.: Our Experience at the New York Times Global Leaders Collective

March 13, 2017 5 min read

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Two Days in D.C.: Our Experience at the New York Times Global Leaders Collective

Two Days in D.C.: Our Experience at the New York Times Global Leaders Collective

February 06, 2017 3 min read

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October – Breast Cancer Awareness

October – Breast Cancer Awareness

October 24, 2016 2 min read

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Lapis – Pantone Color Spring 2017

Lapis – Pantone Color Spring 2017

October 14, 2016 2 min read

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Tourmaline – Love and Communication

October 12, 2016 2 min read

Tourmaline is the stone of love and communication and also happens to be October's birthstone!
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Tourmaline – Love and Communication

Tourmaline – Love and Communication

October 12, 2016 2 min read

Tourmaline is the stone of love and communication and also happens to be October's birthstone!
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Nina's Travels - Mui Ne

Nina's Travels - Mui Ne

October 07, 2016 2 min read

Nina Nguyen shares about her recent travels to Mui Ne, Vietnam and talks about how it inspires her designs.
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Opals - The Stone of Lightning

Opals - The Stone of Lightning

October 04, 2016 2 min read

Opals are October's birthstone! Learn more about the myth and magic behind these gorgeous gems.
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Mixed Metals

Mixed Metals

September 13, 2016 1 min read

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