IT ALL STARTED WITH THE SIMPLE IDEA
We live in one of the most inspiring places in the world and all you need to do is look around.
PATTERNS FROM PARADISE
Nala is a lifestyle brand that specialises in pattern design. Inspired by Asian culture and heritage these patterns are translated to different mediums such as fabrics, wallpaper, handbags, clothing, accessories, home-ware and stationery.
Everything is illustrated by hand and all the designs and colours encapsulate the diversity of South East Asia.
LIVING IN MALAYSIA
In a country where the landscape changes faster than a theatre backdrop, Kuala Lumpur, a formerly languid colonial outpost has transformed in leaps and bounds. Today, steel and glass structures dwarf once-gargantuan provincial outposts of gleaming copper domes, Moorish architecture and quintessential wooden homes.
Beyond the familiar tourist traps and celebrated selfie spots – often hidden away from modernity – are clusters of the past. Enter a world of spatter-glazed mosaic tiles, angular Art Deco pieces, ornately embroidered kebayas, garden blooms, … Old Malaya is an inspiration in itself. Reminiscent of simpler, laid back, yet more colourful times. Where outdoor entertainment was the weekend highlight; door-to-door food vendors fueled appetites and cultural traditions were held proud and high.