Nalani Gloor started Knotty Bloom as a little creative side project. But - as things we love often do - it's bloomed into its own business, with a sunny studio space at home, an online shop, and stockists in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Originally from California, Nalani moved from Melbourne to New Zealand with her partner Jesse just over a year ago, the two deciding to dial down the big city pace and enjoy a more laid back beachside lifestyle in Tauranga. Nalani's mother taught her the art of macrame when she was quite young. She picked it up again a couple of years ago, and says she hasn't been able to stop since. For her, it's both a daily meditative, calming practise, and a natural extension of her interior design work (Nalani is a degree-qualified Interior Architect).
Every one of Nalani's pieces - from teeny knotted plant holders to massive modern wall hangings - is made using locally-sourced New Zealand-made fibres.