A long-standing love affair with design has been the driving force behind many of Nathan’s creative and career exploits. As a boy, it was not uncommon for Nathan to spend hours dreaming of someday owning his own “perfect little store.” Even when his mother sent him about his household chores, Nathan would imagine himself in his very own retail utopia, sweeping or dusting or straightening things. The store of his imagination was beautiful and innovative. It was a place where the shopping experience was just as lovely as the loot you left with, where your name was remembered and the gift-wrapping was always free. It was decidedly modern and chic but never highfalutin’, and forever fun.