This site is dedicated to the love of nails and the artful craft of nail art. My obsession with nail art started at the young age of 10 when my mother discovered this incredible nail artisan named Akiko in Rockville, Maryland. She would paint nails from dawn to dusk meticulously embellishing nail after nail with irises and graphic lines My mom was diligent about her nails it was her one constant in the world of beauty rituals. It was a means for her to express herself in a tasteful way. All these years later I’m so grateful to live-in a city where a small community of women truly celebrate the culture of nail art beyond the French white tipped digit.