About Us


Palmer Earley

Founder/Creative Director

Texas native, Palmer Earley has lived his life with a decidedly unorthodox approach, fully embracing his free-spirited personality, and always motivated by art.


Earley’s passions have been the driving force in his life. He is a lifelong skateboarder turned surfer, toured across the country with bands, had an accomplished film and television career in New York and Los Angeles and lived in London as a writer.  Now that passion is focused on product design.

Palmer Earley founded his first company, Architects & Heroes Interiors (AHI) in 1997 in Austin, Texas.  In 2010, Palmer sold AHI to Four Hands Furniture and became the Creative Head of their lighting division.  Today Palmer's designs are carried in over 150 stores across the globe, including Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie and ABC Carpet & Home.

In September 2013 he launched his newest venture, Nellcote Studio.  Nellcote Studio is a lighting design workshop based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Nellcote Studio features all handmade designs, a rarity in today's manufacturing world.  Lead by Palmer Earley, his designs emphasize the quality of both form and function and are truly one of a kind.  The brand exhibits unabashed originality, known as elegant, yet undeniably cool.  Palmer describes his approach, "It's all about quality and originality.  It's not about fashion.  I strive for designs that are timeless.  We believe in creating a unique product that lifts the spirits of the home, and inspires it's owner." 

Palmer Earley's new collections are driven through an organic inspiration combined with architectural symmetry. You can view his latest work at www.NellcoteStudio.com, or purchase his work through www.ResourceDecor.com.

Jan Mirkin-Earley

Partner/Chief Brand Officer

Jan is co-founder and Chief Brand Officer for Nellcote Studio. She has an extensive background in marketing and good taste. Having been a pioneer for women in the music industry, she’s been opening doors for artists since 1982.

Her accomplishments range from General Manager of Justice Records, distributed by the Universal Music Group to Supervising Producer for Stageside Productions at Austin City Limits Live at the The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.  Events created include: A live-streaming concert series called STAGESIDE LIVE, distributed by AT&T and CBS, featuring Keane, Jewel and Neon Trees. Additionally, Jan has worked with The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, Jay Z, Dan Rather Reports TV Show, Comedy Central TV, Vevo, and more.

Jan is also the Founder and Creative Director of Lily Koi, a textile company that sources vintage handmade and hand dyed fabrics.  The exquisite and rare textiles are then repurposed into one-of-a kind, unique cushions, throws and bags.

Jan relocated with her husband, Palmer Earley, in 2013 to open the doors of Nellcote Studio.