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machinemachine {hearts} workshop

one of my favorite designers to follow (since 2007 . . . my, how time flies!) has been shannon hiramoto of machinemachine, and i am so delighted to share the happy news that the doors of her very own studio will be opening tomorrow night on kaua'i. the former auto bay tucked away in the hanapepe arts district has been reimagined as workshop, a space for making all the upcycled pretties adored by island lovelies and devoted fans across the pacific.

in addition to creating a dedicated sewing studio, a small plantation-style storefront will be stocked with machinemachine merch along with vintage finds and keiki goods and paintings made by friends forever little, the wren collection, and artist mary bethany.

shannon kindly sent along a few sneak peeks to share with you . . . after the jump!

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island crush: waikiki rainbow

it's impossible not to heart loose petals' cheery print of waikiki beach, just one of the iconic skylines featured in chicago designer karen young's delightful city series of eco prints.

the sweet curve of the postcard-perfect shoreline with kapiolani park's grassy lawn stretching below diamond head is such a cheerful reminder of sunny memories spent splashing in the pacific, watching puffy clouds leisurely drift from island to island, and the sweet scent of coconut oil.

printed on 100% recycled cardstock.

$19.99 online. (fyi: an 11x14 print is also offered for a few dollars more.)


island crush: poster pop

a little design love for your aloha friday!

nick from everything is jake! recently printed up the very fun aloha 'aina series filled with cheery island pop destined to brighten up blank walls.

the foursome features happy hints of island delights: the iconic big waves surfed on oahu, the wintering whales off maui's shores, the sweet country life embraced on kaua'i, and the breathtaking adventures awaiting on the big island.

currently sold as a set which can be purchased in the etsy shop.

p.s. you can now find select EIJ! prints over at the greenroom gallery in beautiful waikiki.


island crush: deja-view

the mister and i rarely find ourselves on the north shore when home, but one of my favorite island moments is when you begin to coast down the hill by the pineapple fields and are greeted by the most breathtaking panaromic view stretching from the skies to the sea.

north shore artist christie shinn captured this swoon-worthy setting exquisitely with her paintbrush, no?

$35+ online.

p.s. if you haven't met christie yet, read more about her right here.


hello big island fun!

everything is jake! has a new poster star for its delightfully retro island hop series!

the trio of big island fun designs offers a playful graphic punch (love the flashlight beams!) to thrill adventurers who dive down into the depths of the sea, spelunk through lava tubes, and trek up to kilauea to gaze upon pele's volcanic fire show.

$18 online.