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shop peek: reuse hawaii warehouse

while home this winter, the mister and i finally had a chance to pop into the reuse hawaii warehouse to marvel at all the wonderful discoveries saved from deconstruction projects around the island. (tax day tie-in: material donations are deductible if your nest happens to be in need of a renovation.)

our dear friend selina co-founded reuse with her sweetie quinn a few years ago (their lovely cottage overlooking the honolulu city lights is a gorgeous lesson in decorating with roadside castoffs and warehouse finds), and the combined sweat equity of their crew has created one of the most eco-friendly resources on oahu for designers and diy-ers.

since reuse opened its doors, the coconut wire has shared stories of furniture designers crafting pieces out of reclaimed wood, eco-friendly event planners upcycling discoveries into rustic centerpieces intended to become post-bash planter boxes, and a friend's hubby who cobbled together their hillside chicken coop after a reuse shopping trip. and, more than a few indie shopkeepers have scouted reuse for supplies to transform into a charming perch for their merch.

with an ever changing inventory, chances are a delightful surprise is waiting in one of the many warehouse aisles which woo with salvaged flooring and doors, vintage delights from industrial light fixtures to old timey glass door knobs, boxes of ceramic tiles, bins of hardware, an outdoor lumber yard, and the occasional curious find.

join me for a tour after the jump!

happy hardware holdalls
charming french doors & vintage cupboards
project possibility?

while lounging by the warehouse entrance, my camera snapped a little boat which seemed just right for recreating this dreamy pillow filled boat hearted on my pinterest (mahalo betty for pinning!).

new arrivals can be peeked online (oh, how i coveted the gorgeous farmhouse sink rescued from shangri la last year) but do remember that the first shopper to show up at the warehouse scoops up the goods.

  • where: 200 keawe street, kaka'ako
  • shop hours: mon to fri, 8a to 6p & sat, 9a to 4p

p.s. reuse is always on the lookout for good peeps so click over to the job board to inquire about joining the team.


happy hale*days 2011: keiki edition

because the best things come in small packages . . .

1 - tea party guests will be delighted when handmade felt cupcakes crafted by ooh la lollipop are served by their hostess. {$12; save 25% off on your entire purchase with secret code etsysale25. while supplies last.}

2 - charm your honu-loving little one with rockabella's tiny gold & sterling silver turtle pendants. {$25; save 20% in the online shop with secret code hapaholidays. offer ends sat, dec 31st. order by mon, dec 5th for usps delivery by xmas.}

3 - handcarved rubber stamps by honolulu's hugfish and orange will inspire crafty cuties to fill endless playdates with the sweetest creations. {starting at $2.50; order by mon, dec 12th for xmas delivery.}

more pint-sized possibilities after the jump!

4 - expect giggles galore when your early reader pages through wave, an enchanting picture book about a little girl's first encounter with the ocean. {$15.99}

5 - pua jewelry's pretty seashell bobby pins are a sweet memento of happy afternoons spent by the seashore. {email lauren to order.}

6 - screenprinted mini minis by jana lam will keep her most beloved possessions tidy and ready for her next adventure. {$30; stocked at aloha 'aina in waikiki, super citizen in chinatown & wings hawaii in paia.}

7 - little sprouts celebrates the hawaiian alphabet with organic onesies and tees. {$22 to $24; save 10% off in-store and online with secret code hapahale; offer ends sat, dec 31st.}

happy shopping!


sleepy owl dreams

my cousin's first baby shower is this weekend and i am madly making everything pretty before dashing off to the post office so her gift box can begin its long journey across the pacific.

alas, i happened across cutsie patootsie's adorable crocheted newborn beanies a bit too late, and cannot help but sigh over the sweet pueo design's tiny handmade knits to keep little ones warm and cozy.

for a few dollars more, the sleepy owl cap can also be sized up for keikis of all ages (grownups too!).

available in pink, blue, and yellow (custom colors available upon request).

$28 online.

p.s. designer keikilani is crafting away for next month's oh baby! expo at the blaisdell so please convo her to special order until her etsy shop is restocked.


etsy scout: chief and crown

bear-ly in love with you

i could hardly contain my excitement when i wandered into chief and crown's shop while on a recent etsy scout. the spare photo styling had me at hello, and the little line from laie's southwestern influence is so very unexpected yet so perfect for summertime.

conor and jane riley, recent arrivals to the north shore, are the husband and wife team constructing all this design goodness. inspired by their childhood love for native american folklore, the delightful pairing marries conor's photograpy with jane's graphic designs to create offerings like handcarved bear and indian stamps decorating moleskine notebooks, visually striking ikat desert prints, and fetching motivational posters to inspire your day.


get ready to become smitten after the jump!

ikat desert
sketch your heart out

are all these little lovelies making you smile, dear reader? the posters would be an especially sweet gift for graduates about to embark on new adventures.

you will be happy to know that the collection is priced just right and ranges from $7 for a handprinted postcard set to $25 for the most charming art kits. hooray!

click over to chief and crown's etsy shop to peek the current offerings.


morning crush: bookplate stamp

while the grown-up me would be hesitant to mark up a page, the little me who daydreamed about the coveted sixth grade assignment checking out books at the school library would have made fast friends with this sweet owl & branch bookplate stamp from hilo's niko art.

$12 online.