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island crush: canvas caravan

popping in with tardy new year wishes for happy everyday moments and delightful adventures be it nearby or faraway!

only a few days remain on my winter holiday filled with much needed sunshine and smiles. alas, an island hop is not in the stars this time around, but the lovely canvas & leather luggage collection designed by sig zane would certainly add a dash of aloha to crowded tsa queues and cramped overhead airplane bins.

three styles. gorgeous prints. made in japan.

$145 & up in-store + online.


happy hale*days 2011: mele edition

a few whimsical possibilities to dress up your december with a little island inspired holiday cheer!

1 - xmas greetings get modern with hour of nine's merry letterpress notes. {$18; enter secret code hapahale in the special instructions box at checkout & your order will arrive with preprinted return addresses on the envelopes}

2 - old school xmas lights are even more delightful when transformed into handmade felt ornaments by honolulu's danielle london. {$25}

3 - pretty up gift boxes with shop toast's happy wooden charms engraved with holiday cuties. {$6}

4 - mailbox smiles are guaranteed when heather brown's eco-friendly cards featuring the sweetest three little birds arrive with holiday wishes. {$20}

more merriment after the jump!

5 - tag presents with a personalized flourish printed by honolulu's pikake press. {$8}

6 - swap out your old cookie cutters for playful ninjabread men and gift the coolest baked goods ever. {$8.95}

7 - coral felt wool placemats by haleiwa's aestivation designs will decorate table settings with festive flair. {$85}

do you prefer to stay true to xmas traditions or do you adore mixing in newly discovered holiday delights every december?


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.


shop toast: tiny tins dart set

the first of the holiday gifting guides debut next week, but i had to share this delightful creation by shop toast since the pre-order deadline is just days away. the tiny tins dart set is the ultimate secret santa gift - instant gratification from the snack size portions of arare which sit atop a dartboard base that promises endless hours of future amusement.

the shop toast elves will only be making a handful of sets so, if this catches your fancy, be sure to pre-order by mon, nov 14th for early december pickup/shipping.


kisses from kaua'i

lisa from bungalow 9 just shared the newest addition to her design shop's print collection!

i love you from here to kauai is an especially sweet notion for homesick kama'aina and faraway loves of the garden isle.

offered in five colors and sized to fit standard issue frames.

$42 in-store (phone & email orders welcome).