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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.


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.


final boarding: sig zane x ito

. . . pop-up by interisland terminal . . .

hopefully, you are one of the lucky locals who met the sig zane 'ohana during their weeklong waikiki appearance talking story about how art, design, travel and the islands combine to influence the family of makers. if you call oahu home, the interisland travelwrights pop-up shop closes on sunday and with it your chance to scoop up limited edition offerings and other goodness (hello kites!) by the hilo label.

although distance is keeping me away (alas!), the story behind the ponoholo print debuting at ito makes me hopeful that it will become a permanent part of the collection. the starry skies that guided the native hawaiians during their navigations across the pacific are intertwined with a woven motif representing the ties that bind . . . from the canoes on which those long ago journeys were made to the connection of the zane 'ohana to their hometown.

happily, the interweb is filled with ito peeks so i gathered up a few to tempt you down to waikiki this weekend!

ito tee
hilo one duffle
ponoholo printing process

i love how screenprinting transforms a plain piece of fabric, and was delighted to discover interisland terminal posted a fascinating peek of the made in hawaii production process.

tonight, find out what sparked the creation of kuhao's art installation (6p to 8p), and remember a portion of sales from the ponoholo design benefit interisland terminal!

  • when: now to sun, jun 12th
  • where: waikiki parc hotel, 2233 helumoa road
  • pop-up shop hours: daily, 11a to 7p
  • fyi: free validated parking at hotel (valet only)

{photo credit: 1/2 - sig zane + 3/interisland terminal}


kung hee fat choy!

with the arrival of chinese new year, all the rabbits reading this, especially metal rabbits, will be delighted to peek sig zane's mama tu tees just issued for 2011.

$20 (keiki) to $28 (mama & papa). in-store & online.

p.s. if you follow the stars, here's the forecast for the year of the rabbit.


new peeks: sig zane

lihiwai * mikioi

goodness, it's been quite some time since the last sig zane roundup and so many new designs have arrived in the past year that i had a difficult time editing down all the sz goodness.

here's a quick recap - eco style is now available with the addition of bamboo fabric aloha shirts and the introduction of the w's organic mohala tee. m's board shorts are now offered in more patterns and the collaboration with the waikiki aquarium is now online. you can style up your kitchen with quilted mikioi hot pads while hawaiian style minimalists will want to take a peek at the new lihiwai canvas bag with a cheery solid exterior lined in the big island designer's lovely fabric.

one of my favorite new patterns is the hilo one which interprets the town map into a wearable design. definitely a great find for anyone whose heart remains on the big island.

and, reiko from the sz 'ohana posted peeks of fujitsu's limited edition aloha express netbook rocking sig's 'ulu pattern. it is, alas, available exclusively in japan but the gorgeous design makes me wish sz offered a macbook skin. lucky japan!

hilo one * welo * waiuli
w's organic mohala tees
aloha express in 'uluwehi keaukaha

select styles are available in the online shop or hele over to the sz flagship in downtown hilo: