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paper peeks: hour of nine

liliha * napoleon

while catching up with the summer arrivals by hour of nine, the letterpress studio of nyc-based designer lehua chong, a trio of new notecard collections was waiting to charm me. this time around the pretty patterns are distilled from wooden tiki carvings, a circle island tour of oahu's sunny beaches, and the cheeky cult flick heathers.

how very!

{and so so timely since there are whispers of my most beloved and watched movie during high school possibly getting a reboot on bravo next year . . . shudder.}

shall we have a peek?

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and the winner is . . .

brynn from hilo who will be jotting down her hellos on lovely note cards handmade by my letterpress friends at hour of nine, joie studio and miemiko atelier. i must apologize for the delay in posting the giveaway update, but an unexpected weekend visit required a mad dash to tidy up our nest.

with july starting out with a trip home to attend my fil's funeral, h|h will be taking a summer hiatus to allow me to tend to family affairs and to catch up on offline projects. that said, too good not to share events & sales will be posted on facebook and you are always welcome to follow me on pinterest where i pin the occasional swoon-worthy find.

posting will resume after labor day. (fyi: subscribing to the official email list is a fine way to be notified of my return.)

wishing you a lovely & happy summer . . .


summertime stationery giveaway

aloha friends! alas, back to back family emergencies have pulled me away for the past few weeks, but i wanted to pop in to announce a small summer giveaway.

my mister and i have had two reminders in less than a month's time about how suddenly and unexpectedly loved ones can be lost, and, since we will always have regrets about a missed visit or phone call, i would love to share a trio of letterpress note cards so one lucky reader can fill a few favorite mailboxes with postal cheer.

because sometimes a handwritten note to say hello can be the sweetest way to send a smile to faraway family and friends . . . and letterpress goodness by hour of nine, joie studio (featuring a shop toast design) & miemiko atelier make for even more delightful tidings.

more details on how to enter after the jump.

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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?


aloha friday scoop

my sincere apologies for skipping out on you without a word (a hopeless case of blogger burnout . . . sigh), but a fantastic surprise awaits on monday!

a few hastily gathered possibilities for your weekend:

fighting eel is on the lookout for p/t and f/t help to staff their chinatown flagship and soon-to-debut kailua boutique.

nonstop kaka'ako woos with pretty serenades by anuhea, beauty bar treats, eat the street grinds, and pop-up shops hosted by the butik, cassandra rull, fashionista's market and more!

online, rockabella jewels rewards early birds with a sale on custom nameplates ($80 for a limited time) specially made for your xmas list sweeties.

  • expires: thu, dec 1st
  • fyi: minimum three week turnaround

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