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Entries in kaypee soh (8)


a so'mace summer

ocean collection

our friends at so'mace have had quite a year so far between the local design house's debut at the ny int'l gift fair, welcoming pretty pacific-inspired tableware to the collection, and a spring move to a new showroom space.

if you adore designer kaypee soh's modern take on island style, the whimsical laminated linen trays and bowls will surely find a place in your home. the smallest sizes are perfect for keeping little pretties tidy while their larger mates make for carefree displays and will certainly charm guests when pressed into service.

the new rug collection caught my fancy as soon as the lovely isla (who pens the official so'mace blog) first shared sneak peeks last year. the designs are already making me sigh from afar and while preparing this post i discovered my favorite motifs (chevrons! sea urchins! fish scales!) will say hello in the summer 2012 flat-weave collection. hooray!

urchins * scales
asymmetric chevrons

be still my heart . . . and offered in the exact colorways of our future bedroom makeover. hand-knotted rugs made of wool &/or silk can also be yours (including my beloved fan coral first featured in kaypee's pillow collection) in custom colors and sizes. and, so'mace rugs score extra credit for earning goodweave certification which ensures that no child labor is involved during the production process (an exploitative practice to remember should you be wooed by bargain price tags).

say hello to the so'mace 'ohana over at kilohana square (neighbors include rainforest and south coast paperie, the paper goods boutique opened by bradley & lily) or send a love note to inquire about mail orders.


blue crush

big waves continue to thrill the north shore which makes today perfect for a show and tell of the latest pillow collection from honolulu designer kaypee soh. typeface designs have been popping up in home decor for quite some time now so you can imagine my delight upon discovering that the islands finally got a little font love when i happened upon kaypee's latest lumbar pillows.

the north shore and waikiki offerings reverse to a colorful listing of local beaches known for sunning and surfing while the island edition is made for readers who swoon for blooms. all are a lovely way to add a local but modern hint of your favorite surf spots whether you live just around the way or simply want to sweeten your faraway space with a little hawaiian style.

retro waikiki
island aloha
vintage north shore

in the so'mace tradition, pillows are reversible and are currently available in colorways reminiscent of glassy seasides and glowing sunsets.

the new designs ($90) await you at the so'mace studio and can also be ordered up via tel/email.


double identity

vintage starfish

since i am signed up for apartment therapy's fall cure in hopes that a little hand holding will help me tidy up and refresh my home away from home, it seems only appropriate to share the gorgeous new(ish) pillow collection from honolulu designer kaypee soh today.

while swatches were previewed before the collection debuted at the made in hawaii festival, i completely spaced and forgot to feature the completed pillows which continue to reference the islands with tropical charm.

kaypee's use of cheerful turquoise never fails to make me swoon but fans of more traditional hawaiian motifs will want to check out the lovely muted kapa pattern which combines old school design with an elegant modernity. and, makeover artists will welcome the simple genius of the reversible patterns designed so that a quick flip updates your space without any additional fuss.

more peeks below . . .

elephant ear

the 100% linen pillows ($120) are constructed on oahu so your best bet is to hele over to so'mace to gather up your favorites.

offline orders are also welcome so click for details on how to get your wish list dispatched to your door.

p.s. isla just posted a peek sharing all the fun during last sunday's shop day hosted by so'mace.


kaypee soh: pacific collection

new fern

oahu designer kaypee soh has returned with a fresh offering from his eponymous modern tropical home goods line! gather 'round and admire the lovely pacific collection which is filled with the designer's take on his island surroundings distilling the shapes of everything from plant life to rainfall into vibrant abstract pillow patterns.

pillows are made locally with the linen covers handprinted with naturally pigmented dyes. as an added bonus, the front and back panels feature coordinating colorways bringing a welcome mix of style to previously matchy matchy sofascapes.

water drop

an online shop is still in the works but orders can be placed via phone or email for readers who are unable to stop by so'mace (which is now the exclusive hawaii showroom for eco-friendly furniture line cisco brothers).

  • where: 1115 young street, honolulu
  • shop hours: mon - fri, 10a to 6p & sat, 10a to 3p

p.s. a shop blog recently made its debut filled with insider tips and staff picks.


soh magical holiday sale

stop by the so'mace lifestyle gallery later today to scoop up design deals during the honolulu showroom's holiday open house. it's the kickoff of a month long sale of designer kaypee soh's modern tropical home decor collection featuring savings of up to 50% off on everything from artwork to pillows.

also stopping by: jewelry designer stacey lee who will be showing off all her latest looks during tonight's event. fyi - score a complimentary pair of earrings with purchases of $50 or more!

  • when: today, nov 19th - 4p to 8p
  • where: 1115 young street
  • sale dates: now to mon, dec 15th