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Entries in modern philosophy (9)


tribal gathering

sending happy hellos to wherever you may be tonight! much to my delight the tribal trend has been inspiring more than a few island designers which makes my inner boho swoon.

on the chance you might share my crush, gather 'round for a little show & tell of a few favorites collected during my interweb wanderings . . .

1 - designer sierra dew's hand hammered aztec earrings update the feathery look with metal mystique.

2 - wings hawaii transforms a vintage belt buckle rubbing into a trio of handcut thunderbird designs.

3 - the mystical agates found in modern philosophy's tribal chevron rings promise to rebalance your aura and help you find your way in life and love.


happy hale*days 2011: sparkle edition

with santa's sleigh due to arrive in just 37 days, it's time to officially kick off the 2011 gifting guides filled with gorgeous kama'aina finds! the beauty of handmade sparkle never fails to woo so, since time is of the essence, gather round to peek a few lovely suggestions for your gift list.

and, delightful news from me to you: this year a few designers kindly offered exclusive shopping deals just for the h|h 'ohana! please read the fine print for more details including secret codes, shop rules, and holiday order deadlines.

1 - romantics will adore the the delicate layered confections by de la mer, the new collection by jojo faber (of jo.jah.jae) inspired by the french seaside. {exclusively stocked at olive in kailua.}

2 - the new year will be even more fetching with energy bars by modern philosophy which promise to balance body and soul and perhaps inspire that certain someone to become the master of her own fate. {$58; receive complimentary shipping with secret code hapahale. spend $300 and a MP surprise will be included with your order. offer expires sat, dec 31st.}

3 - a glistening white agate druzy stone is even more beguiling when set in misa jewelry's shima ring. {$375; save 20% off white druzy rings in gold & silver with secret code hapahale11. offer expires wed, nov 23rd.}

4 - fossilized seashells from 400 million years ago are kissed with druzies by one stone and emerge with the most captivating sparkle. {$135; mention hapahale in the convo field at checkout to receive 10% off the featured design. offer expires mon, dec 19th.}

more to adore after the jump!

5 - city girls will crush over nina kuna designs' polished cowrie shell pendant, a chic reminder of paradise. {$55; enjoy 20% off with secret code hapahale. offer expires sat, dec 31st. code blackout dates: nov 25th to 28th. order by dec 9th for xmas delivery.}

6 - the charming loops found in the custom name bangle expertly crafted by wishing bridge will make her smile. {$44; email to order.}

7 - ocean swells will always be nearby when your favorite surfer girl rocks the handmade wave hoops by cabin no. 7. {$89; save 15% off in the etsy shop with secret code hapaholidays + orders to hawai'i mailboxes receive complimentary shipping. offer expires wed, nov 30th (also the order deadline for xmas delivery).}

8 - maui designer kira ferrer evokes a hint of the pacific when an ocean colored apatite gem meets a puka shell setting. {$92}

9 - adorn your favorite animal lover with a fetching coral & topaz necklace by padma & pickles who always donates 20% of the purchase price to care for abandoned pets. {$97; save 20% off in p&p's etsy shop with secret code hapahale + enjoy complimentary shipping on your order. offer ends sun, nov 20th @ 12p hst.}

10 - rockabella jewels mingles pyrite stones with a cascade of petite golden shells for instant glamour. {$80; 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.}

which one would you whisper into santa's ear in hopes of finding in your stocking on xmas morning?


aloha friday scoop

i'll keep this short and sweet since the long weekend awaits . . .

{first friday highlights}

  • welcome recently opened vintage shop mish mash to the neighborhood and fill-a-bag with a handpicked selection of style finds for $20. {5p to 10p; 1164 smith street}

an international graffiti battle featuring hawaii's top street artists takes over the linekona art center for a day long festival of live art making, urban gardening workshops, hip hop classes, spoken word performances, & a long list of possibilities to inspire your day.

p.s. say hello to sierra dew & learn how to stencil tees!

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island crush: feather flourish

i have shied away from all things feathery since the valley girl barrette religiously worn in the fourth grade . . . and then i spied modern philosophy's drop back feather lariat.

the plumed beauties are an unexpected play on the feather trend, and the perfect foil for a summery updo and peekaboo back.

$125 in-store at the butik.


aloha friday scoop

hello sunshine! giada's yummy butternut squash tortellini with brown butter sauce helped warm up our chilly and rainy week. hooray for leftovers and for cloudy skies finally being chased away!

it's the last weekend for the hifi pop-up so hele over to the coop and shop indie island style from 1979, arkotec, kealopiko, meleana, mu'umu'u heaven, organik, sierra dew, umee & more!

  • when: now to sun, may 27th
  • where: ala moana center, level one, makai (by old navy)

the butik hearts do-gooders and is rewarding your kokua for japan with 15% off shop merch and a little pretty by modern philosophy (while supplies last).

feather your spring nest at pacific home and save 20% off during the annual custom order sale (thru may 8th), plus knock 15% off design goods storewide this weekend!

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