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June 2011
Posted on June 30th, 2011 by paularath

Melissa White, co-founder of Hifi, reports that her husband, Logan White, a consummate wood worker, will be showing his two map-inspired furniture pieces in an exhibit starting this Friday at the Japanese Cultural Center.  The exhibit is called “Going with the Grain” and features about 15 local wood artists.  The opening is this Saturday, July 2, at 11:30 am, and Melissa
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Posted on June 30th, 2011 by paularath

Posted on June 30th, 2011 by paularath

Catherine Fong and her staff at Catherine’s Closet are getting on the bandwagon for our Wear Aloha initiative. She is sending us a series of vintage Island-made pieces with ideas on how to style them for maximum effect. The first (above) is a 1970s McInerny Tropieana Hawaii lotus flower print maxi with a 1950s blood glass necklace from
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Posted on June 29th, 2011 by paularath

Sometimes like minds travel in the same direction but on different tracks. That’s the case for Amos Kotomori and me and our concepts for Wear Aloha. As you readers know, for the past few months I have been encouraging Islanders to wear at least one thing made by a local designer every time we step out
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Posted on June 29th, 2011 by paularath

A Collaboration between Allison Izu and Muumuu Heaven, an inspired example of recycling and re-design. We’ve all made bad business decisions and we’ve all had to learn to deal with them.  It’s a part of life, making lemonade out of lemons.  For one Hawaii designer, it was about finding a way to make a whole lot
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