Na Hulu Aliʻi Blockprint at the de Young Museum!

I created a custom blockprint for the de Young museum in San Francisco for their upcoming exhibit: Na Hulu Aliʻi (Royal Hawaiian Featherwork). It will open at the end of this month, August 29, 2015 and run until February 28, 2016. This was not only a honor but a kuleana…

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New Heʻe Nalu Pillow Cover

New for the 2015 Made in Hawaiʻi Festival August 21-23, is my Heʻe Nalu Pillow Cover! Heʻe Nalu translates to wave sliding or surfing in Hawaiian. The pillow cover background fabric is a light tan with a brown blockprint and basketweave-like borders. Heʻe Nalu or wave surfing has been a…

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Native Blossoms

Aloha all, This is the time to see many of our native plants in full bloom here on Maui! Upper left photo is the Kokio, a native Hibiscus and to the upper right is the Po Hinahina, one of my favorite plants for Haku lei. The lower left photo is…

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Hawaiian Corporate Gifts

My blockprint fabric art has become popular for companies looking for corporate gifts that are made here in Hawaiʻi. Because my products celebrate the Hawaiian culture, are unique because of my original artwork, they appeal to many different groups.   I just finished making a large order of clutches which…

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Merrie Monarch Hula Festival!

I am getting ready for another Merrie Monarch Hula Festival on the Big Island April 8th – 12th and canʻt wait to see all my fellow artists and crafts people, the scented lei and the beautiful hula in Hilo town. The photo above is from 2012, the first year I…

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New for 2015!

Here is whatʻs new for this year: The Kalo Pillow Cover is now a beautiful, bright green – just like the color of the sunlight shining through the leaves in a kalo patch. Pueo (Hawaiian Owl) Drink Mat Set in rust fabric with dark brown blockprint. Large Black tote printed…

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Mahalo and Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou

Early in the morning I drive out to this beach to get inspiration, chant and remind myself the Hawaiian culture is still a vibrant part of these islands. As 2014 ends, I also reflect on how lucky I am to have so many wonderful store accounts and so many repeat…

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Ohiʻa Lehua Drink Mat Set

Festive, bright red and white Ohiʻa Lehua design Drink Mat Set (2 piece) just in time for the holidays! Perfect for entertaining –  all Palapala Designs drink mats are constructed with two layers of fusible lining sewn into each coaster. Condensation is absorbed into the top cotton layer, but moisture…

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Holiday Season 2014

      Wine (or any kine bottle) Bags in linen with jute drawstring. Maile blockprint in green or brown.   Centerpiece Mat 17″x17″ in tan linen with dark green Ulu leaves. Perfect to display your favorite bowl or floral centerpiece.   Upcoming Holiday shows where you will find these…

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Made in Hawaii Festival August 15-17

For the Made in Hawaiʻi Festival I am introducing several new tops: Hala Dolman for women and  Kalo t-shirt for men. The new Dolman top for women has a loose fit, scoop neck and comes in venetian gray, heather black and red. I designed a new  “Hala” blockprint for this…

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