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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New Designs!

Aloha all, I have been busy working on new designs for the upcoming Made in Hawaiʻi show  August 15-17 on Oʻahu at the Blaisdell Exhibit Hall. This event and the Merrie Monarch Festival have become the two shows where I feature new products and designs as well as the rest…

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Merrie Monarch halau wears Palapala Designs!

Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani wearing Palapala Designs Flowy Tops at the Merrie Monarch (IPhone photo) Just back from an exciting week at the 51st Merrie Monarch Hula Festival on the big island. The beautiful Merrie Monarch dancers from Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani wore my tops for the final awards evening…

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Merrie Monarch Festival April 20-26!

Palapala Designs will be returning to Hilo this month for the upcoming Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, held in conjunction with the famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. The finest arts and crafts of Hawaiʻi are selected to be sold at this once a year anticipated event. The Fair runs…

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2014 Mayorʻs Small Business Award Nomination

Palapala Designs was nominated for the Exceptional Small Business of the Year Award (10 or fewer employees) for 2014. Although not a winner, it was a great honor to be among all the outstanding businesses at the February 26 banquet and award ceremony held here on Maui.

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New Ohiʻa Lehua and Kalo Pillow Covers for 2014

My Ohiʻa Lehua pillow cover gets a bright new update in true red with a white blockprint, first introduced in December for the holiday season and now available in my pillow cover line. Ohiʻa Lehua Pillow Cover for 2014 Also new for this year is my Kalo Pillow Cover which…

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2013 Na Mahalo

As 2013 draws to a end, I would like to say mahalo or thank  you to all those who made my artwork company a success this year. Mahalo to all the beautiful stores who carry my blockprint art line — both the new and established accounts. Mahalo to all my…

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