Fine Gifts From Kong Lung Trading
Patty’s Pick: MERMAID TREASURES
If you have spent anytime in the islands of Hawaii, then you know that a jalousie window is characteristic of a typical plantation home. But did you ever think you might find one pretty enough to serve your next dinner guest?
Kauai artist Donna Taylor Mayo has found a way to repurpose these glass louvers and old glass shelves into beautiful serving dishes and platters.
Donna’s designs are hand-cut into reusable molds and then the reclaimed glass is heated in a kiln and transformed into these fantastic pieces of art. This multi step process takes a minimum of 14 hours, but the finished result is stunning and eco-friendly.
Kong Lung Trading is offering the Bamboo and Fern designs with prices ranging from $21 – $84. Support a local artist and help the environment.
Deborah’s Pick: N+A JEWELRY
This exquisite boutique line of jewelry is the collaboration of two sisters, Noriko and Akiko Sugawara. N + A is based out of New York City and all pieces are hand crafted and integrate delicate hand-hammered textures and three dimensional shapes with the essence of Japanese culture.
These organic creations range from simple petal clusters to more complex designs balancing strong and subtle.
Stop by to see our collection of sterling silver and 18K gold vermeil necklaces and earrings. Prices $130 – $360.
Janet’s Pick: GRAPHIQUE DE FRANCE
When Janet was asked to give her pick of the month she gushed, “Graphique de France, look at these fun, cute journals and organizers!” She feels that they make the perfect gift for a girlfriend or hostess and are very affordable.
Jean-Jacques Toulotte began Graphique de France in Boston over 30 years ago and today his business is a leading international publisher of calendars, stationary, posters and journals. Through change and evolution, one thing has remained constant: Graphique de France’s passion for art and design, combined with a commitment to quality.
Come by and pick up a few, you never know when you’ll need a sweet little gift to brighten someone’s day. Prices $5- $21.
Julie’s Pick: MONKEYPOD JAMS
Produced in small batches on Kauai, Monkeypod Jam is a superb artisan fruit spread utilizing locally grown produce. Pineapple, papaya, lilikoi, guava and ginger are just a few of the enticing ingredients you may find in one of Monkeypod Jam’s terrific marmalades, jams or sauces.
Monkeypod Jams make a lovely gift. Price $14.
Book of the Month: STABLES: BEAUTIFUL PADDOCKS, HORSE BARNS, AND TACK ROOMS
by Kathryn Masson
From the private to the historic to the state-of-the-art, a lavish tour of some of the most notable stables in the country. A celebration of horses and their “lodgings,” this exquisite book covers horse country across the United States—from the East Coast to the Bluegrass, the prairie and mountain ranches, and to the Pacific Coast—and traces the origins of twenty-five stunning stables, from their vernacular beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the contemporary designs of today. Included are a farm in the countryside near Saratoga Springs, New York, which bears an 1830s-constructed main barn that originally housed draft horses and now accommodates retired race horses turned polo ponies, and a world-renowned Arabian horse-breeding farm in Santa Ynez Valley, California, that resembles a spa and country club with Mediterranean-style architecture and landscaping and has in the stable courtyard a stone fountain reminiscent of the ubiquitous waterworks in Moorish palaces. Uniquely spectacular, each selection is a reflection of its regional heritage. Featuring all-new color photography, Stables showcases the best of America’s diverse equine homes—a must-have for any horse or architecture enthusiast.