For the Love of Texture
This month we are exploring some of our favorite new items that all share one common trait which is beautiful texture. Texture is something tangible and alluring and adds dimension to your world. Sometimes the simplest items with uncomplicated shapes and designs can be made extravagant and rich with texture, adding a desired elegant and subtle effect. We hope you enjoy our choices this month. Please call us at 808-828-1822 to find out more information. Or even better, to experience the true texture, come visit us at Kong Lung Trading.
KEVIN O’BRIEN STUDIO THROW PILLOWS
Since it’s inception in a barn in 1990, KOBS’ products have changed the lives of all who have come in contact with them. Kevin hand built everything in the beginning including the equipment that was used to make the products. Quality control was always the focus, and Kevin kept everything within eyesight of his drawing table.
On a trip to Nepal, Kevin realized that there were people who were better equipped and more experienced to handle the intricate and delicate nature of the production of his pillows, scarves, bedding and rugs.
Additionally Kevin found a small number of skilled craftsmen in Vietnam and India, and constructed textile workshops with his own equipment. Even now in China, Kevin has hand-picked skilled artisans, set up a small studio and created a situation where he can be sure that they are not participating in any of the unsavory practices that people worry about when it comes to Chinese Manufacturing. All of this is done to provide you with the finest hand-dyed textiles available.
Stop by to see (and feel) the collection of Kevin O’Brien Studios Throw Pillows. Prices $108 – $240.
Janet is always excited to talk about her monthly pick. This month she choose the sumptuous Ingrid Cusson suede book covers. “I have the checkbook cover. I just LOVE it!”
Once you see, and then hold one in your hands, you will understand Janet’s enthusiasm. It truly is one of life’s most welcomed luxuries to have something so simple as a address book or journal, covered in the finest quality, buttery suede. A tactile experience of splendor that never tires.
The elegant covers are made from very supple pig suede and decorated with wonderful, elegant and even whimsical photo transfers. Ingrid makes photo albums, business card holders, guest books, diaries and more.
Come by and pick up a few, you never know when you’ll need a sweet little gift to brighten someone’s day. Prices $18 – $85.
NYDEL TABLE LINENS
When you see these table cloths and napkins you will see that they are very obviously an exceptional product. What Patty likes about them, and surprises her, is how they resonate with men. “I find that men are really interested in these. They bring their wives in because they are so excited.”
It may be Nydel’s emphasis on durability and ease-of-care that attracts the men—Nydel makes sure that your only worry is to enjoy the special evening, not the glass of spilled red wine. But for sure their amazing beauty and elegant texture sets them apart.
With a range of piece-dyed and yarn-dyed cotton jacquards, plain figured cottons, raised lines, waffled taffetas, embroidered linens and cotton sateens, Nydel has an impressive offering of choice linens.
Kong Lung Trading is offering the Soir line with prices ranging from $215 – $350. Come in today to see and feel the best of French Linens.
Book of the Month:
FOUND PHOTOS: REAR ENDS
by Roger Handy & Karin Elsener
Rear Ends is a bottom’s up to the backside! On the beach or in the backyard, clad in stripes, bloomers, or nothing at all, behinds are instantly recognizable and always amusing. From cute babies to playful adults who should really know better, the glutei maximi in all of these found photographs are seen bouncing on furniture or tumbling on the ground in impressive displays of gymnastic prowess.
Young, old, in black-and-white or in color, bottoms and the comedic possibilities they present are infinite and timeless. Quirky and charming, this cheeky collection of photographs is sure to appeal to anyone with a penchant for the posterior.