Kong Lung Trading: Fresh Picks for February 2012

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February 2012

Great Gifts

The Year of The Dragon shirt by Tori Richards   Wood and gold ring by the Branch  Batchelor Pad by Schleer design

Baby Owls by Trudi  The Tiffen Lunch Box by Vivo

This month we are focusing on the keikis. Whether you need a baby shower gift or that perfect present for a niece or nephew’s luau, Kong Lung Trading is the best place for gifts. As Spring approaches, we will continue to bring in great new products for our little ones and while you are shopping you will have a chance to get a jump start on graduation, wedding and of course anniversary gifts.

Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingLisa neimeth Ceramics are available at Kong Lung TradingPatty’s Pick:
EEBOO BOARD GAMES AND PUZZLES

Kong Lung Trading carries lots of these beautiful board games, puzzles and learning activities that provide plenty of excitement for the whole family. A couple of our favorites include Storefront Bingo, a fun twist on the classic bingo game. And Toolbox Matching Game, challenge your memory and recognition skills with this toolbox inspired game with amazing illustrations. Endless fun. Game pieces stored in a nifty cotton canvas bag!

Our price: $21.00-$27.00

 

Janet TevesJanet’s Pick:
STACKING BENTO & TRAVEL CUPS

Innobaby makes some extremely good looking products. The best part is that the designs are paired with incredible function. The Picnic Pals from Apple ParkWhen the highly aesthetic meets the super functional, like Innobaby, you get products that make life better. Kong Lung Trading has Packin’ SMART Lock & Lock Stacking Bento, Packin’ SMART Keepaa Multi Use Drink & Juice Box Holder, Packin’ SMART 5 Tier Original, and more.

Our price: $22.00-$28.00

 

Deborah Cecil Deborah’s Pick:
SWADDLE BY ADEN + ANAIS

For countless generations, mothers have swaddled and cared for their children with natural muslin. aden + anais® has gone one step further to Wood bracelet by the branchbring you soft, silky rayon from bamboo fiber muslin. Luxuriously soft, it is the ideal fabric to use on delicate baby skin. All aden + anais products are available in fashion forward prints that say as much about your style as they do about the traditions that bind mothers together around the world.

Our price: cotton $17.00 Bamboo $18.50

 

The famous Mochi andOlive of Kong LungThe cutest lion from Trudi, an Italian designerOlive & Mochi’s Pick:
CHILDREN’S APRONS BY SUZI WOOD

Children love to play kitchen. And what is sweeter than sharing your love of cooking with a child? Make it all that much more perfect with these adorable Kitchen Aprons by Suzi Wood. All are 100% cotton, hand-made, children’s sized aprons in fun patterns. Each comes with a child’s size rolling pin, rubber spatula and a whisk.

Our price: $22.00

 

The wonderful Mr. Chow of Kong LungJapanese Obi as a table runnerMr .Chow’s Pick:
SOCK MONKEY BABIES

Children love to play kitchen. And what is sweeter than sharing your love of cooking with a child? Make it all that much more perfect with these adorable Kitchen Aprons by Suzi Wood. All are 100% cotton, hand-made, children’s sized aprons in fun patterns. Each comes with a child’s size rolling pin, rubber spatula and a whisk.

Our price: $12.50

 

I Want A Dog BookBook of the Month:
I WANT A DOG
by Helga Bansch

An amazingly illustrated work with an sweet tale of compromise. The little girl wants a dog so badly she will try anything to get one. And when she posts a note in the park to “borrow a dog,” a compromise arrives. She gets a job walking a dog.

Our price: $16.95

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Kong Lung Trading: New Year’s Picks for 2012

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Think Kong Lung Trading for this Red Letter Day, Valentine’s Day

January 2012

Wood and gold ring by the Branch Batchelor Pad by Schleer design The Year of The Dragon shirt by Tori Richards Baby Owls by Trudi The Tiffen Lunch Box by Vivo

Hello lovers! It is one of our favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day. For remarkable gifts for your Valentine, visit Kong Lung Trading. Our beautiful displays will inspire you to give that thoughtful and exceptional gift. We display a diverse and ever changing selection of presents, jewelry, books, cards and much more. Come visit our beautiful store on the road to the Lighthouse.

Deborah Cecil Wood bracelet by the branchDeborah’s Pick:
SCHLEEH DESIGN

Colin Schleeh worked as a boat-builder, set designer, custom furniture designer/builder, sculptor, jewelry designer, managed a custom furniture company and ran the Fine Arts studio for ten years at Dawson College. Colin Schleeh opened Schleeh Design with Rachel Schwartz in 2001 out of a converted studio on the banks of the Lachine Canal (Montreal). Schleeh Design offers a line of innovative limited production accessories, handmade vases & decorative art.

Our price: $21.00-$227.00

 

Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingPatty’s Pick:
LISA NEIMETH CERAMICS

Lisa Neimeth Ceramics are widely recognized in the design circles of the world for their whimsy and charm. The functional, hand-built tablewear are made in Lisa’s studio—a former chicken coop—in the heart of San Francisco. Lisa uses found objects, hand etching and high and low fire glazes to create fun, funky and functional small works of art. Our price: $25.00-$338.00Lisa neimeth Ceramics are available at Kong Lung Trading

 

 

Janet TevesThe Picnic Pals from Apple ParkJanet’s Pick:
VIVO

Diane Castellan, VIVO founder and creative director, established VIVO to offer discerning women beautiful objects that combine the best of American style with great materials from around the world. At Kong Lung Trading we carry VIVO malemine lunch boxes, which are sleek, stackable and latchable. These hip and earth friendly “Tiffin” lunch boxes are perfect for foodies on the go. Come in a you will also find exquisite VIVO pearl and exotic skin jewelry. As her tag line says, “Everyday Luxury. Luxury Everyday,” pretty much sums it up.

Our price: $34.00-$126.00

 

The famous Mochi andOlive of Kong LungThe cutest lion from Trudi, an Italian designerOlive & Mochi’s Pick:
TRUDI

Trudi: a long history of love, a fairy tale that turns into reality. Fifty plus years of emotions, tenderness, and cuddles, expressed in top quality creations, made ​​with the examination of the past, but with a focus on innovation. A passion that continues to thrill adults and children. Trudi’s soft plush toys and classic baby dolls are now available at Kong Lung Trading.

Our price: $9.95-$76.00

The wonderful Mr. Chow of Kong LungMr .Chow’s Pick:
TORI RICHARD

Japanese Obi as a table runnerSince my name is Mr. Chow, I feel the need to speak about the Chinese New Year. Yeah, I know, its a Valentine’s Day newsletter, but my family is Chinese, so I say this awesome Chinese New Year Shirt from Tori Richard is the best thing in the store right now!

From embellished top-quality fabrications to dramatically embroidered and engineered designs, Tori Richard silk shirs are instantly recognizable as lifelong signature pieces.

Our price: $138.00

Tom Selleck in Icons of Men's StyleBook of the Month:
NO BAD WAVES
by Mickey Muñoz

“Attitude is the ultimate piece of equipment-no matter how good the wave or how tuned the board-a lousy attitude definitely ruins your day”

No Bad Waves is a book about surfing and surf culture for sure, it’s also a personal set of stories that reflect the life and times of Mickey Munoz over a period of six decades. Mickey Muñoz has been called the “surfer’s surfer,” and is loved and respected for his contributions to surfing for the past 60 years as a surfer, a pioneer of Waimea Bay, a stuntman (stand-in for Gidget), a board shaper and designer, and as a sailor and boatbuilder (America’s Cup).

Our price: $35.95

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Kong Lung Trading: Holiday Picks for 2011

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas from Kong Lung Trading

December 2011

Lacquer Boxes from Rex Ray Green ceramic Sake setBoo, very cute dog

The spine of the book, In Dog Years I'm Dead.  Merrily made pen Wood and gold ring by the Branch

Okay, Christmas is only a couple weeks away. So get going to Kong lung Trading to finish off your list. No matter who is left on the list, Kong Lung Trading has a distinctive and appropriate gift for that person (or pet) to fit any budget. Below are a couple more ideas from the girls and guys from Kong Lung Trading to finish off the hard-to-shop-for on your gift list. Happy Holidays Everyone!

Janet TevesThe Picnic Pals from Apple ParkJanet’s Pick:
APPLE PARK

SO CUTE! These Apple Park stuffed animals, rattles and books are too adorable for words. Janet was gushing about them, making sure that they made the cut for last minute Christmas gifts. The whole Apple Park Picnic Pal collection is available as well as the sweetest little wrist rattles and other must-haves for this Holiday.

Our price: $18.00-$50.00

Deborah Cecil Deborah’s Pick:
Wood bracelet by the branchTHE BRANCH JEWELRY

Each piece uses materials such as Rosewood, Gold, Silver, semi-precious stones and diamonds. The Branch does not to use any form of chemicals on the wood, nothing but beeswax to condition it. Due to the very unique nature of the grain in the wood, each individual piece has the feel of a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry – no two pieces are ever the same!

Our price: $88.00-$220.00

Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingRex Ray Lacquer Tray available at Kong Lung TradingPatty’s Pick:
REX RAY ACCESSORIES

If you are not familiar with Rex Ray yet, do yourself a favor and research his fantastic art. If you are familiar, then get yourself to Kong Lung Trading for these incredible—oh gosh incredible doesn’t do them justice­­­—lacquer boxes and trays. Rex’s influences include Dada, kitsch, pattern and design, pop art, and commercial art – therefore the work translates well onto home decor products.

Our price: $146.00-$392.00

The famous Mochi andOlive of Kong LungOlive & Mochi’s Pick:
TEIGN VALLEY GLASS

Toy VW Bus with surfboard by SchyllingTeign Valley Glass was born in Teignmouth, Devon, England in 1981 to make marbles for the House of Marbles. Their first glass blowers brought generations of skill from some of Britain’s leading glass houses. It became obvious that they had the skills to make more than marbles and Teign Valley Glass was born as a separate enterprise. See the results in these beautiful single stem vases and paper weights.

Our price: $72.00-$88.00

The wonderful Mr. Chow of Kong LungMr .Chow’s Pick:
NOUVEL STUDIO TWIST

Japanese Obi as a table runnerNouvel Studio is a Mexican company dedicated to the artistic production of glass. Its dedication to good design has brought it international recognition. Its pieces have been exhibited in both national and international fairs and exhibitions, receiving multiple recognitions for their level of design and quality of manufacture. Plus, they are cool. Really cool.

Our price: $22.00

Tom Selleck in Icons of Men's StyleBook of the Month:
IN DOG YEARS I’M DEAD
by Carol Lynn Pearson

An introspective and spot-on look at growing old. Although the book speaks to the unpleasantness of aging, the humor makes the shared experience fun. Hear your complaints, observations, aches and pains expressed hysterically. And take comfort that we are all going down that road together.

“When did my wild oats turn to prunes and All-Bran?”

“I finally got all of my stuff together and now I can’t remember where I put it.”

Our price: $10.00

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Kong Lung Trading: Fresh Picks for October 2011

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Celebrate the Mix!

October 2011

Boo, very cute dogpeace sign earrings by Moonbox Studios Laurel Wilder Art Glass

Pehr Textiles in yellow  Boo, very cute dog

If you love Kong Lung Trading like we love Kong Lung Trading, then you are aware that one of the main attractions is the diverse and ever-changing offerings available. This month we are celebrating the mix. We are all over the map with the simple, the bohemian, the classy, and the classic. We have something for everybody, and things to surprise and inspire. We hope you enjoy our eclectic choices. Please call us at 808-828-1822 to find out more information. Or even better, come visit us at Kong Lung Trading.

Deborah CecilFossilized Coral pendant on a necklace from Moonbox StudioDeborah’s Pick:
MOONBOX STUDIO

Deborah is very excited to share Moonbox Studio with you. “Hippie chic,” she giggled as a descriptor of the bohemian jewelry from Patrick and Katy Jane Conlin. Described as adornment for your soul, this couple does all of their own metalsmithing, casting and setting for this fun and luminous collection.

Our price: $138-$564

Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingPatty’s Pick:
LAUREL WILDER ART GLASS

Laurel Wilder Art Glass at Kong Lung TradingThis beautiful art glass reflects an earthy spirit and playful expression, capturing natural images such as leaves, birds, animals and butterflies. Each piece is handcrafted in Visalia, California, using decoupage, gold embellishment and original artwork. The pieces are offered in a range of sizes and shapes.

Our price: $120-$235

Janet TevesJanet’s Pick:
TORI RICHARDS HOLIDAY COLLECTION

Christmas shirts from Tori RichardsTori Richards has long been the classic aloha shirt and this limited edition, hard to find holiday collection solidifies their reputation for taste, class and poignant humor. This collection is only available at select retailers for a short period of time. Liven your holiday parties with great design and fine fabrics.

Our price: $138.00

The famous Mochi andOlive of Kong LungOlive & Mochi’s Pick:
BOO: THE LIFE OF THE WORLD’S CUTEST DOG

A book about Boo, the cutest dog in the worldBoo is a 5-year-old Pomeranian with 1.5 million Facebook fans. So when a book was published celebrating the adorable dog’s life, of course Olive and Mochi wanted to choose it for their pick of the month. His signature fluffy head and teddy bear like persona are irresistibly adorable. Everyone loves Boo!

Our price: $12.95

The wonderful Mr. Chow of Kong LungMr .Chow’s Pick:
MANNY & SIMON

Classic wooden toy turtle by Manny & SimonClean, simple, high-quality products that stimulate kids’ never-ending imagination. Manny & Simon follow a path of environmental and social responsibility with a commitment to using organic and eco-friendly materials wherever possible. This collection of children’s products take classic animals and vehicles children love and transforms them into contemporary essentials for every kid!

Our price: $48-$135

Coer of "Icons of Men's StyleTom Selleck in Icons of Men's StyleBook of the Month:
ICON’S of MEN’S STYLE
by Josh Sims

Steve McQueen. Get Carter-era Michael Caine. Connery as Bond. Tyson in tighty-whiteys. The new Icons of Men’s Style is authored by one of the UK’s most respected and measured men’s fashion journalists, Josh Sims. Sims takes apart the staples of the male wardrobe in forensic detail and with real vim and vigor and aligns it with a visual smorgasbord.

Our price: $29.95

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Kong Lung Trading: Fresh Picks for July 2011

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Good Design Makes the World Go ‘Round (Or At Least Makes It More Fun).

July 2011

Bento boxes by kotobuki Eat Like A Man

Twinkle Toes cupcake cases Pehr Textiles in yellow

The common and everyday things in your life can make you smile. They don’t need to be boring or utilitarian. Good design makes thing function better, look better and enhance our lives in more ways than you have ever considered. This month we will look at some simple items taken to a higher level by great design. We hope you enjoy our choices. Please call us at 808-828-1822 to find out more information. Or even better, to see all of our favorites, come visit us at Kong Lung Trading.

Janet TevesJanet’s Pick:
MERI MERI’S BAKE ME A CAKE

Woof Woof cupcake cases by Meri MeriWhat started with one kitchen table, a pair of scissors and some glitter 25 years ago has become a bit of a sensation. Meri Meri’s award-winning stationary and gifts, created in Cheltenham, one hour west of London, England, are now available in select design-savvy retailers around the world.

Meri Meri MermaidsThese super fun designs are a sure fire way to liven up any party! As if cupcakes weren’t fun and popular enough, enter Meri Meri’s Bake Me A Cake line of cupcake cases, toppers and matching napkins. As Janet confirms, “I would let you photograph my set of Patisserie Cupcake Cases, except I already used them! Ha ha!” From $5.95 to $16.

Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingLucky Cat Piggy BankPatty’s Pick:
KOYOBUKI IMPORTS

Kotobuki has been importing high designed Japanese artistry since 1976. They provide a wide array of crafts from Japan including ceramics, kitchenware, ironware, lacquer/wood/bamboo, home decor/garden, origami, and more.

Bento Box By Kotobuki ImportsFeatured this month are the Bento Boxes, Tea Canisters and Maneki Neko Piggy Banks.

The Japanese Bento (lunchbox) has been around since the Fifth Century and has gone through many changes in material, design, popularity and function. As recently as the 1980s, the Bento has made a big comeback. Kong Lung Trading has gorgeous new Bentos from Kotobuki starting at $45.

Kotobuki Tea CanisterJapanese tea canisters are beautiful, decorative, and cost effective. Why wouldn’t one of these Kotobuki Tea Canisters make your tea drinking experience more pleasurable? They’re so cute! Kotobuki Tea Canisters from $35.

The Maneki Neko, literally “Beckoning Cat” or Lucky Cat, is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture is of a cat beckoning with an upright paw. In the design of the sculptures, a raised left paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised right paw protects it. These Lucky Cats by Kotobuki also ensure financial success because they are piggy banks! Or is that a kitty bank? Starting at $39.

Deborah CecilNapkins by Pehr of Toronto Deborah’s Pick:
PEHR LINENS

Pehr re-thinks the way you buy home textiles. With an assortment of classically simple yet modern prints, Pehr allows you to mix and match (or pair) designs to create a look that suits you. With an edited assortment of prints and colors, the Pehr collection ensures a simply beautiful result every time.Design detail of Pehr Linens

These simple yet elegant textiles are machine washable in cold water on the gentle cycle with mild detergent and tumble dry low. From $12.50 to $50.

Cover of Esquire's Eat Like A ManBook of the Month:
EAT LIKE A MAN

The Only Cookbook a Man Will Ever Need
A spread from Eat Like A Manby Ryan D’Agostino (Editor) , Marcus Nilsson (Photographer) , Tom Colicchio (Foreword by) , David Granger (Introduction)

Overview courtesy of Esquire:

“…So long, dude food. Most men who love food have a roasting pan and a decent spice rack, but they’re still looking for that one book that has all the real food they love to eat and wish they could cook. Esquire food editor Ryan D’Agostino is here to change that with his unapologetically male-centric Eat Like a Man a choice collection of 75 recipes and food writing for men who like to eat, cook, and read about great food. It’s the Esquire man’s repertoire of perfect recipes, essays on how food figures into the moments that define a man’s life, and all the useful kitchen points every man needs to know. Satisfying, sexy, definitive, and doable, these are recipes for slow Sunday mornings with family, end-of-the-week wind-down dinners with a lady, Saturday night show-off entertaining, poker night feeds, and game-day couch camping. Or, for when a man is just hungry.”

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