Banana Patch Online Review

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Details of items found in Banana Patch Studios

Mahalo to Joyce D. of Bellevue, WA for this great yelp review.

Wow, I love this little store. How can you resist the ubiquitous “Mahalo for removing your shoes” tiles? But even if you don’t care for those, this place has so many beautiful things in it – great variety of tiles, wooden bowls, straw bags, jewelry etc. Not tacky, souvenir stuff, but nice things I’d buy even if I wasn’t on vacation. The workers are friendly, they’ll ship stuff to the mainland, and there’s a corner of comfy sofas and benches outside for the non-shoppers who want to chill while you shop. Some of the things in here are quite pricey (like Niihau shell jewelry), but there are lots of little, affordable things as well.


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Banana Patch Studios: A Ceramic Bouquet

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Banana Patch Studios & Aloha Spice Company

September 2011

A Ceramic Bouquet

Hand Painted Ceramics

Bring home a bouquet of anthuriums, orchids and lillies with this hand painted pottery, created on Kauai by renowned artist Joanna Carolan.

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Kong Lung Trading: Fresh Picks for March 2012

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Large Scale Design from Emissary

March 2012

 Ceramic Koi with Flambe Glaze Bamboo Stool with Yellow green glaze.

Koi Relief Vases The large Ceramic Fish by Emissary Hexagon Dragon Stool

Emissary Home and Garden was established in 1980. What began as a company importing decorative brass items from Thailand quickly expanded into designing wood, metal and ceramic home and garden decor. Their amazing pieces are hand crafted by artisans around the world. Emissary looks beyond trends and delivers design with lasting power.

Janet TevesJanet’s Pick:

The Yellow Green bamboo Garden Stool as an end tableThe Bamboo Garden Stool is a refreshing direction to decorative accessories as well as a top quality home and garden product. These are traditionally used in China as tea tables. This 18 inch tall garden stool looks fantastic in the home or in the garden.

The Bamboo Garden Stool in Yellow Green $460.00


Deborah Cecil Deborah’s Pick:

Swimming Koi in Flambe glazeThese alluring ceramic koi make a big statement at 13 inches long. And the glaze, called Flambe, is dynamic and energetic. Each koi is a little different. Beautiful as a home decor accent or a garden decoration.

Our price: $165.00


Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingPatty’s Pick:

The Hexagon Dragon Stool is both a garden stool and an end table. That is diverse list of purposes, but when you see these fresh yet familiar pieces, it makes sense. The Emissary garden stool line features non-traditional glazes that bring a touch of high fashion to these 19 inch tall ceramics stools. The Hexagon Dragon Stool in Gold as shown $527.00The dragon stool as an end table



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

The Koi Relief Vase from EmissaryA modern interpretation of a traditional design. These water tight vases come in three sizes 17, 22 and 24 inches. Perfect for tropical flowers such as heliconia and bamboo. Availible in two finishes, distress foam blue crackle glaze and distress ivory glaze.

Our price: 17” – $475.00, 22” – $500.00, 24” – $635.00


The wonderful Mr. Chow of Kong LungMr .Chow’s Pick:
Japanese Obi as a table runner

These big fellas are super fun. The large ceramic koi come in turquoise and bright orange glazes. You need to see these in person and be near them for scale. An instant staff favorite.

Our price: $345.00 – $520.00




Tom Selleck in Icons of Men's StyleBook of the Month:
by Akira Nakata

from Amazon:Cover of Kyoto-The Japanese garden
” Kyoto’s gardens are glorious, beautiful, and thought-provoking Japanese treasures without parallel in other lands. This book introduces the soul of Kyoto, the Japanese garden. Addressing variations through the different types of temple gardens—gardens of the imperial family and aristocratic households, and urban courtyard and other gardens—it offers an understanding of the compelling fascination that these gardens’ beauty and philosophical depth inspire. ”

Our price: $34.50

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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:

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 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:

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: 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:

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:
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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Koi Artwork at Banana Patch Studios

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Banana Patch Studios & Aloha Spice Company

June/July 2011

Ceramics with Koi fish.

Upon entering Banana Patch Studio, colorful and playful koi art an ceramics welcome guests with aloha. Local artist and owner Joanna Carolan brings to life the beauty of the koi, which are considered to be good luck.

Aloh aSpices Rubs

Painting by Joanna Caroline called "Skies of Bali High"

Come visit us and experience all the many different ceramics, tiles, art and spices. All made here on Kauai. All made with aloha.


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