Kong Lung Trading: Summer Picks for 2012

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Summer is Flowering

July 2012

 A detail of the stitchwork and texture on a Tori Richard Hawaiian shirt. Jen is weraing a cami and shorts set in leopard with a flowered robe by BedHead

Douglas Plush Toys makes thes super cute floral totes for kids.  Two super cute wooden kokeshi dolls with flowers  A beautiful hoto of Funktion's funky aprons.

With summer in full swing we would like to stop and smell the flowers. It is this season in specific that flowers, both wild and nurtured, show off for the world with their beautiful colors and amazing array of shapes and patterns. It is sort of like Kong Lung Trading itself—an incredible array of colors, shapes, sizes, textures and patterns. Stop in to Kong Lung Trading today to see the flowers, smell the flowers, try on the flowers or even have a few flowers gift wrapped.

Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingBedHead Robe and Cami/Shorts setPatty’s Pick:

In the late 90’s public interest in dresses declined and as Renee Claire was delivering what she considered to be her last collection of dresses to a retailer, she saw a pair of pajamas in the window of the boutique. She quickly realized that current pajama offerings lacked sophistication and tailoring. As a consequence, BedHead was born.

All BedHead pajamas are locally cut and sewn in glamorous Los Angeles, and sold at Kong Lung Trading in not-quite-as-glamorous Kilauea.

BedHead Pajamas and robes $102.00-$130.00


Janet TevesJanet’s Pick:

A children's tote bag with a floral pattern by Douglas Plush ToysDouglas has been a family-owned business for over 50 years (since 1956). They are the epitome of “Old New England Work Ethic” and some of the staff have been with them for 20 and 30 years.

Success comes from unique designs and high quality materials and craftsmanship. The plush animals have gestures and expressions that clearly distinguish them as Douglas. The faces evoke a sense of endearment and the totes scream FUN!

Floral Tote by Douglas Toys $24.00


Deborah CecilDeborah’s Pick:

Tori Richard was founded in 1956, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tori Richard, Ltd. is still today a family business driven by an appreciation of unique fabrications and globally inspired prints. Cool Aloha Prints from Tori RichardThe artwork that informs our textiles is our passion. A Tori Richard is like no other garment. It is their legacy and honor to create each exclusive new edition to be a delight to the eye, a pleasure to the skin, and a joy to the spirit.

Aloha Shirts from Tori Richard $ 128.00


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

Kokeshi dolls, such as these flowered versions, are handcrafted wooden folk art dolls made by Kokeshi artists in Japan. Two very cute Kokeshi Dolls with floral patterns at kong LungThe artists and their families share their passion for the beauty and uniqueness of the Japanese craft of Kokeshi dolls. Each kokeshi doll comes in its own box with the artist’s information in Japanese on the box. The package itself makes a lovely presentation.

Receiving Blanket $80.00 • Security Blanket $32.50

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

A detail of the flower and the print of the Funktion Apron.Super fun, bright and playful patterns fill these aprons, oven mitts and dish towels. Funktion also offers beach bags, laundry bags, hobo bags and tablecloths. There is nothing as wonderful as spending those summer holidays cooking side-by-side with your daughter in matching mom & me aprons.

Hattie Apron $52.00




Cover of decorating with flowersBook of the Month:
by Paula Pryke

The best of Paula Pryke’s classic and contemporary floral arrangements—in an accessible format to inspire novice and expert alike. Paula Pryke is unsurpassed in creating floral arrangements. Included are her signature contemporary designs as well as old-fashioned bouquets with a modern sense of color and form. Packed with ideas, skills, and techniques, this book explores the latest trends in floral design and encourages readers to let their personal style flourish with step-by-step instructions. Gorgeously illustrated, this compilation is an invaluable catalog of ideas and inspirations.

Decorating with Flowers by Paula Pryke $24.50.

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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:

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:

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:

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 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:

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:
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:

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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