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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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:
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 November 2011

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Gift Ideas from the Girls of Kong Lung Trading

November 2011

Green ceramic Sake set  preppy wallets from Jetsam

Boo, very cute dog  Boo, very cute dog  Merrily made pen

The Holidays are upon us. Not only do Holidays require gifts, it means entertaining too. And where better than Kong Lung Trading to get thoughtful presents, unexpected gifts or stylish household items? This year give the coolest gifts and find out why people travel from all over to do their Holiday shopping at Kong Lung Trading. Please call us at 808-828-1822 to find out more information. Or even better, come visit us at Kong Lung Trading.


Patty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingTraditional Sake Sets at Kong Lung TradingPatty’s Pick:

Imported Japanese Sake Ware from North American Trading. As Patty says, “Let’s make a Sake statement!” Whether you are interested in the ritual use of traditional sake sets, or are simply in awe of the beauty of these amazing works of art, these are keepsake quality items of desire. Sake sets are a long time favorite of Kong Lung Trading and are becoming a must-have for all of our devotees.

Our price: $32.00-$50.00


Deborah CecilPreppy Wallet by JetsamDeborah’s Pick:

These eco-friendly wallets from Jetsam are made from vintage neckties and flannel shirts. Jetsam is an old-school haberdashery for the guy who doesn’t wear a suit. It’s materials from your father’s generation remade into smart goods for your pocket.

Our price: $46.00


Janet TevesJanet’s Pick:

Merrie Buchsbaum, an innovative polymer artists and award winning designer, Pens from Merrily Mademakes her creations in her Connecticut studio. For over 19 years Merrie has been making and selling her work around the country. Merrie is proud to reveal her new line of pens. There are numerous motifs and several styles of pens that appeal to both men and women. Life is too short, have fun whatever you are writing.

Our price: $79.00


The famous Mochi andOlive of Kong LungToy VW Bus with surfboard by SchyllingOlive & Mochi’s Pick:

As a stylish dog, it is important to be seen in stylish cars. Our Mom drives a SUV, which is fine, but when we dream about pulling up to the beach, it is in something like a 67 Beetle, 62 VW Bus or a Dune Buggy. If you can’t afford a restored classic, maybe one of these die-cast classic toys would look good on your desk or in the hands of your style conscious kid.

Our price: $12.00-$13.00


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

Obi are the belts worn around the waist of a kimono. You may have known that. My name is Mr. Chow, so obviously I did. But leave it up to the girls of Kong Lung Trading to make stylish table runners and create other table-top uses for them. These obi are available in different patterns and colors with lots of additional home accessories to compliment your choice.

Our price: $130.00

Modern House book coverBook of the Month:
by John Welsh

The 20th century has produced some of the most innovative and memorable designs for private houses, which have become architectural icons worldwide. This collection of innovative projects reveal some of the real concerns of world-famous architects, and display the talents of younger designers. The 30 houses included in this book were completed in the 1990s, revealing developments in house design by notable contemporary architects, and demonstrating continuing links with the work of the early 20th-century masters.

Our price: $35.00

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Kong Lung Trading: Fresh Picks for September 2011

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The Robots Are Here.

September 2011

robot bag by envirosax Pehr Textiles in yellow

Sparkling Mike The Robot  Robot growth chart by Oopsy Daisy

Our designer has taken over and we think he may be controlled by robots! You read that correctly, robots. He insisted that all of our choices be robots this month. We have robots for children and grown-up children both, so if you like robots, or are controlled by them, come in to get your own. We hope you enjoy our somewhat robotic choices. Please call us at 808-828-1822 to find out more information. Or even better, to see all of our favorites robotic and non-robotic gifts, come visit us at Kong Lung Trading.

Lucky Cat Piggy BankPatty Ewing at Kong Lung TradingPatty-Tron’s Pick:

These 12” x 42” growth charts are created on artists canvas with grommets placed in the four corners make them easy to hang. They come with color coordinated decorative covers that easily fit over the screw or nail you use. This product creates a great childhood keepsake and rolls up easily for safe storage. The growth chart can be wiped clean with a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth and should it wrinkle, the backside may be ironed on a low setting with light steam. A magic marker (not included) is a great way to mark dates or ages on the chart.

This particular growth chart (right) features a robot illustration by Max Grover.

Robot-walk into Kong Lung Trading and get yours today for $69.50.


Deborah CecilDeborah 2000’s Pick:

SParkling Mike the robotRemember the original 7” windup robot toys made in the 1950’s in Japan? They’re back. This version by Schylling Co. walks as sparks shoot through his chest. The on/off switch on his back pack controls the action. Box for Sparkling MikeGreat classic boxy design from which many other robots were born. The walking mechanism on Sparkling Mike is very unique and referred to as the “pizza cutter mechanism”, whereby each foot has a wheel attached to a shaft that moves inside the foot enabling Mike to walk. An ingenious design which causes Mike to skate rather than walk.

Skate like Sparkling Mike to Kong Lung Trading and pick up your own for $28.00.


Janet TevesJanet-Bot’s Pick:

Robot playground ball by crocodile creekA lot of the buzz around these simple balls has to do with the fact that they are rubber. No PVC. No latex. No Vinyl. Crocodile Creek products conform to all of the appropriate safety standards. Heavy duty, brightly-colored textured ball is great for indoor or outdoor play. Meri Meri MermaidsWhatever, they are just really, really cool! Check out these awesome robot illustrations. Awesome.

Bounce down to Kong Lung Trading to catch yourself a Crocodile Creek Playground Ball $13.50


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

Envirosax Robots BagWe have been proclaiming these environmentally conscious bags as one of the best things you can own for a while now. What if you can get one with a robot on it? Then it becomes a must-have. Woo-hoo, a super functional, earth-friendly bag with a killer robot on it.

Walk your dogs down to Kong Lung Trading and bag yourself an Envirosax $12.00


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