Banana Patch Studios & Aloha Spice Company
A Ceramic Bouquet
Bring home a bouquet of anthuriums, orchids and lillies with this hand painted pottery, created on Kauai by renowned artist Joanna Carolan.
Indulge… Slip into island style elegance in this long, romantic dress by Sky
Leather wrap bracelet by Alli & Gabe.
There is Always Something New at Kong Lung Trading
The hardest thing about working at Kong Lung Trading, besides spending your entire paycheck on goodies, is describing what we sell. The inventory changes on a daily basis. And no one pigeon hole can hold all of our offerings, except maybe “beautiful.” So here are a few brand new items to help you—and us—get a firm grip on Kong Lung Trading. Stop in today and see for yourself that we sell the finest gifts you never seen.
MIYA JAPENESE PORCELAIN
What started in 1947 as Mr. Miya’s flower shop on 28th Street in New York City has evolved into one of the leading importers of Japanese tableware and gifts. Owned and operated by the Matsukawa family, Miya continues to bring you the best of Japan. Now available at Kong Lung Trading are lovely pieces such as these incredible porcelain sushi sets and tableware.
Plate-$23.00, Sushi Set with chopsticks-$55.00, Bowl-$15.00. Porcelain tableware in Ginkgo or Lotus pattern
EBONY BY OUTPOST ORIGINAL
These functional home accessories are breathtaking, even for Kong Lung Trading standards. Imported from Mozambique, these extraordinarily carved ebony wood items include candle sticks, vessels, serving utensils and more. Their architectural structure, crafted by incredibly skilled artisans living in Mozambique’s vast woodlands, are both useful and beautiful.
These pieces are created from sustainably sourced mpingo wood (the Kiswahili word for the dark hardwood also known as African black wood or Mozambican ebony) that grows prolifically in Mozambique’s forests.
Ebony Accessories by Outpost Original $14.00-$178.00
DANA CARUSO JEWELRY
How can you not love a necklace called Blue Hawaii? That is rhetorical by the way. We LOVE the new line by Dana Caruso. Great price point, great colors, great style.
Dana Caruso is a long time jewelry designer in Sonoma County, CA. Inspired by the beauties of nature, Dana uses natural gemstones and precious pearls to create one of a kind artisan made pieces. Each design is handcrafted. Dana Caruso Jewelry $72.00-$264.00
Olive & Mochi’s Pick:
PINT SIZE DRESSES
Check out these super cute children’s dresses by local designer Pint Size. She creates amazing patchwork Pillow Case dresses, Apron dresses, Halter Rompers, and Triangle Top Onesies.
I think you just found your next baby shower gift. Too cute for words!
Pint Size in Paradise dresses $37.00-$48.00
Mr. Chow’s Pick:
MIYA CAT’S EYE PLATES
Miya, importer of Japanese products with cultural value, delivers beautiful, unique, practical, impractical, fun, classic, traditional, modern and wonderful gifts with a Japanese aesthetic.
And speaking of fun, we had to show you how much Mr. Chow loved these Cat’s Eye plates. A no-brainer for his pick this month.
Cat’s Eye Plates $15.00
Book of the Month:
THE ORCHID WHISPERER: EXPERT SECRETS FOR GROWING BEAUTIFUL ORCHIDS
by Bruce Rogers with photos by Greg Allikas
This book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 gorgeous color photos of breathtaking plants. Best of all, it reveals pro secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotting hazards and pests, grooming, decorating and more. Perfect for beginners as well as orchid experts looking for new tricks, The Orchid Whisperer provides everything readers need to know to keep healthy orchids that will flower again and again!
The Orchid Whisperer $19.95.
Summer is Flowering
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.
PAJAMAS BY BEDHEAD
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
DOUGLAS TOYS FLORAL TOTE
Douglas 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
TORI RICHARD FLOWERED SHIRTS
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. The 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
Olive & Mochi’s Pick:
Kokeshi dolls, such as these flowered versions, are handcrafted wooden folk art dolls made by Kokeshi artists in Japan. The 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
Mr .Chow’s Pick:
FUNKTION FLOWERED APRONS
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
Book of the Month:
DECORATING WITH FLOWERS
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.
Enjoy a night of Fun and Painting with Artist Patrick Ching
August 11, 6-9 pm @ the Kilauea Lighthouse Bistro Lanai
Let your inner artist out. order wine and dine from the Kilauea Lighthouse Bistro menu while you mingle and create your works of art. Only $10 for each 3” x 3” canvas. All paints and supplies provided. We’ll be using Genesis non-toxic heat set oil paints.
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