Summer is here, bringing with it the fabulous new exhibition Art Deco Hawai‘i. The artwork just begs to be used as design elements, and Honolulu Museum of Art Shop manager Cori Mackie and her team have put together a great collection. Now available in the shop is this array of items featuring artwork from the exhibition. Clockwise from top left: Matted print of Arman Manookian’s Men on an Outrigger Canoe Headed for Shore, $15; Art Deco Hawai‘i exhibition catalog by Theresa Papanikolas and DeSoto Brown, $29.95; Ni‘ihau shell lei, designs and prices vary; Arman Manookian notecards, $14.95; magnetic notepads, $7.95; all sitting atop a pareau by Tutuvi, $45. And that’s just the start. More items are coming soon!
Summer also brings free time for the kids (well, for some kids). Both shops are stocked with things perfect for summer fun—like this simple-to-assemble kite and balsa wood airplane, $9.95. The Spalding House Shop is actually inspired by the creative art classes—so it’s chock full of ways for children to learn through play.
Kikkerland Design, which specializes in “designs that make life more enjoyable,” have created these grown-up toys (that’s Awika on the left, $16.95, and Spinney on the right, $12.95) and a solar-powered rainbow maker—just place it in sunlight near a window, and those natural beams power a Swarovski crystal to revolve and refract light in all directions, $46.95.