Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka (that’s Hawaiian for Merry Christmas – a tad late, but still –) We’ve just returned from a very fun trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. In between the (muddy & fun!) hiking, beaches, and dodging wild roosters, we explored the lovely low-key town of Kapa’a. This was one of our favorite finds, KIKO simple goods*, specializing in unique local art, upcycled goods and clever environmental products. It just made us happy (plus it doesn’t hurt to be located in paradise…). Be inspired, visit the web links and if in Kauai, visit the store!
An alternative to plastic wrap! Organic cotton with beeswax. Created by a mom in Vermont, visit her at http://www.beeswrap.com/
Made from recycled Kraft paper with top stitching!
Tote created from upcycled woven rugs – so sturdy and big.
Cool industrial style with these upcycled metal pendant lights
A lot of options with this great idea! Upcycled metal boxes.
Basile the Pirate – one of many adorable creations by Raplapla (note his anchor tattoo and wooden leg!) Visit her inspiring site at http://www.raplapla.com/
Handmade – Put a Bird On It!
Local jewelry of coconut fiber. Coconuts are amazing – and yummy :)
Simple and beautiful
“Tail Biter’s” series, you always knew driftwood art could be great – right?!
Just to prove that concrete is so versatile!
I’ve seen woven plastic bag products before, but never this well done!
Awesome – bits of aluminum can graphics riveted onto a bracelet
By Rosie Jane, http://byrosiejane.com/
* KIKO’s has opened recently and they don’t have a website yet, but when they do I will update this post with a link – because they really are awesome. This is NOT a sponsored post, just love from an admirer.