Tikis

Posted by on 5/16/2019 to Facts and Fun
What is a Tiki? Tikis where intended to represent very important, respected authorities, namely principal gods, guardians and spirit powers. In ancient Hawaiian culture, the gods, the land, and the people, shared a symbiotic existence. If the people took care of the land the gods were appeased. If the gods were happy, they would allow the land to provide sustenance for the people. Tiki statues were carved to represent the image of a certain god and as an embodiment of that specific god's power. With well-formed tikis, perhaps the people could attain protection from harm, strengthen their power in times of war and be blessed with successful crops. Beginning in the 1930s, an entire "tiki culture" representing the island life of the South Pacific began to form. Tiki-themed restaurants displayed tiki carvings, tiki torches, rattan furniture, tropical-print fabrics and wooden or bamboo items. Before long, tiki culture had a large following in the United States, using South Pacific themes in everything from clothing to interior design. When you are browsing through tiki memorabilia remember you are looking at the best symbolism of " old hawaiian culture"

Mermaids!

Posted by on 5/9/2019 to Facts and Fun
With most of the earth covered by water it comes as no surprise that centuries ago it was believed the oceans hold mysterious creatures like mermaids and serpents.
Mermaids are depicted as half human and half fish and have captured peoples imagination for ages.
Mermaid stories date back as far as the ancient roman empire.
In the 1400's Columbus claimed to have encountered mermaids and wrote in his journal they were not as beautiful as they are said to be.
Countless books and movies are available about those mystical creatures.
Our modern day mermaids have beautiful flowing hair and beautiful faces.
Mermaids may be ancient but still capture the hearts of young and old.
Do you think mermaids are real?

KOA Wood

Posted by on 5/2/2019 to Facts and Fun
The Koa tree is native to the Big Island of Hawaii. Koa may be the most spectacular hardwood in the world. Koa can be found on the other Hawaiian Islands but those trees tend to lack the splendor of Koa growing on the Big Island. Koa are fast growing trees at 5 feet per year for the first five years, and can reach impressive heights in several decades in upper elevation landscapes. Koa has never been regarded as an endangered species, and it is certainly far from extinct. There is more koa growing in Hawaii now that 10 or 20 years ago.
Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.
We carry authentic Koa / sterling silver jewelry for every taste and budget.

Aloha

Aloha Shirts

Posted by on 4/25/2019 to Facts and Fun
The Aloha shirt, commonly referred to as a Hawaiian shirt, is a style of dress shirt originating in Hawaii.
Aloha shirts exported to the mainland United States are called Hawaiian shirts, and are brilliantly colored with floral patterns and Polynesian motifs.
The modern Aloha shirt was devised in the early 1930's by Chinese merchant Ellery Chun of King-Smith Clothiers and Dry Goods, a store in Waikiki. Local residents, especially surfers, as well as tourists descended on Chun's store and bought every shirt he had. Within years, major designer labels sprung up all over Hawaii and began manufacturing and selling Aloha shirts.
Today the Aloha shirt is widely accepted as business attire throughout the islands and a perfect shirt for casual Fridays on the mainland.

Aloha

Woodies

Posted by on 4/18/2019 to Facts and Fun
 Remember the 60's...the Beach Boys...
 Back then there was a synergy between
 cars, surfing and Rock and Roll.
 "I bought a '34 wagon and we call it a
 Woodie", who doesn't remember this classic tune...
 The surf car of the 50's and 60's.
 Ford originally produced the station
 wagon to haul people and luggage from train stations.
 
 Later on, the Woodie became just a
 secondhand car, cheap and roomy for surf trips along the
 coast.
 "Surf City here we come"

Welcome to our online store

Posted by on 6/4/2014 to News
Welcome to our online store! Our team is proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. Our website has been carefully designed to provide you with an amazingly flexible online shopping experience, and its ease of navigation is something we think you'll grow to depend on and appreciate. Feel free to browse our entire product catalog, and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the items housed within. Our team is always ready and willing to assist our customers, and we are happy for your visit.