We’re excited to announce the addition of a collection of prints by Dear Darling Calligraphy, an illustrative project by our good friend Suzy Lee. Beyond her personalized aesthetic we especially vibe with her work ethos…
“When my parents moved to America 30 years ago, they were full of visions and dreams about what life in this country would bring. When I was growing up, they hoped I’d someday be a distinguished somebody, that my hands would stay soft, and my bum in a cushioned chair. But what they modeled was a life much wilder…full of deep feelings, massive dreams, hard work that made rough hands…and all I can think about is how it’d be an honor to live up to lives like theirs. Hard work isn’t the goal, money certainly can’t be enough, but devoting yourself to something and being changed by it…that’s beautiful to me.”
Shop Prints Here
Today we launched a kickstarter for a travel documentary that explores the blending of cultural values with modern innovation. We’re calling the film IKE Wisdom to Whisper – http://kck.st/1mylJtX
The past few years have been a crazy journey of personal growth. Since the inception of Aloha Sunday I’ve been privy to the many life lessons learned while growing a small business. With the addition of my first son to our family, I’ve also been challenged to explore on a deeper level what it means to be Hawaiian and how one can use the knowledge of the past as a means to foster progress and growth.
During this time, I’ve also been fortunate enough to spend a good amount of time with my friend Clifford Kapono who is currently at UCSD pursuing a PHD in Chemistry. In addition to being an amazing surfer, scholar, friend and filmmaker, Cliff is also a contributing member of Kapu Na Keiki (one of the youngest crews to sail the Hokulea) and is constantly looking for ways to integrate his cultural values into his academic undertakings.
We are hoping that working on creating this film will be a transformative experience that is able to shed some light on those creating sustainable change through culturally sensitive advancements in both research and innovation.
We’ll be shooting this documentary over a couple of weeks this June in Tahiti. We’re coordinating this trip with the completion of the first leg of the Hokulea’s Mālama Honua which will result in a 3 year worldwide voyage.
If you feel like supporting the project you can contribute to our Kickstarter – http://kck.st/1mylJtX
Here are some more links related to the project:
Thanks for the Support!
As the Santa Anas usher in another summer season and the lengthening days lift our spirits we naturally gravitate towards wanting to express this livened mood. The Bedford Corduroy Pant is a slim fitting and sophisticated response to this seasonal change. This year round staple and is currently offered in Beeswax, Blue, Olive, and Lava and is made in the USA.
Available online and in our North Park Flagship.
Shop the Bedford Corduroy Pant along with the rest of the Aloha Sunday Collection – Here.
A huge thanks goes out to everyone who came through the shop to check out the Snaphsot screening last night. It was great hanging out and it was an honor to be a part of the project. For those of you who couldn’t make it, you can watch the episode in it’s entirety below.