Saturday, October 31, 2009


Forget the burritos, it was all about the HORCHATA.

More nuts!

My hero: Leo Ovum Exterra. We bonded over rings and stuffed animals in Wal-Mart. She told me that the 'oldest' everyone gets is 17 and that I should figure out how to keep my childlike freedom forever.

I love lying in the back of Kristin's truck and zen-ing out.

Hope you all have a Happy Halloween! Can't wait to finish my interactive costume tomorrow!

Friday, October 30, 2009

get it from my mama

When I was going through my first digital camera pictures from 2007, I rediscovered the elephants that live at my mom's house.

Now, I wanna go home.

And sleep on my water bed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

they love my nuts

New hardware jewelry at The Store at UH-Mānoa.

Wear your nuts around your neck, you know you want to.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

margot de taxco

Margot de Taxco sterling silver whirl spring-hinge bracelet, circa 1950's

Monday, October 5, 2009

the store

If you live in Hawai'i, come buy some Trunnk, my vintage and secondhand jewelry at The Store at the University of Hawai'i - Mānoa!

Uncle Keola is selling some customized shoe boxes (this one by my brother!) and DIY kits. Hopefully some customized shoes by my brother soon, too.

My friend Lauryn is selling handmade circle scarves and pretty jewelry.

And these blue gingham awesomenesses is from my friend Katie, who is selling vintage button earrings. I'm a total sucker for blue gingham (Dorothy!), so these babies are convincing me to take my 24/7 claw earrings off.

Also, my classmate Sara has amassed an awesome collection of vintage aloha wear for guys and girls that she is selling. I was really happy to sell my favorite shirt of hers to this guy who was waaay stoked on it. It was this pink chambray Liberty House shirt (Hawai'i department store that was bought by Macy's in 2001) with a sliver of aloha print and a little King Kamehameha embroidered on the chest. He even made his friend check out the fabric covered buttons. It was so cute.

So come support the APDM seniors and buy our shit, dammit! Thaaanks.

The Store
University of Hawai'i - Mānoa
Blue tent at Miller Hall or McCarthy Mall
Tues/Wed/Thurs, 10 AM - 2 PM

Friday, October 2, 2009

heart of the dragonfly

The idea of looking at the double-bar cross as a representation of the dragonfly certainly must have begun when the Indians first saw examples of the Spaniards' pendant crosses of this type... It is not hard to see how a cross with two cross-bars can be seen to look like a dragonfly as it hovers in the air with outstretched wings. And when the cross is made of silver, light hitting the metal has reflective qualities not unlike the iridescence of a dragonfly's wings.

The relationships that Pueblo, Navajo and Hopi people have seen between the double-bar cross and the dragonfly might also give a native, rather than Christian, meaning to the heart that forms the bottom portion of many crosses made by Indian smiths. This heart, which is often referred to as the Sacred Heart when used in the beliefs of the Catholic Church, is found on the bottom of many crosses of Spanish and Mexican origin, and certainly provided the influence for native silversmiths.

From Heart of the Dragonfly by Allison Bird.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


"It's gonna be a place where only the things you want to happen, would happen."
"We can totally build a place like that!"
- Where the Wild Things Are

"Where do you want to go?"
"Anywhere that is wild."
- John Muir