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  • atypicalLIVING 8:06 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Kicks/HI Orange Label releases 

    This Saturday, the Kicks/HI crew will be releasing two of their more highly anticipated Orange Label pieces at both the Ward and Makaloa shops, with the online shop love happening soon.

    First up is the contrast yoke tees, with high quality fabrics and finishing.  The simplicity of the shape, plus the added color pop around the yoke is a great look under jackets or on it’s own.

    The second piece releasing this Saturday is the most talked about piece in this past season’s lookbook.  The Tiki pullover raglan is made out of lightweight fleece in a traditional raglan cut.  The head turner is the silver thread embroidery on the back.  The Made In Honolulu Tiki graphic is super official.

    Don’t sleep on these two pieces, as they’ll definitely be big pieces in the rotation this season and into the Spring.

    Both these pieces will be available tomorrow at the Ward and Makaloa shops.

    For more, check out http://www.KicksHawaii.com

  • atypicalLIVING 12:48 pm on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Hilo Rain // Hurley Anti-Canvas 

    I could explain the awesome significance of this piece by SigZane/Ethnic Creative’s Kuhao Zane, but I think I’ll let him do the explaining for this.

    Aloha All,

    I wanted to take some time out to talk about this Anti-Canvas Art Show I got to take part of…. First off big up to ITO and Contrast Magazine for putting me on the line up! Much mahalos!

    I’ll be breaking down the elements of the design so that peeps can grasp the visual and subliminal. Then make sure to head over to SOHO mixed media bar tonight to attend theANTI-CANVAS!

    Hurley will utilize a “sublimation” process to make a one-of-a-kind board short with the art that will be auctioned off for the charities. This manufacturing method uses a heat transferring process that preserves the integrity and details of the design.

    And on with the details…..

    Ohe Kapala // Ua
    The Hawaiian Bamboo Stamp. I used the Ua Ohe Kapala Symbol in various sizes and colors to represent the blanket of rain that Hilo witnesses all too often. The Ohe Kapala also offers a cultural connection to Hawaii. Hawaii is known thru out the pacific to have one the most complex Kapa and Ohe Kapala designs usually telling stories of environmental phenomenon or tracing linages and genealogy.

    ModernPop // Rolling Clouds Over The Land
    The grey and black oval shapes are the black clouds that roll in over the land. Hilo Bay works as a hook to hold the heavy moisture between Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. The Yellow-ish Green shades at the bottom represent the the areas of land that haven’t been covered by the clouds just yet. Sometimes the upper hamakua areas will allow a small opening for the sun to shine that will illuminate the rain with a prism of color.

    Positive Sign +
    This story is from about 6 years back, when I first started to work for my dad(legally). Uh…. Lets just say I was waaay negative. I was basically exactly what Hilo raised me to be….. A somewhat hater. Of course I went to college and got educated, and still I could not help but think ultra negative thoughts in our company meetings. So…. Long story short, I would draw little Positive signs every time I thought something negative in a meeting. A couple meetings in, my note book would be full of +++++++++++. But over time, it made me conscious of when my thoughts would go negative and I would try to take the negative thought and turn it into a positive. Fast forward to today. I have no + signs on my notebook, don’t really need the reminder anymore…. I just use it in design to recognize the transition from a negative to a positive time.

    Back in 98-00′ our halau took our freshly created production “Kamehameha Pai’ea” on the road. Couple shows in Cali, AZ and Alaska….. In this three act hula production we had to make our own costumes, weapons and leis as well as learn a bunch of new Kamehameha inspired choreography. During this period I kept staring at the statue in Hilo which was newly erected at the time. Not much after returning from the tour I left for FIDM and during one of my breaks back home I went to the statue and took a picture of Kamehameha. Headed back to school with a fresh picture to work my vector-pushing skills… Ever since then I’ve had this Kamehameha art on file. I’ve used it a few times like here and there. But over all, it still holds the meaning of everything I learned and represents the process of being inspired by my home environment and taking that to a worldly scale.

    I know thats a whole lot to process….. Take your time… Read what you like and come back and finish. But make sure to be there at the Anti-Canvas Tonight!



  • atypicalLIVING 6:02 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Prolifik Projects Grand Opening 

    After a year or so in preparation, Prolifik Projects is OFFICIALLY open to the public.

    The shop is still undergoing some additions, but the shop is up and running, ready for the masses to do some awesome Christmas shopping.  You’ll never know who you’ll see in there… just swing on by and check it out.

    As you can see, there’s some awesome new stuff in here, including a new lime green/grey colorway of the Prolifik handstyle shirt, a maroon/yellow “Writers Never Die” lightsleepers shirt, and Prolifik is one of the few spots you can cop the new Eukarezt designs and Pancho Abalos’ Artist Proof series of shirts.

    You can also cop a nice selection of lightsleepers gear here as well.

    So, swing by the shop at 939 McCully St. and tell the friendly counter peeps that atypicalLIVING sent you.

    As of right now, the shop has consistent hours on Saturdays from 10am-5pm.  Otherwise, you can catch the announcements of when they’ll be open on both the Prolifik Twitter and Facebook pages. You can also make a shopping appointment with them through those pages as well.

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