Perfect Pairing – Kuleana and Keiki Kruisers

A part of Paradisus is The Kuleana Collection. This collection celebrates the natural beauty of island life, while reminding us of our responsibility to preserve and protect these gifts for tomorrow.  It is our commitment to honor “Na hulu manu o Hawai’i” (The precious things of Hawai’i)

So it was particularly special when I discovered Keiki Kruisers .  This is a line of children’s ti-shirts with delightful drawings of a Pua (flower), a Pe’a (starfish), an Opihi (mollusk) and others designs that are also part of the Kuleana Collection. What could be more appropriate than to celebrate our children while honoring them with the same commitment.  And what a perfect Mother and Child gift for Mother’s Day or a New Baby.

Keiki Kruisers is designed by Lyda Liu of Waimea, Hawaii and is a Mom inspired clothing company. This active wear line is appropriate for all parts of a kid’s fun life, beach, school, playtime, indoor time. Her line can be found on-line www.keikikruisers.com.

Meet Kelli Martines and her daughter Leila as they play together, Leila in her Pe’a T-shirt and Kelli with her double Pe’a Paradisus Charms necklace.

Repousee, S’il Vous Plait

Bad French!!! Maybe, however Repoussee is not your fancy wine but is a term used in the field of jewelry and metal sculptures.

RepouseeRepousee is the technique used to craft most of Paradisus’ designs and is what gives it’s unique feel and voluptuous look. Repousee is an old French technique where metal is hammered from the back giving an organic natural form.  One of the most famous sculptures done in this method is the French made American “Statue of Liberty.”  Once the form or body is set, the details are scribed, textured and embellished to give it the finish to complete the story.

For many of the Paradisus’ Collections such as the Monstera and Lauhala, the pieces are then finished with a backing to stabilize the final form.  Each piece is individually ‘handmade” by Artisans in Indonesia who have managed to keep this technique alive.

Your piece is special and one of a kind….we hope you love and appreciate the craftsmanship.