Compiled by Conn Brattain
A Little Bird Told Us
. . . about Erica Mueller’s Littlest Bird Jewelry. Perched on your wrist, nestled round your neck, her sterling-silver Maui Heart bracelet and necklace declare your island affection, even if you don’t say a peep. Handmade on Maui, the bracelet is $70; the necklace (on a 16” chain) is $50. Both available—where else?—at Wings Hawai‘i, 69 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-3110, wingshawaii.com; and etsy.com/shop/littlestbirdsjewelry
Our Type of Tote
We flipped over Maui Thing’s LOVE MAUI tote, and think you will, too. Any way you look at it, the clever graphic design spells out our favorite four-letter words. The cotton canvas bag is 19”w x 14”h x 6”d, $22 at Maui Thing, 7 N. Market St., Wailuku, 249-0215, mauithing.com
Annie Fischer began with a shell that she made into a button, put on a pillow, and painted in an ocean palette. Her Maui Love pillow has shell-button closures and a pineapple motif. Each Annie Fischer Designs pillow is one of a kind: hand painted, 100% cotton duck, in natural or white, sold with or without down/feather insert. Sizes and prices vary. Pillow shown, with insert, is 22”x22”, $150 at Four Seasons Resort Maui, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, 874-8000; and Pearl Butik, 71 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia, 579-8899.
Fischer’s zippered pouches also come in various sizes and designs; each has different patterns on insides, front and back. $38–$48 at Four Seasons Resort Maui, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, 874-8000; and Nuage Bleu, 76 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-9792.
Maui girls Jen and Jes named their Matsumoto Studio after their dad; their notecard line, Annie + Flo, after their mom and grandma. It goes without saying your own family and friends will delight in the missives you send in these Aloha Surfboard and Aloha Mango designs. Each single-fold card is printed on smooth, heavyweight, recycled cardstock; $3 each, including envelope. Find them at matsumotostudio.com.
O‘ahu artist Nick Kuchar captures the joy of leisure, Hawaiian style, in these fun retro prints titled “Aloha from Wailea Maui” and “Spread the Aloha.” Each 12”x18” poster is handmade and printed on smooth, heavyweight stock. $20 each + shipping from Everything Is Jake!, everythingisjake.com
Maui artist Marylou Degrazia carves and paints these LOVE and MAUI woodblocks by hand; they come with picture hooks on the back, so they sit, stack or hang. (Personalized blocks available, too.) $50 each at Honey, A Sweet Boutique, 105 N. Market St., Wailuku, 244-8488, honeysweetboutique.squarespace.com