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  • Kicking off Native Hawaiian Plant Month with Naupaka Kahakai
    April 1, 2023

    Kicking off Native Hawaiian Plant Month with Naupaka Kahakai

    This months digital download kicks off Native Hawaiian Plant Month - a time to celebrate and honor the unique flora of the Hawaiian Islands. As we recognize the beauty and diversity of our endemic and native species, we also have the opportunity to perpetuate Hawaiian culture through their identification and preservation.

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  • Ilima and Pikake - Hanohano October 2022 Calendar
    October 21, 2022

    Ilima and Pikake - Hanohano October 2022 Calendar

    Inspiration of Hanohano Finding the balance between illustrating different subjects has always been a difficult one for me. Yes, we love lei flower and illustrating lei - but most times our favorite lei end up being ones made with non-endemic...

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  • Monthly Calendar: Mikioi
    June 1, 2022

    Monthly Calendar: Mikioi

    June 2022 | "Mikioi" vs. Dainty and neat in craftsmanship, or in doing anything; deft; excellently made, as result of workmanship. [Wehewehe.org] Although shes a kui style lei like our original (kui is a style of lei making where we...

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  • Aloha Lā Hānau Māmā Kākou!
    May 1, 2022

    Aloha Lā Hānau Māmā Kākou!

    It’s lā Mei and in this hale, its also Māmā Kākou’s birthday! We celebrate all month long, but today is the day so I figured it’d be a nice opportunity to bring back our monthly calendars. I don’t love adding...

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  • Puakenikeni May 2020
    February 18, 2022

    Puakenikeni May 2020

    It’s the last aloha friday of the month and we are excited to start a new series: monthly digital calendar wallpapers! Each last aloha friday of the month, we will have a brand new wallpaper with multiple options to beautify...

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  • Kēkēmapa Wallpaper - ʻUlu
    December 1, 2021

    Kēkēmapa Wallpaper - ʻUlu

    ʻUlu or breadfruit is a staple plant found in Hawaiʻi, is versatile and can be prepared similarly to a fruit or vegetable. As one of the most highest yielding fruit trees, it’s is no surprise that it’s a go-to for many farmers and families.  May your wallpaper inspire you all throughout the season to be bold, vibrant, and to perpetuate or cultivate the holiday traditions that are meaningful to you. Please, feel free to download whichever wallpaper speaks to you. We have three options available*: ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, English, and a blank version. 
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  • Nowemapa 2021 - Ke ola o ka lehua by Kākou Collective
    November 22, 2021

    Nowemapa 2021 - Ke ola o ka lehua by Kākou Collective

    As a blossom dies after getting pollinated, new seed pods form and create an opportunity for new growth. Similarly, it is important for we as Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) to perpetuate our culture through the passing of knowledge, giving the younger generation roots to their past, with light and opportunity to guide them into a bold new future.
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  • Okakopa - ʻIlima kū kahakai by Kākou Collective
    October 1, 2021

    Okakopa - ʻIlima kū kahakai by Kākou Collective

    ʻIlima kū kahakai, shoreline ʻilima, Oʻahu’s island flower, sida fallax is indigenous to Hawaiʻi and can be found thriving on Hawaiʻi’s shorelines in varying weather conditions. Lei made of ʻilima was seen as lei for royalty, but is now a very special lei gifted for extremely special occasions. ʻIlima is associated with the goddess of hula, Laka, and is a kinolau (earthly form) of the god Kāne.
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  • Kalo Camouflage
    August 1, 2021

    Kalo Camouflage

    Taking it back to the native plants with none other than the one that inspired us from the get-go. This print is called Kalo Camouflage and its a print idea that Iʻve had dancing around in my mind since my son was born.
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