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Cool Headboards

Cool Headboards

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Handcarved Lotus Bed

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Totally loving these fabulous carved wood headboards from Anthropologie. While we were traveling in Bali this summer we saw so much fabulous wood carving in there.  Baliense people are true artisans.  I am sure these headboards are inspired by the Balinese Artisans.

These Baliense doors below had just the right amount of patina.

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When I saw this colorful object on the side of the road, best cialis while driving by on my little scooter in Bali I had to stop and capture it.  At the time I thought that would be and awesome headboard.  Turns out when I stop to investigate, cialis buy   what it actually was is a musical instrument similar to a xylophone. I actually contemplating bringing it home.  But doing a whole container load from Bali makes more sense then just one item.

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SilverBotanica – Hip Jewelry Boutique & Artisan Studio in Honomu, Hawaii

SilverBotanica - Hip Jewelry Boutique & Artisan Studio in Honomu, Hawaii

Click into the doorway above to take a virtual tour of the store.

 

We are excited to announce that my husband Brad & I opened a new Brick & Mortar store SilverBotanica, viagra canada shop located near Hilo, on the beautiful Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii in the quaint town of Honomu. Honomu is the gateway to Akaka Falls State Park. Akaka Falls is a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical plants including giant timber bamboo, fruit trees and gorgeous botanical flowers.  The trail is a concrete trail to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling ‘Akaka Falls , which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge.

Our retail store features the Artisan Studio of SilverBotanica Jewelry and Hi Octane JewelrySilverBotanica is a sterling silver jewelry line inspired by tropical Botanical flowers found here in Hawaii and allows the wearer to carry a little bit of paradise at all times.
Hi Octane Jewelry is a sterling silver jewelry line inspired by vintage automobiles and hot rods and comes from our long love of classic cars and hot rods.

Along with our handmade goods our unique store also carries vintage goods, purses, accessories and stationary. The Artisan studio is open daily 12-6pm. And visitors are welcome to tour the studio and learn first hand the process of lost wax casting and silversmithing. Silversmithing & Lost Wax Casting Classes  and Workshops are available by appointment.

You can see another video of the store here.

SilverBotanica – 28-1652 Old Mamalahoa HWY | Honomu, HI 96728 – 949.547.3859

 

Special Thanks to our neighbor Jeffery North Wilson of 360 True North Photography for creating this awesome virtual tour for us.  You can get one too. Click below and tell him Alicia sent you:

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Macrame is Back

Macrame is Back

This Summer we had a wonderful adventure to Australia.  I love following so many Australian companies like Spell Designs and Buffalo Girl
both are located in Byron Bay near Brisbane.  So I got to visit the Spelly Boutique in Byron Bay. I was shocked at how small the actual boutique was, sildenafil ailment but it is wonderfully curated and they carry wonderful items.  And, viagra I sure noticed that Macrame is trending hard in Australia and seems to be now trending here too. I am loving all the Macrame Ideas out there. Oh and of course I have a Pinterest Board of Macrame Ideas too.

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Gypsy World & Hobo Cabaret

Gypsy World & Hobo Cabaret



Last night I went out with two of my fellow Maker-Girlfriends. We went to a band called Beats Antique. I had never heard of them but was game to go out with two good friends. Being a creator and designer, viagra usa drugstore the evening was visually stimulating for me in so many ways.

The best piece of Beats Antique was the dancer Zoe Jake. She oozes sexiness. She is gorgeous, and is a belly dancer. Well, I am no belly dancing expert and really have not seem much, but her performance was fabulous. Her costumes were very cool. My favorite was a leather, antler headdress she wore. She travels with another group called the Yard Dogs Road Show. I hadn’t heard of them, but their web site describes them as a hobo cabaret, a living patchwork of vaudeville and rock and roll and based on these images below the show looks wonderful. I am going have to go see them as well.
 
 
 

The Future By Corning

The Future By Corning


Well I am a technology geek. I love new technology. I love being connected. I like pretty much everything in this cool video, cialis canada no rx although I have one question, viagra buy viagra and that is where are the microphones in this new glass? All the visuals make perfect sense. Watch it and see what you think. Click here to watch the video.

Sterling & Bakelite Hairsticks

Sterling  & Bakelite Hairsticks

Hair Stick

I discovered this fabulous sterling silver hairstick the other day at Solo. I had to bring it home as inspiration. Being a gal with long hair I often stick things in my hair to put it up. I was surprised that this hair stick was so short. and had a flattened section. But I am going to try it. I think I may create some sterling hair sticks that are inspired by all of these.
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A few years ago I came across this book that featured these amazing bakelite hairsticks from Asia. I am completely enamored with them. Of course the Asian mum is my favorite. Do you use hair sticks. What is your favorite length?

Plants plants and more plants

Plants plants and more plants

Awhile back I was at a local yard sale and I picked up a book called Hawai’i A Floral Paradise by Leland Miyano.

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When I started flipping through the book I knew instantly I had to buy it. It instantly took me back to Hawaii. Which coincidentally when we first saw our house and the tropical plants all over in the back yard reminded me of Hawaii and I was hooked and wanted it too. Hawaii has a warm spot in my soul.

Tuesday, I got a tip that Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach has Leucospermum or Pincushion protea which my book describes as looking like red sea urchins, which is dead on. When I got to CG I was delighted to find the plant below. Well I am going to have to save up to buy it. The good size plant was $149.00.
Leucospermum Species or Pin Cushion Protea
These are native to South Africa and Australia.

And also this Grevellea Banksii

Grevellea Plant I bought yesterday.
Grevellea Banksii, is also called the Kahili Flower. I have another favorite Kahili flower which is Kahili Ginger. It is rampant in my yards. I came home with Grevillea, which I am told hummingbirds love, so the ones that frequent my yard will be happy. This exotic flower also had a smaller price tag of only $15.00. Well, I will be saving up for my Protea. And I also want a Purple Passion Flower vine like this. But I may opt for the edible variety, I just love Lilikoi juice.

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Molds on display at Solo

Molds on display at Solo

Yesterday I took a quick trip to Solana Beach to the Cedros Gardens to scope out some plants. Well I cannot go within walking distance of my favorite store Solo, viagra usa and across the street with out popping in.

There were a few items that really caught my eye.

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These are real halves of an actual mold used at one time for making resin glasses. I am personally fascinated with eyewear. I have a small collection of vintage glasses that I treasure. And some day I hope to make eyeglass frames. For me this was a little peak into how frames are made. Which after seeing these looks extremely similar to some of the processes we already do for our jewelry making. If the other halves were there I wouldn’t have been able to resist buying them. But now I am a step closer to making eyewear.

Pewter Casting Jewelry Molds at Solo

Another very cool item on display and for sale at Solo were these Pewter casting molds. I just visited a pewter caster last week and saw some molds similar to these. You can tell they are for pewter by the hole in the center. I love the way Jennifer Price has displayed these. Absolutely stunning.

Get your Heart On Today

Get your Heart On Today

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Happy Valentine’s Day. We have been busy baking over here. Ginger and I cooked up some fabulous funfetti heart shaped cupcakes for her class. Her favorite parts are licking the beater and sprinkling the sprinkles.
My favorite part is taking the photos along the way.

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Sundance Dreaming

Sundance Dreaming





The new Sundance catalog arrived and I feel in love with a few items.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

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Well I put all the names in hat shuffled them about and drew one name and the winner is Fiona Cartolina – “The Dragon in the woods” winner of the Chinese New Year Necklace giveaway. It also just so happens that Fiona and her blog Cafe Cartolina give me countless hours of inspiration on a daily basis. -Thanks Fiona.

To everyone else that entered shoot me an email with subject “Chinese New Year” with your mailing address at info (at) hioctanejewelry.com and I will send you a lovely consolation prize.
Thanks to those of you that participated here and Facebook – Alicia

Architectural graphics for the home

Architectural graphics for the home

If you know me, best cialis cialis you know I live and breath signage. I even design it in my sleep. It is something that I am truly drawn to and enjoy. Being of a lover of signage, seek I also can’t get enough of great architectural graphics and I love when the are integrated in residential homes and and not just retail properties. I came across these great examples of a simple design that great in a residential application. I found these on the 3 Form Blog here.
Those fabulous swedes doing it again.

Cicada Wings T-Shirt

Cicada Wings T-Shirt


I just ordered one of these super cute shirts from this Etsy Shop.
I love cicada wings. I am pretty sure I will be wearing my cicada ring while wearing this Cicada shirt.

Flower Plates | Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson

Flower Plates | Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson

Necklace Giveaway | Happy Chinese New Year

Necklace Giveaway | Happy Chinese New Year

In Celebration of Chinese New Year and the upcoming year of the rabbit, viagra sale for sale I am giving away this wonderful necklace to one of you lovely blog readers. I have fond memories of growing up in Hawaii and going to Chinatown this time of year and watching the dragon dances and listening to crack, and snap of fireworks. I remember the streets literally looked like they turned red, from the sea of red firecrackers paper on the ground. Something about this necklace brings all of that together for me, the hula girl of Hawaii, the Asian cinnabar, firecracker, carved looking beads, the blue and white ceramic beads reminiscent to The Ming Dynasty ceramics.

Giveaway details: Leave a comment below of your favorite Chinese New Year moment or your Chinese Zodiac Symbol. Don’t know what Chinese Zodiac Symbol represents you try the Chinese Calculator here. Winner will be announced on Feb 18th, 2011. If you haven’t done so sign up (Right column box) to get my blog delivered to your email in box.

I see that I am a Rat specifically a water rat. My husband is a rabbit, specifically a water rabbit. What should we expect from the year of the Rabbit? We can heal, transform, use diplomacy, be kind and pure with each other. Want more click on over here.

I am in the process of getting ready to launch my new web site, Alicia Hanson.com click on over and take a sneak peek.

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