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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012...



celebrate the new...
(pic from confetti systems)


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

mnmlist.com...

"mnmlist: Finding yourself in spareness

We often create an identity for ourselves using things.

We have logos or slogans or cute catchphrases on our clothing, and it shows people who we are. We have tattoos or piercings, baseball caps, accessories, smartphones, designer bags, Manolo Blahnik shoes … and these express to others who we are.

In our homes, what we have on our walls shows others who we are. What TV shows we watch, what books we read, what celebrities and blogs we follow. What brands we like on Facebook. This is our identity.

But what happens when you strip all this away? When you are left with plain clothing, a home that is empty and spare … how will you express yourself? What will you use to forge an identity? You could argue that your identity would now be called “Minimalist”, but let’s go beyond that label.

In spareness, we are confronted by a lack. It is a frightening thing if you aren’t accustomed to it. You must take a close look at that lack, and wonder, “What am I left with?”

When there is just you, and nothing else, you must look inside yourself. You have to ask who you are, and again, that can be scary. You start to question whether you are adequate as a person, and then you wonder where this sense of inadequacy comes from. You start to realize that there is nothing more possible than who you already are, that there isn’t anyone who is “more adequate” than you, but only people who are different. If you perceive them to be “better”, that’s only because you are measuring them up to a standard created by someone else. When you remove that arbitrary and meaningless standard, there is no “better”. There is only who you are.

There is an empty room, and you. And you are enough. You are all that’s needed in this room, you fill it with your light and the miracle of your being, and you now realize: the things you used to express yourself, those were just a crutch. You need none of it. You are enough.

In spareness, you find enough"

something to think about for the new year...(mnmlist.com)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

wishing you a very merry christmas...






the leggett''s & bungalow 9 family would love to wish you the happiest of holiday's & a joyful new year.
may 2012 be a year of great blessings. thank you to all the friends we've made along the way.
mahalo nui loa...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

the perfect house...




next time around-it's prefab for me. so much to love in this radziner design-
shape. simplicity. light. it may be the perfect house... (pics from dwell-burton residence)

lam...


sometimes it's all about bringing in a little print.
oahu art jana lam is collaborating with bungalow 9 bringing her lovely prints to kauai. mini clutches. pencil clutches. & over sized clutches can get a girl ready for the holiday's.
excited to see what the new year holds with jana. linens. throws. & leather clutches are on the radar...


Friday, December 16, 2011

saturday sale...

HO. HO. HO...
15% off storewide.
saturday, 12.16.11 from 10:30-9.
can't make it? place a phone order.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

christmas goodies...


only 10 days left to find the perfect gift. these new misa pieces would be perfect...
each piece is inspired by the ocean. hand cast. & hangs from these lovely silk cords.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

little house...




i may be a big girl but, i could live in this mini house.
modern. minimal. & cool. see more @ smallable...
(en.smallable.com/1573-doll-house)

Monday, December 5, 2011

wish list..






just in case santa is reading my blog, here are a few sparkly desires.
tom's silver sequin shoes (neimans), ugg silver earmuffs-i know it's not cold here but some where it's cold (neimans), juicy sparkly headpones w/case (nordstroms), top pick-juicy silver sequin sparkly i-pad cover (nordstroms), ugg black sequin sparkly boots & yes-i wear my boots in hawaii (neimans). i've been a nice girl all year...

some love shoes but, i love houses...






houses. what would you do with a billion dollars ? i would build houses.
like the one above featured on desire to inspire. perfection. ahhhhh....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

modern luxury hawaii...



my christmas came early. bungalow 9 has a feature in modern luxury hawaii's- december issue.
i'm so very excited & honored. check it out http://www.modernluxury.com/modern-luxury-hawaii

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

artistic touch...



many loves from these recent pic on emmas design blog.

Monday, November 21, 2011

confessions of an addict...

blog addiction. an everyday must aubrey road. the simpleness of
unfussy is right... (pics aubrey road)

shop small...



it's the holiday's. i would love to encourage you this season to SHOP SMALL.
think about all the cool stores you love. small stores need your support & when you support a small store you support your community. just think about the impact you can make. small stores are the lifeline for creativity.
SHOP SMALL people...

wish list...



uber chic hotel st. cecilia is on my radar wish list. located in austin. created by owner's of my favorite spot the san jose. tablet is giving away a five night stay. sign me up...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

holiday's...



i know it's only november 6th. what am i thinking?
well, i was feeling the retail pressure. all the big stores here are decorated. christmas commercials & movies are playing no stop. why not? right? we might as well have a little holiday to look forward too. i've decked the store out & am unpacking some great holiday goodies. you'll even find something sparkly to wear for that big event. you've gotta love the holiday's...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

studio living...





as i strive to live with less, this is perfection. simple beauty...
(pics from andy martin's studio)