Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Best Served Cool

Wings Hawaii's whimsical decal dishware

Lei Chic
Artichoke plate, $35.

Michelle Obama. Wise, wise woman.

Really knows her way around a show-stopping outfit. Also, completely obsessed with plates and what goes on them.

Squid and reptile skeletons? Probably not what she had in mind...

Lei Chic
Squid dish, $45, Peacock Feather mug, $24, School of Fish dinner plate, $55.

Introducing Wings Hawaii's decal dishware, an array of plates, platters and cups bedecked with plants, sea creatures and random curios, available now.

These are pretty much your average dishes. Except that they aren't, since the girls at Wings Hawaii took images from old text books, turned them into fun decals, then fired everything in a kiln so they'll never come off.

Some are adorned with dainty ferns or peacock feathers. Shells. Artichokes. Your typical decorative stuff.

Others are, well, kind of creepy in a really awesome way. A squid floating just out of reach of wandering fishing lures. Lizard skeletons. Fish heads attached to rockets. A hand growing out of a horse's butt while holding a seagull's head.

Which could actually be a hilariously rewarding sight while cleaning your plate.

Whatever gets you to eat your vegetables.

$25-$55, available at Wings Hawaii, 71 Baldwin Ave. in Paia and online.


Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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