Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tooling Around

You want to be surrounded by beautiful things, but it can be hard to find a balance of form and function in the aisles of your local hardware store.

Besides, features like sweat-proof rubber handles don’t really hold sway with you. And the last time you remodeled your home, you needed a hammer to hang a few new prints in your bedroom, not build an addition off the kitchen.

So leave the boring hardware goods to the utilitarians. SoHa Living, the Kahala boutique that specializes in elegant home accessories, is offering up a brand new line of fun, floral-print www.leichic.comtools that will reflect your impeccable fashion sense, even on days when you’re just digging in the dirt.

The chic little collection features tools priced from $7 to $14.80, including a hammer, screwdriver and utility knife, as well as pruning shears, a hand rake and a small shovel for cultivating your own bit of floral beauty.

And while the fashion-forward tools come in a variety of colors, their stylish form does not neglect function. The handle of the stainless steel hammer, for example, contains a set of nesting screwdrivers, the tiniest one perfect for mending a pair of sunglasses.

Making them anything but garden variety.

SoHa Living, Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, 808.591.9777.

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 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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