Monday, May 5, 2008

Karma Wall-meleon So you like to reinvent your style. Big deal. It’s not like you’re a commitment-phobe or anything. As if. You totally committed to those attention-getting Noelani Designs shell earrings, and every night you’re married to one side of the reversible Kiri Cover on your bed. And hello, it’s a woman’s right to change her mind, isn’t it?

Yes ­– and apparently it’s a man’s wish, too. Because when James Partch of One Up Wall Graphics wanted a distinctive decoration winding up his staircase wall, he didn’t desire the accompanying permanence (or hard work) of paint or wallpaper. So a year ago he and his wife developed easily removable décor elements made from thin, self-adhesive vinyl, which can be applied to

www.leichic.comany smooth surface, inside or outdoors, in under an hour.To create their sophisticated graphics, the Partchs use colors and motifs inspired by nature and simply what’s hot, like popular chimpanzee and koi designs, a birds-in-flight scene and even Hawai‘i-like palm fronds. Full-size or mini versions can be used virtually anywhere, from rented walls to owned floors, kitchen tiles to bedroom mirrors, so like an art curator you’ll simply have to decide what to display where – and when.

Because keeping people guessing isn’t just your prerogative – it’s half the fun.

Available at Nest, 4270-A Kilauea Road , in Kilauea , Kaua‘i, and

online at



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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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