Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve with This Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i x HONOLULU Tote

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From Feb. 8 through 22, local and international artists will return to the vibrant Kaka‘ako district for Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i, painting a new round of gorgeous Insta-worthy murals for Honolulu to snap, share and repeat. To celebrate, this year HONOLULU Magazine has collabed with the worldwide urban arts festival to create an exclusive, limited-edition tote designed by local husband/wife art duo (and Pow! Wow! veteran) Wooden Wave.

  Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2019 x HONOLULU Magazine Tote



Look familiar? It should: Last year, the whimsical Volkswagen treehouse was featured in the couple’s punchy, retro-inspired mural on Cooke Street. The treehouse is a common theme used throughout Wooden Wave’s art as a nostalgic symbol of possibility and an icon for adventure. And, made of durable natural canvas, this tote is the perfect on-the-go companion, whether you’re heading to North Shore, commuting to work or just exploring Kaka‘ako’s freshly painted murals.

  Wooden Wave mural from Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2018.

Wooden wave’s latest Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i mural can be found on cooke street across from mother waldron park.
photo: courtesy of wooden wave


The Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i x HONOLULU tote is available exclusively at our online shopInterested in becoming a HONOLULU reader? Subscribe to 12 issues of HONOLULU Magazine and you’ll receive it for free as a special welcome gift from us. Supply is limited, so don’t wait!


About Wooden Wave

Born and raised in Hawaiʻi, Matthew and Roxanne Ortiz are a husband and wife art duo who collaborate under the name Wooden Wave. Their work features a hand-drawn aesthetic that reflects a playful sensibility and appreciation for draftsmanship. The couple has painted murals in Hawai‘i, California, Nevada, and Washington, D.C., and has illustratied and designed for a variety of clients including George Lopez, Floyd Mayweather and footwear brand Olukai. Together they have exhibited their fine art paintings in Hawai‘i and abroad, with their most recent exhibition at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Museum in Washington, D.C.​