Aloha—though the word's origins are in Hawaii, the feeling is not confined to the islands. Here are three Australian brands that are spreading the aloha through home decor.
A TO ZEE
Damion and Fern, the partners behind A to Zee, handcraft the cutest goods for stylish surf shacks and beachy abodes. I first spotted the adorable embroidered pillows at Number 808 in Haleiwa and soon noticed A to Zee products popping up at a few other local shops (Letarte in Royal Hawaiian Center carries the brand's book, Aloha to Zen: The Art of Surfing and Living on Earth). What I love most about the label is its dedication to surf culture's past, present and future—the nostalgia and modern issues—perhaps most evident in the Save Our Surf! cushion.
Shop more A to Zee here.
Inspired by the Garden Isle, as well as surf culture, the sea and vintage, Kawaiian Lion's Dee Tang set out to tackle home decor after stints in fashion and prop styling. My favorite cushions of course include Aloha and Mahalo, as well as the floral printed Hana Hibiscus, reminiscent of traditional aloha shirts. Check out Kawaiian Lion's Instagram for a major dose of home envy...
Shop Kawaiian Lion here.
Ourlieu has been on my radar for a while now, but the newest Road to Hana collection especially kills it—featuring new Hawaii-inspired prints such as Aloha, Leilani, Hana Palms and Summerset, along with former favorites such as Evil Eye, Jungle Kitty and Coconut. Keeping in the spirit of the islands, designer Laurie Elkins is dedicated to sustainability, creating Ourlieu products using 100% organic cotton and recycled paper, supplying inserts made of recycled plastic bottles. Cute and consciously made? Sold.
Shop the Road to Hana collection here.