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December 22, 2017
The Office of Hawaiian Affair’s Pop-Up Holiday Mākeke will offer cultural gifts. Aloha Modern Co-Founder Mālia Kaʻaihue joined Take2 with a preview. Click the IMAGE for link to the news video clip.
HI Luxury Magazine
Aloha Modern (livealohamodern.com) is Hawai'i's avant-garde lifestyle group that views island heritage under the lens that "Aloha is a state of being." The brand offers everything from eclectic clutches to stylish microfiber towels. Personally, we're fans of the circular beach blankets that incorporate traditional Polynesian patterns.
- CATHERINE CALDWELL
These beach blankets do more than get you dry. They're part of new lifestyle brand Aloha Modern, launched last fall by architect Reyn Mukawa and Mālia Ka‘aihue, founder of DTL, a strategy, design, and communication studio rooted in Hawaiian Culture. The duo creates graphics that uniquely reflect the Islands' ocean, landscape and sky, as a way to celebrate and share their inherited ancestral knowledge. The result is simple, chic designs that are functional enough to tote along island adventures.
- NATALIE SCHACK
Launched last fall by Mālia Ka‘aihue, founder of “Hawaiian strategy studio” DTL and former MANA Magazine editor, and architect Reyn Mukawa, Aloha Modern is not your typical retail company. Instead, Ka‘aihue and Mukawa are seeking to build a set of deeply rooted designs that uniquely reflect the Hawaiian perspective. That inspiration comes from both the present—think references to the Islands’ ocean, landscape and sky—as well as the past, with culturally conscious creations celebrating the duo’s inherited ancestral knowledge.
- NATALIE SCHACK