Coaster Set • Blue and Gold Rainbows
Jana Lam hand-printed Coaster Sets are made with love and aloha at the Jana Lam Studio located in the Kaka'ako neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brighten up your coffee table, dinner table, or desk with these highly absorbent coasters. These double sided sets of four coasters uses four different unique and coordinating prints, two sides in each print!
4 double sided coasters featuring 4 different prints
4.25" x 4.25"
Made in Hawaii, USA
Banana Leaf. The Banana Leaf print is one of the most time honored prints in the Jana Lam Catalog . It is a symbol of love and aloha in her life. A proposal with a ring on a baby banana plant in San Francisco is what brought her back to Hawai'i, her home, and its endless summers. She drew the leaf, not only because she loves them, but because it represents a wonderful time in her life and the plant that brought so much joy to her and so many others. The babies of the original banana plant and it’s babies have spawned so many more banana plants that have been passed along amongst Jana’s circle of friends . The banana leaf print is a beautiful reminder of all the good things, and it brings people together.
Retro Blooms. This funky design originated out of nowhere. It was just a random doodle. Flowers flow freely from Jana’s pencil to paper, and this is the result of just letting it go, and going with it. After she showed the artwork to her team, they all agreed that even though it was yet another unnamed flower print, it had a unique feel to it, and it was worth putting it out there. Sometimes the story of a print is that it just is. It may not have a real name but Retro Blooms is all the good vibes.
Seashells. Every so often certain designs will start to make Jana antsy. Shellini is one such design. For years she wanted to change it up and put an editing hand to it. Finally she set her mind to it, but instead of editing it as she intended, she completely redid it and so the resulting print is a fully reimagined version of Shellini. Interestingly enough, Seashell is probably the most true to life of all the Jana Lam prints except for ‘Ae which was drawn purposefully to look just like the actual fern. For this design, Jana drew a few shells from actual photos, and for others she combined parts and pieces here and there from different shells and put them together, and sometimes she made them up altogether. Jana will always be fond of this print because when she was tracing all the shells that make up this print (and there were more, it’s actually been edited down, with shells taken out, she was totally in the zone and only goofed up and used white out a couple of times. She’s really proud of the precise and detailed nature of this new print.
Hibiscus. One look at Jana’s Instagram account and it is clear that the Hibiscus is her favorite flower. Many people think Seaflower, which is in our logo, is a hibiscus, but they are wrong. One of the reasons Jana loves hibiscuses are for their sometimes intricate edges, and in this design it’s that feature she tried to highlight. Each hibiscus is different from the next and she is always inspired by their uniqueness and complexity. Who doesn’t love hibiscuses? This design is almost a requirement for the Jana Lam Collection of prints.
All Jana Lam Handmade in Hawaii textiles are silk-screened by hand on cotton fabrics with water-based inks. Coaster sets are made from a 100% cotton in a variety of different fabric styles, and reinforced with fleece interfacing to give the fabric some shape with a soft feel.
The #janalamfam recommends spot cleaning when smaller spots show up. We usually use Shout Wipes for that, but Jana has used tide pens in the past. Make sure if there is a white top print to be a little more gentle on rubbing spots out. Since the ink sits on top of the fabric a bit more than other colors, there is a chance of the ink rubbing off and getting on other parts of the fabric.
But, you can put your Jana Lam's in the wash. We usually use a hand wash cycle and lay flat to dry. After it's dried, it is always good to give it a little bit of an iron. We use 100% cotton fabric, so it may shrink in the dryer, but will definitely stand up to ironing.