Jana Lam

Coaster Set • Gold on Black Fabric

$30

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!

The Details:
4 double sided coasters featuring 4 different prints
4.25" x 4.25" 

Made in Hawaii, USA

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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.

Seaflower Pineapple. The story of this print, one of the most popular in the JANA LAM catalog, is a fun one. One day way back in 2016 Jana created a print specifically for a local boutique in Honolulu. The artwork, a series of leaves and stars, was ready to go; ready to be presented to the client, when Jana happened upon some artwork in photoshop on her computer. On the screen she saw the flowers of the Seaflower print, outlined by a pineapple. Turns out, the rest of the team wasn’t as stoked on the leaves and stars as Jana was, and Megan came up with the idea of combining the two elements. Immediately Jana realized the potential of Megan’s creation, and sat down to draw it freehand.  Five minutes later, Seaflower Pineapple was complete, and the rest is history. The original pineapple print in the catalog (now discontinued) had taken probably some weeks to finalize.  Jana had worked on so many different versions and finally settled on one after much thought and discussion. Some designs take a lot of work, and others just flow naturally. This one makes her smile because of all the prints it was definitely one of the easiest to make, and it was truly a team effort. 

Night Blooming Cereus. A seriously wonderful and complex cactus with a bloom that only shows itself (and shows off- for it is quite a sight to see) at night. If you are fortunate enough to get glimpse of one of these deceptively un-prickly flowers in full bloom (If you are in Honolulu, just visit the circumference of the Punahou School campus in the evening, for your best chance) you may be enraptured by its aggressive beauty.  Our print is a playful take on this wonderful Queen of the Night.

Monstera. What to say about the iconic Monstera Leaf?  It is so well loved and used in artwork and design so often that Jana was reluctant to make a print out of it.  She wasn’t sure that she could bring something new to the table, and draw it in a uniquely different way.  But after what felt like forever, after so many repeated requests, she finally gave it a shot.  She thinks it was a pretty successful endeavor with it’s bold style and geometric playfulness. Indeed, it is a design that stands out, and Monstera is one of her favorite prints.

Fabric: 
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.

Care:
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. 

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