Coaster Set • Leafy Greens
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.
Ulu. Probably our most polarizing print. If you have trypophobia (fear of dots) then Ulu might not be for you. On the other hand, many people really love Ulu, not just because it’s visually interesting, but because it’s an important part of Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian food. Whatever the case, for the obsessed artist, Ulu is a beautifully elaborate labyrinth of lines and points and it’s one of Jana’s favorites. By the way, she LOVES dots. She actually has to stop herself from putting dots everywhere!
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.
Native ‘Ae (Polypodium pellucidim).This uncommon endemic Hawaiian fern is beautiful but tough. It thrives even in the most desolate of habitats, like a lava field. Its beauty contrasted with its adaptability is part of the charm elicited from the freckles dancing through its irregular fronds. It’s the first installation of the Native Collection and was inspired by a visit to Hui Kū Maoli Ola, a cultural and ecological native plant nursery on O’ahu. Jana was so exhilarated by all she saw on her visit there, that she had a hard time picking what to make first, but the ‘Ae was really interesting and a little challenging (because she wanted to capture it realistically as possible instead of stylizing it like she usually does.), and it really captured her attention and was one of her favorites. She can’t wait to get working on the next piece.
Monstera and Papaya Leaf Shadow. You can’t go wrong with the layering of these two prints. The origin of this combination came probably in early 2017. It made a big splash as the first print to be used for the new slouchy crossbody style, but it really became a force to be reckoned with when it was used near the end of 2017 as the print for the lounge seating in two cabanas at the Four Seasons- the first real run at interior design for the Jana Lam team. Now it’s one of the most prevalent designs in the catalog, and serves as one of the two prints for Jana Lam masks. It’s a truly special print.
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 Honolulu, HI
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.