Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Centers of Attention

Lei Chic Checkbook – Nope.
Dating life – Not even close.
Office hours versus personal time – Don’t even ask.

Clearly balancing things is not your forte.

You stumble through life on three-inch stilettoes, always teetering on that fine line between brilliance (your outfit) and disaster (your budget).

Fortunately one playful part of your world is always on point - Your favorite mobile sculpture by Bob Thomas.

Lei Chic Inspired by master mobile maker Alexander Calder, retired tour guide and carpenter Thomas began creating and selling his moveable art in local swap meets years ago. But the whimsical pieces had been off the market until last month when they popped up in new vintage and eco-friendly focused shop Stand Up 8.

Each mobile is cut, shaped, and painted by hand from aluminum, galvanized wire, and found items such as buttons and other scraps. Thomas balances each colorful mobile perfectly on its curved, sculpted base so even spin masters won’t knock it off.

Meaning next time your world is  off-kilter you can relax with eye candy that’s always even.

Now that's a stylish way to find your center.

Bob Thomas sculptures are sold exclusively at Stand Up 8, 1133 S. King St. Tues. - Wed. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thurs. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Call the store at 808.593.4414 for more information.

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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