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Reclaiming Hawaii's Furniture

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Reclaiming Hawaii's Furniture

Hello cyber world!  Here we are, a little used furniture store in a small bay town named Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai'i.  This is our first post, so I would like to take a moment to discuss our name.  As Matt and I were choosing names for our youngest daughter, we looked up Hawaiian translations for our last name, Arthur, which is 'Iolani in Hawaiian.  The word, 'iolani, means "heavenly hawk."   I loved the connection and iconography of the name, so I jumped into marketing and legalizing it, but when I typed 'Iolani furniture into a search...

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