Great items for the Kitchen!

by Rick Cowan on March 12, 2012

Small kitchen, no yard space but want fresh herbs! Try the simple Jar solution for fresh herbs.










Or maybe you would like the latest engineered mini herb garden.
Kit available through
There are so many great solutions for the kitchen herb garden and you can be as creative as you want or simply order ready made solution so that you can have fresh herbs for every meal.






The Cacoon fruit basket and herb garden is another great idea.

Be creative and have fun! Fresh herbs ad great flavor and it is always nice to have greenery in the kitchen.


Great Kitchen Composters

February 13, 2012

  Food scraps are the least recycled of all waste material today. Most food scraps either end up in the landfills or the disposal and into the waste water treatment facilities. Landfills are layered deep and saturated with water.  No oxygen can penetrate.  As a result, even “biodegradable” waste will remain embalmed for centuries to […]

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Interior Design Tips, Maui

February 10, 2012

Maui Magazine “Get the Look” Story by Rick Cowan | Photography by Augie Salbosa Photography Interior design tips , Maui. Spaciousness can make any home feel more luxurious. It’s a look you can achieve, even if you don’t have a lot of square footage. The trick is to lose the clutter and find the best […]

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Rick Cowan, CKD featurd in: Maui No Ka Oi Magazine

November 14, 2011

Great ideas for “Paint and color in your home” This article gives great tips on paint for a quick home upgrade. Don’t Be Afraid of Color MNKO’s home-and-garden advice column By Rick Cowan,CKD

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“Suite Adorned” a condo renovation on a budget

February 23, 2011
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The owners of this older High rise apartment were ready to remodel but wanted to keep the budget low. They were willing to take on some of the work, look at different options for materials, and even purchase an older kitchen display form our showroom renovation. Kitchen and Bath showrooms will often change out their […]

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The weekend upgrade with COLOR

February 7, 2011

I have had the luxury of visiting many homes throughout Hawaii for business and social gatherings. I am always fascinated at the lack of color in most homes and how many shades of white there are! Painting is one of the most affordable room make-overs and is something that most people can accomplish in a […]

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Lahaina Library Renovation

December 30, 2010

LAHAINA — Design work is under way on Lahaina Rotary Club’s “Operation Facelift” for Lahaina Public Library, said club President Carmen Karady. She announced that Rick Cowan, owner of the new Lahaina Design Center and Archipelago located in the Lahaina Business Center across from Emerald Plaza at 75 Kupuohi St., is donating his talent to […]

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Lahaina Design Center Mentioned In PBN

December 14, 2010

Our design center got a mention in a Pacific Business News article about one of our partners, Sweet Paradise Chocolate.

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Showcase: Urban Edge

December 13, 2010
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Total Home Remodel with Award-Winning Kitchen The Owners remodel requests: Open up kitchen Multiple seating areas Separate oven and cook top Built in microwave Kitchen, living room and dining room flow seamlessly together New, updated air conditioning Under counter wine unit Archipelago Solution: The washer/dryer, hot water heater and old air conditioning unit were in […]

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Showcase: A Room With A View

December 13, 2010
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Award-Winning Kitchen Owner Inspiration: Kitchen designed in contemporary style. With multiple seating areas in the great room, the size of the kitchen would be limited. A mix of natural and manufactured materials and finishes. An appliance garage, kitchen island and microwave placed in convenient locations. Archipelago Solution: To accomplish contemporary feel powder-blue and espresso stain […]

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Showcase: The Epicurean Suite

December 13, 2010
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Award-Winning Bathroom Owner Inspiration: After reviewing the plans the homeowner was concerned that the master bath was not all it could be and decided to hire a design firm to help create a truly luxurious, intimate and practical space. Make the space comfortable, indulgent and luxurious and reflect the homeowner’s personal style. Archipelago Solution: To […]

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