Moʻo Studio

Moʻo Studio celebrates the culture, stories and history of Hawaiʻi while inspiring and educating keiki about creativity, art and design. Indeed influenced by the often playful and always protective nature of the moʻo (lizard), the name of the studio was chosen more to reflect a desire to engage in a deeper understanding of moʻo, particularly lineages.

Moʻo Studio invokes our legacies of moʻokūʻauhau (genealogies), moʻolelo (stories), moʻokaʻi (journeys), and moʻowaiwai (valued practices) as a means to share stories of our beloved island home.

Proceeds from our books help support:

The Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation is a Hawaiian cultural-based organization established in 1990 to maintain and perpetuate the teachings, beliefs, practices, philosophies and traditions of the late Luka and Edith Kanaka‘ole. It is our mission to heighten indigenous Hawaiian cultural awareness and participation through our educational programs and scholarships.


The WCIT Foundation was established in 2007 by WCIT Architecture, in remembrance of the late Kevin Chun and Stan Takaki, to support and foster creativity in design and architecture. It is our mission to provide for educational opportunities in the allied arts that inspire a blending of technical skills and knowledge, with a greater amount of creative thought and composition — an approach we call “one part logic, two parts magic.”