Monday, December 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

street + spicy

my favorite restaurant, my favorite place for an afternoon refresher and my favorite store in honolulu!!! and what do all these things have in common?  only a fun filled afternoon in the white box at fishcake.

street + spicy's the next fall in to food event by featuring a cooking class and lunch taught by chef lance kosaka of cafe julia.

chef lance will be sharing how to make an asian style crostini, his own variation on vietnamese pork lettuce wraps and tasty make-ahead marinades and salad dressings using asian spices that you can whip up effortlessly for family get togethers! 

class concludes with a delicious three-course lunch by chef lance served family style, and a special tea and tisane tasting by lynette jee of the pacific place tea garden!

tickets are still available for $65.00 per person.  seating is very limited so book your tickets here, right now!!

for more information the street+spicy eventbrite page here.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

a farmer, a chef, and a fishcake?

3 @ the table, the second event held in the white box @ fishcake

this event is dedicated to the the vibrant food community that has already taken deep roots in Hawaii. 'the table' is the metaphoric meeting place for island hospitality and sustainability. 3 @ the table is for chefs and farmers of the farm-to-table movement to extend the conversation by inviting potters and ceramicists to the table

3 @ the table

for more information or to purchase tickets, click here, they are going fast so get yours seats reserved!

the white box @fishcake is an open space for your open imagination.  it is available for events, lectures, classes, presentations, photo shoots, whatever your heart and imagination come up with.  it's a blank canvas.  call us for more info or to request an application.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

tea with tealet

dear fishfriends,

fishcake is thrilled to launch our new venue space "the white box" with a fabulous tea tasting celebration by tealet. 

for this event, tealet pours hand picked teas from 4 tea growing regions of the world, paired with special sweets by peace cafe. it's been an amazing journey so far for this young start up, tealet, as they bring tea growers and drinkers together around the globe. hear their story, get inspired and let's have some tea! 

click here for details or to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

iPhone 366

how many excuses do you make to not do your art? i know i have a whole truckload. ivan wentland teaches us through example to stop making these excuses. in “iPhone366” ivan shows us that we all can and probably should do art everyday with 366 consecutive daily images without the use of photoshop and much of the tedium that often holds all of us back from this opportunity. “IPhone 366” runs at fishcake from August 2nd through September 15th 2012.

ivan wentland is a photographer. he has his degree in Photography from the University of Michigan. yet, he is also the father of a quickly growing toddler and works 40 hours a week as a stone fabricator. time is very valuable to him. wentland explains, “i started this experiment to show people that it is possible to express themselves well and creating images can be easy and not so burdensome.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

magic plan

my least favorite part about being a designer is taking measurements, i'm always afraid of measuring wrong.  so just when i think i should create an app that will help me do something, someone has already thought of it and created it.  enter, MagicPlan!!!  this might be the end all of great apps for me.  the app helps you measure a room and creates a floor plan for you in seconds.  it's amazing.  my only qualm is that it doesn't work so great when you're room is as big as fishcake.  go figure.  but if you have an iPhone, download it and check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

retail therapy

whenever i'm feeling blue, i always turn to retail therapy. the weather is making me a bit sleepy and a bit sad. so i bought these gorgeous vintage hankies from our "vintage rose" pop up shop. if you haven't come down to visit, please do. it's chock full of memorabilia from the early to the late 20th century. the hankies are just a few of the items that you'll find in that little nook. think vintage jewelry, suitcases, dainty tea cups, milk glass and so much more.

also, debuting this thursday the 12th of april @ 6pm is the aggro roadshow. there will be works of art by big island artists scott yoell, margo ray, keith tallet, sally lundburg, ethan froney, shelby b. smith. click on each individual artist's name and it will take you to their web page.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

the valentino garavani

i've always enjoyed the fashions of valentino, even tho my wallet has never stretched quite far enough, there is something you can admire about work that has been hand made with care and year of expertise. and even if you aren't a die hard fashion fan, i'm sure you can enjoy the valentino garavani virtual museum. walk through galleries and view close ups of the clothing and history behind each piece. it's inspiring!

download it here! warning!! be prepared to waste innumerable time during work procrastinating!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

mega download or update? whatever you wish it call it!

hi fishers.

spring is in full effect, at least here in the store it is. i can honestly say we had a pretty barren winter, and thank the sea monkeys for delivering us some brand spanking new eye-talian pieces that will be sure to make your eyes pop! don't believe me? here is a little sampling....

we have loads of new products so come and check it out. lots of cute little things to fill easter baskets like coin purses and pencil cases by blue Q, these oh so cute matchstick bottles by jen pearson designs and the ever so cute mini tube top lamps by pablo designs. no, i'm not gonna post those pretty pictures, you just gotta come down and see for yourself!!! hehehe.

also, last but definitely not least...

check out the opening reception for a/d curated (a curious little new pop up shop) only available here at fishcake. take home a bit of the shop or take the whole thing. it has been collected and curated with uber chic style by our friend dean geleynse. oggle pieces by john koga, and also various artists around the world. and for those of you who are like me with budget issues, there are limited edition prints available for only $25.

also, still showing artwork by hal lum. catch you in the pond soon!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

steal that look

for all of you who always ogle our countertop....

i came across this on remodelista.. and thought of you

this cool industrial kitchen was designed by tank architects of toyko. a low cost solution to high style and great function. what are you waiting for? go steal this look!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

let's get sunny!

summer is fast approaching, that means barbecuing, friends and fun fun times. our friends used to gather at our condo barbecue area in past years, but now since we're homeless and living in grammy's house there is much overhaulin' to do in order to get it ready for summer.

i've been browsing pinterest for some fresh ideas for my back yard makeover. but i came across this from lisa's blog (bungalownine). love how clean and simple this looks.

how will you be getting ready for summer?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

let them eat apples

wow wow wow! so my love affair continues...

images via: this is glamourous

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

eat on this!

steve martin dropped these gorgeous dishes off yesterday. they make me want to go out and throw a dinner party. each one is hand made and has a character all it's own. these pieces are available for commissioned work. the lead time is 4-6 weeks, not bad for something hand made in hawaii. the 8.5" dinner plate retails for only $12. and the 7" dessert plate retails for $10. quite the deal if you ask me.

what about us..

honolulu, hawaii
just a few fish in a big pond trying to place our mark in the ocean.