Saturday, December 21, 2013

plant play, cont'd...

last weekend's fishschool plant play workshop was an absolute joy. if you recall, that sunday morning was all rainstorms and thunder but everyone showed up ready to plant! mark + frances supplies fishcake with our ever popular succulent arrangements day in and day out. this past weekend was their first workshop and we continue with another tomorrow (12.22) ...and every sunday thereafter!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

something fishy...

this holiday season, gift your family and friends something fishy! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

fishschool: plant play

we've got another fishschool in store for you! 

create a succulent arrangement, learn basic maintenance + upkeep

beginning sunday dec 15
11am - 1pm ish

-plants provided
-bring your own container or salvage one from mark+frances

"mark is the backyard gardener + frances is the artist" 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

holidays are here!

kitchen jinglung and bento boxes for the holidays are here, straight out of fishcake (factory)!

kitchen jinglung salt sampler by fishcake
blush lava
blush balsamic
blush cabernet
red alaea
sweet & salty
white coral

kitchen bento box
laundress soap bar
indigo dyed flax dish towel
hand-crocheted flax scrubbie (antimicrobial too!)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

psst psst

if you haven't heard, the box jelly neighbors are expanding their co-working space a tad further beyond our shared "door". it's something like a homecoming, after box jelly first opened as a popup in the back of fishcake in 2011.
The Box Jelly will be divided by Fishcake, a home furnishings store and gallery for designers, nestled right in the middle of Box Jelly’s offices. But the relationship between the two companies (Fishcake is owned by Fujihira’s mother Maura Fujihara) will allow for shared access to the space.
“You can freely flow between Fishcake and Box Jelly. It’s like a sister company, and they’re kind of like the yin to our yang. They provide that balance to what we’ve got going on here,” DiCarlo said. 

lots of changes underway!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

let there be light [+furniture]!

fish friends! we are happy to share with you our next art exhibit akari + kagu: let there be light [+furniture]. the show features akari (luminaries) and kagu (furniture) of 12 hawaii artists.

in previous years, akari + kagu developed as a close collaboration with the university of hawaii manoa through programs teaching furniture design and construction. in this year, we reach out to independent artists throughout hawaii with the same support to foster good quality craftsmanship.

it's going to be a good one (as always!)

rsvp here. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

sit on it!

now's your chance, sit on it! sale on chairs + stools + sofas

Thursday, October 17, 2013

we dream of flowers... and pigs too

wanna know what's dreamy? a library of flowers,an american small batch perfumery from colorado. known for her modern, luxurious, and romantic takes on innovative formulas and packaging, margot elena has created several lines (lollia, love and toast, tokyo milk) in addition to library of flowers, all with superb design. fishcake (one of a very few retailers!) carries artful and whimsical scents in three fragrances from ch.2 nectar + pollen: willow + water, true vanilla, and forget me not - which come in a handcreme, parfum crema, bubble or shower gel, and eau de parfum. 


maybe more of a dreamer than dreamy, are our friends at the pig + the lady. a pop-up eatery specializing in vietnamese street-style food, the pig + the lady gained a large following from selling at farmers markets and popping-up at spaces like taste and honolulu night market. headed by chef and owner andrew le, the pig + the lady crew have so much heart for good food and good people. today, they are building a home - to be open five days a week for lunch/dinner -with 3,000 ft of beautiful square footage, within a historical building, and set in red-brick so familiar to chinatown/downtown, the means to make this dream a reality could use your help! 

putting a modern twist on the traditional all while utilizing local, fishcake is grateful to work so closely with the pig + lady on their new and exciting endeavor! see you at the opening but first check here for their indie gogo campaign! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

fashion @ fishcake!

hello october! the first ever hawaii fashion month is well under way and fishcake is proud to present alumhi, a night of fashion by Hawaii's young talent. see below for more info.
 rsvp here

this thursday is also the opening of a new art exhibition: xthree, featuring the works of sergio goes, chris mcdonough, and daniela voicescu. xthree is a scope on fashion photography.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

fishschool: felt with keiko

here's another class presented by fishschool:  

basic wet felting with keiko

students will learn wet & dry felting 10. by the end of class take home a skull cap, firm or loose fitting beret.

details below!

how to sign-up | email - call 808.258.2931 - or - visit us in person (prior)

cost | $45 + $20 for material 

wet felting

when  every 1st, 3rd, and 4th saturday
time    10:00-4:30
cost    $45 + $20 for material (pay to instructor)
bring   brown bag lunch, few hand towelssmall plastic bucket, kitchen sponge (5)

dry felting

when  every 2nd saturday
time   10:00-2:30
cost   $30 + $20 for material (pay to instructor)
bring  brown bag lunch, notebook

there are only 8 spaces in the class. first come, first serve basis!

questions? email/call us! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

fishschool presents cat walk with reise

hi friends, 

we are beyond excited to share with you the first class series out of fishschool. all conducted in-house and open to the public, fishschool will offer classes and workshops from learning how to properly walk in those 6-inch heels (i know right! read on) to felt making a new buret.   

without further ado. fishschool invites you to join:
C A T W A L K - W I T H - R E I S E

catwalk with reise will guide you through basic posture, walk, and poise -in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. ladies (and gents) of all ages, shapes, and sizes are invited. not to worry if you aren't a 6 ft glamazon! this class is catered to the everyday woman who cares for a walk of elegance and elongation in her step ;) 

half of the proceeds will go to the american heart association, "go red for women". did you know that heart disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women? this disease claims nearly 500,000 american women each year, far exceeding the number of women who die of all types of cancer each year combined. this is astounding! please check out for information. we all want to make a difference, so lets catwalk the talk and help save thousands of lives. 

how to sign-up | email
availability |  5 persons/class
cost | $25 due at start of class
select from the following dates | september 27 or 28
time | 6-730

bring 3 pairs of heels - lowest to highest
wear clothing that shows off your figure! (but also comfortable)
try to bring a yoga mat, for stretching

questions? call/email us! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

pix fix

we hope you got your pix fix on last week! thank you to everyone who came out. it was a fun night and we got to meet a lot of new folks, all camera enthusiasts for sure. our tables (and then some) were deco'd for the night with film cameras, lenses, prints -the list goes on.

Image: Pete Ulatan
a special thanks to shuzo uemoto for a generous donation of a 16mm keystone mayfair + a 35mm ricoh rangefinder. two lucky winners went home happy. also to bobby asato (and family) of treehouse and our friends over at art + flea.    

check out event coverage by art + flea here!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

a morphing fish

squatter alert:
Hound & Quail, a collection of curiosities

friends of fishcake know, our space is constantly changing, if not daily! its a good way to keep things fresh. our metamorphosis as of late, has kept us busy in every corner of the room. namely, fishcake squatters Hound & Quail, Vintage Rose, and P55dle have moved. not to fret, they're not leaving! they are in fact, the first to greet folks thru the door. such a visual treat, come and see the new.

and in place of what was? oh, we can't say just yet. but more changes are on the way...

speaking of visual treats and new in the mix - our latest art exhibition IMMIX goes up on the walls next thursday august 22 featuring local-based photographers mark abeit, justin davies, and ivan wentland. what is immix, you ask? pronounced ih-miks, it is an experiment in the act of change itself - to mingle and manipulate. with every "mix in" of a new element, a new physical make-up is born. each of the photographers have gone beyond traditional photography to produce images which test techniques unique to them. think: life-sized photograms, scorched polaroids, and altered landscapes. join us!

23 august - 29 september 2013
a new art exhibition 
307c kamani st

opening reception
22 august 2013
6 to 8 pm

Friday, March 15, 2013

shark & ships: a benefit gala for our finned friends

omg, check our our latest event on eventbrite!!!!  if you've never heard of pangea seed, go to check out their website right here.  they're for sharks, and not over fishing, climate change, pollution and everything else that affects our oceans which we happen to be in the middle of.  help us to support them at our latest event.  

your $50.00 price of admission will include a very lux evening filled with cocktails and hor d'oeuvres all inspired by the RMS titanic's last menu imaginatively dished up by peace cafe.  sample bitters from hawaii bitters co., attend a whiskey tasting presided over by whiskey affictionado rex maximilian, and last but not least interactive desserts by the newly launched cookSpace.  but buy your tickets today to take advantage of the captains early bird special at only $40.00

we're also launching some new pop ups to include.......wait for it!!!! ...andy south, na mea native books & things, ningyou studio, organik, and a preview of m33ms designs by em (a jewelry collection).  and of course our ever popular squatters hound & quail,  p55dle, vintage rose, and unleash studio are still going strong, check out the new stuff.  our current show, "eclectica" is still on display by hilo printmakers.  and last but not least send home a SS pangea typed by universal babel service.

the party will also rage on at the box jelly, also displaying artwork from artists in support of  pangea seed.   

what about us..

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