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Honolulu Night + Market /// Rogue Christmas

So let’s see…

The mastermind behind Darqlabs just informed me that the parking for the Honolulu Night Market has been remedied (you may park at the Eat the Street lot). Damn this overpopulated city! It took me three swear words and a near beat down by a tita in her brown Buick to find parking last time. She was scary and I was ready to leave. (I really didn’t mean to steal her stall. I’ve just grown to be an aggressive driver.)

Now that the parking is taken care of…that means I’m stoked for this event! I’m saving up for some turbands, hipster lens and maybe some macarons. My girls and I are heading down their next Saturday to treat ourselves to some girl time and gawk at the latest products by some local artists. Hopefully attend some improv shows as well?

Confirmed vendors are B.E.A.D.S. HI, Hound & Quail, LMS Boutique, HRDLCK & Maiden Hell, ONEONE Jewelry, LoveBurd Denim, Bamboo Sky and TiffHeartFashion’s Preloved Clothes.

Entrance fee is usually $5. Come out and support your local artists, chefs, designers and performers. It’s the cool thing to do.

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Honolulu Night Market at Kaka’ako

 

Here are some photos from last night’s Honolulu Night Market at Kaka’ako. It’s a monthly Art + Food + Fashion event held to promote young artists (painters, dancers, performers, photographers, designers, etc.) as well as drum up business for the new shops and eateries on Auahi Street. There were lots of pop-up shops, a fashion show, improv performances and ono grinds.

The Honolulu Night Market started in September and has grown a huge following throughout the past few months. It attracts a very diverse crowd. It’s appropriate for those nerds, hippies, hipsters, fashionistas and foodies who can’t resist good bargains and innovative art. The only downside to this event is the street parking. They haven’t figured that out yet.

Shorty Fatz

I know it’s a bit late, but recently I came across Samuel Rodriguez, a visual artist known for establishing Shorty Fatz art + design studio. I’ve seen his work at Loft in Space at Fresh Café and I failed to mention him on my blog. I followed him on Instagram and I’ve become obsessed with his work. I admire his use of multi-ethnic muses, unconventional prints and patterns while still maintaining a functional canvas. It works. It kind of represents Hawaii and its art community. We’ve evolved here, we’re no longer traditional artists. We’ve become risk takers, cultured brave souls with an understanding of the issues at hand and there’s always a message behind our work. Here Samuel Rodriguez showcases “walking melting pots,” which is not soley based on ethnicity but on visual identity.

 

Calamari Studio

I stumbled upon Michelle Tavares’ Etsy shop Calamari Studio today. I’m in completely in love with her dreamlike circular prints. Tavares is a freelance illustrator based in Augusta, GA and features DIY projects and her inspirations on her blog. I love her idea of transforming heavily filtered photos into motivational (and inspirational) prints; they’re pretty creative yet simple with textured backgrounds. I’m thinking of creating something similar, but maybe with island-centric photos. We’ll see if I can find some time between work and sleep.