Place to Buy a Housewarming Gift For Modern-Design-Loving Friends

Photo: David Croxford


Editors' Pick

If your artsy, Dwell-magazine-subscribing besties just moved into a new abode, your housewarming-gift options may seem limited in a city chockful of shops hawking “We’re out surfing” signs and seashell centerpieces. But never fear: Fishcake, a funky, modern boutique in Kaka‘ako, will surely have something your hipster pals will adore. The shop sells housewares and home décor in a range of prices—for more affordable options, we liked the too-cool camouflage dustpans and toolboxes by Alice Supply Co., or the cute, handmade dog beds and paw towels from local designer Donna Miyashiro (because it’s Fido’s new home, too). On the higher end, we found super-cozy throw blankets, Rina Menardi ceramics, and paintings and sculptures by such local artists as John Koga, Mark Chai and Nadine Ferraro. 307 Kamani St., 593-1231.