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>>Best Vintage Finds

1400 Kapiolani Blvd., #A21 | 779-8436 | houndandquail.com | Mondays 5 to 8 p.m.

Looking for a vintage microscope or a stuffed bobcat? Mark Pei and Travis Flazer, owners of Hound and Quail, have got you covered.

photo: david croxford

HOUND AND QUAIL isn’t your tutu’s antique store. In fact, says co-owner Mark Pei, mostly “younger professionals, kind of hipsters,” stop by this teeny curiosities shop, “really anyone into design or architecture.” Pei, a pilot with Hawaiian Airlines, and his business partner, Travis Flazer, who works for Punahou School, find the pieces at local estate sales. Pei also scours flea markets in Tokyo, Australia, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles during his layovers.

The shop is a quirky combination of mid-century furniture, taxidermic animals, vintage lab sets and more. “It’s definitely one of a kind, these are things you can’t find anywhere else here,” says Pei. Hound and Quail gets new goodies every week or two and, even though they’re currently open only on Monday evenings, Pei says they’re hoping to expand their hours this year. In the meantime, they also have a permanent mini-shop in Fishcake.


>>Best Custom Prints For The Home

Photos: david croxford



1016 Kapahulu Ave, #100 | 593-8780 | somacedesign.com

Kaypee Soh is a busy man. You probably already know Soh for his colorful pillows, but the designer of SOMACE constantly has ideas swirling around his head. “I go on long walks, and I always carry my sketchbook, or take pictures on my phone,” he says. “I’m inspired by nature.” He recently debuted double-sided silk scarves ($120 to $180), and you can still find Soh’s custom prints on pillows, as well as on thick wool rugs and laminated over now-dishwasher-safe bowls, trays and coasters. The 2013-2014 collection features 15 to 20 prints, says Soh, including this season’s trend colors: emerald green and indigo, along with his trademark colors of orange, honeysuckle and aqua. And who knows, he might design more clothing in the future. “Maybe little purses for women and aloha shirts,” he says. “You never know!”