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Lauren Makk is living The FAB Life

She rose to fame on TLC’s Emmy-winning Trading Spaces and Drill Team on A&E, but interior design star Lauren Makk is still the home girl next door. The Oklahoma native-turned-Kakaako resident moved to Hawaii after coming for vacation and never…

Back in Kakaako: Mark “Gooch” Noguchi

He’s back: Three months after closing Taste Table, the awesomely quirky popup incubator that changed out restaurants every day of the week, Mark “Gooch” Noguchi is opening a new place on Auahi. Snackbox, a kiosk inside Lauren Makk’s Pad Hawaii,…

Did this: Home School DIY Workshop

We dropped in on Home School, the first in a series of DIY building workshops at the Pinch of Salt Warehouse in Our Kaka‘ako, hosted by Lauren Makk of local interior design store PAD and Brandon Russell from TLC and…

A look inside PAD

We dropped in to visit PAD, a small home furnishings boutique located directly across the parking lot from the Pinch of Salt warehouse on Auahi Street in the heart of Our Kaka‘ako. PAD is the brainchild of charismatic interior designer…