Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Here at Paiko we have a lot to be thankful for this year, especially the support and love from all of our amazing friends. We could not do this next chapter in Kakaako without you guys!! We are especially grateful to Rich at RDC Design for the absolutely stunning work he has done on the build out of our new space. With that being said, this past Saturday's Kakaako Night Market was another occasion achieved with the help of our friends, many of whom were made in the Kakaako community in the past few months. We especially want to thank Sean, Wei and the rest of the team at Interisland Terminal and R/D for featuring our pop up flower shop, 'Feel Free Store', on the rickshaw at R/D that night. The 'Free Store Rickshaw' is a creation by Tadpole Studios and is designed to be a transportable pop up store. Before its debut at R/D, the rickshaw was a part of the Fresh Flowers show at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Our other location that night was in the Pinch of Salt market around the corner. This marketplace, constructed almost entirely of recycled materials, is awesome, and will be in place indefinitely. It was a great place to have our first night of connecting with the public and displaying some of our living creations. As the night went on, it brought huge smiles to our faces to see people walking around with giant pink king protea protruding from under their arms. Kakaacool!
Lady slipper orchids
Courtney, Kalena, and Tamara
We had great neighbors that night, and I've probably worn my organic tank from 'Life is Swell' at least three times in the past week..
Succulents were a big hit as were our bud vase creations
The "Feel Free Store' in R/D
Protea from Kula and uluhe fern curls from Hilo
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