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Art+Flea expands with MORI

December 12th, 2014
Art + Flea and MORI visionary Aly Ishikuni, second from left, with designer Matt Bruening, left, Momoko Metzker and Desmond Centro, who dropped by to support the new endeavor.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Art+Flea and MORI visionary Aly Ishikuni, second from left, with designer Matt Bruening, left, Momoko Metzker and Desmond Centro, who dropped by to support the new endeavor.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comArtist Remi Mead was painting on the spot at the grand opening of MORI by Art + Flea.

Artist Remi Mead was painting on the spot at the grand opening of MORI by Art+Flea.

After four years of growth, monthly nomadic urban market Art+Flea has expanded to include a permanent retail/workshop/experimental space at Ward Village’s Ward Warehouse.

Nov. 29, also Small Business Saturday, was grand opening day for the boutique, featuring gifts, apparel, art and other handmade conversation pieces created by local creatives.

Art+Flea co-founder and MORI creator Aly Ishikuni considers the space the next step in the evolution of the unique shopping experience. The space currently highlights the work of Pow Pow, Remi Mead, Topia, Soriya Swim, Yireh, Claymore Minds, Fancy Action, Secret Record Store, Adventure Fun Club, Pixel Papel, Luna Amante, Honhi Hawaii, and Mistprint, along with art installations by Matt Honda, Kamran Samimi, and Chusak Majarone.

Artists and vendors will be rotated in and out to offer more opportunity to Art+Flea members. Ishikuni also envisions it as a social space where people will be able to come together for performances, food events and workshops. Keep up to date at www.artandflea.com

The MORI by Art + Flea interior.

The MORI by Art + Flea interior.

Made in Hawaii.

Made in Hawaii.

Art installations shared the space with local, handcrafted retail merchandise.

Art installations shared the space with local, handcrafted retail merchandise.

Jewelry by Honhi Hawaii’s Melyssa Davan-Takenouchi kept under glass at MORI by Art + Flea.

Jewelry by Honhi Hawaii’s Melyssa Davan-Takenouchi kept under glass at MORI by Art+Flea.

Work by Fancy Action. Sorry, I couldn't resist strategically positioning the spot of glare that is not actually part of the artwork.

Work by Fancy Action. Sorry, I couldn't resist strategically positioning the spot of glare that is not actually part of the artwork.

Sweet bites were also a part of the grand opening, and Ishikuni aims to introduce new food items and purveyors from time to time.

Sweet bites were also a part of the grand opening, and Ishikuni aims to introduce new food items and purveyors from time to time.

One section devoted to Remi Mead's work.

One section devoted to Remi Mead's work.

mori cacti

mori open

MORI by Art+Flea is in Ward Warehouse, near TheFaceShop. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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