Archive for the ‘Pop’ Category

More gold fever: designer bullion

January 16th, 2012

Dillon Gage Metals photo

With all the gold fever going on, it’s just a matter of time before the precious metal got a designer touch of its own.

Jean-Paul Gaultier has designed a limited-edition one-ounce gold bar, the first designer to do so, which dealer Dillon Gage says will provide “a fashionable way for investors to diversify holdings and hedge against inflation.”

Though his name may be unfamiliar to bankers and portfolio managers, Gaultier is known for his haute couture, fragrances and as well as Madonna’s racier stage costumes.

The gold-bar features Gaultier’s signature sailor stripe on a heart with a banner bearing his name.

The price of gold, less than $100 an ounce 40 years ago, has swelled in the past few years. It’s price today is about $1,650 and ounce.

This collector’s item can be purchased from Dillon Gage Metals, the sole distributor in the United States, by visiting

Playthings at Fishcake will color your world

January 4th, 2012

Nadine Kam photo
One of my new “toys.”

I wasn’t thinking about spring brights when I walked into Fishcake before Christmas, but I thought this wwhereit Pikachu bracelet was adorable, so picked it up for $45. Turns out it has all the bright orange, yellow and greens of the coming season.

And, there’s a lot more to see. The Kakaako gallery is winding up its “Toy Show,” where dozens of minature works by local artists are based on the theme of play. The show features everything from tabletop sculptures to a pirate ship stuffed with handmade plush animals by Mimi Wisnosky.

The show ends Saturday. See it if you can.

Fishcake is at 307-C Kamani St. in Kakaako. Call 593-1231.

More wwhereit stretch bracelets, including one made with toy cars.

One of Mimi Wisnosky’s pirate animals.