Casa + Workspace


by Tania Ginoza on November 30, 2014 · 4 comments

Walking into fishcake is like walking into a wonderland with creative furnishings and space accessories as far as the eye can see, topped off with a generous dollop of vintage and art. It was one of those spots that I needed to look at each deliciously designed detail. The light filled interior is modeled after a […]


Tiny House Nation

by Tania Ginoza on August 3, 2014 · 3 comments

FYI TV launched Tiny House Nation in July. Each weekly episode is an hour long and showcases a different family’s transition to and design of a newly built Tiny Home under 300 square feet. Other homes in the small space/tiny home category are also shown as mini-features. Tiny House Nation is not a detailed DIY presentation of […]


Things I’m Loving Now…Small Spaces

by Tania Ginoza on April 20, 2014 · 8 comments

Form meets function is my mantra for small home interiors. Furnishings and storage that appeal to my sense of whimsy make my small space dweller heart sing. The wall mounted desk and shelf by VIASHstudios for the Lax Series line is not limited to web surfing. A dining nook, entryway table, vanity, bar or buffet are just […]



by Tania Ginoza on March 20, 2014 · 2 comments

Our Kaka’ako is an area in the heart of Honolulu that spans nine city blocks and is serving as a hub and incubator for creativity, art, entrepreneurs and chefs. Murals grace the sides of old buildings while pop-up eateries and independent home boutiques tempt you from the street level. On a recent visit to Oahu […]


Hale Lani, House of the Heavens…Maui Meadows

by Tania Ginoza on January 4, 2014 · 4 comments

My family moved to Maui Meadows in the early ’70s. Maui Meadows is a neighborhood in South Kihei located directly above Wailea. I was four when our house was being built in 1972 and I remember our home being one of just a few. We were surrounded by hills of empty lots filled with thorny […]