The kona surprise ruins dinner


Sometimes it's the tiny exhibits at the flower show that prove more enjoyable than the big Berthas. This is one in the Table class. The theme is "Malu no," which means reserved for. The story goes like this: A young couple from NYC moves to Hawaii and brings their minimalist style with them. As they sit down to enjoy their first meal in their new home, "the lava flows instead of champagne." Cute.

The creators call themselves, simply, "The Gardeners." And I think they were pretty brave to put up an entry like this one - all gray and black, functional and unadorned. I'm no minimalist, but I like this one.