Signs of da olde times
Hawaii collectibles make for lovely home decor but few people have the patience for the hunt.
Steven Neill Signworks Hawaii offers another avenue with art renderings of Hawaii signs reminicent of Boat Days and Pan Am clippers.
Impressive as wall decor, each piece is hand done new and painstakenly "antiqued" by Neill, a signmaker who set up shop on the Big Island and now exhibits his work at art galleries and boutiques throughout Hawaii and California.
Available in Honolulu at Pacific Home at 1115 Young St., 596-9338, and Happa Collections at Aloha Tower Marketplace, 528-0395.
COURTESY OF STEVEN NEILL SIGNWORKS HAWAII
Most of Steven Neill's signs are in the 2-by-4 foot range and cost $300 to $600. "Fishmarket" is 23 by 47 inches .
HOME AND GARDEN
Mark your calendar for the following free do-it-yourself workshops this month at Home Depot stores.
» 7 p.m. Thursdays, except March 23: Working with tile for floors and walls
» 10 a.m. tomorrow and March 25: Color confidence -- Ralph Lauren paint
» 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow: Kids workshop. Children will work on a NASCAR No. 20 race car project
» 1 p.m. Sundays through March 19: Installing a ceiling fan
The home improvement store is also offering workshops on gearing up for spring with the following events:
» 7 p.m. March 23: Preparing your lawn
» 1 p.m. March 26: Spring cleaning tips
Clinic instructors are skilled Home Depot associates. For more information call 800-430-3376 or visit www/homedepot.com
Find facts on mold
A new Web site launched by USG Corp. offers information on fighting mold.
For tips on controlling moisture, pre-construction and construction care, and maintenance practices to reduce mold in buildings and homes, visit www.getmoldfacts.com.
The site also offers advice on mold-resistant products offered by USG and lists other resources to help fight mold and moisture.
Grow edible flowers
Flowers can dress up a table and your salad as well, adding a new twist to the phrase "looks good enough to eat."
Learn which ones will thrive in Hawaii's climate and how to grow the best specimens in a class offered March 11 at Foster Botanical Gardens.
Reservations are required for the 10-11 a.m. class taught by Faith Okabe.
Cost is $12, $10 for Foster garden members.
Call 537-1708 to reserve a spot.