Through The Lens of Preservation: Hawaiʻi and the Arctic

Through The Lens of Preservation: Hawaiʻi and the Arctic

I went to the Arctic to experience another type of environment, a place almost without architecture. I have long been fascinated with the Arctic—a place of extremes, incredibly fragile yet forcefully resistant to human presence.

The Eerie Eight: Lopaka Kapanui’s Top Oʻahu Hauntings

The Eerie Eight: Lopaka Kapanui’s Top Oʻahu Hauntings

We recently spoke to Lopaka Kapanui, protégé of the late, great storyteller Glen Grant, to get his take on Oʻahu’s top hauntings. Some may be familiar, others may be new. All are creepy.

How To: Make Paper

How To: Make Paper

Allison Roscoe has partnered with the Honolulu Museum of Art to construct a building that will adjoin the museum and house a classroom from which she could teach the art of papermaking, from Hawaiian kapa to Japanese indigo-dyed and shibori paper.

On Ink: Hawai‘i’s Tattoo Scene Becomes Mainstream

On Ink: Hawai‘i’s Tattoo Scene Becomes Mainstream

Hawaiʻi is one of the few places where misfits, gangsters, sailors, missionaries, mothers, and doctors can work and live together—and proudly show off their tattoos. The shock factor of tattoos is fading but the art is not, and getting a tattoo is no longer solely associated with social outcasts and criminals.

Architectural Intentions

Architectural Intentions

"What do shiny computerized renderings of the multi-million-dollar commercial and residential 'Kaka'ako' have to do with the community that raised art, culture and revenue through their own determination and creativity? In other words, how will graffiti fit between glass walls and corporate logos?"

How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse on O‘ahu

How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse on O‘ahu

2,500 miles from the nearest continent, Hawaiʻi would seem to be an ideal spot to escape from a zombie-infected world. But what if the outbreak started here? After rounding up your friends and family, what would you do and where would you go?