Traditional Hawaiian poi pounders and containers executed in glass.
We call these, “Stubbies.” Squatter than the classic Hawaiian shape.
For the rest of the summer.
Get them at Junie Moon in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
Or at juniemoonshop.com.
Available from Sept. 10, 2016
Model: Kaori Kuwata
Photographer: Malcolm Wong
But I like to think that all summers are beautiful…
Aaron Boothe in Historic Wailuku Town. Son of Pekelo Cosmos, Aaron plays a mean guitar and sings a pretty but gritty song.
“Predawn Voices,” a Cloud Hands Project song recorded in August 2016 features Aaron on electric.
The Sugar Company is getting their last crop in. Hopefully, they will replace the sugar with hemp, but I’m guessing that housing and commercial developers have different plans.
Yes, that’s a commercial jet landing at OGG…
Ah yes, the ripening fruit.
Home grown pineapple and lilikoi. Lilikoi has been scarce this summer. Lack of bees…
Let’s blame Monsanto for that.
Kahuna Bula picks noni leaves and camphor to make a poultice for Takako’s leg injury.
Making a ti leaf skirt is quite labor intensive and time consuming.
Junko will be making her own, soon! As soon as I bring back 200 ti leaves…
The controversial observatory on Haleakala. Give them an inch and they’ll take the summit.
Tourists bring a drone to the summit. The ranger did not like that. Not at all.
They quickly played the conspiracy card: “Secret stuff up here they don’t want you to see, right?”
Dustin and Takako were at Anekona with Matt Papich (he played with Dustin in Ecstatic Sunshine a few years back before Ponytail) to mix Dustin and Takako’s new album.
The famous silver sword.
Tourists leave rubbish. I turned it into an Iichiko Shochu homage.
This is one of the real posters.
“Coming down, from the mountain. My lady waits for me…”
Matt pounds ulu (breadfruit). This is a superfood that could end world hunger. Yeah, right…
This was a Budweiser, but is now “America.” If you drink enough, it could end world peace… Yeah, right!
Subtle. Subliminal. No one cares. It’s all about the money.
Matt is the sonic director adding depth and oomph with side chains.
Here’s to a successful album!
Posted on 07.23.16 under Waikiki
Surf Jack Hotel. A boutique hotel that a couple of friends work at. It’s an artful renovation.
However, this is the view from the room.
And if you look closer…
You can see the sleeping man in an apartment across the street.
Ala Wai Canal has no fence or guardrails.
“No fish, either,” he said.
Wake up, little Suzi
We’ve both been sound asleep
Wake up, little Susie, and weep
Cuz Tropical Storm Darby is on its way!
Posted on 07.13.16 under Anekona
This tree will go…